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Keyth Talley
Position: Sprints
Height: 6'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
High School: Manor HS
Other College: North Texas
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 03/13/1990
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Keyth Talley Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/19/2012

Events: 60M (6.67), 100M (10.33), 200M (IN: 20.98; OUT: 20.70)

NCAA Champion
3-time All-American
SEC Champion
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout sprinter and relay runner in his two seasons with the Tigers in 2011 and 2012 ... Crowned an NCAA champion as a member of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team during his senior season in 2012 ... Ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked the third-fastest time in school history and seventh-fastest time in collegiate history at 38.38 seconds to win LSU's eighth NCAA sprint relay title all-time ... Also earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the national final of the 4x100 relay in 2011 ... A member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that won the SEC Indoor title and NCAA Indoor bronze medal during the 2012 season ... Set personal bests of 6.67 in the 60 meters, 10.33 in the 100 meters and 20.70 in the 200 meters during his LSU career ... Wrapped up his LSU career ranked No. 6 on the school's all-time indoor performance list ... Graduated from LSU in August 2012 with a degree in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

2012
Enjoyed the most successful season of his collegiate career during the 2012 outdoor campaign ... Ran the third leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that captured the national championship with a record-setting performance at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Teamed with Barrett Nugent, Aaron Ernest and Shermund Allsop to claim LSU's eighth NCAA title all-time in the 4x100 relay with a seasonal-best time of 38.38 seconds in the national final that tied the Drake Stadium record ... Was also the third-fastest time in school history and tied the seventh-fastest performance in NCAA history ... Also ran the third leg on the foursome that advanced to the national final with the second-fastest time of the semifinal round at 38.77 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Team finished in fourth place in the national quarterfinal with a run of 39.61 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Member of the winning sprint relay at the Battle on the Bayou (39.74) ... Also finished in third place at the Penn Relays (39.49) and sixth place at the Texas Relays (39.54) during the season ... Was an NCAA Championships qualifier in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash during the outdoor season ... Clocked a lifetime personal record of 20.70 (+1.0) for 13th place in the quarterfinal round of the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Finished just one spot shy of advancing to the NCAA semifinal with his 13th-place finish in the event ... Opened with a wind-legal run of 20.77 (+0.8) in the NCAA first round ... Was 21st place in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after running 10.47 (+1.2) in the quarterfinal ... Scored five points for the Tigers with a career-best fourth-place finish in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Clocked a wind-legal PR of 10.33 (+1.6) in the conference final ... Also ran a wind-aided time of 10.33 for sixth place in the SEC semifinal ... Finished in 20th place in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Was the runner-up in the 100 meters at the LSU Relays as he opened the season with a seasonal-best wind-aided run of 10.28 (+3.1) in the final ... Won the 100-meter title at the Battle on the Bayou with a wind-aided run of 10.39 ... Took sixth place in the event at the Texas Relays with a wind-aided 10.44 in the final ... Clocked a wind-legal 10.37 in the qualifying round at the Texas Relays ... Ran a wind-legal 20.91 for fifth place in his first 200-meter race of the outdoor season at the Arizona State Tri-Meet ... Competed in the 4x400-meter relay for the first time in his LSU career during the 2012 indoor season ... Earned All-America honors in the event while leading off LSU's mile relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho ... Split 47.72 seconds on the leadoff leg as he teamed with Riker Hylton, Ade Alleyne-Forte and Caleb Williams to claim the NCAA Indoor bronze medal with a blistering run of 3:05.80 ... Crowned an SEC Indoor champion in the mile relay while leading off the team that took the title at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:06.48 ... Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Crossed the finish line in 6.79 in the conference final ... Set a new PR in the event with a seasonal-best time of 6.67 in the qualifying round at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished in third place in the 60-meter final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 6.71 ... Took third place in the event at the Tyson Invitational (6.70) ... Earned fourth-place finishes in the 60-meter dash at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (6.72), Texas A&M Dual Meet (6.79) and LSU Twilight (6.75) ... Finished in ninth place in the 200 meters at the SEC Indoor meet after running 21.54 in the final.

