RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University women's outdoor track and field will travel to this weekend's Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championships in Bowie, Md., with the Lady Bears looking to make a run at the title for the first time in program history. The event will begin on Saturday, May 5 through Sunday, May 6 on the campus of Bowie State University.
On Saturday, events will start at 9 a.m. with the women's javelin and then the running events slated to start at 1 p.m. Field events will begin at 9 a.m. on the final day (Sunday), followed by relays at 1 p.m.
Under the leadership of head coach Nadia Alexander-Pompey, the Lady Bears have showed tremendous improvement during the 2018 season, including three athletes who qualified for nationals in freshman Tyefah Saunders (Kingston, Jamaica) in the javelin and shot put and sophomore Laquel Harris (Nassau, Bahamas) and Tiarra Derosa (Sandy's, Bermuda) both in the discus.
The Lady Bears will also look to get a boost at the 2018 CIAA Outdoor Championships from sophomore Kaydi-Ann Wint (Kingston, Jamaica), junior La'Cherie Clarke (Raleigh, NC) and Kyla Sanders (Hampton, VA) as Shaw paces to make an overall team improvement from last year's seventh place finish at the conference championship a season ago.
Alexander-Pompey is in her second season at the helm.
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.