Destiny Huven - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Destiny Huven

Sr./Sr. | 5-5 | Hurdles | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Nicolet HS / Wisconsin

College | Wisconsin

Outdoor: Advanced to the semifinal of NCAA Championships in 100m hurdles, posting a time of 13.54 to finish 21st … Competing at NCAA West Preliminary round registered times of 12.99 and 13.10, finishing 10th in each round … Big Ten fourth place in 100m hurdles with a 13.01 in final after a 13.16 in prelim … Opened outdoor season at Mt. SAC Relays, placing eighth in 13.38 … Won Pacific Coast Invitational with a wind-aided 13.51 (2.2) … Won Wisconsin Classic in 13.19w (2.7) after a 13.23 in prelims.

Indoor: Raced in NCAA Championships, placing 14th in 60m hurdle prelims with an 8.58 … Finished sixth in Big Ten Championships with an 8.31 after a leading 8.12 in prelims … Started season with a career best 7.54 in 60m to place fifth at Wisconsin Midwest Invite … Finished fourth in 60m hurdles at Iowa’s Larry Wieczorek Invitational, produced 8.14 twice in prelim and final … Set career best of 8.05 in prelims of New Mexico Collegiate Classic, clocked 8.08 in final to place third … Runner-up with an 8.15 at Wisconsin’s Windy City Invite II.

Outdoor: Finished sixth in 100m hurdles with a 12.92 at NCAA Championships, established career best of 12.82 in semifinal … Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary round in 100m hurdles and 4 x 100m relay, producing times of 12.96 and 13.16 while relay clocked 44.78 (14th) .. Bronze medalist in Big Ten 100m hurdles with a 13.09 (13.02 prelim) and member of sixth place 4 x 100m relay (45.14) … Outdoor season started at Texas Relays, placing 12th in prelims with a 13.62 … Won Texas State Bobcat Invitational in 13.16 while 4 x 100m relay finished fifth in 47.22 … Won Arizona Jim Click Shootout in 13.45 while sprint relay clocked 44.53 to finish second … At Oregon Relays, runner-up in 13.30 and relay placed second in 45.96 … Finished fifth in Drake Relays with 13.95 in final after a 13.74 in prelims.

Indoor: Fourth in 60m hurdles at Big Ten Championships with an 8.37 (8.36 prelim) … Opened season with an 8.37 victory at Jimmy Grant Invite … Registered an 8.41 win at Wisconsin Midwest Invite … Placed third in 8.33 at Iowa’s Larry Wieczorek Invitational … Finished sixth in 8.39 at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial … Third in 8.23 (8.28 prelim) at Wisconsin Windy City Invite, also placed 13th in 60m with a 7.63.

Outdoor: Big Ten champion in 100m hurdles with a winning time of 13.02 after a 13.03 in prelims, also member of fourth place 4 x 100m relay (45.04) … Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary round in hurdles and relay, placed 25th in first round of 100m hurdles with a 13.26 while 4 x 100m relay was 14th in 44.78 … Opened season as runner-up in 100m hurdles at North Florida Invitational in 13.43, member of fifth place 4 x 100m relay (46.12) … Placed fourth at Husker Big 10 Invite (13.64) and ran on third place 4 x 100m relay (45.79) … Finished third in 13.67 at Fighting Illini Big Ten Relays … Won 100m hurdles in 13.45 at M City Classic and member of winning 4 x 100m relay (45.28).

Indoor: Silver medalist in 60m hurdles at Big Ten Indoor Championships with an 8.26 … Started season winning hurdles at Badger Icebreaker in 8.55 while placing fourth in 60m with a 7.73 (7.72 prelim) … Third in hurdles at Iowa’s Larry Wieczorek Invitational in 8.50 (8.32 prelim) and fourth in 60m (7.73, 7.72 prelim) … Runner-up in Hawkeye Invitational with an 8.43.

Indoor: Fourth in 60m hurdles at Big Ten Championships with an 8.28 following an 8.25 in prelims … Finished fourth in collegiate debut with an 8.50 at Larry Wieczorek Invitational … Runner-up in hurdles with an. 8.59 at Indiana University Relays and placed ninth in 60m (7.66) … Placed fourth in hurdles at Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in 8.40, placed 11th in 60m prelims with a 7.61 … Third in hurdles with an 8.36 at Music City Challenge and finished 10th in 60m prelims (7.65).

Earned All-Big Team Academic honors, All-American Academic, Dean’s honor list while at Wisconsin … Member of SAAC, Women of Wisconsin, and Multicultural Student Athlete Association.

High School
2019 graduate of Nicolet HS in Glendale, Wisconsin, who has a famous alum in Oprah … Lettered four years in track and field, one year in volleyball … Coached by Mark Eichler … Set school records in 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles, 55m hurdles, 4 x 100 relay, and 4 x 200m relay … Won consecutive Wisconsin State titles in 100m hurdles as a sophomore and junior, with times of 14.70 (14.37 prelims) and 14.26, while placing second as a senior in 14.00 … Member of State champion 4 x 200m relay (1:42.39) in 2019 along with bronze medal 4 x 100m relay (48.48) … In 2018, member of State champion 4 x 100m relay (47.91) … Indoors, finished runner-up at Wisconsin State Indoor Championships in 55m hurdles as a senior in 8.34 as well as a junior (8.48) and sophomore (8.41) seasons… Set a career best of 8.23 to win 2019 North Shore meet … Also competed with Striders and Mustangs track clubs in Milwaukee, coached by Eichler and Kevin Martins … Placed third in 100m hurdles (14.00) at 2019 AAU Junior Olympics after running 13.93 in prelims … Finished second in New Balance Nationals with a 13.86 … As a junior, also finished third in 100m hurdles at AAU Junior Olympics with a time of 14.34 following a 14.11 in prelims … Placed fourth in hurdles at AAU National Club Championships in 14.48 … Reached semifinals of 100m in 2018 AAU Junior Olympics … During 2017, placed fifth in 100m hurdles at AAU Junior Olympics in 14.84 after a 14.33 prelim … In relays, member of sixth place 4 x 100m (46.83) at 2019 AAU Junior Olympics.

Destiny Teliajane Huven was born March 10, 2001 in West Allis, Wisconsin … Hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin … Daughter of Gary Huven and Angela McCarty … Has three siblings – Ladiya Huven, Lauren McCarty, and Aminah Huven … Co-founder of Multicultural club in high school … Plans to major in counseling with concentration in clinical mental health … Career plans include pursuing a professional track career as well as obtaining her LPC and MFT license in order to start a private mental health practice, with a specialization in tele-health … Life’s ambition is to be happy, leave a permanent mark/legacy, and inspire others … Favorite athletes are Keni Harrison and Sydney McLaughlin … People she most admires is her family … Reads a lot, loves to ride rollercoasters, and doing adventurous things … Chose Arkansas because of the counseling program and the professors at Arkansas are great, along with training with the Razorback program will help in process of professional career, and wants to help bring home championship titles while finishing out eligibility.

Destiny Huven | Collegiate Stats

Career best marks


60m | 7.54

60m hurdles | 8.05


100m hurdles | 12.82