Events: 200M (IN: 24.88; OUT: 24.35w/24.38), 400M (IN: 55.07; OUT: 54.10)
An SEC finalist in the 400-meter dash for the first time in her collegiate career … Placed ninth in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 55.02 seconds … Earned a lane in the SEC final for the first time in her career after clocking a lifetime personal best of 54.10 for ninth place overall in the qualifying round of the meet held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … An All-SEC performer as a member of LSU’s bronze-medal-winning 4x400-meter relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Ran the third leg of the team that clocked 3 minutes, 33.92 seconds for third place in the mile relay at the conference meet … Also ran in the NCAA semifinals of the 4x400-meter relay for the first time in her career at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Ran the third leg on the team that clocked 3:34.78 for ninth place overall in qualifying at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Advanced to the national semifinals with a sixth-place finish in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Also ran the third leg on the team that clocked a seasonal-best time of 3:30.74 at the NCAA East Prelims to advance to the national semifinals … Ran the third leg on LSU’s winning mile relay at the LSU Alumni Gold (3:35.18) … Led off the Lady Tigers to a win at the LSU Invitational where they ran a time of 3:39.02 in the team’s regular-season finale … Member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up at the Battle on the Bayou (3:41.94), Jim Click Shootout (3:32.97) and college division at the Penn Relays (3:35.41) … Placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in back-to-back meets at the LSU Alumni Gold (54.15) and LSU Invitational (54.31) … Opened her outdoor season by running 55.03 for second place at the Louisiana Classics … Clocked a wind-legal PR of 24.38 (-0.3) in an 11th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout … Ran a career-best wind-aided time of 24.35 (+3.8) in a runner-up finish in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Anchored the Lady Tigers to a fifth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Indoor Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Anchored the team that ran a seasonal-best time of 3:39.09 for fifth place at the conference meet … Finished in 20th place overall in 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 55.08 … Posted an indoor personal best of 55.07 in the 400 meters in a 19th-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran the 400 meters indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (56.78), Rod McCravy Memorial (56.62), Razorback Invitational (55.68) and New Mexico Classic (55.20) … Ran an indoor PR of 24.88 in a sixth-place finish in the 200 meters at the LSU Twilight.
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 in a 22nd-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor 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 3:44.73 … 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.