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 Sha'Keela Saunders
Sha'Keela  Saunders

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Suffolk, Va.

High School:
Nansemond River

Event:
Sprints/Jumps


06/28/2014

UK Finishes USATF Championship With Three Top-10 Finishes

Wildcats Qualify Three for North American U-23 Championships

06/12/2014

Harrison & Peare Advance on Day Two at NCAA Championships

Fifth-ranked UK women's team sends two Wildcats into running finals on Thursday

06/12/2014

Saunders Finishes as NCAA Long Jump Silver Medalist

Wildcat freshman begins meet with eight points for UK

06/01/2014

12 Women, Four Men Advance Out of NCAA Regionals

Wildcats sending 14 athletes to compete in 15 events

05/18/2014

Harrison Collects Two Gold Medals on Final Day

UK women and men set team-best finishes since 1983 and 1996, respectively

03/07/2015

MBB vs. Florida, 030715

Men's basketball beat Florida 67-50 on Saturday, March 7, 2015, to finish the regular season undefeated at 31-0.

Collegiate Bests
LJ: 21-1.25/6.43M | TJ: 41-7.25/12.68M

  • 2014 NCAA Runner-Up (Outdoor Long Jump)
  • Two-Time All-American
  • Two-Time Honorable Mention All-American
  • UK School Record Holder (Outdoor Long Jump)
2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)

Outdoor - Finished the year incredibly strong, breaking the school-record at NCAA Regionals and finishing as NCAA Runner-Up in the long jump ... Broke Ola Sesay's 15-year old school long jump record to win the NCAA East Preliminary Championship with a long jump of 21-1.25/6.43M ... Finished as Runner-Up at NCAA CHampionships ... Also competed at NCAA Championships in the 4x100M relay and 4x400M relay ... Qualified for the NACAC Championships after she finished seventh overall and as the top colllegian and amateur in the USATF Senior Long Jump Championships.
Indoor - Placed fourth in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships, with an indoor collegiate best jump of 21-4.25/6.20M ... Earned second-team All-America status as part of UK's 4x400M relay team at the NCAA Championships.


2013
Did not compete

High School
Spent much of 2012 ranked No. 1 in the nation in the long jump ... Won the Virginia State Indoor Championship in the triple jump (40-03.50) ... 2012 season-best long jump of 19' 5.00 came Viginia Eastern Indoor Regionals.

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