Kayla Ezeama
Kayla Ezeama
Year: SO
Hometown: Smithfield, R.I.
High School: Smithfield
Events: Jumps
Major: Biological Science

Personal Bests

  • Outdoor
    • Triple Jump: 33' 7.5" (2017-18 at Minutemen Invitational)
  • Indoor
    • Triple Jump: 35' 1" (2017-18 at Sorlien Memorial Invitational)

2017-18

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished ninth in the triple jump (34' 5.75") at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished 13th in the triple jump (35' 2.5") at the UConn Northeast Challenge. 
    • Finished fourth in the triple jump (33' 7.5") at the Minutemen Inivitational. 
  • Indoor:
    • Finished seventh in the triple jump (35' 1") at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.

Before URI

  • Graduated from Smithfield High School.
  • Member of the indoor track and outdoor track teams.
  • Captained both teams her senior year. 
  • Recipient of the Congressional Award.
  • 2017 Rhode Island Triple Jump Champion.
  • 2016, 2017 All-State, All-Division, and All-Class Triple Jump and High Jump selection. 

Personal

  • Daughter of Martin and Ada
  • Has five siblings: Kimberly, Kingsley, Kendra, Konstantine, and Kourtney. 
  • Her sister, Kimberly, was a member of the Rhode Island Track & Field program from 2010-2015.
  • Brother, Kingsley, also attends Rhode Island. 
  • Chose Rhode Island over St. John's (NY), Quinnipiac, College of Saint Rose, and New England College. 
  • Chose URI for the convenience of remaining in Rhode Island.
  • Interests include music and sleeping, and she plays the tenor saxophone in her spare time.
  • Favorite athlete is Serena Williams.
  • Favorite team is the New England Patriots.
  • Majoring in Biological Science on a Pre-Dentistry track.