University of Miami Athletics

Kennedy Sauder






Lauderhill, Fla.



Previous School

Liberty University

Kennedy Sauder - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2024 Indoor: Started his Miami track and field career by placing second with 2.18m in the high jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial, a height that stands as the second-best high jump in indoor school history.

Bio provided by Liberty University Athletics: 

NCAA Division I All-America Honors (3)

2022 Indoor High Jump – T-13th (Second Team)

2022 Outdoor High Jump – T-15th (Second Team)

2023 Indoor High Jump – 15th (Second Team)

ASUN Individual Titles (3)

2022 Indoor High Jump

2022 Outdoor High Jump

2023 Indoor High Jump

All-ASUN Honors (3)

2022 Indoor High Jump – 1st

2022 Outdoor High Jump – 1st

2023 Indoor High Jump – 1st

2022 Outdoor:

Tied for 15th in the NCAA high jump final to become a second-team All-American. He became the first Liberty freshman ever to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the only freshman men’s high jumper to collect indoor and outdoor All-America accolades in 2022….ASUN Men’s Most Outstanding Freshman after winning the ASUN men’s high jump title…Won the high jump at his first outdoor collegiate meet (Virginia Challenge) while tying the Liberty record of 7-1…Claimed back-to-back ASUN Men’s Freshman of the Week honors on April 27 and May 4…VaSID Men’s Field Rookie of the Year…VaSID First Team All-State (jumps)

2021-22 Indoor:

Earned second-team All-America honors after clearing 7-0.5 to tie for 13th place at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships…ASUN Men’s Most Outstanding Freshman thanks to his winning high jump clearance of 7-4.25 which set Liberty, ASUN, meet and facility records…Cleared a meet-record 7-2.5 to win the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational high jump…First collegiate high jump competition was a victory at the Virginia Tech Invitational where he matched the existing program record of 7-1.5… Twice swept the ASUN Men’s Field Athlete and Freshman of the Week honors (Jan. 19 & Feb. 16)…VaSID Men’s Field Rookie of the Year…VaSID First Team All-State (jumps)…Graduated from Calvary Christian Academy…Ranked No. 3 nationally among high schoolers in 2021 with a 7-1.75 high jump clearance…Florida 2A state high jump champion in 2021 after taking third place in 2019…Also placed fifth in the triple jump at the 2021 Florida 2A state meet..Other top marks included 23-6.25 (long jump) and 48-0.75 (triple jump)


Son of Douglas and Suzanne Sauder… Birthday is Sept. 6… Majoring in Sociology