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Mia Aghaji

Class: R-Senior
Position: Jumps/Hurdles
Height: 5-9

Previous School: Matoaca HS

Hometown: Chester, Va.

2011 (R-Jr.): Big South indoor and outdoor triple jump champion … qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round meet in the triple jump … broke her own program triple jump record three times during the outdoor season, extending it to 42-0.5 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier … that leap also broke the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex women's triple jump record … two-time Big South Women's Field Athlete of the Week (March 30 and May 11) … in addition to her triple jump championship, she tied for third place in the high jump and made the 400 hurdles final at the Big South outdoor meet … recorded an indoor personal-best 39-9.75 leap in winning the Big South indoor triple jump title … triple jumped at the ECAC indoor meet … set an indoor personal best in the high jump, clearing 5-5 at the Liberty Open.

2010 (R-So.): Big South outdoor triple jump champion … won the triple jump at three straight meets, including the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, Merrill Lynch Track Classic and Big South Outdoor Championship … at the Big South outdoor meet, she also placed third in the long jump, tied for seventh in the high jump and ninth in the 400 hurdles … long jumped a personal-best 18-7.75 at the Merrill Lynch Track Classic … qualified for the ECAC outdoor meet in the triple jump … indoor season was hampered by injury, but she still managed a third-place finish in the Big South triple jump competition.

2009 (So.): Redshirted the season … competing unattached, she won the triple jump at both of Liberty's home outdoor meets … triple jumped 39-11.5 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier … made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2008 (Fr.): Three-time Big South champion, including the indoor and outdoor high jump and the indoor 4 x 400 relay … took third place in the Big South indoor triple jump … set the Liberty outdoor triple jump record (39-9.75) at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, her first outdoor collegiate meet … triple jumped at the ECAC indoor and outdoor meets, placing seventh indoors.

Prep: Attended Matoaca High School … earned all-state recognition in Virginia as a sophomore, junior and senior … triple jumped a wind-aided 40-11.75 as a senior, ranking among the nation's top 10 high school performances … posted a 5-8 high jump in high school, claiming district and regional titles in the event … competed in the Down Under International Games in Australia and won the high jump gold medal.

Personal: Daughter of Virginia Aghaji … biology major … birthday is April 28.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
55 - 7.81 (indoor)
200 – 26.54 (indoor)
400 – 1:00.17 (indoor)
100H – 16.38
400H – 1:03.74
LJ – 18-10.5 (5.75m)
TJ – 42-1.25 (12.83m) (Outdoor school record)
HJ – 5-9.25 (1.76m)

Big South Individual Titles (6)
2008 Indoor High Jump
2008 Outdoor High Jump
2010 Outdoor Triple Jump
2011 Indoor Triple Jump
2011 Outdoor Triple Jump
2012 Outdoor Triple Jump

All-Big South Honors (15)
2008 Indoor High Jump – 1st
2008 Indoor 4 x 400 – 1st
2008 Indoor Triple Jump – 3rd
2008 Outdoor High Jump – 1st
2010 Indoor Triple Jump – 3rd
2010 Outdoor Triple Jump – 1st
2010 Outdoor Long Jump – 3rd
2011 Indoor Triple Jump – 1st
2011 Outdoor Triple Jump - 1st
2011 Outdoor High Jump - T-3rd
2012 Indoor Triple Jump - 2nd
2012 Indoor High Jump - 2nd
2012 Outdoor Triple Jump - 1st
2012 Outdoor High Jump - 2nd
2012 Outdoor Long Jump - 3rd