2011
An impact newcomer for the Tigers with his performance as a junior in 2011 ... Earned All-America honors during the 2011 outdoor season as a member of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team ... Ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked 39.20 seconds to take fourth place in the national final at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Was also an NCAA semifinalist in the 200-meter dash during the outdoor season ... Finished in a tie for 20th place in the 200-meter semifinal after clocking a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 21.06 in his heat ... Advanced to the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after taking sixth place in the quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. ... Clocked 21.16 in the national quarterfinal into a strong headwind of 2.3 meters per second ... Also competed in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Finished in 36th place in the first round of qualifying with a time of 10.70 ... Ran the third leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that finished in fifth place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a time of 39.01 to advance to the national semifinal ... Nearly earned a spot in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships as he finished in ninth place with a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 10.41 in the qualifying round ... Earned a 14th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet with a wind-aided 21.08 in the preliminary round ... Certainly made an impact on LSU's sprint relay teams during the 2011 outdoor season ... Led off LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that captured its ninth Championship of America title all-time at the 117th Penn Relays ... Teamed with Horatio Williams, Tristan Walker and Gabriel Mvumvure to run the second-fastest time in Penn Relays history at 38.77 en route to LSU's first 4x100-meter relay title since 2008 ... A member of LSU's 4x200-meter relay squad that set a school record en route to its ninth Texas Relays title in program history ... Teamed with Williams, Walker and Mvumvure again for a winning time of 1 minute, 20.45 seconds in setting a new school record at the Texas Relays ... Took down the 16-year-old school record of 1:20.85 in the 4x200-meter relay that was previously set by a team of Eddie Kennison, Milton Mallard, Byron Logan and Rohsaan Griffin in 1995 ... Wrapped up by the 2011 indoor season by setting a new personal record in the 60-meter dash after clocking a seasonal best of 6.68 at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier ... PR ranks in a tie for the No. 5 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 60-meter dash ... Finished in 12th place in the 60 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking 6.80 in the preliminary round ... Added a 19th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet with a qualifying time of 21.77 ... Set an indoor season best of 21.50 for the 200 meters in a 13th-place finish at the Razorback Invitational.

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout sprinter during his two-year stint at the University of North Texas before transferring to LSU for his junior season ... An NCAA semifinalist in the 60-meter dash at the 2010 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Earned a 13th-place finish nationally in the 60-meter dash during his sophomore season, clocking a time of 6.71 in the national semifinal ... A two-time Sun Belt Conference Indoor champion during his sophomore season in 2010 ... Won indoor conference titles in the 55-meter dash (6.20) and 200-meter dash (20.98) at the 2010 SBC Indoor Championships ... Enjoyed a record-setting performance at the 2010 SBC Indoor Championships as his winning times are faster than any athlete in the history of the Sun Belt Conference and are school records at North Texas ... Set a former personal best of 6.69 in the 60 meters at the Texas A&M Invitational during the 2010 indoor season ... Was a national quarterfinalist in the 200-meter dash during the outdoor season at the 2010 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds held in Austin, Texas ... Burst onto the college scene as a freshman in 2009 as he was named the SBC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman of the Year ... Ran the third leg on North Texas' 4x100-meter relay team that finished in 11th place at the 2009 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, running a seasonal-best time of 39.59 ... Set his personal best of 10.35 in the 100 meters at the North Texas Twilight during his freshman season in 2009 ... Was a six-time All-SBC performer during his career at North Texas ... Was also a four-time SBC Performer of the Week ... Followed his freshman season by winning two medals for the United States at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships held at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad ... Struck gold as a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team after winning silver in the 200 meters ... Set his personal-time of 20.78 in the 200-meter dash in the semifinal round at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships ... Also ran a then personal best of 20.86 to win the 200-meter title at the 2009 USATF Junior Nationals.

PERSONAL
Full name is Keyth Damon Talley ... Born on March 13, 1990 ... Parents are Keith and Mia Talley ... Has three siblings, Keirsten, Jayson and Kaelony ... Has one daughter, Laila ... Father was a two-time NCAA champion hurdler at the University of Alabama during his collegiate career from 1986-87 ... Father also won a total of seven SEC event titles with the Crimson Tide ... Has an uncle, Daryl Drake, who is a wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears of the NFL ... Has a cousin, A.J. Williams, who plays cornerback for the Texas Longhorns ... In addition to running track, played football for three years as a cornerback and wide receiver during his prep career at Manor High School ... Graduated among the top 10 percent of his senior class at Manor High School ... Graduated from LSU in August 2012 with a degree in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

 

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