Fermin to Compete at NACAC U-23 Track & Field Championships
July 3, 2012
PULLMAN -- Washington State University quartermiler Shawna Fermin will compete for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2012 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Track & Field Championships, July 6-8 in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Fermin, a junior from Victorville, Calif., was selected to compete after placing fourth in the Trinidad and Tobago NAAA Sagicor General/N.G.C. 2012 Senior/Open Championships June 23-24 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Fermin, competing for the Memphis Pioneers Track Club, ran a 400m dash final time of 53.39 seconds. Her lifetime-best time in the 400m dash is 52.66 seconds, the second-fastest time in WSU women's history, run at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene in May 2012.
The NACAC Athletic Association's U-23 Championships are held every two years in one of the 32 member nations of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association - one of six regional athletics associations affiliated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Fermin will find three Cougar alumna who are also listed in the school record book working with the USA Women's Team at the NACAC Championships: Lissa Gray Olson (Assoc. Head Coach at University of South Florida), jumps coach; Francesca Green (Assistant Coach at University of Arizona) head manager; and Dr. Randi Smith (surgeon, Oakland, Calif.) medical staff. All three women were outstanding student-athletes at WSU. Olson's 1988 high jump mark of 5-11 1/4 is seventh in all-time Cougar records. Green was an All-American long jumper in 1996 and her 20-10 1/2 mark third in WSU all-time records. Smith set the WSU record for the 400m hurdles of 57.07 in 2000.
For more information about the NACAC Championships, visit the official website of USA Track and Field at www.usatf.org.
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