Shafiqua Maloney

Jr | 5-6 | Sprints | Richland Park, St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Verchilds HS/Southern Illinois

AT Southern Illinois
2017-18
Indoor: Won the 400-meter dash, anchored Southern to a win in the 4-x-400 relay and added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships (2/28) … Ran 55.05 to take home SIU’s first MVC indoor title in the women’s quarter mile since 1996 … Followed with a personal-best time of 24.38 to place third in the 200m dash … Clocked a 53.8 second split on the anchor leg of the mile relay to deliver Southern it’s first MVC 4×400 title since 2005 … Was the program’s top scorer at the MVC Championships with 26 points …Won the 400m dash at four of the six meets she competed at … Posted wins in the 400m at the Black and Gold Premier (1/27), the Illini Open (1/13) and the Saluki Fast Start (12/9).

Outdoor: Won the 200m dash, the 400m dash and helped SIU win both the 4×100 and the 4×400 relays for the second consecutive year at the 2018 MVC Outdoor Championships (5/14) … Scored 40 of SIU’s 160 points and set new facility records in three events (200m, 400m, 4×400) … Marked just the fifth time in MVC history that a female sprinter has won both the 200m and the 400m at the outdoor conference meet … Became the first Saluki to win the Most Outstanding Women’s Track Athlete award since it was first handed out in 2001 … Just the fourth female athlete in program history to claim the conference’s Most Valuable Athlete honor, given to the meet’s top point scorer … Won the 400m dash at the MVC Championships with a personal-best time of 53.19, which was the second-fastest time in program history … Southern’s 4×400 relay time of 3:38.10 at the MVC Championships was the second-best in school history … Finished 33rd in the 400m dash and 42nd in the 200m dash at the NCAA West Prelims (5/25) … Won the 200m dash and helped SIU to a win in the 4×400 relay at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/24) … Helped St. Vincent and the Grenadines take home gold in the 4×400 relay at the 2018 CARIFTA Games.

2016-17

Indoor: Took fifth in the 400m at the 2017 MVC Indoor Championships (2/25)…Won the 400m and helped Southern to a victory in the 4×400 at the Don DeNoon Invitational (2/3)…Finished sixth in the 400m and second in the 4×400 at the Indiana Relays (1/27)…Competed at three indoor meets.

Outdoor: Helped the Saluki 4×100 relay team finish 14th at the NCAA West Prelims (5/25) with a time of 44.65- missed advancing to NCAAs by .06…Ran the second leg of SIU’s 4×100 relay team that won the program’s first MVC title in the event since 1989 at the 2017 MVC Outdoor Championships (5/14)…Winning time of 44.30 was not only a school record but an MVC Outdoor Championship record, besting the previous mark of 44.71, set by Indiana State in 2015…Marked the fifth-straight meet the Salukis had improved upon their school-record time…Ran the anchor leg of SIU’s 4×400 relay that won the program’s first MVC title in the event since 1996 at the 2017 MVC Outdoor Championships (5/14)…Winning time of 3:40.30 is the fourth-fastest time in program history…Southern’s sweep of the relays at the conference championships was its first since 1989…Earned All-MVC honors with a runner-up finish in the 400m at the MVC Outdoor Championships with the seventh-fastest time in program history at 54.25…Had the fastest time in the 400m prelims at the MVC Championships with a time of 54.58…Won the 400m at the Kansas Relays (4/22)…Claimed a victory in the 200m and helped SIU to a win in the 4×400 relay at the Gibson Invitational (4/15)…Ran a leg of the 4×100 relay that broke the Lenny Lyles Invitational (4/29) meet record with a winning time of 44.61…Also helped SIU pick up a win in the quarter-mile relay at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/25)…Competed at eight outdoor meets.

Personal
Born on Feb. 27, 1999…Has two siblings…Intends to major in geography and environmental resources.