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Aliyah Abrams

  • position Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Grayson, Ga.
  • High school Grayson
  • position Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Grayson, Ga.
  • High school Grayson

Aliyah Abrams Bio

NATIONAL HONORS
2020 Indoor NCAA All-American (4x400m Relay)
2019 Indoor NCAA Champion (4x400m Relay)
2019 Indoor First-Team All-American (400m, 4x400m Relay)
2019 Outdoor First-Team All-Ame
rican (400m, 4x400m Relay)
2019 Penn Relays Champion (4x200m Relay, 4x400m Relay)

2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier (400m, 4x400m Relay)
2017 Indoor Second-Team All-American (4x400m Relay)
2016 Outdoor First-Team All-American (4x400m Relay)
2016 Outdoor Second-Team All-American (400m)

INTERNATIONAL HONORS
2016 Rio Olympics participant (Guyana, 400m)
2018, 2019 Aliann Pompey Invitational Champion (400m)
2019 IAAF World Championships semifinalist (Guyana, 400m)

SEC HONORS
2019 SEC Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2019 SEC Indoor Silver Medalist (4x400m Relay)
2016 SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team (400m)
SEC Runner of the Week (1/15/19, 2/6/19)
SEC Freshman of the Week (1/19/16)

ACADEMIC HONORS
2016, 2017, 2020 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2017, 2018, 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2020 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2021
Indoor: Only ran in one race for the Gamecocks … Ran the 400 meters at the South Carolina Invitational and clocked in with a time of 52.28.
Outdoor: Was a member of the 4X400-meter relay team that took sixth at the NCAA Championships and earned First Team All-America honors … Made it to the NCAA Championships in the 400 meters … Earned Second Team All-America honors for her 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships … Ran a time of 52.43 in the prelims at the NCAA meet to take 16th … Was the sixth-fastest qualifier out of the East Regional in the 400 meters with a time of 51.77 in the final round at that meet to advance to Eugene … Finished fourth at the SEC Championships in the 400 meters with a time of 51.46, which was her season best … Earned runner-up finishes at the Gamecock and UNF Invitationals … Won the 400 meters at the Tiger Track Classic … Took eighth at the Florida Relays in the 400 meters … Ran the 200 meters once at the USC Open and took third with a time of 24.22 … Ran under 52 seconds in the 400 meters three times … All-in-all, never finished a race worse than 16th, which came at the NCAA Championships.

2020
Indoors: After a long summer of competition where she reached the semifinals of the World Championships, she returned to the Gamecocks in a short season on the track… Won the USC Indoor Open in the 400m with a time of 52.78… Finished 13th at the SEC Indoor Championships… Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships as a part of the Gamecocks 4x400m relay squad… was named an Indoor All-American, making her the 25th Gamecock woman to be a five-time All-American.
Outdoors: Cancelled. 

2019
Indoors: Brought a national championship to Carolina in her finest season yet as a collegian… ran the second leg as the Gamecocks won the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:30.76… the national event title was the first for South Carolina since 2015, and the first women’s 4×4 title since 2007… also earned first-team All-America honors in the 400m, where she finished runner-up at nationals with a time of 52.27, seventh-best in Carolina history… was part of all 18 points the Gamecocks scored at the NCAA meet, leading them to a seventh-place finish overall… led the Gamecocks to a runner-up finish in the 4x400m relay at the SEC Championships, with the team’s mark of 3:29.56 ranking third in Carolina history… finished ninth in the 400m at the SEC meet… earned a regular-season victory in the 200m at the Gamecock Inaugural, in the 300m at the Clemson Opener, and the 400m at the Orange & Purple Elite and Carolina Challenge… led the 4x400m relay to wins at the Clemson Opener, the Orange & Purple Elite, the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge and the Carolina Challenge.
Outdoors: Earned two more All-America finishes and firmly established herself as one of the finest quarter-milers in Carolina history… finished fifth individually in the 400m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, with a new PR of 51.13 in the final… that time ranks sixth in Carolina history… ran 51.51, the top qualifying time, in the 400m preliminary round at the NCAA Championships… led the 4x400m relay to a third-place finish at the NCAA meet, with their time of 3:26.90 ranking second in school history… helped the Gamecocks win Penn Relays Championship of America titles in both the 4x200m and 4x400m relays… guided the 4x400m relay to a fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships and a victory at the NCAA East Regional… individually, finished fifth at the SEC meet and fourth at the regional meet in the 400m… also posted regional qualifying times in the 100m and 200m… won the 400m at the Spec Towns Invitational, with a time of 52.30… won the 400m at the Aliann Pompey Invitational in her native Guyana for the second-straight year, with a time of 52.16.

