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Firebirds’ 4x400M Relay Team Shatters Season-Best to Highlight UDC’s Performance at Terrapin Invitational

Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Father Diamond Invitational, 1/7/17
Niasia Harding finished 8th of 40 in the 300M with a time of 42.71s.

LANDOVER, MD – The University of the District of Columbia women's indoor track & field team competed in the Terrapin Invitational hosted by the University of Maryland on Saturday, January 20th at the Prince George's County Sports Complex.

The highlight of the meet for the Firebirds came in the 4x400M Relay event where the four-some of Niasia Harding, Shannell Hibbert, Dajour Jones and Aisha Dozier blazed a new season-best time of 4:11.16 to place 10th of 17 teams. This time beat UDC's previous season best by nearly six seconds.

Individually, junior transfer Shaneika Bowra impressed in both the 60M and 300M events. She finished the 60M in 8.07s to place 16th of 49 competitors, and she ran the 300M in 44.54s to place 21st of 40. Senior Stacy-Ann Rowe ran a season-best time of 8.18s in the 60M to place 23rd, and sophomore Niasia Harding finished a remarkable, 8th out of 40 competitors in the 300M with a time of 42.71s in her first ever collegiate running of the event.

Meanwhile, freshman Dajour Jones was 2nd in Section 5 and 16th of 28 competitors overall as she ran the 600M in 1:47.18, and sophomore Shannell Hibbert ran the 60M Hurdles in 9.64s to finish 8th of 38 competitors.

The Firebirds have next weekend off before they compete Saturday, February 3rd at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Invitational in Princess Anne, MD.