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Aleia Hobbs
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Aleia Hobbs at the 2018 U.S. Championships
Personal information
Born (1996-02-24) February 24, 1996 (age 28)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Sport
Country United States
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprints
College team LSU Lady Tigers (2015–2018)
Turned pro 2018
Coached by Dennis Shaver (2014–)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10.81 (2022)
  • Indoors
  • 60 m: 6.94 AR (2023)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2020 Tokyo 4×100 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2022 Eugene 4×100 m relay
World Relays
Gold 2019 Yokohama 4×100 m relay
Pan American Junior Championships
Gold 2015 Edmonton 4×100 m relay
Silver 2015 Edmonton 100 m

Aleia Hobbs (born February 24, 1996) is an American professional track and field athlete specializing in the sprints. She won three global medals as part of national women's 4 × 100 meters relays. Hobbs is the North American indoor record holder for the 60 m with a time of 6.94 seconds set in February 2023, becoming the second-fastest woman of all time at the event.

She won two U.S. national titles and is also a two-time individual NCAA Division I champion.

Biography

Aleia Hobbs committed to the LSU Lady Tigers in 2014 and ran for them until mid 2018, when she turned pro and signed a sponsorship deal with Adidas. During her time at LSU, she also represented the United States at the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships, where she earned a silver medal in the 100 m and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay.

Hobbs represented the United States at the 2019 World Relays, anchoring the United States to gold.

On April 3, 2021, she opened her outdoor season at the Battle on the Bayou in New Orleans, Louisiana with a world-leading time of 10.99 s in the 100 m.

On February 18, 2023, the 26-year-old stormed to second on the world 60 m all-time list with a time of 6.94 seconds, just 0.02 s shy of 30-year-old Irina Privalova's world record, at the U.S. Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She took 0.01 s off the North American indoor record set by Gail Devers also in 1993.

Statistics

Information from World Athletics profile unless otherwise noted.

Personal bests

Event Time (s) Wind (m/s) Venue Date Notes
60 meters indoor 6.94 N/A Albuquerque, NM, United States February 18, 2023 North American record, 2nd all time
100 meters 10.81 +0.5 Eugene, OR, United States June 24, 2022
10.72 w +2.9 Eugene, OR, United States June 24, 2022 (wind-assisted)
4 × 100 m relay 42.05 N/A Knoxville, TN, United States May 13, 2018 CR

International championship results

Representing the  United States
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind (m/s) Notes
2015 Pan American Junior Championships Edmonton, AB, Canada 2nd 100 m 11.50 −0.6
1st 4×100 m relay 43.79 N/A
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 1st 4×100 m relay 43.27 N/A
2021 Olympics Games Tokyo, Japan 2nd 4×100 m relay 41.90 N/A
2022 World Championships Eugene, OR, United States 6th 100 m 10.92 +0.8
1st 4×100 m relay 41.56 N/A

100 m circuit wins

  • Diamond League
    • 2019: Shanghai Diamond League
    • 2022: Lausanne Athletissima

100 m seasonal bests

Year Time Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
2010 11.95 +1.3 Norfolk, VA, U.S.
2011 11.75 +1.5 New Orleans, LA, U.S.
2012 11.77 +1.5 Arlington, TX, U.S.
2013 11.68 +1.8 Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.
−0.3 Greensboro, NC, U.S.
2014 11.49 +1.2 Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.
2015 11.13 +2.0 Eugene, OR, U.S.
2016 11.34 +0.7 Jacksonville, FL, U.S.
2017 10.85 +2.0 Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.
2018 10.90 +1.9 Tampa, FL, U.S.
10.86 w +3.7 Austin, TX, U.S. Wind-assisted
2019 11.03 +0.2 Shanghai, China
10.83 w +2.8 Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. Wind-assisted
2020 11.12 +0.2 Rome, Italy
2021 10.88 w +2.4 Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. Wind-assisted
10.91 +0.7
2022 10.72 w +2.9 Eugene, OR, U.S. Wind-assisted
10.81 +0.5

National championship results

Representing the New Era Track Club (2012–2013), the LSU Lady Tigers (2015–2018), and adidas (2019)
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind (m/s) Notes
2012 U.S. Youth Championships (born 1996–1997) Arlington, Texas 1st 200 m 24.19 +1.0 PB
1st 100 m 11.77 +1.5 SB
2013 U.S. World Youth Trials Edwardsville, Illinois 5th 100 m 12.09 −2.1
2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 15th 60 m 7.68 N/A
NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships Eugene, Oregon 6th 100 m 11.16 w +3.1 Wind-assisted
5th 4×100 m relay 43.69 N/A
U.S. Junior Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd 100 m 11.38 +0.6
2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships College Station, Texas 9th 60 m 7.26 N/A
NCAA Division I Championships Eugene, Oregon DQ (semi 1) 4×100 m relay N/A Out of zone pass
5th 100 m 11.12 +0.3
U.S. Championships Sacramento, California 7th 100 m 11.23 +0.3
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships College Station, Texas 1st 60 m 7.07 N/A Collegiate record, PB
NCAA Division I Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 100 m 11.01 −0.7
1st 4×100 m relay 42.25 N/A
U.S. Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st 100 m 10.91 +0.6
2019 U.S. Championships Des Moines, Iowa 6th 100 m 11.33 −1.7
2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 7th 100 m 11.20 −1.0
2022 U.S. Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd 100 m 10.72 +2.9 Wind-assisted
2023 U.S. Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st 60 m 6.94 N/A AR #2nd all time
  • NCAA results from Track & Field Results Reporting System.
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