|City/State:||New Orleans, La.|
|High School:||McMain HS|
|Major:||Pre-Human Science & Education|
Events: 60M (7.29), 100M (11.13), 200M (IN: 24.40; OUT: 23.80)
2015 Pan Am Junior Champion (4x100 Relay)
2015 Pan Am Junior Silver Medalist (100 Meters)
Limited by injury throughout the 2016 season ... An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season after running a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 11.34 (+0.7) in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Clocked 11.64 (+1.1) in the national quarterfinals to place 20th overall in the meet held in Jacksonville, Florida ... Placed 12th in 100-meter qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a wind-legal time of 11.52 (+0.8) ... Finished ninth at the Texas Invitational (11.51) in her outdoor debut and seventh at the LSU Alumni Gold (11.34w) ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to wins in the 4x100-meter relay at the LSU Alumni Gold (43.36) and LSU Invitational (43.20) ... Also ran the second leg on sprint relays that finished second at the Texas Invitational with a time of 44.56 and third at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 44.17 ... Ran an indoor seasonal best of 7.40 in the 60-meter dash three times in the prelims at the Tyson Invitational and both the prelims and final at the LSU Twilight ... Was the 12th-place finisher in 60-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships with a run of 7.42 ... Opened the season by placing ninth at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic with an altitude-adjusted time of 7.50.
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 … Won two medals for the United States at the Pan Am Juniors with a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay and silver medal in the 100-meter dash.
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 pre-human science and education.