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!