Events: 200M (23.80), 400M (53.53)
2017 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Silver Medalist (200 Meters)
2017 North Carolina Class 4A State Champion (400 Meters)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s top 400-meter sprinters in the Class of 2018 to sign a National Letter of Intent at the NCAA Division I level … Crowned the North Carolina High School Athletics Association Class 4A State Champion as a junior in 2017 with a personal-best time of 53.53 seconds in the state final … Ended the 2017 outdoor season as the No. 5-ranked high school 400-meter runner in the Class of 2018 in the United States … Also placed fourth in the 200-meter final at the 2017 NCHSAA Class 4A Outdoor State Championships to cap her junior season at Southeast Guilford Senior High School … Won a NCHSAA Class 4A silver medal in the 300-meter dash during the 2017 indoor season while running 39.11 in the state final … A seven-time state finalist in North Carolina during her prep career … Followed her junior season by earning the title of 2017 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Silver Medalist in the 200-meter dash while sprinting to the finish line in 23.97 (-2.5) in the national final … Also a 200-meter finalist at the 2016 New Balance Outdoor Nationals where she placed seventh nationally with a seasonal-best time of 24.18 (+1.4) to highlight her sophomore season … Competed in the 400 meters at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2017 … Set her 200-meter personal best with a time of 23.80 at North Carolina’s AAU District Qualifier in the summer of 2017 … Placed 14th in the 200 meters and 17th in the 400 meters at the 2017 USA Track & Field Junior Championships in Sacramento, California … Crowned an All-Metro Conference Champion three times while running for Southeast Guilford Senior High School.
Full name is Kiya Alexia Oviosun ... Born on Oct. 3, 2000 ... Parents are Evans and Sherren Oviosun ... Has one older sibling, Kellie Washington ... An honor student during her time at Southeast Guilford Senior High School while maintaining a 4.5 weighted grade-point average ... Plans to major in finance at LSU.