Professional Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Coach, Mentor

 

 

Shakeia competes professionally in the sport of Track & Field as a 400 meter hurdler and a muli-event athlete, an event also known as the heptathlon. After being adopted around nine years of age, Keia's career at 10 years old began on the Aurora Flyers Track Club. Adoption was a major step her her life, and also a new and completely different lifestyle from that of her birthplace in Detroit, Michigan. With much fortune this lifestyle led her to become the athlete she is today. Continuing on to Waubonsie Valley high school and then on to a full scholarship to Arizona State University, Keia has continued furthermore to go after her dream professionally to compete in the Olympics. Dedication, responsibility, and a consistent work ethic has gotten her this far and her goals are to assure that all young athletes she comes across learns these same traits.

 

Making some jumps at the collegiate level Keia has top 10 marks in several events at Arizona State helping to contribute to the teams success in her four years. (More about Keia at ASU). Now competing as a professional to represent USA Track & Field and to be on the starting line at the 2016 Olympics and many more Olympics' after that, Keia is on her mission everyday to see that it becomes reality.

 

 Off the track Keia in every way uses her desire to help others to make a difference in someone's life. Always finding herself mentoring other athletes and young children who have yet to have the experiences she has had. One way to begin helping the youth was by writing her motivational and empowering book Keeping It...R.E.A.L. Keia loves imparting knowledge and helping people feel better about themselves and their way of life. Knowing to love yourself and be yourself is very important. Being adopted taught her about opportunity and blessings. She can take things that she's been through and use them as stepping stones to get to where she want to be as well as have a positive impact on other peoples future fulfilling every title she has; Professional Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Coach, Mentor.

ABOUT

Career Best

Heptathlon: 5984

Pentathlon: 4327

100m hurdles: 13.13  (13.04w)

High Jump: 1.72m

Shot Put: 11.37m

200m dash: 23.60

Long Jump: 6.23

Javelin: 38.73

800m run: 2:09.29

60m hurdles: 8.22

60m dash: 7.44

400m hurdles: 56.84

400m dash: 53.73