University of Alabama sprinter Diondre Batson ran the fastest 100-meter dash time in the world.
Sophomore 2014 Indoor Season Placed eighth in the long jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a mark of 19-1 1/2 ... recorded a 19-0 1/2 in the long jump to finish sixth at the Auburn Invitational.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Finished sixth in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships, with a wind-aided mark of 20-3 1/2 ... cleared 19-10 1/4 in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... registered a mark of 38-9 in the triple jump at the Spec Towns Invitational while adding a personal best of 20-8 in the long jump ... turned in a 19-8 in the long jump and 38-5 1/2 in the triple jump at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... placed second in the long jump (19-4) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, adding a top triple jump of 37-3 3/4.
2013 Indoor Season Recorded a season best of 39-3 in the triple jump at the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships ... earlier posted a season best 19-4 in the long jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial ... placed second at the Indiana Relays in the long jump (19-0 3/4)... recorded a long jump of 19-0 3/4 at the Auburn Invitational for a sixth-place finish ... finished 14th in her first collegiate event, with a 18-2 3/4 long jump at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.
Prep and Personal A two-time Texas Class 3A state champion in the long jump and a two-time qualifier for the state meet in the triple jump ... helped lead Andrews High School to district track and field team titles all four years (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) ... coached by Don Harridge at Andrews ... won the 2010 Texas class 3A state long jump title (19-1 1/2) as a sophomore. winning the competition by 11 inches ... placed fourth in the triple jump at the 2010 state meet (36-6 3/4) ... named 2010 Texas Class 3A Track & Field Girls Athlete of the Year ... 2009 state long jump champion (19-0), winning the event by seven inches ... took fourth in the triple jump at that state meet, with a leap of 37-4 ... injuries later denied her a chance at the state meet during her junior and senior seasons (2011 and 2012) ... as a junior in 2011, won district titles in the 200 meters, long jump and triple jump, in addition to running on the district champion 4x200-meter relay team ... earlier won the district championship in the long jump in 2009 and 2010 ... won the district triple jump title in 2009 and 2010 ... began competing in track and field at the age of eight ... also earned all-district honors in volleyball and softball and was named MVP for both of those teams ... academic all-state ... member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... state qualifier for the Science Fair and the Future Problem Solvers ... honor-roll student ... daughter of Don and Paula Ives ... oldest of three children ... born Aug. 17, 1994, in Hobbs, N.M.