|Born||March 7, 1992|
|Education||Gray's Creek High School, Livingstone College|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Club||Life Speed Athletics|
|Coached by||Derrick White|
|Achievements and titles|
Quanera Hayes (born March 7, 1992) is an American sprinter specializing in the 400 meters distance. She won the bronze medal at the 2016 World Indoor Championships and is the 2020 US Olympic Trials champion in the women's 400 m. She has earned several gold medals for the United States in the 4 × 400 m relay, including at the World Championships and World Relays in 2017, as well as the World Indoor Championships in 2016 and 2018. A 400m 2021 Diamond League champion.
Hayes was born March 7, 1992. She was raised in her hometown of Hope Mills, North Carolina and attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, competing for the NCAA Division II track and field team from 2012 until 2015 when she graduated.
Hayes won the women's 400 m at the United States Olympic Trials on June 20, 2021, qualifying for the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics with a seasonal best time of 49.78 seconds ahead of Allyson Felix.
As of June 20, 2021, she had a 2-year-old son named Demetrius.
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, Oregon, US||3rd||400 m||51.76|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:26.38|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||4×400 m relay||3:24.36|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||9th (sf)||400 m||50.71|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:19.02|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||1st||4×400 m relay||3:23.85 AR|
|2021||Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||7th||400 m||50.88|
|Outdoor||400 m||49.72||Sacramento, California, US||June 24, 2017|
|200 m||22.55||Gainesville, Florida, US||April 28, 2017||-0.3 m/s wind|
|100 m||11.27||Gainesville, Florida, US||April 22, 2016||+0.4 m/s wind|
|Indoor||400 m||51.09||Portland, Oregon, US||March 12, 2016|
|300 m||35.71||Clemson, South Carolina, US||January 7, 2017||Indoor American record|
|200 m||22.70||Fayetteville, Arkansas, US||February 7, 2021|