2020 - 2021 NEW MEXICO
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RENDON
KUYKENDALL
DISTANCE RUNNER
HOPE CHRISTIAN HS
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
SOPHOMORE
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:17.84
CLASS 4A STATE MEET
34TH
2020 RUNNINGLANE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Rendon is a model leader in our program and has been, even as a freshman. I can always count on him to be at every single practice rain or shine. We are a blessed staff to have a fine young man such as Rendon in our program.”
Shane Cleveland
Head Coach - head coach of Hope Christian High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8, 125-pound sophomore won the Class 4A state meet this spring with a time of 15:17.84, breaking the tape 10.53 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Huskies to the team title. Kuykendall also won the Rio Rancho Invitational during the abbreviated spring season. Last fall, Kuykendall was the state’s top finisher at the prestigious Desert Twilight Festival and Kokopelli Invitational, and he placed 34th at the 2020 RunningLane National Championships.

Academic Achievement


Kuykendall has maintained a weighted 4.56 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his junior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Hope Christian High National Honor Society, Kuykendall has volunteered locally as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church.