Providence, RI- After two highly successful seasons working with Cal State L.A.’s track and field programs, Kendra Reimer begins her first season with the Brown University Bears. She specializes in coaching the multi-events, throws and the pole vault.
“I am really excited to have this opportunity to be a part of Brown University. I have a great group of student-athletes to work with and I am a joining an elite coaching staff. I’m looking forward to continuing the great jumps tradition here at Brown and further building on their success.
A 2009 Division II USTFCCCA West Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, Reimer has helped her athletes garnish many accolades during her three years at Cal State L.A. She coached a 2007 & 2008 USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year, 2008 CCAA Athlete of the Year, 2008 CCAA Newcomer of the Year, and a 2009 CCAA Freshman of the Year. She coached nine All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, 10 CCAA event champions, 34 All-Conference performers, 21 NCAA qualifiers, 16 NCAA Provisional Marks and 1 USA Championships Qualifier. Her athletes have also cracked into LA’s All-Time Top 10 Outdoor performances over 21 times in 11 different events.
In 2008, she helped Desi Burt earn All-America honors in the decathlon with a third-place national finish. He also earned All-America honors in the high jump after finishing fourth. The Golden Eagles had three student-athletes (Burt, Julian Gonzales and Josh Linker) post NCAA qualifying marks in the decathlon. Burt also was named the CCAA Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year and was named the NCAA Division II West Region Field Athlete of the Year for a second straight season.
In her first season at Cal State L.A. in 2007, she helped Burt earn the NCAA Division II West Region Athlete of the Year Award in the field events. Burt qualified for the NCAA Championships in the decathlon and high jump and won California Collegiate Athletic Association titles in three events: the high jump, long jump and the 110 hurdles.
Reimer competed at Texas A&M University and was a top performer in the heptathlon. She earned All-America honors and All-Conference recognition. She later moved to Southern California to train for the 2004 Olympic Trials, where she placed 11th in the heptathlon.
She had a national high-school record in the heptathlon at New Braunfels High School and was the runner-up for the 1998 High School Athlete of the Year behind Angela Williams. She was a Junior National Champion in 1998 and placed seventh at the World Junior Track and Field Championships.