Indoor: Finish in the top 10 at the Texas A&M Early Opener in the triple jump ... Notched a third-place finish in the triple jump at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational with a mark of 11.95m (39-02.5) ... Jumped a season-high 12.20m (40-00.5) in the triple jump at the New Balance Invitational ... Finished sixth in the triple jump at the C-USA Championships with a mark of 12.07m (39-07.25). Outdoor: Notched a first-place finish in the triple jump at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a season-high mark of 12.15m (39-10.5) ... Finished in third place in the triple jump at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic with a length of 11.90m (39-00.5) ... Jumped a second-best distance of 12.13m (39-09.75) in the triple jump at the C-USA Championships.
PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Competed for the Bobcats in the long jump and triple jump at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships ... Placed eighth in the triple jump to score points for Texas State ... Had a triple jump mark of 11.47 meters (37-07.75) ... Qualified for regionals in the triple jump at the Southland Conference Championships with a mark of 12.13m (39-09.75) to become the conference champion.
Class 2A state champion in the triple jump as well as the Class 2A silver medalist in the long jump ... Also a district and regional champion in both events ... Established school records in both the long jump (18-8) and triple jump (39-9) ... Qualified for state all four years, winning the triple jump junior and senior year ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Born in Bay City, Texas on October 6, 1987 ... Daughter of Bernard and Teresa Ford ... Brother, D'Korian, also runs track at the University of Houston ... Goes by the nickname of Laysha ... Hobbies include shopping, eating and texting ... Chose UH because of the coaching staff, the program, the academics and because her mother graduated from the university ... Also recruited by Texas State, North Texas, Sam Houston State, Georgia Southern and Texas Tech.