|Born||March 7, 1992|
|Education||Gray's Creek High School, Livingstone College|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Club||Life Speed Athletics|
|Coached by||Derrick White|
|Achievements and titles|
Quanera Hayes (born March 7, 1992) is an American sprinter specializing in the 400 meters distance. She won the bronze medal at the 2016 World Indoor Championships and is the 2020 US Olympic Trials champion in the women's 400 m. She has earned several gold medals for the United States in the 4 × 400 m relay, including at the World Championships and World Relays in 2017, as well as the World Indoor Championships in 2016 and 2018. A 400m 2021 Diamond League champion.
Hayes was born March 7, 1992. She was raised in her hometown of Hope Mills, North Carolina and attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, competing for the NCAA Division II track and field team from 2012 until 2015 when she graduated.
Professional track career
As of June 20, 2021, she had a 2-year-old son named Demetrius.
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, Oregon, US||3rd||400 m||51.76|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:26.38|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||4×400 m relay||3:24.36|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||9th (sf)||400 m||50.71|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:19.02|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||1st||4×400 m relay||3:23.85 AR|
|2021||Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||7th||400 m||50.88|
|2023||World Championships||Budapest, Hungary||–||4×400 m relay||DQ|
Circuit wins and titles
|Outdoor||400 m||49.72||Sacramento, California, US||June 24, 2017|
|200 m||22.55||Gainesville, Florida, US||April 28, 2017||-0.3 m/s wind|
|100 m||11.27||Gainesville, Florida, US||April 22, 2016||+0.4 m/s wind|
|Indoor||400 m||51.09||Portland, Oregon, US||March 12, 2016|
|300 m||35.71||Clemson, South Carolina, US||January 7, 2017||Indoor American record|
|200 m||22.70||Fayetteville, Arkansas, US||February 7, 2021|
- Gretschel, Johanna (August 10, 2017). "From DII To World Team: The Improbable Rise Of Quanera Hayes & Drew Windle". FloTrack. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
- "ATHLETE PROFILE Quanera HAYES". World Athletics. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
- "THE 2014-2015 SEASON WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD ROSTER QUANERA HAYES". Livingstone Blue Bears. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
- "QUANERA HAYES LIVINGSTONE". Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
- Thorburn, Ryan (June 20, 2021). "Mother magic: Quanera Hayes, Allyson Felix finish 1-2 in 400 final to qualify for Olympics". The Register-Guard. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
- "Wanda Diamond League Final | Letzigrund - Zürich (SUI) | 8th-9th September 2021" (PDF). Diamond League. 2021-09-09. p. 8. Retrieved 2021-09-09.