Position
Sprints/hurdles
Height
5'9
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Dallas, Texas
Major
Sports Administration
High School
Lancaster HS

Events: 60H (8.16), 100H (13.20)

3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout hurdler for the Lady Tigers during her four-year career from 2008-11 … Earned three All-SEC honors during her collegiate career while competing in the sprint hurdles … Was the SEC Indoor runner-up in 2009 and 2011 and the SEC Outdoor runner-up in 2010 … Also won three bronze medals at the SEC Championships during her collegiate career, including third-place finishes outdoors in 2009 and 2011 and indoors in 2008 … Set personal bests of 8.16 in the 60-meter hurdles and 13.20 in the 100-meter hurdles as a Lady Tiger … Her indoor PR of 8.16 ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time performance list at the end of her career … A member of five SEC championship teams at LSU … Helped the Lady Tigers to the sweep SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles in 2008 and 2011, as well as take home the SEC Outdoor crown in 2010.

2011
One of the nation’s elite hurdlers again during her senior season in 2011 … Posted a wind-legal seasonal best outdoors in a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Clocked a wind-legal 13.21 seconds to win the bronze medal and score six points for the Lady Tigers as they captured their fourth SEC Outdoor team title in five seasons … Competed in the sprint hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Nearly qualified for a spot in the NCAA semifinals with a 15th-place finish in the quarterfinal round after running 13.44 in the event held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. … Clocked a seasonal best wind-aided time of 13.05 (+3.3) to take fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also recorded a wind-aided time of 13.11 en route to a seventh-place finish at the Texas Relays … Earned her third career All-SEC honor in the hurdles during the indoor season as she finished as the SEC Indoor runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles … Clocked 8.18 to score eight points with a second-place finish in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships … Earned the right to compete in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships held in College Station, Texas … Nearly earned a spot in the national final for the first time in her career as she finished in ninth place overall in the qualifying round with her time of 8.21 … Established a personal best in the event with a time of 8.16 to take second place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Finished the season as the No. 9-ranked hurdler on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 60-meter hurdles … Won the 60-meter hurdles at the Razorback Invitational (8.24), LSU Twilight (8.34) and Purple Tiger Invitational (8.38) during the 2011 indoor season … Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 100-meter hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., where she finished in 26th place after posting 13.41 in the first round of qualifying.

2010
Earned All-SEC honors for the second time in her collegiate career as she was the runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Scored eight points for the Lady Tigers with her second-place finish while running 13.42 in the conference final into a strong 1.2 headwind … Was her first All-SEC honor outdoors … Helped the Lady Tigers capture their third SEC Outdoor team title in four seasons by scoring eight points … Followed with a personal-best performance in the 100 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Advanced to the national quarterfinals, where she finished in a tie for 13th place with a new personal-best time of 13.20 (1.1) … Missed advancing to the semifinal round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., by one one-hundredth of a second … Shattered her previous personal best of 13.28 entering the season … Ran a slightly wind-aided time of 13.21 (2.1) in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Earned a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (13.32) … Finished runner-up in the event at the LSU Tiger Relays (13.49) … Scored three points for the Lady Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships, running 8.49 in the conference final … Clocked a seasonal-best NCAA provisional qualifying time of 8.38 in a seventh-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Placed third in the 60 hurdles at the New Mexico Invitational (8.48), LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (8.48) and Purple Tiger Invitational (8.59).

2009
An NCAA Championships participant in both the 60-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles during the 2009 season … Just missed earning All-America honors with an 11th-place finish in the 60 hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships … Clocked a time of 8.37 seconds in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA Indoor meet … Earned her first career All-SEC honor with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set a new personal best in the event with a time of 8.20 in the conference final … Her time was a provisional qualifying mark for the national meet and finished the 2009 indoor season ranked No. 13 among all hurdlers in the NCAA … Also recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times at the SEC Championships (8.24), LSU Twilight (8.33), Tyson Invitational (8.34) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (8.42) … Won the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge with a time of 8.46 in the final … Earned a 14th-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Clocked a time of 13.51 in the NCAA semifinal … Earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Outdoor meet following an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Recorded a time of 13.70 in the regional final … Nearly earned a second All-SEC honor with a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles at the SEC Championships … Recorded a time of 13.47 in the conference final … Shattered her own personal best in the event with a wind-legal time of 13.28 in the final at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Was the third-place finisher in the 100-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays … Competed in a total of 16 meets during her sophomore season.

2008
Proved to be one of the top freshman hurdlers in the country in 2008 … Was an NCAA Regional qualifier during her rookie season … Was the 12th-place finisher in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Clocked a personal best wind-aided time of 13.43 seconds at the regional meet … Set a personal best wind-legal time of 13.62 at the LSU Alumni Gold on April 19 … Ran the leadoff leg on the Lady Tigers’ shuttle hurdle relay team that won the “Championship of America” title at the 114th Penn Relays in record-setting fashion … Teamed with Angel Boyd, Jessica Ohanaja and Nickiesha Wilson to set a new collegiate record in the event with a time of 52.77, eclipsing the previous record of 52.85 set by Illinois in 2001 … Finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Helped lead the Lady Tigers to the team title at the SEC Indoor Championships by finishing third in the 60-meter hurdles en route to a 1-2-3 LSU sweep in the event … Her time of 8.30 in the final at the indoor conference meet was the fastest time recorded by a freshman in the NCAA in 2008 … Competed in a total of 16 meets during her freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Wrapped up an outstanding high school career in 2007 by successfully defending her state title in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.85 seconds in the final … Her performance helped Lancaster High School win its seventh-straight Class 4A state championship at the state meet in Austin, Texas… Signed with LSU after winning three gold medals at the state meet in the spring of 2006 … Won state championships in the 100-meter hurdles, the 4×100-meter relay and the 4×200-meter relay as a junior … Clocked a personal-best time of 13.65 in the 100 hurdles during her junior season to rank among the top 10 high school performers in the nation for the 2006 season … Coached at the high school level by Beverly Humphrey.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tenaya Monet Jones … Born on March 22, 1989 … Parents are Warren and Teresa Jones … Has one younger sibling, Travia … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

 

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