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Hayes completes stellar collegiate career with Olympic performance
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Chelsea Hayes talks about setting the school record in the 4x100m relay
The school record women's 4x100m relay.
Chelsea Hayes talks about qualifying for the NCAA Championships in a second event.
Chelsea Hayes on advancing to Des Moines in the long jump
Chelsea Hayes talks about winning three gold medals and setting a WAC Championship record in the 100m dash
A look at the record-setting career of sprinter/jumper Chelsea Hayes.
Photos from the final day of the 2012 WAC Outdoor Championships.
Photos from the 2012 Jim Mize Invitational.
Photos from the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Action from the final day at the 2012 WAC Indoor Championships
2012: Opened the year by winning the 60m dash at the UAB Blazer Invitational (1/12/2012) with a time of 7.41, matching that prelim time in the finals and won the 200m with a time of 24.19 ... At the AState Invitational (1/27), she won the 200m with a time of 23.76, won the 55m dash with a school record time of 6.91 after running 7.03 in the prelims and won the long jump with a then-school record mark of 20-11.25/6.38m ... At the Tyson Invitational (2/10-11), won the long jump with a Louisiana Tech and Western Athletic Conference record of 21-8/6.60m, a mark that ranks first in the nation and automatically qualifies her for the NCAA Indoor Championships while provisionally qualifying her for the US Olympic Trials while also running a school record time of 7.32 in the 60m dash after running 7.35 in the prelims ... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/24-25), was named the WAC Female Field Athlete of the Year and the WAC Female High Point Scorer after winning gold medals in three events with a first place finish in the 60m with a time of 7.31 after running a school, Jacksons Track facility, WAC and WAC Championship record time of 7.24 in the prelims, claimed gold in the 200m with a time of 23.63, won the long jump with a mark of 21-2 (6.45m) and finished sixth in the triple jump - her first triple jump competition since high school - to claim second team all-WAC honors with a mark of 38-4.75 (11.70m) ... Opened the outdoor seaosn at the Texas Relays (3/29) where she set the school and WAC records (in all conditions) in the 100m and the long jump with a second place finish in the 100m as she ran 11.09 (a time that would have finished third in the 100m invitational, a race comprised solely of professional sprinters) after running 11.20 in the prelims and winning the long jump with a mark of 22-6.25 (6.86m) ... Set the Jim Mize Track and Field Facility record in the long jump as she won the event at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/7) with a mark of 21-8.75 (6.62m) ... Won the long jump at the Southeastern Invitational (4/20) with a jump of 21-9 (6.63m) ... Finished second in the 200m at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21) with a time of 23.10 ... At the WAC Championships, won four gold medals as she was named the WAC Female Track Athlete of the Year and was named the WAC Female High Point Scorer after scoring a WAC record 37.5 points as she won the 100m dash with a WAC Championship record time of 11.15 after running 11.29 in the prelims, won the 200m with a time of 23.22 after running 23.15 in the prelims, won the long jump with a mark of 20-3.5 (6.18m) and finished fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 40-1.25 (12.22m) ... At the NCAA East Prelims (5/24-26), was believed to be one of only three female athletes in the nation to advance to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines in three different events as she took only one long jump attempt to win the East Prelims competition with an U.S. Olympic Trials "A" Standard mark of 21-10.25 (6.66m) while in the 100m she ran 11.56 to win her heat and advance to the quarterfinal round where she ran 11.43 to automatically advance to Des Moines and then ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay that set the school record with a time of 44.11 to finish second in its heat (only behind LSU) and third overall to move on to the NCAA Championships ...At the NCAA Championships (6/6-9), finished third in the long jump with a mark of 21-7.25 (6.58m), finished seventh in the 100m dash with a time of 11.58 after running 11.15 in the prelims and ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay that placed 21st with a time of 44.90 ... At the U.S. Olympic Trials (6/23-7/1), set a new school record and collegiate best performance wtih a jump of 23-3.5 (7.10m) to finish second and qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London while also placing 20th in the 100m dash semifinals with at ime fo 11.59 after running 11.44 in the prelims ... At the 2012 Olympic Games (7/27-8/15), finished 16th in the long jump with a mark of 20-10.75 (6.37m).
