Maya Stephens
Maya  Stephens

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Toronto, Canada

High School:
St. Roch Catholic Secondary School

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprints

Major:
Communication Arts

02/27/2016

2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships Day Two

Photos from day two of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships as St. John's finishes in second-place.

As a Sophomore (2015-16): Earned All-BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Team Honors .. Helped set a school-record on the 4x200-meter relay team at the NYRR Millrose Games … Indoor Track- Earned All-BIG EAST Honors in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash … 60-meter dash: Recorded five top-five finishes in the event … set a personal-best time of 7.55 seconds at the Great Dane Classic (Jan. 16) to finish fifth … won a silver medal at the Bill Ward Invite (Dec. 8) in a time of 7.71 seconds … won a gold medal at the Princeton Meet (Jan. 8) in a time of 7.68 seconds … won a gold medal at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5) in a time of 7.58 seconds … won a silver medal and earned All-BIG EAST Honors with a 7.59 seconds race at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 26) … 200-meter dash: Recorded five top-two finishes in the event … won back-to-back gold medals in the event at the Fordham Season Opener (Jan. 4) and the Bill Ward Invite (Dec. 8) … set a personal-best mark of 24.08 seconds at the ECAC Championships (March 6) to finish fifth … earned All-BIG EAST Honors with a time of 24.23 seconds to finish second in the event … Outdoor Track- earned all-BIG EAST honors with the 4x100-meter relay team which finished first … 100-meter dash: recorded four podium finishes including a first-place finish at the Colonial Relays (April 2) in a time of 11.87 seconds … won a silver medal at the Georgia Tech Invite (April 23) in a time of 11.79 seconds .. set a personal-best mark of 11.66 seconds in the preliminary rounds at the BIG EAST Championships (May 14) … 200-meter dash: won two gold medals at the Colonial Relays and Outdoor Mets (April 9) … set a personal-best time of 24.01 seconds at the Colonial Relays (April 2) to finish first.

As a Freshman (2014-15): Participated in the 2015 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships for Team Canada … finished 11th in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 4x400-meter relay at the Pan Am Juniors … took home a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships … named to the All-BIG EAST Outdoor team after placing third on the St. John’s 4x100-meter relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 60-Meters: In her very first event at St. John’s Stephens placed third in the 60-meters at the STJ Bill Ward Meet with a time of 7.74 seconds (Dec. 8) … won a silver medal at the NYC Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5-6) by running a season-best time of 7.66 seconds … took home a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 7.76 (Feb. 28-March 1) … 200-Meters: also placed third in the 200-meters at the STJ Bill Ward Meet (Dec. 8) with a time of 26.04 seconds … placed seventh at the NYC Metropolitan Championships with a time of 25.40 seconds (Feb. 5-6) … 4x200-meter relay: ran in this event just once and took home a gold medal with the 4x200-meter team at the NYRR Millrose Games (Feb. 14) with a time of 1:39.58 … Outdoor Track – 4x100-meter relay: earned All-BIG EAST Outdoor honors when the 4x100-meter relay team finished third at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.79 seconds (May 8-9) … began the year by finishing fourth at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 47.00 seconds (March 27-28) … won a gold medal at the Tom Farrell Classic with a time of 47.20 seconds (May 1-2) … 100-meters: ran a St. John’s career-best time of 12.12 seconds at the Miami Hurricane Invitational (April 10-11) … later broke this career-best time at the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships with a time of 11.59 seconds (July 3-4) … finished sixth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.24 seconds (May 8-9) … 200-meters: ran a career-best time of 24.85 seconds at the Larry Ellis (College) Meet to finish 16th overall (April 17)

At St. Roch Catholic Secondary School: Served as three-year team captain ... one of the top Canadian sprinting prospects of her class who ranked in the top-5 in the 100-meter dash in the entire country in 2013 ... achieved personalbests of 11.88 seconds for 100-meters and 25.06 seconds for the outdoor 200-meter dash ... also clocked41.63 seconds for the indoor 300-meter dash and 7.73 seconds for the 60-meter dash ... claimed two 100-meter bronze medals at the Ontario High School Track & Field Championships ...ran on the winning 4x100-meter, 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relays at the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Relay Carnival and anchored the silver-medal winning 4x100-meter Ontario All-Star Relay Team at the 2013 Toronto International Track & Field Games.

Personal: Daughter of Annette and Rohan Stephens ... has two siblings, Jelyssa (26) and RJ (23) ... born in Toronto, Canada ... hobbies include acting, shopping and watching movies ... was a member of the original cast of Lindsay Price's Tell Tale Heart and Other Strangeness (St. Roch School of the Arts) ... names father Rohan as the most influential person in her athletic career ... favorite professional sports team is the Toronto Raptors ... favorite food is a grilled cheese.

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