Fermin Sixth at NACAC U-23 Track & Field Championships
July 9, 2012
PULLMAN -- Washington State University's Shawna Fermin finished sixth in the women's 400m dash 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., competed for Trinidad and Tobago after placing fourth at the NAAA Sagicor General/N.G.C. 2012 Senior/Open Championships June 23-24 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
At the NACAC Championships Fermin ran a prelim time of 54.45 seconds, seventh-best in the prelims. She advanced to the final where she ran a time of 53.42 for sixth place. Fermin's 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).
For more information about the NACAC Championships, visit the official website of USA Track and Field at www.usatf.org.
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