BOWIE, Md. – The Shaw University women's outdoor track and field team is set to compete in the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championships this Saturday and Sunday at Bowie State University.
The Lady Bears placed fourth last season – which hadn't been done since 2008 and will hopefully look to improve upon that position this weekend.
Competition will begin on Saturday (May 4) at 9 a.m. with the women's javelin while the running events will start at approximately 1 p.m. with the men's 1500m run. Sunday's (May 5) events will also begin at 9 a.m. with the men's javelin while the running events presume at 1 p.m., starting with the 4x100 relays.
Shaw is led by interim head coach Frantz Smith who took over the program this past fall. The Lady Bears have consistently showed competitive performances from individuals throughout the regular season highlighted by veterans and senior Laquell Harris (Nassau, Bahamas) and junior Kaydi-Ann Wint (Kingston, Jamaica). Back on Mar. 9, Harris had provisionally qualified for the nationals in the discus (47.65m) while Wint set a new program record in the 800m run at the Aggie Invite (2:13.05).
Additionally, Shaw will look to get contributions from senior La'Cherie Clark (Raleigh, NC), sophomore Damoni Neal (Newport News, VA), senior Tashay Roberts (Bloomfield, CT) and senior Kyla Sanders (Hampton, VA) who have all contributed to the success of the team as a whole but in particular, the 4x400 relay team that made program history earlier this season – setting a new program record at the Fred Hardy Invite with a finishing time of 3:51.05.
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