Yoveinny Mota - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Yoveinny Mota

Jr/So | 5-7.5 | Hurdles | Caracas, Venezuela | Barton County CC

Competed for Barton County Community College in Kansas … Coached by Trent Edgerton … Member of 2019 NJCAA Indoor national championship team and 2019 NJCAA Outdoor national runner-up … Earned four All-America honors, three in hurdles events and one in a relay … Bronze medalist in 60H (8.65) at 2020 NJCAA, and ran 8.56 in prelims … Set career best of 8.27 to win Husker Invite at Nebraska and ran a PR of 7.61 in 60m … Silver medalist in 100H with a Venezuelan national junior record of 13.25 (A) during the 2019 NJCAA Championships in Hobbs, New Mexico … Also ran on silver medal 4×100 relay (44.98) at NJCAA meet … Previous hurdle best of 13.31 was set in winning NJCAA Region VI title two weeks prior and she ran on winning 4×100 (45.39) … Also had victories at Emporia State (13.44w), Fort Hays State Francis Classic (13.56w), WT Classic (13.44) and Michael Johnson Invitational (13.30w) during 2019 outdoor season.

Mota’s 13.25 (1.0 wind) in 2019 ranks sixth on the all-time NJCAA list while times of 13.31 and 13.44 (A) are the eighth and 11th best performances. Under all conditions, wind-aided marks of 13.25 (2.2 wind) and 13.30 (2.1 wind) rank her among the top dozen marks on the all-time NJCAA list … Indoors a career best of 8.27 ranked her as the third performer with the sixth best performance on the all-time NJCAA list. Marks of 8.36 and 8.39 rank ninth and equal 14th among performances.

Finished fourth in the South America Championships held in Lima, Peru … Claimed gold in South America Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia … Competed at the Pan Am Juniors in San Jose, Costa Rica, as well as the Pan American Games in Lima … Indoors in 2019, claimed bronze in 60H (8.61) at NJCAA Championships after setting a then career best of 8.39 in the prelims … Won Region VI Indoor 60H, setting then PR of 8.47 twice … Competed at the 2018 IAAF World Junior Championships, reaching the semifinal of the 100H … Medaled in three events at 2018 Venezuela National Championships, placing second in 100H with a then PR of 13.39 and finishing third in the 100 and 200 … Placed fourth in the 2017 World Youth Championships, held in Nairobi, Kenya, posting a 13.28 (A) in the final after clocking 13.18 (A) in the prelims on youth level hurdles … Silver medalist at 2016 South America Youth (U17) Championships staged in November in Concordia, Argentina.

Yoveinny Deteri Mota Aranguren was born in Caracas, Venzuela on June 20, 2000 … Hometown is Guartire, Caracas, Venzuela … Daughter of Yovanny Mota and Deisy Aranguren … Has two siblings, Yoveiddy and Yosbeisy … Plans to major in Psychology … Career plans include being a professional athlete … Favorite athlete is Kendra Harrison, the current world record holder in the 100m hurdles … Person she most admires is her mother … Chose Arkansas because it provides her a chance to be successful in her future.