Lady Warrior senior runs, jumps to victories

Published 7:50 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nansemond River senior Shakeela Saunders won the 55-meter dash and the triple jump as part of an impressive performance all the way around for the Lady Warrior track team at the Friends of Indoor Track Invitational in Landover, Md. On Tuesday.

Saunders won the 55 dash in 7.21 seconds after being in second place through the preliminary heats. Saunders won the triple jump with a best mark of 38-feet-4.25, 7.75 inches longer than Jessica Caldwell of McDonogh School (Md.).

Saunder placed second in the high jump and was part of the Lady Warrior 4×400 relay team, with Markelle Patteron, Mia McClain and Kieaira Middleton, which took fifth place in the field made up largely of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia schools.

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McClain, a sophomore, finished fourth in the 55-meter dash in 7.49.


Friends of Indoor Track Invitational

Prince George Sports and Learning Complex, Landover, Md.


Event winners and Nansemond River results

Girls 55-meter dash (83 competitors)

1. Shakeela Saunders NR 7.21

2. Carina Peter Herndon 7.23

4. Mia McClain NR 7.49

13. Malika Rashid NR 7.61

56. Zakiya Rashid NR 8.17


Girls 500 (81)

1. Sharon Dorsey Western Tech (Md.) 1:16.87

9. Kieaira Middleton NR 1:21.23


Girls 4×200 relay (31)

1. McDonogh (Md.) 1:46.06

6. Nansemond River 1:48.29 (Malika Rashid, Mia McClain, Markelle Patterson, Kieaira Middleton)


Girls 4×400 relay (20)

1. Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.) 4:00.40

5. Nansemond River 4:12.54 (Markelle Patterson, Shakeela Saunders, Mia McClain, Kieaira Middleton)


Girls high jump (37)

1. Dennisha Frazier Dunbar (D.C.) 5-2

2. Shakeela Saunders NR 5-2

-. Kieaira Middleton NR NH


Girls long jump (61)

1. Carina Peter Herndon 17-8.5

7. Malika Rashid NR 15-8.5

12. Mia McClain NR 15-3.5

14. Markelle Patterson NR 14-10


Girls triple jump (33)

1. Shakeela Saunders NR 38-4.25

2. Jessica Caldwell McDonogh (Md.) 37-8


Girls shot put (51)

1. Chioma Onyekwere Robinson 39-2

8. Zakiya Rashid NR 32-10