Hayes turns pro
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The incredible and impressive season that Chelsea Hayes is having just got a little bit longer. The six-time All-American standout from Louisiana Tech extended her stay in Europe after signing a professional contract with Nike.
A native of New Orleans who finished No. 16 at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in the long jump, Hayes signed with Nike immediately following the Olympic games and has traveled straight to the Swedish capital of Stockholm for her first professional competition today at the DN Galan meet.