SAN ANTONIO – UTSA Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Aaron Fox announced on Wednesday, September 20, that the Roadrunners have added transfer sprinter Kiah Dubarry-Gay to the program’s 2023-24 roster.
Originally hailing from Romford, England, Dubarry-Gay attended The Bridge Academy and later Texas Tech for three seasons. She anchored the 2022 TTU 4x400m relay that was No. 2 at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, qualified for the NCAA West Regional and earned an eighth-place finish to reach the NCAA Championships, finishing 20th overall.
"Kiah Dubarry-Gay is a great addition to our roster as a proven high-level NCAA sprinter with a wealth of international competition experience, including a lot of success," Fox said. "We’re looking forward to helping her continue her development and seeing the contributions she can bring to our team.”
A high-level sprint performer for the Red Raiders over the past three seasons, Dubarry-Gay has competed individually in the 60m Indoor (7.33), 100m (11.34) and 200m (23.17). She performed at the Big 12 Indoor Championships three times, finishing as high as sixth in the 200m and 10th in the 60m. She made two Big 12 Outdoor appearances before her junior season was cut short.
Running the second leg of Texas Tech’s relay, she helped the 2021 4x100m finish third at Big 12, eighth at the NCAA West Preliminary and 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In 2022, the 4x100m squad earned second in the Big 12 – twice breaking the school record. Meanwhile, she earned a personal-best time of 11.34 and eighth place in the 100m – qualifying for the NCAA West Prelim in the 4x400m, 4x100m, 100m and 200m. Dubarry-Gay has ranked as high as 95th in the 200m world rankings and won the 2020 England Athletics U20 Championships while also placing fifth at the 2021 European Athletics U23 Championships in Estonia.
Before arriving in the United States, Dubarry-Gay competed for Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets under coach Alf Vickers since 2012. She began her ascent with a 2016 London Schools Championships title and third-place finish at the England Athletics U17 Championships in the 200m, then went on to win the ESAA English Schools' Championships in 2017. The 2018 schedule saw her claim a string of notable 200m victories at the England Athletics U17, the UK School Games, the SIAB International and the New Balance ESAA English Schools' Championships.
Before heading to college in the Texas Panhandle, she moved up to U20 and won the English Schools' Championships, South of England AA U20, English Athletics U20 and was second at the British Championships.
In the UK rankings, Dubarry-Gay reached as high as No. 2 in both the U23 60m Indoor and Outdoor in 2022, reached the top UK ranking in U23 100m in 2022 and the U23 200m Indoor in 2023.