2018
Indoors: Did not compete
Outdoors: Returned from her redshirt season to lead the Gamecocks in the 400m as well as the 4x400m relay, qualifying for the NCAA Championships in both events… earned four regular-season wins in the 400m, at the Black & Gold Challenge, Weems Baskin Invitational, Gamecock Invitational and Tennessee Relays… missed the SEC Championships but easily qualified for the NCAA East Regional, where she matched a PR in the finals with a time of 52.04… that time was 10th-best at the Regional to punch her ticket to Eugene… at the NCAA Championships, she finished 18th in the 400 with a mark of 53.09… guided the 4x400m relay to a time of 3:33.22 at the NCAA East Regional as they finished 7th to earn a nationals berth… was part of the mile relay that finished 17th at the NCAA Championships… also led the Gamecocks in the 200m dash, running the team’s top time of the season (23.40) to win the USC Open… competed over the summer at the Aliann Pompey Invitational, running 52.31 to win the 400m.

2017
Indoors: Was South Carolina’s top 400m runner, finishing in the top five of every regular-season race… turned in a season-best 53.39 at the Tiger Paw Invitational… finished 16th at the SEC Championships with a time of 54.39… also part of the 4x400m relay, including a second-place finish at Vanderbilt and a win at the Armory Invitational… placed ninth at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn second-team All-America honors.
Outdoors: Did not compete.

2016
Indoors: Started her college career on a high note, winning the 400m at the Texas A&M Invite with a time of 53.21… placed third in the 400 at the Armory Invite… Ran the top preliminary time in the 400 at the SEC Indoor Championship, and finished seventh in the final to score for the team… finished the indoor season ranked 18th in the country for the 400, just two places out of qualifying for nationals… also a key member of the mile relay, including a win at the Armory Invite and a sixth-place finish at SECs.
Outdoors: National qualifier in the 400m dash and as part of the 4x400m relay… won bronze in the 4x400m relay at the national championship, and finished eighth overall in the 400m prelims… finished the outdoor season as the nation’s fastest freshman in the 400m… ran what was at the time the ninth-fastest 400m time in program history (52.04) to place fourth at the SEC Championship final… earned silver at SECs with the 4x400m relay, and the team’s time of 3:28.53 was the eighth-fastest in school history… ran the team’s top 400m time of the season, and the second-best time in the 200m (23.92)… represented Guyana at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, running the 400m.

HIGH SCHOOL
2015 Brooks PR Invitational champion in the 400… 2011 and 2012 Jr. Olympic champion in the 400… won the Georgia state title in the 400 and was runner-up in the 200… Georgia 6A record holder in the 400… owns school records in the 200 and 400… 2015 All-Metro Atlanta award… 2015 Gwinnett County runner of the year… graduated with honors.

PERSONAL
Born April 3, 1997… daughter of Claudia Lloyd-Abrams and Denzel Abrams… has two older siblings, Jasmine and Christopher… majoring in public health… born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Indoor Personal Records
200m
23.80 (1/19/19 Gamecock Inaugural)
300m
37.45 (12/8/18 Clemson Opener)
400m
52.27 (3/9/19 NCAA Championships)
Outdoor Personal Records
100m
11.52 (+1.6) (4/13/19 Gamecock Invitational)
200m
23.33 (+0.3) (3/23/19 Buccaneer Invitational)
400m
51.13 (6/8/19 NCAA Championships)

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