Aziza Ayoub

Mid-Distance

Player profile

  • Hometown Plain City, Ohio
  • Last School Jonathan Alder
  • Year Junior
  • Major Biology

Notable: 2018 & 2019 NCAA East Preliminary qualifier | Second Team All-Big Ten | owns the third-best indoor 800m time in program history | owns the fifth-best outdoor 800m time in program history | holds school record in the 4x800m relay |Ohio State Scholar-Athlete | Academic All-Big Ten selection | Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

Personal Records: 400m – 56.28 | 600m – 1:33.13 | 800m – 2:05.32 | 1500m – 4:34.09

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018-19)

Outdoor:
• Claimed fourth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:50.66 and clocked a 56.28 400m at the Miami Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge (Mar. 23)
• Member the winning 4x800m relay team, running a new school record of 8:30.79, ran 2:07.12 in the 800m to finish 15th overall; also part of the 4x400m relay team running a time of 3:45.75 at the Florida Relays (Mar. 28-30).
• Runner up in the 800m with a time of 2:09.17 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou (Apr. 6). • Earned second in the 800m with a time of 2:07.64 and ran 4:38.06 for 1500m at the Virginia Challenge (Apr. 19-20).

• Finished third in the 800m (2:08.11) and fifth in the 1500m (4:34.09) at the Jesse Owens Classic (Apr. 26-27).

• Finished 2nd in the 800m, running a career-best time of 2:05.32 (fifth fastest time in school history) and anchored the third place 4x400m relay team, crossing the finish line at 4:34.09 at the Big Ten Championships.
• Represented Ohio State in the 800m at the NCAA East Preliminary, clocking in a time of 2:06.59 in the first round and finishing 13th (2:06.17) in the quarterfinal.
Indoor:
• Member of the second-place 4x400m relay team (3:45.39) and the distance medley relay (11:44.11); also finished 3rd in the 800m with a time of 2:10.56 (Jan. 11-12).
• Took sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:11.24; also ran on the third-place 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:43.20 at the Simmons-Harvey Big Ten Invitational (Jan. 19).
• Clocked in a 2:09.73 800m time and ran on the fifth-place 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:46.13 at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge (Jan. 24-26).
• Placed second on the 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:37.13 and second in the 800m with a time of 2:08.82 at the Rod McCravy Memorial Track & Field Meet (Feb. 1-2).
• Finished either in 800m with a time of 2:09.35 at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational (Feb. 8-9).
• Runner-up in the 800m at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 2:06.40 (Feb. 16).
• Ran the third fastest time in program history to place fourth in the 800m with a time of 2:06.30 at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 22-23).

 

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2017-18)
Outdoor:
• Claimed second in the 800m with a time of 2:08.93 and clocked a 56.75 400m at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge; also ran on the sixth-place 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:49.87.
• Placed fourth in the 800m with a time of 2:10.22 at the USC Power 5 Challenge.
• Member of the second-place 4x800m relay with a time of 9:02.38; also clocked in at 2:10.26 in the 800m at the Tennessee Relays.
• Took fourth in the 800m with a time of 2:07.30 at the Jesse Owens Classic.
• Finished second in the 800m (2:08.30) and in the 4x800m relay (8:41.48) at the Drake Relays.
• Placed 10th in the 800m, crossing the finish line at 2:08.79 at the Big Ten Championships.
• Represented Ohio State in the 800m at the NCAA East Preliminary, clocking in a career-best time of 2:06.47 in the first round and finishing 19th (2:08.39) in the quarterfinal.
Indoor:
• Member of the third-place 4x400m relay team (3:46.22) and the distance medley relay (11:59.44); also finished 12th in the 400m with a time of 57.44 (Jan. 12-13).
• Claimed second in the 600m with a time of 1:33.13; also ran on the sixth-place 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:54.85 at the Simmons-Harvey Quad (Jan. 20).
• Clocked in a 2:13.19 800m time and ran on the 10th-place 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:52.34 at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge (Jan. 26-27).
• Placed fifth on the distance medley relay team with a time of 11:41.29 and sixth on the 800m with a time of 2:08.96 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 2-3).
• Claimed second as a member of the distance medley relay (11:35.22) and placed third in the 800m (2:08.08) at the Music City Challenge (Feb. 9-10).
• Won the 800m at the Buckeye Tune-Up with a time of 2:09.92 (Feb. 16).
• Took fifth in the 800m with a time of 2:11.32 at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-24).

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Won OHSAA Division II state titles in the 800m run in 2016 (2:09.76) and 2017 (career-best 2:09.11) at Jonathan Alder High School.
• 2016 USATF National Junior Olympic champion in the 800m run (2:11.15).
• Won the 800m run at the 2017 Midwest Meet of Champions with a time of 2:10.71.
• Owns school records in the 100m dash (12.31), 400m dash (54.85) and 800m run (2:09.11).
• Won over 27 races during her career at Jonathan Alder High School in track and field.
• Won three cross country titles during the fall of 2016 as a senior at the Baron Blast Invitational, Westerville North Cross Country Classic and Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference meet.

PERSONAL
• Majoring in biology.