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Montenae Roye-Speight
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'5"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Ladue Horton Watkins HS
Major: Political Science
Born: 11/05/1992
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Montenae Roye-Speight Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2013

Events: 200M (IN: 24.59; OUT: 24.11), 400M (IN: 54.73; OUT: 53.62)

All-American

2013
Earned her first career All-America honors as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during the indoor season in 2013 … Split 53.87 seconds on the third leg of the team that ran 3 minutes, 34.07 seconds for fifth place in the relay final at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Fayetteville, Ark. … Anchored the 4x400 relay to a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:35.01 in the conference final … Anchored the team with a 54.05-second split in the final race of the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran a team-leading and seasonal-best split of 53.15 on the third leg of the team that clocked an indoor seasonal best of 3:33.91 in a third-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Set new indoor personal bests in both the 200 meters and 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Claimed an eighth-place finish in the 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational with an indoor PR of 54.73, slashing more than eight tenths of a second off of her previous indoor PR of 55.58 set during her freshman season in 2012 … Raced to an indoor PR of 24.59 in the 200 meters for 39th place at the Tyson Invitational … First broke her indoor best in the 200 meters with a run of 24.71 for 21st place at the Razorback Invitational … Finished in 21st place in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships by running 55.60 in the qualifying round … Ran the 400-meter leg of LSU’s distance medley relay team that took seventh place at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York with the second-fastest indoor DMR in school history at 11:22.74 … Competed in the 400 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the first time in her collegiate career … Finished in 34th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 54.44 … Earned a 15th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 56.18 in the preliminary round … Ran her fastest 400 meters at the collegiate level with a 53.70 clocking for fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold meet held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Placed second at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (54.20) and fifth at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou (54.76) … Ran 24.46 (-1.0) in her only 200-meter race of the outdoor season as she took ninth place at the Battle on the Bayou … Split 53.99 on the third leg of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that clocked 3:34.20 for the seventh-fastest time of the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Prelims while advancing to the national semifinals in Eugene … Also ran the third leg on the team that recorded the seasonal best of 3:31.94 for third place at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Split 53.45 on the third leg of the team that took sixth place at the Texas Relays with a time of 3:32.04 … Also ran the third leg on winning mile relay teams at the LSU Relays (3:37.00) and Battle on the Bayou (3:34.82) during the outdoor season … Helped the Lady Tigers defend their distance medley relay title at the Texas Relays … Raced the 400-meter leg of LSU’s DMR that ran the fifth-fastest time in school history at 11:23.55 … Earned her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2013 season.

2012
Competed in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons during her freshman season in 2012 … Earned a 17th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships after clocking 54.80 in the qualifying round … Finished in 12th place in the event at the Battle on the Bayou with a seasonal-best effort of 54.61 … Won the 400-meter title at the Louisiana Classics with a run of 55.20 in LSU’s outdoor season opener … Also ran the one-lap race at the LSU Alumni Gold (55.01) … Ran the 400-meter leg for the Lady Tigers on LSU’s first distance medley relay champions at the Texas Relays … Teamed with Charlene Lipsey, Samantha Levin and Laura Carleton for the second-fastest time outdoors in school history with a winning run of 11 minutes, 16.82 seconds at the Texas Relays … Took home a 26th-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships … Clocked 55.91 in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor meet … Posted an indoor seasonal-best with a run of 55.58 for 30th place at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran the 60 meters, 200 meters and 500 meters with her effort during the indoor season … Has proven herself as a team leader off the track as LSU’s student-athlete representative at the 2012 SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Meeting held in Birmingham, Ala., during the fall of 2012.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s elite 400-meter recruits for the Class of 2011 … Took home the gold medal in the young women’s 400-meter dash at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships with a personal-best time of 53.62 seconds in the final … Was the No. 7-ranked prep performer in the country for the 2011 outdoor season among all classifications … Also ranked No. 4 nationally among 400-meter sprinters in the Class of 2011 … Also won a pair of USATF Junior Olympic gold medals in the 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay in 2011 … Was the fifth-place finisher in the 400 meters at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Clocked 53.73 in the final at Hayward Field … One of the elite sprinters in the state of Missouri during her prep career at Ladue Horton Watkins High School … Enjoyed a record-setting performance in the 400 meters in her final appearance for Ladue at the 2011 Missouri Class 4A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Shattered her previous PR by more than a half second with a Missouri Class 4A meet-record time of 53.84 seconds in the state final … Captured her first career individual state championship in the event with her performance … Was a member of Ladue’s 4x400-meter relay team that won consecutive Missouri Class 4A state titles in 2010 and 2011 … Ran the second leg on the mile relay that set a new Missouri Class 4A meet record of 3:48.00 to take the state title during her senior season … Followed the state meet in 2011 by taking second place in the 400 meters at the 36th-annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a time of 53.85 in the final … Teamed with fellow St. Louis natives and Lady Tiger recruits Samantha Levin and Kendra White in winning the 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 Great Southwest Classic with a meet-record time of 3:37.65 … Won three medals for the St. Louis Lightning Track Club in the young women’s division at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Took home the silver medal in the 400 meters with a time of 54.35 in the final, finishing runner-up to White (53.72) … Also captured a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay and a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships … Her performance helped the St. Louis Lightning win the team national championship at the 2010 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships with a total of 89 points in the team standings, finishing 55 points ahead of the second-place team … Signed with LSU with a PR of 24.11 in the 200-meter dash.

PERSONAL
Full name is Montenae Lavonne Roye-Speight … Born on Nov. 5, 1992 … Parents are John Madison and Marcia Roye-Madison … Has an older brother named Brian … Has maintained a cumulative 3.55 GPA during her prep career at Ladue Horton Watkins High School … A recipient of the Ladue Ram Pride Award for academic excellence and leadership skills … Enjoys cooking, reading and playing piano … Majoring in political science.

 

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