Shamier Little

A world-class hurdler and sprinter, Shamier Little trains in Fayetteville with Arkansas head coach Chris Johnson. Little won the 2023 USATF Championship in the 400m hurdles and qualified for her fourth World Championship team. Little finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at the 2022 World Championships, held in the United States for the first time at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

In 2021, Little world ranked No. 4 in the 400m hurdles and No. 9 in the 400. Among the U.S. rankings for the season, Little ranked No. 3 in both events.

Career best times recorded by Little in 2021 included 52.39 in the 400 hurdles and 49.91 in the 400. The 52.39 ranks Little as the No. 5 performer with the No. 10 performance on the all-time world list. On the U.S. all-time list, she ranks No. 3 performer with No. 7 performance.

A three-time NCAA Champion in the 400m hurdles at Texas A&M, Little claimed a silver medal at the 2015 World Championships after winning the USATF title that season. A nine-time first-team All-American over three years, Little was a contributing factor in Texas A&M’s 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championship during her freshman season.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Little attended Lindbolm Math & Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois. She was an eight-time Illinois State 2A champion with titles in the 200, 400 (3x), 100 hurdles (3x) and 300 hurdles.