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Quashanda Welch
 Quashanda Welch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, TX

High School:
Booker T. Washington H.S.

Last College:
Texas Southern Univ.

Height:
5-3

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
05/17/1985

2007 (Junior): Outdoor: Placed sixth in the 100 at the Springtime Invitational on March 31 (12.14) ... seventh at the UTEP Invite (12.33) ... competed in the preliminaries at C-USA Championships (12.63). Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon at the Roger Cox Multis where she placed 14th with 2,228 points ... 12th in the long jump at the Lobo Invite (10.33) ... competed in the preliminaries of six events throughout the season ... season best in the 60-meter dash was at the C-USA Championships at 7.77 seconds, in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tyson Invite (10.06) and in the 200-meter dash at the Husker Invite (26.18).

Before UTEP: Transferred to UTEP from Texas Southern ... scored at the 2006 Southwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in the 100 (fi fth), 400 relay (fourth) and pole vault (fourth) ... third in the pole vault at the 2006 SWAC Indoor Championships ... 2005 SWAC champion as part of the 400 relay and also fi nished fourth in the pole vault at the outdoor conference meet ... took sixth in the pole vault at the 2006 SWAC Indoor Championships ... finished seventh as part of the 400 relay at the 2005 NCAA Midwest Regional ... lettered in track and field, volleyball, tennis, basketball and softball at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston ... ran track for Coach Austin and Coach McBride at Booker T. Washington ... named Booker T. Washington's Most Athletic student as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Quashanda Rena Welch ... majoring in criminal justice with a minor in ballet and dance ... daughter of Angelia Welch ... has one brother (Eric) and one sister (Diamond) ... born May 17, 1985, in Houston, Texas.

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