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Armanti Hayes
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'10"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Moultrie, Ga.
High School: Colquitt County HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 09/23/1987
Armanti Hayes Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/16/2010

Events: 200M (IN: 21.10; OUT: 21.16), 400M (IN: 46.93; OUT: 45.65)

NCAA Champion
9-time All-American
NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
2-time SEC Champion
7-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A nine-time All-American as a member of LSU's outstanding relay teams during his four-year career from 2007-10 ... Scored a total of 12.5 points at the NCAA Championships during his collegiate career ... Ran the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that captured its seventh NCAA title all-time with a win at the 2008 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Team ran the third-fastest time in school history at 38.42 in the national final ... Also a member of All-America 4x100-meter relay teams in 2009 and 2010 ... Earned six career All-America honors in the 4x400-meter relay, including indoor honors in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and outdoor honors in 2007 and 2009 ... Also ran on LSU's first ever All-America distance medley relay team in 2008 ... Also won a pair of SEC title and seven All-SEC honors on the relays ... A member of LSU's school-record setting distance medley relay team that set the mark at 9:35.31 during the 2008 season ... Finished his LSU career with a personal record of 45.65 in the 400-meter dash ... Time ranked No. 9 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list at the end of the 2010 season ... Also finished his career tied for the No. 7 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 200-meter dash with a lifetime PR of 21.10.

2010
A leader of the LSU sprint group during his senior season in 2010 ... Wrapped up his career with two All-America honors on the year ... Picked up his eighth career All-America honor while leading off LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that finished in third place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:05.65 ... Also earned All-SEC honors during the indoor season as a member of the mile relay ... Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that set an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:06.11 to finish runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet ... Clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 47.10 in the indoor conference final ... Also set an indoor seasonal best with a provisional qualifying time of 47.08 at the Tyson Invitational ... Carried that momentum into the outdoor season in which he earned All-America honors as a member of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team for his ninth career All-America certificate ... Ran the third leg on the sprint relay team that earned a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 39.27 in the national final ... Helped the 4x100 relay qualify for the national semifinal with a second-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, winning its quarterfinal heat with a seasonal-best time of 39.00 ... Also competed in both the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Set a new lifetime personal best of 45.65 in the first round of qualifying of the 400 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. ... Time ranked No. 9 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the event at the end of the outdoor season ... Followed with a time of 45.74 to finish in 11th place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to punch his ticket to Eugene ... Clocked 46.35 to finish in 12th place in the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships ... Anchored LSU's 4x400-meter relay to a fourth-place finish in Greensboro with a 45.47-second split for a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 ... Anchored the mile relay to a 13th-place finish at the national meet ... Helped both relays score five points with fourth-place finishes at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Scored one point individually with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet (46.27).

2009
Earned three All-America honors as a member of LSU's relay teams in 2009 ... Ran the third leg on the Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up with a seasonal-best time of 38.67 in the national final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Then ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that earned a sixth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a seasonal-best time of 3:03.81 ... Also ran the leadoff leg on LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that took sixth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:08.47 ... Also earned a pair of All-SEC honors in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Led off LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that finished second at the conference meet with a time of 38.86 in the final ... Ran the anchor leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished runner-up with a time of 3:04.75 ... Ran leadoff on the 4x100 team that took home the title at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a time of 39.13 ... Shattered his own personal-best time in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season with a top time of 45.67 in the SEC final ... Top time of 45.67 ranks No. 9 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the event ... Scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Also broke the 46-second barrier in the preliminary round at the SEC Championships (45.78) and in the final round at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (45.74) ... Earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a runner-up finish in the 400 meters at the regional meet ... Finished in 20th place in the qualifying round at the NCAA meet with a time of 46.62 ... Scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the open quarter at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Set a 2009 indoor seasonal best and a new indoor personal-best time of 46.93 to finish sixth at the Tyson Invitational ... His indoor PR was an NCAA provisional qualifying performance ... Ran two 200-meter races during the indoor season, clocking a seasonal best of 21.49 in a 17th-place finish in the SEC meet.

2008
Continued his development as one of the top quartermilers in the Southeastern Conference in 2008 ... Set personal bests in the 400 meters during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Set a new indoor personal best of 46.97 to finish fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Also placed fourth in the open quarter at the SEC Outdoor Championships with an overall personal best time of 46.10 ... Scored a total of 14 points individually to help lead the Tigers to runner-up finishes in the team standings at the SEC meet during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Competed in the 400 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional, finishing in sixth place with a time of 46.63 in the final ... Also ran the 200 meters during the 2008 season ... Was the fifth-place finisher in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with a new overall personal best of 21.10 to qualify provisionally for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the event ... Finished with an outdoor seasonal best of 21.28 ... In addition, was a key contributor to LSU's relay teams throughout the 2008 season ... Ran the lead leg on the Tigers' NCAA champion 4x100-meter relay team that clocked the third-fastest time in school history and sixth-fastest time in the history of collegiate track and field at 38.42 in the national final ... Also led off the 4x100-meter relay team that won a SEC title during the outdoor season while clocking a meet record 38.67 at the conference championships ... Earned All-America honors during the indoor season while running the 400-meter leg of LSU's distance medley relay team that finished sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Was the first time in the history of the LSU track and field program that its DMR received All-America honors for its performance ... Also ran the 400-meter leg on the distance medley relay that set a new school record at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 9 minutes, 35.31 seconds ... Was also a staple in the foursome that ran the 4x400-meter relay for the Tigers during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2008 ... Ran the second leg on the foursome that received all-conference honors with a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (3:07.79).

2007
Earned a pair of All-America honors during his freshman season as a member of the Tigers' 4x400-meter relay team ... Ran the third leg on the foursome that crossed the finish line in 3:02.97 to place third at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Helped the squad to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:07.11 ... Also ran the third leg on the long relay that captured the SEC Outdoor title in 3:03.62 ... As a freshman, anchored LSU's 1,600-meter relay to its seventh title all-time at the 80th Texas Relays and its third "Championship of America" title all-time at the 113th Penn Relays in April ... Earned his first career all-conference honor during the indoor season as the 4x400 relay was the SEC runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Individually, ran the 200 meters and 400 meters during the 2007 season ... Set new indoor and outdoor personal bests in both events as a freshman ... Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the 400 meters, finishing the meet in 24th place ... Finished ninth in the event at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Clocked an indoor PR of 47.04 in the finals at the indoor conference meet ... Finished the SEC Outdoor meet with a personal best of 46.67 ... Posted an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking an indoor PR of 21.22 in the prelims ... Took 15th in the event at the outdoor conference meet ... Also lined up in the 200 at the LSU Tiger Classic, placing seventh with a PR of 21.16.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed in the 200 meters and 400 meters for head coach Dextra Polite at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga. ... Boasts PRs of 21.49 in the 200 meters and 47.23 in the 400 meters ... Captured the USATF National Junior Olympic Championship in the 400 meters in 2006 with a time of 47.23 ... Ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that captured the national championship at the 2005 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships ... Earned All-America honors at the 2006 National Scholastic Indoor Championships by finishing fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.26 ... Was an AAU Junior Olympics and USATF Junior Olympics bronze medalist in the 400 meters in 2005.

PERSONAL
Full name is Armanti Jamal Hayes ... Born on Sept. 23, 1987 ... Son of Gloria Hayes-Thomas and Curtis Green ... Has one sister, Danielle, and one brother, Tony ... Recipient of the Jesse Owens Lifetime Achievement Award for speaking and being an inspiration to students at his former elementary school ... Also ran cross country and played basketball in high school ... Majoring in sports administration.

 

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