Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews MVC Indoor Championships
Awards/Honors 2013-14 Track & Field:All-MVC Indoor (400m, 4x400m) ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2013-14 Track & Field: All-MVC Outdoor (400m, 4x100m, 4x400m) ... All-MVC Indoor (200m, 400m, 4x400m) ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2012-13 Track & Field: All-MVC Outdoor (200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m) ... USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American (400m) ... All-MVC Indoor (200m, 400m) ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2011-12 Track & Field: USTFCCCA All-American Honorable Mention (400m) ... MVC Track Athlete of the Week (March 27, 2012) ... All-MVC Indoor (400m, 4x400m)... All-MVC Outdoor (400m, 4x100m, 4x400m) ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
2015 Track & Field Indoor: Competed in seven meets ... Opened the season at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 9) with a victory in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:45.20 ... Finished 17th in the 60-meter dash prelims with a time of 8.05 and won the 4x800 in 9:48.24 at the Missouri Invitational (Jan. 16) ... Placed third in the 400m dash in 55.79 and won the 4x800m realy with a time of 9:48.24 at the UAB Vulcan Invitational (Jan. 23) ... At the UAB Green & Gold Invitational (Jan. 24), finished 11th in the 60-meter dash prelims with a time of 7.88 and third in the 200-meter dash prelims in 24.97 ... Competed in three events at the Purdue Fred Wilt Invitational (Feb. 14): Fifth in the 200m dash (25.22), fifth in the 400m dash (56.63), and first in the 4x400m relay (3:42.86) ... Fifth in the 400-meter dash with a 55.47 and first in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:39.98 at the Arkansas Open (Feb. 21) ... Competed in three events at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-Mar. 1): Seventh in the 200m dash prelims (24.97) and fifth in the finals (24.78), second in the 400-meter prelims (46.09) as well as second in the finals (54.97), and conference champion in hte 4x400m relay (3:43.34).
Outdoor: Competed in six meets ... Opened the season at the Texas Relays (Mar. 25-28), finishing 21st in the 4x100m relay (46.67), 12th in the 4x400m relay (3:43.35), and 12th in the 1600 Sprint-Medley Relay (4:02.57) … In three events at the John McDonnell Invitational (Apr. 10-11), placed 12th in the 100m dash (12.15), 14th in the 200m dash (24.57), and third in the 4x400m relay (3:41.07) … Runner-up in the 4x100m relay at the John Jacobs Invitational (Apr. 17-18) with a time of 45.07 … Finished 12th in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:41.47 at the Drake Relays (Apr. 22) … At the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships (May 15-17), placed 18th in the 400m run prelims (59.06).
2014 Track & Field Indoor: Competed in all eight meets ... Won the 300-meter dash and set a program record with her 39.31 at the Holiday Preview (Dec. 6) in Ames, Iowa ... Placed forth in the 200 meters (24.91) and 10th in the 60-meter dash prelims (8.00) at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 10) ... Third in the Holiday Inn Invitational (Jan. 17-18) 200-meter dash with 24.53 and forth in the 400 meters in 55.72 ... Finished third in the 400-meter dash in 56.84 and part of the 4x400 relay team that finished forthat the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 24-25) in Bloomington, Ind. ... Competed in three events at the Varsity Apartment Invitational: Sixth in the 60-meter dash finals (7.76), second in the 200-meter dash (24.94), and first in the 4x400 relay (351.37) ... Another first place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the Missouri Invitational (Feb. 7) ... At the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 14-15), placed seventh in the in the 200-meter dash in 24.58, third in the seeded 400-meter dash in 54.31, and ninth in the 4x400 meter relay in 3:46.96 ... Competed in four Missouri Valley Conference Championships (Mar. 1-2) events: Second in the 200-meter dash finals (24.28), won both the 400-meter dash prelims (55.55) and finals (54.47), and placed first in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:45.26.
