Blazers post seven top-five finishes
Distance runners compete at Mt. Sac Relays, sprinters and hurdlers to Vanderbilt Invitational
Blazers run solid times in 4x100m relay, 200m dash and 400m dash
Distance runners and sprinters to reunite at Auburn
Johns, Kirk set school records in 10,000m and 5,000m, respectively
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Broke personal records in both the 100 and 200 meter in back-to-back weeks with an 11.69 run in the 100 at the Vanderbilt Invite, and a 24.35 run in the 200 a week later at the Samford Multi ...was part of the 4x100 relay team that broke the school record with a 44.81 run (at NCAA East Regional Championships) and qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Indoor: Raced to a personal-best time of 7.52 in the 60 meters at the C-USA Championship ... logged a career-best time of 25.41 in the 200 meters at the Birmingham Invite ... finished second in the 60 meters (7.54) at the Vulcan Invite. Outdoor: Placed fifth at the Alabama Relays in the 100 meters with a time of 11.85 ... recorded a season-best 11.80 in the 100 meters at the Florida Relays ... one of four runners on the 4x100-meter relay team that placed first at the Alabama Relays with a time of 46.04 ... part of the 4x200-meter relay team that finished first at the Alabama Relays with a time of 1:36.79 - the third-best time on UAB's all-time list.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Indoor: Ran a season-best 7.81 in the 60m and a season-best 26.31 in the 200m at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Finished second in the 100m (12.26) at the `Southern Invitational ... crossed the line at 12.11 for a third-place finish in the 100m at the Alabama Relays ... top finisher for the Blazers in the 200m (25.11) in the same meet ... part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished first (46.58) at the Alabama Relays ... turned in a personal-best time of 11.75 in the 100-meter dash at the Memphis Invitational.
Attended Central High School in St. Joseph, Mo. ... was the 2007 Missouri Class 4 state champion in the 100m dash ... recipient of the 2007 St. Joe News Press Female Athlete of the Year award ... placed first in the 2008 UCM Mule Relays with a personal-best time of 7.16 in the 55m dash ... finished third in the 2009 Missouri State Track Championships after clocking a personal-best 11.77 in the 100m dash.
Full name is Alexis Chantal Bates ... born Nov. 26, 1991 ... daughter of Lisa Hughes and Phil Bates ... has a sister, Jada ... majoring in criminal justice.