Events: 60M (7.49), 100M (11.49), 200M (23.80)
2014 USATF National Junior Olympics Champion (100 Meters)
2014 USATF National Junior Olympics Champion (4x100 Relay)
2013 USATF National Junior Olympics Silver Medalist (100 Meters)
2013 USATF National Junior Olympics Silver Medalist (4x100 Relay)
2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships Gold Medalist (100 Meters)
2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships Gold Medalist (200 Meters)
2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships Silver Medalist (4x100 Relay)
13-time Louisiana High School State Champion
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 seconds 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 … Plans to major in sports medicine at LSU.