Travia

Jones

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Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
City/State: Rowlett, Texas
High School: Rowlett HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

Events: 200M (IN: 23.98; OUT: 23.65), 400M (IN: 52.92; OUT: 51.63)

2-time All-American
SEC Champion
2-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in August 2017 with a degree in kinesiology ...A two-time All-American and All-SEC 400-meter runner during her four years at LSU from 2014-17 ... NCAA Outdoor Bronze Medalist in the 4x400-meter relay as a senior in 2017 ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to their fourth-fastest time in school history at 3 minutes, 26.99 seconds in the national final in 2017 ... Also earned All-America honors in the relay as a junior in 2016 as she anchored LSU's women to a fourth-place national finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Crowned an SEC Indoor Champion in the 4x400 relay in 2017 ... Also an SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist in the relay as a sophomore in 2015 ... An NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash with a career-best 10th-place national finish in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships during her senior season ... Ended her collegiate career with personal bests of 52.92 indoors and 51.63 outdoors in the 400 meters ... Ranked No. 8 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the women's 400-meter dash.

2017
Capped her collegiate career with another All-American and All-SEC season as one of the NCAA's top 400-meter runners in 2017 ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to the bronze medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a 51.68 anchor leg in the national final ... Teamed with Rachel Misher, Jada Martin and Kymber Payne as the NCAA Outdoor Bronze Medalists while running a seasonal best and the fourth-fastest time in school history at 3:26.99 at the national meet ... Also an NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash in her final NCAA Championships in an LSU uniform ... Placed 10th nationally in the event with a run of 52.38 in her semifinal heat ... Cruised into the national semifinals with a personal-best time of 51.63 to advance second overall in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky ... Clocked 53.13 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims ... Nearly earned a place on the medal stand at the SEC Outdoor Championships as the fourth-place finisher in the 400-meter final with a time of 52.71 ... Also anchored the Lady Tigers to a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 relay at the SEC Outdoor meet with their third-fastest time of the season at 3:29.11 ... Won the 400-meter title in her outdoor season debut at the Louisiana Classics with a season-opening 52.31 ... Medaled in the event at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 52.65 for second place and Battle on the Bayou with a time of 52.25 for third place ... Anchored LSU's mile relay team to wins at the Battle on the Bayou (3:33.17) and LSU Alumni Gold (3:29.10) ... Member of LSU's school-record-setting 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team as the 400-meter leg of the foursome that clocked 3:43.17 for second place at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Crowned an SEC Indoor Champion in the 4x400-meter relay as she teamed with Payne, Misher and Martin for a winning time of 3:31.50 in the conference final ... Closed the indoor season with a 51.75-second split on the anchor leg of LSU's relay team that placed 12th nationally with a time of 3:32.34 at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Placed fourth in the 400-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 53.09 after advancing with a run of 53.19 in the qualifying round ... Won two 400-meter titles during the indoor season at the Auburn Invitational (53.95) and Alex Wilson Invitational (52.97) ... Posted her indoor PR of 52.92 in a fifth-place finish in the Olympic Development 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational ... Set personal bests in the 200 meters during both the indoor and outdoor seasons with times of 23.98 at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic indoors and 23.65 (+1.9) at the LSU Alumni Gold outdoors.

2016
An All-American for the first time in her collegiate career as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team ... Split a team-best 51.95 on the third leg of the team that finished fourth nationally at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a seasonal-best time of 3:29.82 in the national final ... Also the third leg on the team that placed fifth at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:31.65), fourth in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (3:29.91) and eighth overall in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:32.24) ... Also an NCAA quarterfinalist in the 400-meter dash, placing 22nd overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 53.69 ... Clocked her lifetime PR of 53.08 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Placed 14th overall at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 400 meters with a time of 53.78 ... Broke 54 seconds in each of her seven 400-meter races during the outdoor season, also appearing at the Battle on the Bayou (53.36), Texas Invitational (53.95), LSU Alumni Gold (53.25) and LSU Invitational (53.44) ... Ran a wind-legal PR of 24.18 (-0.5) for seventh in her only 200-meter race of the outdoor season at the Hurricane Twilight ... Split 53.12 on the second leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth overall at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Placed 11th in 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor PR of 53.40 ... Won the 400-meter title at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 53.83 ... Also ran the 400 meters indoors at the Tyson Invitational (53.59) and Alex Wilson Invitational (53.73) ... Won the 200 meters at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a season-opening run of 24.47 ... Clocked her indoor PR of 24.45 at the Razorback Invitational.

2015
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 Championships with a time of 55.02 … 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 3:33.92 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 Outdoor 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.

2014
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.

PERSONAL
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.

 

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Travia Jones - 2013 Track & Field Signee