Events: 60M (7.29), 100M (11.13), 200M (IN: 24.40; OUT: 23.80)
Emerged as one of the NCAA’s elite sprinters in her debut seasons with the Lady Tigers in 2015 … Enjoyed one of the most decorated freshman seasons for a Lady Tiger in recent memory … Twice an All-American during the outdoor season as a national finalist in both the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay … Earned her first career All-America honor as the second leg of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that clocked 43.69 seconds for a fifth-place finish nationally in the final … Advanced to the national final of the sprint relay after clocking 43.32 in the semifinal round at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Clocked a personal-best time of 11.13 (+2.0) for the sixth-fastest time in the semifinal round to advance to her first career NCAA final in the 100 meters … Followed by clocking a wind-aided 11.16 (+3.1) for an All-American sixth-place finish in the 100-meter final at the NCAA Championships … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals at Oregon’s Hayward Field after clocking 11.41 (-1.4) for third place in the 100 meters and 43.14 for second place in the 4x100 relay in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Ran 11.43 (-0.2) in the first round of qualifying in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … An All-SEC performer in her debut appearance at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Ran the second leg of LSU’s sprint relay team that turned in an All-SEC third-place finish with a seasonal-best time of 42.80 at the conference meet … Bronze-medal-winning time of 42.80 at the SEC Championships tied for the seventh-fastest time in school history in the 4x100-meter relay … Ran the third-fastest time in the 100-meter prelims at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a wind-legal time of 11.26 (+1.6) … Did not run in the SEC final of the 100 meters … Won the 100-meter title at the LSU Invitational while running 11.39 (-0.5) in LSU’s regular-season finale … Honored as the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week following her win at the LSU Invitational … Earned a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100 meters at the Battle of the Bayou (11.61) and LSU Alumni Gold (11.40) during the outdoor season … Placed fourth at the Jim Click Shootout (11.60) … Ran the second leg of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that won back-to-back titles at the Jim Click Shootout (43.23) and LSU Alumni Gold (43.88) … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 60-meter dash in her debut season indoors with the Lady Tigers … Struggled to a 15th-place finish in the 60-meter semifinal at the NCAA Indoor Championships while nursing an injury heading into the meet … Clocked 7.68 in the national semifinals … Qualified for the NCAA Championships by running a personal-best and seasonal-best time of 7.29 in a third-place finish at the New Mexico Classic … Suffered an injury after running in the first round of qualifying in the 60 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Did not run again until she lined up in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor Championships, where she jogged a time of 8.09 for 30th place overall … Kicked off her collegiate career by earning back-to-back runner-up finishes at the LSU Indoor Invitational (7.49) and Auburn Indoor Invitational (7.34) … Placed fourth at the Razorback Invitational (7.33) and eighth at the Rod McCravy Memorial (7.43) … Ran the 200-meter dash three times during the indoor season … Set an indoor PR of 24.40 for 20th place at the New Mexico Classic … Also ran the 200 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial (24.48) and Razorback Invitational (24.75) … Followed the collegiate season by earning her spot on Team USA for the Pan American Junior Championships held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada … Crowned the USA Junior Silver Medalist in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.38 (+0.6) in the final to earn her spot on Team USA … Ran 11.23 (+1.4) in the preliminary round at the USA Junior Championship held at Oregon’s Hayward Field.