PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Shaw University women's outdoor track and field will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., for the prestigious Penn Relays hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The three-day event will feature 10 Lady Bears at Franklin Field.
Day one events will begin at 9 a.m. with the discus throw that will feature sophomore Tiarra Derosa (Sandy's, Bermuda) and Laquel Harris (Nassau, Bahamas). Freshman Tyefah Saunders (Kingston, Jamaica) will participate in the shot put at 12:45 p.m., followed by a host of Lady Bears who will compete in the 4x100 and 4x400 heats and 1:20 p.m. and 6:25 p.m., respectively.
The Lady Bears are coming off five top-5 finishes in its last outing, junior Kyla Sanders (Hampton, VA) won the 400-meter hurdles (1:08.42) at the VSU Trojan Invite.
The oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, the Penn Relays Carnival has hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. More athletes run in the Penn Relays than in any other track and field meet in the world, as the event regularly boasts a field of more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad. Attendance at the meet typically tops 100,000 over the final days. This year's Penn Relays marks the 123rd running of the historic meet.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's track and field and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.