Abby Steiner tied the NCAA Championships 200-meter record with a qualifying time of 22.05Q


 Who is Abby Steiner?

Abby Steiner born November 24, 1999, is an American track and field sprinter. She holds personal records of 10.90 over 100m and 22.02 over 200m.

Steiner holds the indoor 200m American record with a time of 22.09 seconds.

Abby Steiner broke the collegiate record in the 200m for the first time at NCAA Championships in 2021 when she tied Thomas's then-collegiate record of 22.38 for her first national title.

She's already one of the most-decorated athletes in UK Athletics history, but there's one major accomplishment she’s still chasing. Abby Steiner, who is the current American, collegiate, SEC and Kentucky record holder in the indoor 200 meter dash, has never won an outdoor NCAA championship title. That could change this weekend.


Quick Facts about Abby: 

  • HOMETOWN: Dublin, Ohio
  • HIGH SCHOOL: Dublin Coffman
  • CLASS: Senior
  • MAJOR: Kinesiology


Steiner tied the NCAA Championships 200-meter record with a qualifying time of 22.05Q (+0.5) while also qualifying for the 100m final with a sub-11-second semifinal time and running a great second leg in the 4x100m relay heats. Both runs were personal bests for Steiner. 



Career Accolades 

  • American, Collegiate, SEC and Kentucky record-holder in the indoor 200m (22.09)  

  • Collegiate, SEC and Kentucky record-holder in the and 300m (35.80) 

  • Member of collegiate record 4x400m relay (3:21.93) 

  • 2x NCAA Indoor 200m Champion (2021, 2022) 

  • NCAA Indoor 60m Runner-Up (2022) 

  • 11-time All-American, nine first-team honors 

  • 3x SEC indoor 200m champion (2020, 2021, 2022), 4x400m outdoor champion (2022) 

  • SEC outdoor 100m, 200m, 4x100m silver medalist (2022) 

  • SEC 60m and 4x400m bronze medalist (2022) 

  • SEC indoor 4x400m silver medalist (2021) 

  • USTFCCCA Women’s Track Athlete of the Year (2022) 

  • 3x USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week 

  • USTFCCCA Southeast Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year (2020, 2022) 

  • SEC Indoor & Outdoor Scholar Athlete of the Year (2022) 

  • SEC Indoor Women’s Runner of the Year (2022) 

  • 3x SEC Women’s Runner of the Week 

  • SEC Indoor All-Freshman team (200m, 2019) 

  • School record-holder in the 60m, indoor 200m, 300m and 4x400m 

Academic Accolades 

  • CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American (2021) 

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2021) 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021) 

  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2019) 

2021-22 (Senior) 


  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 100m, 200m (22.01w, +2.1), 4x100m and 4x400m 

  • Won four medals at SEC Championships: gold in the 4x400m (3:21.93), silver in the 200m (22.09), silver in the 100m (11.02), silver in the 4x100m (42.63) 

  • Ran in collegiate record 4x400m relay at SEC Championships (3:21.93) 

  • Ran the third fastest 200m in collegiate history (22.05) at the Kentucky Invitational 

  • Ran an outdoor 200m personal best of 22.38 into a 5.6 m/s headwind for a win and the fastest 200m in collegiate history with a headwind over 1.7 m/s at the Joe May Invitational 

  • Broke the 100m school record with a wind-legal time of 10.92 at the Joe May Invitational, which was also the fifth fastest in collegiate history 

  • Ran for a personal best (11.10) in the 100m at Florida Relays, an event she hadn’t run in three years, becoming the fourth fastest in UKTF history in the event 


  • Defended her 200m national title with a 22.16 run, an NCAA Indoor Championship meet record and Birmingham facility record 

  • Earned silver in the 60m at NCAA Indoor Championships with a school record time of 7.10 

  • Ran in the bronze medal-winning 4x400m relay (3:28.77) 

  • Broke the American record in the 200m (22.09) with her third SEC 200m indoor title in a row, earned bronze in the 60m (7.19), ran in the third fastest collegiate/school record & bronze medal-winning 4x400m (3:25.89) 

  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 60m, 200m and 4x400m  

  • Broke the 40-year-old collegiate record in the 300m with a 35.80 run at the Cardinal Classic 

