Kevin Lazas, born January 25, 1992, in Brentwood, Tennessee, USA, is an American decathlete.
When Lazas began running track in sixth grade, it was merely another sport to add to baseball, soccer and football. But when he injured his knee playing football in his freshman season at Brentwood and found a track coach dedicated to making him great, his focus shifted.
During his high school years, Lazas was a member of the two-time state champion team at Brentwood High and the 2009 state runner-up team. He holds personal bests of 7,510 in the decathlon, 3,758 in the pentathlon, 23-2.5 in the long jump, 15-0 in the pole vault and 183-8 in the javelin. His decathlon best of 7,213 from 2009 was No. 1 in the nation.
By 2012, Lazas is fast becoming a rising junior at the University of Arkansas, had the top finish for a college athlete in the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in June 2012. Lazas, putting himself in good position for the 2016 Olympic Games, scored 7,660 points to place eighth among 16 competitors who finished the 10 events. He was only 271 points out of third place in his first Olympic Trials.