MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - The Shaw University women's outdoor track and field team recorded four wins at the 2018 Trojan Challenge hosted by the University of Mount Olive on Saturday. The Lady Bears whom placed third overall in team standings,registered four wins total, including three field events in impressive fashion.
Freshman standout, Tyefah Saunders (Kingston, Jamaica) won the shotput with a throw of 13.71m to provisionally qualify for nationals. In the javelin, Saunders threw 38.87m also for first place while sophomore Tiarra Derosa (Sandy's, Bermuda) picked up her first win of the 2018 slate with a mark of 43.90m in the discus throw. Senior LaCherie Clarke (Raleigh, NC) garnered her first career win in the 200m race, crossing the finish line with a time of 26.12.
- Senior Tearra Arrington (Newport News, VA) placed sixth in the 100m with a time of 12.90. Arrington also finished third in the 200m (26.47).
- Sophomore Kaydi-Ann Wint (Kingston, Jamaica) finished eighth overall in the 800m, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:23.45.
- Junior Kyla Sanders (Hampton, VA) tabbed fifth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:13.34 while freshman Damoni Neal (Woodside, VA) placed sixth in the event (1:15.08).
- In the 4x100 meter relay, Arrington, Clarke, freshman Dominique Higgins (Kingston, Jamaica) and McCrae registered a second-best time of 48.46.
- Derosa finished second in the shotput, throwing 12.90m while freshman Laquel Harris (Nassau, Bahamas) placed fifth overall at 11.78m.
- Harris would record a second-best throw in the discus, throwing 43.58m.
Shaw will return to action on next weekend at the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, Va.
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