| Keyona Neal
NCAA East Qualifier
2012 All-Conference Performer
Bronze Medal- C-USA Outdoor Championships
2012 NCAA East Qualifier (4 x 400m) ... Earned All-Conference USA third team honors taking bronze at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the 4 x 400m (3:37.57) ... As a member of the 4 x 400m relay squad, broke the school-record and took first place at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational with a time of 3:46.14, the squad would break their own record four more times during the outdoor season, with the fourth time coming at the NCAA East Preliminary as they finished 13th overall at a time of 3:37.45 ... Placed second with a personal-best of 54.27 in the 400m at the Memphis Invitational ... At the Ole Miss Invitational notched a personal-best of 1:02.06 in the 400m hurdle placing fifth.
As a member of the 4 x 400m relay squad, broke the school-record and placed second at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic with a time of 3:50.74, the group later broke their own record at the Vulcan Invitational at a time of 3:45.40 (first-place) ... Scored overall points for the women's squad at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 4 x 400m (seventh, 3:46.69) ... Placed third in the 800m at the Vulcan Invitational with a personal-best of 2:15.10.
Did not compete during the outdoor or indoor seasons.
Earned first all-C USA nod in the 400m dash, finishing eighth with a 55.89 mark ... Career-best 55.00 400m dash time came during C-USA Championship preliminaries ... Won the 800m run at the Joey Haines Invitational with a 2:19.50 mark.
Competed in sprints as a sophomore ... career-best 57.46 mark in the 400m dash during the preliminary round at the C-USA Championships ... Earned two third-place finishes in the 400m dash, including a 58.57 mark at the ASU Invitational.
Competed in six meets for the Lady Tigers and was a runner on the 4x400m relay team that finished in the top-five three times ... Finished seventh in the 400m dash at the Memphis Tiger Invitational ... Set a personal-best 400m dash time of 57.39 at the C-USA Championships, finishing 10th.
Saw action in one meet for the Lady Tigers...Finished fourth in the 400m dash at the EIU Mega Meet with a time of 1:02.16 ... Ran on the 4x400m relay team that finished second at the EIU Mega Meet.
Prior to Memphis
Competed in several relays with her team at the state championships ... Was part of her 4x400m relay indoor champions with a 3:58 time ... Also was a part of a 4x200m relay finalist and a 4x100m relay finalist that placed eighth at the state championships ... Placed seventh in the 400m dash with a time of 57.3 ... Was a 400m dash sectional and regional runner-up ... Outdoor she was a part of a state champion 4x400m relay team that ran a 3:55 time ... Was her high school track team's MVP ... Was also conference champ in the 400m dash and conference runner up in the 4x400m relay ... Was an AAU National qualifier in the 4x400m relay in 2007 ... Also qualified for AAU regionals with a 200m time of 25.50.
Daughter of Cassandra Neal ... Birthday is Feb. 23.