Outdoor: Competed in all ten meets ... Won both the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.32 and the 4x100 relay in 46.29, and placed fifth in the 100-meter dash at the Tusla Duels (Mar. 21-22) ... Runner-up in the 400-meter dash at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold with a time of 55.90 ... Competed in four events at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (Apr. 5): Sixth in the 200-meter dash (24.13), third in the 400-meter dash (54.15), third in the 4x100-meter relay (45.28), and third in the 4x400-meter relay (3:43:39) ... Recorded a career-best 11.92 to finish third in the 100 meter dash at the Missouri Relays (Apr. 12), and won the 4x100m relay in 45.44 ... At the Kansas Relays (Apr. 16-19): Placed third in the 400-meter dash prelims (55.41) and qualified for the finals where she finished fourth (55.10), runner-up in the 4x100 relay prelims (45.37) and third in the relay finals (46.27) ... Earned seventh in the 4x200 relay (1:37.12) and 16th in the 4x400 relay (3:42.05) at the Drake Relays (Apr. 25-26) ... Set a PR in the 200-meter dash and placed second with a mark of 23.61 at the Jace LaCoste Invitational (May 3), as well as winning the 400-meter (53.48), placing second in the 4x100-meter relay, and winning the 4x400-meter relay (3:39.47) ... At the Missouri Valley Conference Championships: Sixth in the 200-meter dash prelims (24.48) and fourth in the 200-meter das finals (23.97), first in the 400-meter dash finals (54.12), first in the 4x100 relay (45.12), and second in the 4x400 relay (3:42.41) ... Placed 30th in the 400m dash first round (54.28), 12th in the 4x100m relay first round (44.79), and 24th in the 4x400m relay first round at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet (May 29-31) ... Ran the third leg in the 4x100-meter relay semifinals at the NCAA Championships (Jun. 11-14) to place 20th in 46.00.
2013 Track & Field Indoor: Named USTFCCCA second team All-American following 13th-place finish in 400 meters in NCAA championships ... Ran 53.33 on March 8, the third-best time in school history ... Earned All-MVC honors in both 200 and 400 meters ... Appeared in nine meets ... Won 200 meters individually at Saluki Open (Jan. 11) in 24.92 ... Also ran winning anchor leg in 4x400-meter relay in 3:49.70 ... Won 600 meters at Missouri Invitational (Jan. 18) in 1:33.63 ... Victorious in 400 meters at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet (Jan. 26) in 54.35 ... Won 200 finals at MVC Championships on Feb. 23 in 24:55 ... Also claimed 400-meter title at Arkansas Final Qualifier (March 1) in 53.06 prior to All-American performance at NCAA meet.
Outdoor: Earned All-MVC honors in 200 and 400 meters and 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays ... Appeared in eight meets ... Won 400 meters at Mississippi State Conference Challenge on March 23 in 54.26 ... Won 800 meters at Razorback Spring Invitational on March 30 in 2:15.39 ... Won 200 meters at K.T. Woodman Classic on April 12 in 24.28 ... Second in all four of her events at MVC Championships ... Ran 200 and 400 in 23.63 and 53.25, respectively, and 4x100 and 4x400 in 45.40 and 3:39.44 ... Ran 28th in 400 at NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds in 54.30.
2012 Track & Field Indoor: Had a good start to her collegiate career, posting a time of 56.10 and a third-place finish in the 400m dash at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic ... Won her first competition at the Arkansas Invitational 600m run with a time of 1:31.17 ... A week later, won the Saluki Open 400m dash in 56.40 ... Finished third in the 200m dash (25.28) at the Saluki Open ... Notched another top-10 finish at the Indiana Relays, claiming sixth in the 800m run with a time of 2:13.23 ... Was runner-up in the Varsity Apartments Invitational 200m dash (25.03) ... Won the 400m dash at the Iowa State Classic (54.91) ... Helped the Bears to the MVC indoor championship by finishing second in the 400m dash (54.63) and fourth in the 200m dash (24.67) ... Participated in the Arkansas Last Chance Meet and placed fifth in the 200m dash (24.41).
Outdoor: Won her first outdoor event of the year, the Bobby Lane Invitational 400m dash, with a time of 54.23 ... Won another 400m dash at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, that time in 53.63 ... Also finished sixth in the 200m dash (23.91) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational ... Was fourth in the 100m dash (11.96) at the Tom Botts Invitational ... Took fourth in the 400m at the John McDonnell Invitational with a time of 53.36 ... At the MVC Outdoor Championships, finished second in the 400m (53.74) and fourth in the 200m dash (24.00) ... Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary 400m dash and finished ninth in 53.38 ... Also was part of the 4x100m relay team that finished 15th at the West Prelims ... Had a strong showing at the NCAA Championships 400m dash, crossing the finish line in 53.07, which was good for 19th place ... Competed internationally at the Barbados Nationals, where she won the 400m dash in 53.70 ... Also competed at the NACAC U23 meet, in which she placed seventh in the 400m dash with a time of 53.65.
Background Attended the Lodge School in Bridgetown Barbados, as well as the Barbados Community College and Hastings Christ Church ... Competed in various World Championship Junior events, traveling all over the world.
Personal Althia S. Maximilien was born March 14, 1991 ... Daughter of Aiphonsus and Frumentia Maximlien ... Has five siblings: Josiah, Amanda, Jacqualine, Millicent Maximilien and Cassandra Carter ... Sisters Amanda and Millicent both competed at the collegiate level in track and field, while brother Josiah competed in soccer ... Majoring in hospitality & restaurant administration, with dreams of becoming a pastry chef and a professional athlete.