Talyah Polee, a 2011 graduate, was a member of the UNLV track & field team.
2009: Competed in four indoor meets and eight outdoor meets ... Opened the indoor season by finishing second in the long jump at the Lumberjack Invitational with a leap of 17-6.00 ... Turned in a career-best mark of 18-2.00 in the long jump at the Husky Classic ... Got off to a fast start in the outdoor season, winning the long jump with a leap of 18-7.50 inches at the UNLV Classic ... That mark was a career long ... Finished eighth in the heptathlon at the 2009 MWC Outdoor Championships, racking up 3,731 points.
2008: A versatile athlete who participated in both the sprints and the jumps ... Competed in four indoor and nine outdoor meets ... Had an indoor season-best leap of 17-9.00 in the long jump at the Husky Invitational ... Also ran the 60 and 200 meters during the indoor season ... Started the outdoor season by winning the long jump (18-4.50) and finishing fourth in the 200 meters (25.83) at the UNLV Classic ... The winning distance in the long jump was a season best ... Placed 10th in the long jump with a distance of 17-5.25 at the USC Invitational ... Also turned in a season-best time of 12.52 in the 100 meters at the USC meet ... Posted a season-best time of 25.44 in the 200 meters at the Long Beach State Invitational.
2007: Competed right away as a rookie, participating in three indoor and five outdoor meets ... Posted a season-best distance of 16-3.25 in the long jump in the first indoor meet of the year, the Washington Invitational ... In the outdoor season she jumped a season-long of 17-10.75 in the long jump at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Ran a career-best time of 25.36 in the 200 meters at the Long Beach State Invitational.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Victor Valley HS ... A four-year letterwinner for the Jackrabbits ... Held the Desert Sky League record in the high jump, clearing 5-2.00 ... Named the MVP of the track and field team in 2004 and 2006 ... Three-year letterwinner in basketball and named the team's MVP and defensive player of the year in 2005.
Personal: Talyah Tanzania Polee ... Born on July 23, 1988, in San Bernardino, CA ... The daughter of Philip and Twila Polee ... Has three sisters, Asia, Kenya and Abri and a brother, Bryan ... Her sister, Kenya, was a four-year letterwinner (2004-08) on the Rebel track and field team ... Her father played basketball at Oregon State from 1976-80 and cousin Dwayne Polee played for the Runnin' Rebels in 1981-82 ... Majoring in psychology.