  • Broke her previous collegiate record of 22.38 with a 22.37 run at the Tiger Paw Invitational 

  • Ran in the school record 4x400m relay (3:27.27) at the Tiger Paw Invitational. The relay is the fourth fastest in collegiate history 

  • Tied the school record in the 60m (7.12) at the Tiger Paw Invitational 

  • Won the 200m with a time of 22.58 at the Jim Green Invitational and was a member of the winning 4x400m relay 

  • Earned a personal best and third-best all-time time for UK in the 60m (7.17) and finished second in the race, was the second leg of the new school record 4x400m relay (3:28.62) at Texas Tech 

2020-21 (Junior) 

  • NCAA champion in the 200-meter dash 

  • Won the gold medal with a time of 22.38 seconds that tied the all-time NCAA indoor record (also 22.38 by Gabby Thomas of Harvard) 

  • Tied the second-fastest indoor 200 in United States history 

  • Tied the fifth-fastest indoor 200 in world history 

  • Broke her own Southeastern Conference record set just two weeks prior 

  • Broke the facility record at the Randal Tyson Center in Fayetteville, Ark. 

  • Capped an incredible indoor season in which she won all five 200m events, resetting her personal best at each meet 

  • Began the winter season with an indoor PB of 22.83 in winning the McCravy-Green Invitational 

  • Set another indoor PB in winning the South Carolina Invitational at 22.69 

  • Followed a victorious 22.52 PB at the Tiger Paw Invite 

  • Broke the SEC record with 22.41 seconds in the SEC preliminary heat; followed with a gold medal in the finals at 22.50, setting up her NCAA championship performance 

  • Meanwhile, she finished fifth at the SEC Championships in the 60-meter dash and was 15th at the NCAAs in that event 

  • Her personal best of 7.21 seconds in the 60m came at the Tiger Paw Invite, ranking ninth in the nation this season 

  • Also helped UK win the SEC Championships silver medal in the 4x400 relay, part of the school-record time of 3:28.82; UK went on to finish fifth in that relay at the NCAA Championships 

  • First-team All-America for the 200m dash and the 4x400 relay, also receiving second-team All-America for the 60m dash 

  • First-team All-SEC 

  • Two-time SEC Co-Runner of the Week, following the South Carolina and Tiger Paw Invitationals 


  • Competed in the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 200m dash 

  • Won the 200 dash at the Tom Jones Memorial, 22.79 

2019-20 (Sophomore) 

  • 2020 NCAA Indoor All-American (60m, 200m, 4x400m) 

  • Named to 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team 

  • Named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year 

  • SEC Indoors 200m Champion (22.57) 

  • No. 1 time in the world in the 200m and set the UK school record (22.57) 

  • Silver medalist at SEC Indoors (4x400m) 

  • Member of the No. 2 4x400m relay team in the NCAA (3:29.74) 

  • Placed 6th at SEC Indoors in the 60m 

2018-19 (Freshman) 

  • First Team All-America (2019 Indoor 4x4) 

  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2019 Indoor 200m) 

  • SEC Freshman Record (60m: 7.30) 

  • Second Team All-America (2019 indoor 200m) 


  • First Team All-America in the 4x400m relay running alongside Faith Ross, Chloe Abbott and Masai Russell to place eighth in the NCAA final 

  • Second Team All-America in the 200m 

  • SEC scorer in the 200m and 4x400m relay and NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier in those two events 

  • Fourth place at SECs in the 200m - running 23.19 

  • Ran on UK's sixth-place 4x4 at SECs 

  • Season best 22.97 to win at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 25 moved her to No. 4 on the UK all-time indoor list 

  • Won the 60m at the Jim Green Invitational on Jan. 12 

  • Runner-up in the 60m at the McCravy on Feb. 2 running the UK freshman record 7.30 

High School 

  • Four Time All-America at New Balance Nationals 

  • Ohio state record holder in the 60m, 200m (indoor and outdoor) and 100m 

  • 16-time state champion 


  • Birthday: November 24  

  • Parents: Mollie and David Steiner 

  • Siblings: Riley and Jack (older) 

  • Major: Human health sciences (Pre-physical therapy)  

  • Notes: volunteers on Tuesday's for God's Pantry 

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