Women's track and field athletes earn four All-SAA accolades

Women's track and field athletes earn four All-SAA accolades

The Oglethorpe women's track and field team placed four athletes on All-SAA teams, released Monday by the league office. Senior Arielle Shaw nabbed All-SAA first-team honors, while fellow senior Nicolette Andrey took All-SAA second-team accolades. Junior Kayla Trice and freshman Sarah Ayoade took home All-SAA honorable mention.

Shaw earned her first SAA title in her signature event at the SAA Track and Field Championships on April 27, taking the triple jump crown with a leap of 38 feet, 3.5 inches. She easily earned the victory in the event, besting her nearest competitor by almost a foot. She also finished third in the 100 meters, blazing down the track in 12.99 seconds. She served as part of both the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relay squads, both of which finished third. The 4-by-100 finished in 48.98 seconds, while the 4-by-400 came home in 4:08.18. She also won the triple jump at the Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational, the Emory Classic, the Emory Invitational, the Sewanee Indoor Invitational, and the Tiger Indoor Invitational. It marked her third straight All-SAA accolade after she earned second-team honors in each of the previous three seasons.

Andrey took second in the 400-meter hurdles, posting a time of 1:06.31 at the SAA Championships. She also finished fourth in the 400 meters with a school-record time of 58.68 seconds, and served as part of the third-place 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relay squads. Andrey won the long jump competition at the Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational, the Sewanee Indoor Invitational and the Tiger Indoor Invitational this season. This marked her fourth straight All-SAA honor, as she earned all-conference honorable mention in each of her previous three seasons.

Trice and Ayoade both earned All-SAA honorable mention for their efforts on the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relay squads. Ayoade also finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-4. Trice came in eighth in the 100 meters with a time of 13.33 seconds. It marked the third career All-SAA honor for Trice, who earned first-team accolades in each of the previous two seasons. It served as Ayoade's first All-SAA honor.

 

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