Bayano Kamani was raised in Houston, Texas, and has represented Panama five
times on the world stage for athletics; making 3 World Championship
teams (2003 Paris, 2005 Helsinki, 2007 Osaka) and 2 Olympic Teams (2004
Athens, and 2008 Beijing). Kamani had his best international finish in
2004 at the XXVIII Olympic Games where he finished 5th overall in the
400m Hurdles just missing a place on the podium in a blistering time
of 48.74 seconds.
Prior to his professional career, Kamani was a 4 time NCAA Champion
and 12 time NCAA All-American athlete while representing Baylor University. Bayano's 4
NCAA Championships came both as an individual, twice winning the
400m Hurdles, and twice as a member of the Baylor Bears famed 4x400m Relay
teams. Kamani graduated from Baylor in 2002 with a BBA in Management
As a high school star athlete, Bayano earned the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in his senior year representing Westbury High School in Houston. At the time he also was the State Record Holder in the 300m Hurdles
clocking a blistering 35.76 seconds, and once held the High School National
Record in the 400m Hurdles at 50.86 seconds. In addition to being a High
School All-American Athlete, Kamani also received the Houston Scholar Athlete
Award for his academic accomplishments.
"I am looking forward to working with the students of Unity High, and
bringing to them all that I have learned about physical fitness,
leadership, respect, team work, and self discipline."