2011: Finished fourth in the long jump at the Leonard Hilton Invitational (1/14) with a mark of 19-8.75 while finishing fifth in the prelims of the 60m dash with a time of 7.56 ... At the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22), won the long jump with a mark of 19-7, won the 55m dash with a time of 6.92 after running 6.94 in the prelims and won the 200m dash with a time fo 24.80 ... Her three event wins at the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22) earned her WAC Female Track Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 26 ... Named the WAC Female Track Athlete of the Week two weeks later after she set a school record in the 60m with a time of 7.39 in the prelims, advancing her to the semifinals where she ran 7.49 and finished 21st overall while also running 24.47 in the 200m and finishing 38th at the Tyson Invitational (2/11-12) ... Dominated at the WAC Championships (2/24-26) as she won four gold medals and was named the 2011 Indoor WAC Female Athlete of the Year and was the 2011 Indoor WAC Female High Point Scorer as she racked up 32.5 points ... At the WAC Championships (2/24-26), set a new WAC Championships record and tied an overall WAC record with a time of 7.34 in the 60m dash and matched that in the finals for an individual WAC title then ran 23.93 to win the 200m dash after running 24.47 in the prelims ... Also at the WAC Championships (2/24-26), set a new school record and won the WAC title in the long jump with a mark of 20-9.75 which qualified her for the NCAA Championships and ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay that won the WAC title and clinched the team's sixth indoor WAC Championship in seven years with a time of 3:43.64 ... Advanced to the NCAA Indoor Championships where she finished eighth and scored a team point for Louisiana Tech with a mark of 20-7, becoming the first All-America honoree from Louisiana Tech in four years ... Opened the outdoor season at the LSU Relays (3/25-26) where she ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished second with a time of 45.65 after running 45.52 in the prelims and ran the opening leg of the 4x200m relay that placed third with a time of 1:38.97 ... At the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2), jumped a school and facility record mark of 20-11.25 to win the long jump and record a mark that ranked second in the nation and fourth in the world that week, allowing her to claim the WAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors while also running the second leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 46.13 and ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay that won with a time of 3:43.37 ... Set a new personal record in the 100m dash invitational at the Texas Relays (4/6-9) with a time of 11.30 that ranked 12th in the nation and 24th in the world after running 11.45 in the open 100m dash the day before while also running the first leg of the 4x100m relay that finished third with a time of 44.87 and placing 13th in the long jump invitational with a mark of 19-10.25 ... Won the 200m dash with a WAC-leading time of 23.91at the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16) ... Came within 0.05 seconds of matching a school and WAC record in the 100m dash as she ran 11.18 - a time that ranked 11th in the nation and 19th in the world - while also running the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished fourth with a time of 45.27 at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) ... At the 102nd Drake Relays (4/29-30), ran the fourth-fastest 100m dash time in school history in the finals, placing third with a time of 11.38 after being the only sprinter from a non-BCS school to reach the finals in any women's sprinting event while running the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished fifth in the prelims with a time of 45.20 and ran the opening leg of the 4x200m relay that ran the sixth-fastest time in school history, placing sixth with a time of 1:37.92 ... At the WAC Championships (5/10-13), was named the WAC's High Point Scorer (32.5 points) and the Female Track Athlete of the Year after winning four gold medals as she won the 100m dash wtih a time of 11.39 after running 11.34 in the prelims, running a personal best 23.55 to claim the 200m title, winning the long jump with a mark of 20-10 (6.35m) and clinching the team's seventh consecutive team championship by running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that won wiht a time of 3:40.68 ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29), recorded the nation's best long jump mark of both the east and west prelim sites with a school record mark of 21-4 (6.50m) to advance to the NCAA Championships while finishing three-hundredths of a second from advancing out of the quarterfinals of the 100m with a time of 11.60 after running 11.61 in the opening round ... Finished 10th in the long jump at the NCAA Championships (6/9-11) with a mark of 20-10.5, a mark that ranks third in school history ... Placed ninth in the long jump at the USATF Championships (6/27) with a school record long jump of 21-5.25.
2010: Did not compete during the indoor season... Finished fifth in the long jump at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20) with a mark of 17' 9"... Jumped 18' 8" in the long jump at the LSU Relays (3/26-27) to finish fifth while placing 20th in the 100m with a time of 12.55... At the Ole Miss Invitational (4/10), finished fifth in the long jump with a personal record jump of 19' 6.25" while running the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay that finished second with a time of 46.10... Ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay that finished fourth with a sesaon-best time of 45.05 at LSU's Alumni Gold meet (4/17) while also placing eighth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.23 and eighth in the long jump invitational competition, jumping 17' 6"... Finished second in the long jump at the Northwestern State Invitational (5/1) with a mark of 19' 9.75", the fifth-longest jump in school history while also placing fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.79... Ran equal 11.70 times in the 100m dash at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-15) to finish fourth while placing second in the long jump with a mark of 20' 3"... At the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29), advanced to the quarterfinals in the 100m dash after running a personal record time of 11.61 in the opening round but did not qualify for Eugene after running 11.81 in the quarterfinals... Also at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29), jumped 19' 8" in the long jump to finish 21st in the opening round.