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University of Miami Athletics

Elyse Houston

position

Sprints/jumps

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Wesley Chapel, Fla.

High School

Wiregrass Ranch

Elyse Houston - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2013 Outdoor: Competed in one track event and one field event, including women’s long jump and 200m dash.

2013 Indoor: Competed in two track events and one field event, including women’s 60m dash, 200m and long jump.

2012 Outdoor: Finished 4th in the Hurricane Invitational’s long jump, leaping 5.24 meters … Ran a personal best 25.50 during the 200 meters at the Hurricane Invitational… Had the season’s longest jump of 5.44 meters in the Jim Click Shoot Out

2012 Indoor: Had season bests of 7.89 in the 60 meters, 26.34 in the 200 meters, and 17’4″/5.28m in the long jump.

2011 Outdoor: Reached a season-best time of 12.20 at the Hurricane Invitational in the 100m dash … Her lone attempt in the 200m run came at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational where she finished with a time of 25.94 seconds.

2011 Indoor: Competed in the 60m dash with her best time of 7.89 seconds coming at the Clemson Invitational … Also ran in the 200m dash with her top time at the Kentucky Invitational being a time of 25.98 seconds … Her best mark of 5.18m (17-00.00) in the long jump was achieved at both the Kentucky Invitational and Virginia Tech Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Reached a season-best mark in the long jump at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at 5.45m (17-10.75).

High School: An eight-time letterwinner in track and field, cross country and weight lifting at Wiregrass Ranch High School … A member of the conference and district championship participant and the team district runner-up … Named all-conference from 2006-09 … Named all-academic from 2006-09 … Participated in the 100-meter dash at the state championships in 2008 … Placed ninth in the state championships in the long jump in 2009 … Recorded personal bests of 12.59 in the 100m, 26.22 in the 200m and 17′ 6.5″ in the long jump.

Personal: Political Science Major … Daughter of Carolyn and Dwayne Houston and has a younger brother, Dwayne Houston Jr. … Enjoys writing, dancing, shopping, exploring and traveling … Has aspirations to become a civil right lawyer or a politician … Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.