Vincentian Olympian Shafiqua Maloney wins Invitational Women 800m

Athletics – Women’s 800m – Round 1
Shafiqua Maloney of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in action in the Women’s 800m – Round 1 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Vincentian Olympian Shafiqua Maloney over the weekend won the University of Arkansas Invitational Women 800 meters at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
According to the local VINCENTIAN newspaper, Maloney, who is on an athletics scholarship at the University of Arkansas, crossed the finish line in 2:08.60 ahead of Isabel Van Camp, also of Arkansas, in 2:13.75, and Je-Risa James of Ark-Pine Bluff, in 2:22.77.
The VINCENTIAN said Maloney, who was born on born on Feb. 27, 1999, was also part of the Arkansas triumphant 4X400m relay team in a time of 3:34.79.
“The Vincentian lass ran the third leg, and her team mates were Paris Peoples (first leg), Morgan Burks Magee (second leg) and Rosey Effiong (final leg),” the paper said.
It said Maloney’s efforts also helped Arkansas to finish top in the women’s team points standing with a total of 228 points in the 16-event Meet.
Maloney was the Olympic flag bearer in the Tokyo Olympics. She is the national record holder in the 800m for St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Watch the Women 800m Final | SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships 2022 at: https://youtu.be/F9AKl0Qpv8Q

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