Tamra Keys Athlete Profile

Tamra Keys

Tamra Keys
Position: Throws Height: 5-11 Roster Years: 2008-2010 Hometown: Childress, TX Last School: Childress High School

Personal

  • Born in Childress, Texas
  • Parents are Mark and Marilyn Keys
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, sewing, cooking, playing piano, singing and country dancing
  • Majoring in recreation management and youth leadership

Before BYU

  • Graduated in the top 10 of her class at Childress High School
  • Holds the high school 300m hurdle record
  • 4-time track MVP
  • Regional qualifier in the long jump, 300m hurdles, high jump, sprint relay, 400m hurdles, 100m hurdles and shot put
  • 2004 state qualifier in 300m hurdles (4th)
  • 2005 state qualifier in 300m hurldes (3rd)
  • 2006 state qualifier in 300m hurdles (2nd)
  • 2007 state qualifier in 300m hurdles (4th)
  • Lettered in volleyball, basketball and cross country
  • Student council vice president and president
  • Member of the National Honor Society

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: Shot Put- 13.96m; Weight Throw- 11.47m; 60m hurdles- 9.51; 100m hurdles- 15.73; 200m- 27.91; High Jump- 1.50m; Long Jump- 4.68m


2008 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Began her BYU career placing 4th in the pentathlon (2,892 pts.) and 7th in the 60m hurdles (9.63) at the Cougar Indoor Meet
  • Finished 10th in the 60m hurdles (10.10) and 19th in the 200m (27.99) at the Lumberjack Invitational
  • Took 10th in the 60m (8.47), 8th in the shot put (11.86m) and 16th in the 200m (28.25) at the NWU Invitational
  • Placed 9th in the pentathlon (2,830 pts.) at the Air Force Invitational
  • Competed in the 60m hurdles (9.64) and the shot put (11.39m) at the Mountain States Games
  • Finished 6th in the 60m hurdles (9.70), 8th in the shot put (11.54m) and 10th in the high jump (1.46m) at the Boise State Invitational
  • Competed in the pentathlon and took 14th in the shot put (12.11m) at the MWC Championships

Outdoor:

  • Competed in the 100m hurdles (15.94) and the javelin throw (20.56m) at the Willie Williams Classic
  • Took 1st in the shot put (11.68m) and 8th in 100m hurdles at the BYU Cougar Invitational

2009 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Started the indoor season with a shot put throw of 13.20m, placing her fourth at the BYU Indoor Meet
  • Placed eighth in the shot put at the Air Force Invitational with a throw of 13.62m
  • Placed 24th in the weight throw at the UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational (11.47m)
  • Finished indoor with a season best 13.96m shot put throw, placing her sixth in the MWC Indoor Championships 

Outdoor:

  • Placed eleventh in the shot put at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (13.06m)
  • Took fifth at the Robison Invitational in the shot put with a outdoor-best 13.36m throw

2010 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Began the season at the BYU Indoor Invitational, placing seventh in the shot put (12.56m) and 18th in the 60m hurdles (10.05)
  • Competed at the Bengal Shootout in the 60m hurdles (9.56) and shot put (13.08m)
  • Recorded season bests in the 60m hurdles (9.51) and shot put (13.17m) at the Bronco Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Competed at the Spring Break Classic, finishing fourth in the shot put (13.26m) and 12th in the 100m hurdles (16.11)
  • Finished season by competing in five events at the BYU Cougar Invitational, including the 100m hurdles (15.73), 200m (27.91), high jump (1.50m), long jump (4.68m) and shot put (12.35m)