Aleia Hobbs Named to Team USA 4x100m Relay Pool
Baton Rouge, La. – Aleia Hobbs, a 3x NCAA champion during her days at LSU, was named to Team USA’s track and field roster for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday evening.
Hobbs, the 2018 U.S. champion in the 100 meters, was named to the 4×100 meter relay pool for the United States. She owns the ninth fastest time in the world this year, a 10.91, that she ran in the 100 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold meet on April 24 at Bernie Moore Track Stadium. The time of 10.91 ranks No. 3 amongst Americans this year.
Hobbs has represented Team USA on the world stage before as she anchored the 4×100 meter relay to gold at the 2019 IAAF World Relays that May with a time of 43.27. When she won the 2018 U.S. title in the 100 meters with a time of 10.91, she became the first collegian to win the U.S. 100 meter title and the NCAA 100 meter title, and the NCAA 60 meter title indoors since Carlette Guidry did so in 1991.
Hobbs is the fourth member with ties to the LSU track and field program to be selected to Team USA joining the likes of Michael Cherry, Vernon Norwood, and JuVaughn Harrison.