AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Indoor: Claimed a top-10 finish (59.50) in the 400m at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational ... top finisher for UAB in the 400-meter run (59.72) at the Middle Tennessee State Invitational ... crossed the line in a personal-best 57.92 in the 400m at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Surpassed the previous meet record in the 200m with a time of 24.98 at the `Southern Invitational ... placed third in the long jump (5.21m) at the same meet ... part of the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay teams that finished first (46.58, 1:38.78) at the Alabama Relays ... recorded a top-five finish in the long jump (5.38m) at the same meet ... set a personal-best 400-meter time of 56.36 at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Indoor: Crossed the line in 7.99 in the 60m at the LSU Twilight ... posted a 400m time of 59.84 at the Niswonger Invitational. Outdoor: Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 200m at the Southern Invitational with a time of 26.06 ... recorded a 400m time of 57.55 at the Conference USA Championships.
Attended Rossview High School in Clarksville, Tenn. ... member of the state champion 4x400m relay team in 2006 ... placed 10th in the 400m at the state meet in 2008 ... ran to a fourth-place finish in the 400m her senior year ... MVP three years straight.
Full name is Thelyssa Jonee Katchen ... born Dec. 16, 1990 ... daughter of Joyce and Tony Katchen ... has three older sisters, Jasmine, Toni and Jay ... majoring in biology.