Quanera Hayes

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Quanera Hayes
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Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-03-07) March 7, 1992 (age 30)
EducationGray's Creek High School, Livingstone College
EmployerNike[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 m
ClubLife Speed Athletics[1]
Coached byDerrick White[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m: 49.72 (2017)
  • 300 m: 35.71 (2017, indoor NR)
  • 200 m: 22.55 (2017)
  • 100 m: 11.27 (2016)

Quanera Hayes (born March 7, 1992) is an American sprinter specializing in the 400 meters distance.[2] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[3][4][1]

Professional track career[edit]

Hayes won the women's 400 m at the United States Olympic Trials on June 20, 2021, qualifying for the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics with a seasonal best time of 49.78 seconds ahead of Allyson Felix.[5]

Personal life[edit]

As of June 20, 2021, she had a 2-year-old son named Demetrius.[5]

Competition record[edit]

Representing the  United States
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
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

Circuit wins and titles[edit]

Personal bests[edit]

Surface Event Time Venue Date Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gretschel, Johanna (August 10, 2017). "From DII To World Team: The Improbable Rise Of Quanera Hayes & Drew Windle". FloTrack. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "ATHLETE PROFILE Quanera HAYES". World Athletics. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "THE 2014-2015 SEASON WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD ROSTER QUANERA HAYES". Livingstone Blue Bears. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  4. ^ "QUANERA HAYES LIVINGSTONE". Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  5. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ "Wanda Diamond League Final | Letzigrund - Zürich (SUI) | 8th-9th September 2021" (PDF). Diamond League. 2021-09-09. p. 8. Retrieved 2021-09-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)