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

Personal Bests

  • Outdoor
    • Triple Jump: 10.80m (2017-18 at Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational)
  • Indoor
    • Triple Jump: 10.71m (2018-19 at Brown Invitational)

2018-19

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 12th in the triple jump (10.18m) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished 19th in the triple jump (10.54m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished 10th in the triple jump (10.47m) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Finished 12th in the triple jump (10.21m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Finished fifth in the triple jump (10.71m) at the Brown Invitational.

2017-18

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished fourth in the triple jump (10.25m) at the Minutemen Inivitational. 
    • Finished 13th in the triple jump (10.73m) at the UConn Northeast Challenge. 
    • Finished ninth in the triple jump (10.51m) at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished seventh in the triple jump (10.80m) at the Sonehill Skyhawk Invitational.
    • Finished 16th in the triple jump (10.53m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished seventh in the triple jump (10.69m) at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.
    • Finished 26th in the triple jump (10.34m) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Finished fourth in the triple jump (10.54m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.

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.