Ariane Linton - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Ariane Linton

So./So. | 5-5 | Sprints | Lemannville, Louisiana | Dutchtown. HS

Freshman (2023)
Outdoor: Member of fourth place 4 x 100m relay with season best 42.83 at NCAA Championships, running second leg … Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary round in 100m and 200m as well as 4 x 100m relay … Competed in two rounds of 200m (23.30w, 23.22w) and one round of 100m (11.52) while running second leg of 4 x 100m relay (43.03) … Contested 100m (11.65) and 200m (23.22) in prelims of SEC Championships, while a member of 4 x 100m relay that finished ninth (44.35) … Started outdoor season at Texas Relays, producing a wind-aided best of 11.38 in the 100m while running on runner-up sprint medley relay (3:41.51) and sixth place 4 x 100m (43.96) … During Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial clocked 11.61 and 23.99 while 4 x 100m relay finished eighth (44.15) … Registered career best times of 11.31 and 23.16 to finish third in 100m and 200m at John McDonnell Invitational, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors … Had a 11.43 and 23.31 performance at LSU Invitational while 4 x 100m relay placed fourth in 43.59 … Runner-up in 100m (11.44w) and fourth in 200m (23.18w) at Arkansas Twilight.

Indoor: Competed in 60m (7.43) and 200m (24.02) prelims at SEC Championships … Debut as a Razorback came in Arkansas Invitational where she set a career best of 7.41 in 60m prelims and finished fifth in final with a 7.46 … Also placed fourth in 200m (23.93 indoor debut) at Arkansas Invitational … At Razorback Invitational, posted an improved time of 23.57 in 200m to place ninth, also member of ninth place 4 x 400m relay (3:33.48) … In New Mexico Collegiate Classic, improved 60m PR to 7.39 in prelims, then finished seventh in final (7.46), and lowered 200m PR to 23.42 to place 13th … Placed sixth in 60m with a career best 7.33 at Tyson Invitational after then PRs of 7.37 and 7.35 in prelims … Won 200m in 23.68 at Arkansas Qualifier and finished fifth in 60m (7.47).

2022 graduate of Dutchtown HS in Geismar, Louisiana … Honors graduate, and received Presidential Award for Academic Excellence … Coached by Josef Venus, Mitchell Bogran, and Debbie Thymes … Competed in track and field five years, lettered three years … Career best marks include 7.53 (60), 11.39w (100), 23.96 (200) … Also competed in club track with Future Track Club, coached by Trent Ellis … Senior year in 2022, defended LHSAA 5A State title in 100m (11.79) to complete undefeated season in the event … State runner-up in 200 (24.02) … Indoors, won 60 at LHSAA Indoor Championships with a 7.54 … As a junior in 2021 won 100 title in 11.39w at Louisiana State meet and finished runner-up in 200 with a 24.12w … Competing in The Outdoor Nationals, finished third in 100 (11.56) and set a career best of 23.96 in the 200 prelims … During 2020 indoor season, placed second in 60 (7.58) at Louisiana Indoor State meet … Bronze medalist in 100 (11.83w) at 2019 Louisiana State meet … Indoors, won 60 title in 7.62 at Louisiana Indoor State meet.

Ariane Francis Linton was born October 2, 2003 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana … Daughter of Shannon and Tiffany Linton … Has five siblings, Shannon Jr., Shallyn, DeAndre, Sade, and Shanna … Father competed in high jump at University of Louisiana in Layfayette … Majoring in Physical Therapy with a minor in Psychology … Career plans are to own her own physical therapy office … Life’s ambition is make herself and family proud … Favorite athletes are Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce and Aleia Hobbs … Person she most admires is her mom … Hobbies include painting and DIY projects … Chose Arkansas for its laid back nature, since it reminds her of home.

College Stats

Career best marks


60m | 7.41

200m | 23.42


100m | 11.31

200m | 23.16