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Shalaiyah Sommerville
 Shalaiyah Sommerville

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Maryland

Last College:
Hampton University

Height:
5-4

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
09/06/1988

2009:Redshirted.

2008: Indoor: Finished seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.68 at the Frank Sevigne Invitational ... and eighth in the 200m, 25.43, at the Texas Tech Invitational ... 34th in the 200m at the Iowa State Classic, 25.19 ... also 34th in the 400m at ISU ... ran a season best 57.19 in the 400m at the Conference USA Championships (11.58.46) ... finished seventh as part of the 4x400-meter relay, 3:53.94. Outdoor: All-American as part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished sixth at nationals ... champion in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.26 at the Don Kirby Invitational ... ran a season best 54.33 in the 400m at the C-USA Championship preliminaries, finished fifth (55.36) ... third in the 200 meters at conference clocking in at 23.56 ... part of the 400-meter relay that recorded a school record 44.10 and two regional times.

Before UTEP:
Six-time All-MEAC athlete ... led Hampton University to indoor and outdoor MEAC conference championships ... member of 4x100 relay team that set new MEAC record at 44.97 and qualified for the NCAA Championship... named Hampton University's Outdoor Track Freshman Athlete of the Year... four-time track and cross country letterwinner at Western Senior High School... four-time Nike Prep All-American and Baltimore Sun All-Metro team selection ...six-time All-City honoree...won five Maryland state individual and relay championships and 23 city and regional championships...led her team to back-to-back Maryland state championships in 2005 and 2006 ... holds records in Maryland's Class 3A 300-meter dash, indoor 4x200 relay, outdoor 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay events ... named 2006 Western High School Athlete of the Year ... named 2002 Western High School Rookie of the Year.

Personal: Major is kinesiology with hopes of earning a doctorate in occupational therapy ... daughter of Orrett Sommerville and Laila Thompson ... has one sister (Christyna) and three brothers (Jonathan, Laurance, and Christopher).

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