Quanera Hayes of the U.S. takes the baton from teammate Natasha Hastings (R) during the women's 4x400 relay at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, Oregon March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

HBCU Alumni Quanera Hayes Dominates The Track

Livingstone College Alumni Quanera Hayes has made her dominant “I am here!” statement in the Track and Field world.

After college, Hayes went on to sign with Nike as a Professional Track Athlete. She trained for the USA National Indoor Championship with the IAAF World Indoor Championship as her goal. Remarkably, Hayes went into the championship unknown and left out a champion defeating Olympian Natasha Hastings to take the USA Indoor 400m title.

Later, she was invited to represent USA at the Indoor World Championship, where she took home a bronze medal in the 400m behind her USA colleague Ashley Spencer with silver.

However, she then snagged a gold medal on the women’s 4×400 relay.

During her tenure at Livingstone College, she was a Multi-All American honoree as well as Multi National Champion and the first women to complete the feat of winning the 200m and 400m dash at a Championship. After all her success, she transferred her winning attitude and superior athletic skills to the next level. Aside from the track, Hayes is also an active member of The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

It’s no surprise that the future for Quanera Hayes is bright and great things are expected come especially with the 2016 Olympics in the near future. She now prepares for her outdoor season, which will require a higher level of concentration and executions in order for her to earn a spot on the Olympic team.

Well done, Quanera!

Kyle Kidd-Buckner

Kyle Kidd-Buckner, a Senior, 20-years-old, Mass Communication major with emphasis in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science at Jackson State University. He served as Vice President of Programming for the Campus Activites Board for the 2016-2017 year and a Staff Writer for Jackson State's School Newspaper, "The Blue & White Flash." He recently was appointed to the position of Executive President for the Campus Activities Board for the 2017-2018 Academic School year. He serves as an Author for HBCUBuzz and Collegiate Sports Editor of Black Beat Sports. He was the 2016 National Conference on Student Leadership Scholarship Recipient, being the first HBCU Student to do so. To make Contact w/ Kyle: kiddkyle20@gmail.com | Instagram @iamkylekidd | Twitter @KyleD_Kidd