Former Oregon sprinter and 2016 Olympian Deajah Stevens was provisionally suspended for failing to make herself available for drug testing, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Friday.
Stevens, along with fellow American sprinter Gabrielle Thomas and Kenyan distance runner Alex Korio Oliotiptip, were provisionally suspended after amassing three missed tests over a 12-month period.
Athletes are required to update their whereabouts so they’re available for drug testing. A violation can occur when an athlete isn’t where they said they would be, failed to fill out the proper paperwork to alert the doping control officers to where they can be found, or gave incomplete, inaccurate or insufficient information.
Stevens is the Oregon record-holder in the 200 meters (22.09 seconds), a member of the Ducks’ record-setting 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams and a nine-time all-American.
Stevens was an Olympic finalist in Rio four years ago following her redshirt sophomore season in 2016, placing seventh in the 200. She won the U.S. outdoor title in 2017 in that event and qualified for the World Outdoor Championships in London.
Thomas set the NCAA record in the 200 in 2018 while at Harvard. She also won the national title that same season.
Stevens and Thomas have had their cases referred to disciplinary tribunals.