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the dominant sprinters in the history of high school track and field in the state of Louisiana … Capped her prep career as the 100-meter champion at the 2014 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics held in Humble, Texas … Clocked a time of 11.77 into a very strong headwind of -1.8 meters per second to win the USATF Junior Olympics gold medal … Also led off New Era Track Club to a gold-medal-winning performance in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympics … A 13-time Louisiana state champion during her prep career at McMain High School … Sprinted to a personal best of 7.49 to win the Division II state title in the 60-meter dash at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Indoor State Championships held at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House during her senior season in 2014 … Cracked the Top 10 of the national rankings in the 60 meters in 2014 as the nation’s No. 10-ranked sprinter among all classifications and No. 8-ranked performer in the Class of 2014 with her PR of 7.49 … Continued her momentum into her senior season outdoors in 2014 when she sprinted to a wind-legal personal best of 11.58 (+1.7) to win the 100-meter title at the Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans … Set the new Sugar Bowl Classic meet record and was named the Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet after setting her PR of 11.58 … Then dropped her 100-meter PR to 11.49 (+1.2) in defending her Class 3A state title and breaking her own state record at the 2014 LHSAA Outdoor State Championships … Emerged from the state meet as the nation’s No. 5-ranked wind-legal 100-meter sprinter in the United States for the 2014 outdoor season … Also capped her prep career at Eleanor McMain High School by defending her Class 3A state title in the 200 meters (23.86w) and leading off her high school team to a state title in the 4x200-meter relay … Capped her junior season outdoors in 2013 by winning four Class 3A state titles with a sweep of the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay … Set a previous wind-legal PR and a Class 3A state record with a winning time of 11.68 (+1.8) in the state final in 2013 … Ended the 2013 outdoor season as the nation’s No. 15-ranked sprinter at 100 meters in her graduating class … Defended her Class 3A title in the 200 meters with a winning time of 23.99w in the state final … Followed the high school season in 2013 by competing with New Era Track Club at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Matched her wind-legal PR with a run of 11.68 (-0.3) to win the young women’s silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics … Also set her wind-legal PR of 23.80 (+1.6) in the first round of qualifying before running 24.17 (-0.5) in the semifinals and 24.23 (-0.6) in the final for a fifth-place finish in the young women’s 200-meter dash … Ended the 2013 outdoor season as the nation’s No. 8-ranked sprinter at 200 meters among members of the Class of 2014 … Also won a silver medal with New Era Track Club in the young women’s 4x100-meter relay with a time of 45.39 in the relay final at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics … Also earned a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter final at the 2013 USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials held in Edwardsville, Illinois … Won a silver medal in both the 100 meters (11.75) and 200 meters (24.44) at the 2013 Sugar Bowl Classic at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans … Took third place in the 100 meters (11.74) at the 2013 Golden West Invitational in Berkley, California … Emerged as one of the nation’s top short sprinters after sweeping 100-meter and 200-meter gold medals in the intermediate girls’ division at the 2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Arlington, Texas … Set 2012 seasonal bests of 11.77 (+1.5) in the 100 meters and 24.19 (+1.0) in the 200 meters at the 2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Anchored New Era Track Club to the intermediate girls’ silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay … Also competed in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the AAU Junior Olympic National Championships and AAU Club Nationals during the 2011 and 2012 outdoor seasons … Won the bronze medal in the 100 meters (12.01) at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics … Set her 2011 seasonal best of 11.75 (+1.5) in the qualifying round of the 100 meters at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics … Also won the silver medal in the 100 meters (11.83) at the 2011 AAU Club Nationals … Won back-to-back Class 3A state titles in the 100 meters as a freshman in 2011 (11.84w) and as a sophomore in 2012 (11.85) while competing for McMain High School … Also won the Class 3A state crown in the 200 meters with a winning time of 24.75 as a sophomore in 2012 … Captured back-to-back LHSAA Division II state titles in the 55-meter dash with winning times of 6.96 in 2012 and 7.01 in 2013 … Winning time of 6.96 in the state final in 2012 was the No. 14-ranked time nationally among all classes and the No. 2-ranked time among members of the Class of 2014 … Also an all-district and all-metro performer on the basketball court while averaging 17 points per game.
Full name is Aleia Jonquel Hobbs … Born on Feb. 24, 1996 … Parents are Margaret Hobbs and Arthur Mason … Has four sisters, Aireal, Artrevia, DaJasia and Mya, and one brother, AJ … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.