Imani Carpenter - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Imani Carpenter

So./RS Fr. | 5-1 | Sprints | Little Rock, Arkansas | North Little Rock Central HS

Freshman (2023)
Outdoor: did not compete.

Indoor: Competed in four meets, established best times of 8.23 in the 60m and 26.04m in the 200 … Set 60m best in Razorback debut at Arkansas Invitational while adding a 26.27 in 200m … At Razorback Invitational had a combo of 8.30 and 26.24 … Established best of 26.04 at New Mexico Collegiate Classic while posting an 8.29 … Ran 8.55 in 60m at Tyson Invitational.

High School
2021 graduate of North Little Rock Central in Little Rock, Arkansas … Lettered two years in track and field … Coached by Natasha Saine … Famous alumni of school include Joe Johnson, Little Rock Nine, and Representative Fred Allen … Member of Elite track club (13/14) and Fellowship of Champions (15-18), coached by Cedric Vaughn … Member of 4 x 100 relay that placed fourth in Arkansas 6A State meet … Relay then finished fifth in Arkansas Meet of Champions … In summer competition at 2022 Missouri Valley Regional Invitationals won the 400m, finished second in 200m, and placed third in the 100m … In 2019, at USATF Region 9 Junior Olympics, placed sixth in 200m and 400m, as well as eighth in 100m … In USATF Arkansas Association Junior Olympics, won 200m and 400m, while placing second in 100m … Also, a Universal Cheerleading Association All-American cheerleader and an All-Star cheerleader.

Imani Jolie Carpenter was born October 7, 2004, in Little Rock, Arkansas … Hometown is Grady, Arkansas … Daughter of Abraham Carpenter, Jr., and Elanie Carpenter … Has four siblings – Carlos, Camuriel, Andrew, and Aiden … Family has been inducted into Arkansas Black Hall of Fame as well as Agriculture Hall of Fame as largest produce growers in Arkansas … Plans to major in Food Science and minor in Business … Career plans include being a general pediatrician and own a pediatric hospital in Arkansas … Life ambition is to be a positive influence by spreading the word and love of God … Favorite athlete is Allyson Felix … Person she most admires are her parents … Named Miss Diamond National USA Teen of 2022 … Principal’s Scholar and early graduate of North Little Rock Central HS … Choose Arkansas since being from the state home is where her hear is, because UA offers academic and athletic challenges at the highest level – after graduating plans to stay in Arkansas and us her knowledge to better the state.

Collegiate Stats

Career best marks


60m | 8.23

200m | 26.04