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Kevin Keating

  • position Middle Distances
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Hamilton Ohio
  • High school Stephen T. Badin
  • position Middle Distances
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Hamilton Ohio
  • High school Stephen T. Badin

Kevin Keating Bio

Exercise Science Major
2013, 2014, 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll


Indoor: Opened the season with a win in the 800 at the Orange and Purple Classic (1:55.36)… ran the fourth-fastest 1000m in program history and finished 13th at the prestigious Armory Invitational (2:28.27)… ran a personal best in the 800 at the SEC Championship, crossing in 1:50.59 to finish 10th… that time ranks sixth in program history… also ran on the distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the Orange and Purple Classic.

Outdoor: finished second at the Shamrock Invite (1:51.97)… won the 800 at the Bill Carson Invite (1:52.44)… set a new personal best in the 800 at the SECs, running a 1:50.91 to finish 19th overall… also ran on 4×4, 4×8 and sprint medley relay teams.


Indoor: In his primary event of the 800 meters, posted a pair of wins at the Gamecock’s home meets…ran a personal best 1:55.72 to finish 28th at the distance at SEC Indoor Championships.

Outdoor: ran the 800 meters, capturing three top-five finishes…best result came at the USC Outdoor Open where he took third (1:55.54)…saved his best effort for SEC Outdoor Championships, posting a 1:54.92 to finish 27th.


Indoor: In four 800m races, posted a top time of 2:00.35 at the Tiger Paw Invitational to take 16th…won the Gamecock Indoor Open with a time of 2:03.68.

Outdoor: Ran the 800m twice, posting a season-best time of 1:57.36 at the Hurricane Open.

2012:Indoors, competed in 800m…ran a season best 1:56.89 at the SEC Indoor Championships…Outdoors, competed in the 800m….ran a season-best 1:54.61 at the SEC Championships


Best of 1:56.96 in the 800m to place sixth at Ohio state meet while competing at Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio…2011 GCL North/Central 800m Champion…2011 Cincinnati Enquirer Division 3 First Team All-Star.


National Merit Commended Scholar, US Army Reserve National Scholar Award…qualified for International DECA Conference in Quiz Bowl…also lettered in soccer and was a team captain…son of Joe and Linda Keating….two siblings, Kara and Patrick… also considered Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia.

Indoor Personal Records

1:23.65 (1/25/14 Hokie Invite)

1:50.59 (2/27/15 SEC Indoor Championships)

2:28.27 (1/30/15 Armory Invitational)

Outdoor Personal Records

1:50.91 (5/15/15 SEC Outdoors)