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SHAQUANIA DORSETT

Player profile

position
Sprints
year
Junior
hometown
Freeport, Bahamas
high school
Sunland Baptist

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Followed solid freshman campaign by being named to Bahamas’ Olympic 4×400 relay team before injury forced her to withdraw…competed at the World Junior Championships in Poland in July…earned second-team All-ACC honors as member of the DMR at the ACC Indoor Championships, and also scored in the 400….was non-competing member of the cross country roster this past fall.

2016

Outdoor: Season highlight came at the Carifta Games when she parlayed a personal-best time of 52.50 – No. 8 on FSU’s all-time list – into a silver medal for her native Bahamas…made her collegiate outdoor debut at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee with a 400 win on the UCLA campus in 54.01…followed up with a runner-up finish in 52.67 against a solid field at the Seminole Invitational…her collegiate season ended with a winning contribution to the 4×400 at the UNF Twilight…returned to action in late June with a third-pace finish in the 400 (53.97) at the Bahamas National Championships…anchored the Bahamas’ Olympic qualifying 4×400 relay team to victory on July 10 at home in 3:30.34…nine days later at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland, she advanced to the 400 semis in 54.55 before withdrawing from the meet. Indoor: Competing indoors for the first time she finished eighth in the 400 at the ACC Indoor Championships in a SB 54.74…also provided the Noles with a strong 400 leg on the runner-up DMR (11:13.34), which was was the No. 9 time in program history…competed in five meets during the season.

Before FSU:

Claimed 400-800 double gold at 2015 Carifta Games in 53.40/2:11.99 – both PBs…ranked 40th in the world among juniors in the 400…member of Bahamas’ 2015 World Relays 4×400 team which ran SB 3:33.0…has represented the Bahamas on seven national teams between 2013-15.

Personal:

Daughter of Michelle Evans and Desmond Dorsett…graduated Sunland High with distinction in 2014…was a member of the interact club (2013-2014)…intends to major in Biochemistry…earned All-ACC Academic Honors during the indoor season and was a member of the ACC honor roll…has twice been honored as the Bahamas Junior athlete of the year…born September 16, 1997.