ETTRICK, Va. – Freshman Tyefah Saunders (Kingston, Jamaica) led a host of Lady Bears who placed in the top-5 of the Virginia State University Trojan Invitational meet, while junior Kyla Sanders (Hampton, VA) won the 400-meter hurdles.
Sanders won the event with a time of 1:08.42 – her first of the season and career.
Saunders continues to dominate in the field events for the Shaw University women's outdoor track and field program. She provisionally qualified for nationals in javelin while breaking her own school record with a 41.37 mark - she previously qualified in the shot put earlier in the year.
Other Notable Highlights:
- Senior Tearra Arrington (Newport News, VA) finished ninth overall in the 200-meter run with a time of 25.53.
- Sophomore Kaydi-Ann Wint (Kingston, Jamaica) placed third in 400-meter run, crossing the finish line at 57.10.
- Freshman Damoni Neal (Newport News, VA) finished top-10 in the 400-meter run, placing eighth overall with a time of 59.79.
- Saunders tabbed second in the shot put with a throwing mark of 13.10m.
- Freshman Laquel Harris (Nassau, Bahamas) placed fourth (12.70m) and sophomore Tiarra Derosa (Sandy's Bermuda) finished fifth (12.32m) in the shot put.
- Harris finished second in the discus while also setting new school record with a provisional mark of 47.90m. Derosa placed fourth (44.38m).
Shaw will return to action Apr. 26 – Apr. 28 at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's outdoor track and field and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.