Events: 200M (24.76), 400M (IN: 55.95; OUT: 54.40)
Lettered during both the indoor and outdoor seasons as a true freshman in 2014 … Clocked a seasonal best and indoor personal best of 55.95 seconds in a 22nd-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Finished runner-up in the 400 meters at the LSU Twilight with a time of 56.91 converted to a banked track … Also ran the 400 meters indoors at the Aggie Invitational (56.72), Tyson Invitational (56.93), Texas A&M Triangular (57.07) and New Mexico Team Invitational (57.26) … Ran an indoor best split of 56.18 on the leadoff leg of LSU’s “B” 4x400-meter relay team that finished in 22nd place at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 3 minutes, 44.73 seconds … Ran the 400 meters in her debut at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clocking 56.96 for 22nd place in the qualifying round … Led off LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team to a seventh-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships while running 3:37.95 at the conference meet … Also led off the team to an outdoor seasonal-best time of 3:35.59 in a runner-up finish in the college relay at the Penn Relays … Anchored the Lady Tigers to a win at the Battle on the Bayou (3:40.71) and led off the team to a victory at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (3:37.99) … Also ran the 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (56.14), LSU Invitational (56.21), Battle on the Bayou (56.21) and Hurricane Alumni Invitational (56.45) during the outdoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the leading 400-meter sprinters in the state of Texas during her junior season at Rowlett High School in 2012 … Wrapped up her junior campaign in 2012 with a silver-medal-winning second-place finish in the young women’s 400-meter dash at the USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Arlington, Texas … Clocked 55.20 seconds in the final to score the USATF Youth silver medal … Also advanced to the young women’s 200-meter final at the 2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships, earning a sixth-place finish while running a wind-legal personal record of 24.76 (+1.0) … Captured back-to-back Texas Class 5A bronze medals in the 400-meter dash as a junior in 2012 and as a senior in 2013 … Ran a previous personal record of 54.53 in the final round at the 2012 University Interscholastic League Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships to win her first career state bronze medal … Clocked 55.05 to defend her Class 5A bronze medal in the 400 meters … Dropped her personal best to 54.40 in a third-place finish at the Star Athletics Sprint Series meet in Montverde, Florida, on June 8, 2013 … Won back-to-back Region 2-5A championships in the 400 meters in 2012 and 2013 to earn a berth in the state meet … Ran a wind-legal 24.77 (+1.0) in the qualifying round of the 200-meter dash en route to a fourth-place finish overall at the Region 2-5A meet in 2012 … Earned a spot in the 400-meter final in the 17-18 age group at the 2013 USATF Junior Olympic National Championships held in Greensboro, N.C. … Finished in eighth place at the USATF Junior Olympics after running 54.93 in the semifinal and 55.60 in the final … First competed on a national stage following her freshman season in 2010 with an appearance for Dallas Gold Track Club at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, California … Led off the gold-medal-winning 4x400-meter relay for Dallas Gold Track Club that took the intermediate girl’s title in a time of 3:45.09 … Also led off the sixth-place team from Dallas Gold Track Club in the 4x100 relay and qualified for the intermediate girl’s 400-meter final while earning eighth-place in the event at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships … Followed her appearance in 2010 by taking home a silver medal in the 4x400 relay (3:48.11) and a bronze medal in the 400 meters (55.87) for Dallas Gold Track Club at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships held in Wichita, Kansas … Was also a USATF 4x100 relay finalist and 200-meter semifinalist in 2011 … Also played volleyball for Rowlett High School in 2012 and captured a first-team all-district selection with her performance.
Full name is Travia Larren Jones … Born on July 12, 1995, in Saskatchewan, Canada … Parents are Warren and Teresa Jones … Has an older sister, Tenaya … Sister was a former All-SEC hurdler during her collegiate career at LSU … Father played professional football in Canada during his athletics career … An honor student with a 3.5 grade-point average during her prep career at Rowlett High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.