New Braunfels High School alumnus Kennady Fontenot broke the Texas A&M University track and field record in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The Penn Relays were held in late April at Franklin Field. 

Fontenot, a 2022 graduate of NBHS, crossed the finish line with a time of 10:06.06. Fontenot’s performance not only clinched her a top-five finish but also clinched the former school record by more than seven seconds.

Now, she has moved into the elite ranks of collegiate steeplechase runners nationwide. Fontenot now stands among the top-25in the country for the event and in fifth in the highly competitive Southeastern Conference (SEC).

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