LaShundra Kershaw
LaShundra Kershaw

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lambert, Miss.

High School:
Palmer HS

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
09/25/1987


Four-Time NCAA Regional Qualifier
Two-Time All-Conference

2011 Outdoor: Had seven top-five finishes, including two victories, in the short sprints during her senior season... Opened the season with a third-place finish in the 200m dash at the Rhodes Open, with a 24.68s sprint... Won the 200m event at the SEMO Invite (24.60s) and was runner-up in the 100m dash (11.91s)... Set a season-best, for herself and the Memphis women's program, in 100m event at the Ole Miss Invite, finishing runner-up with an 11.55s run... Her 200m season-best and women's program-best came at the Mississippi Open, where she finished fourth with a 23.53s sprint... Won the 200m dash in her final Tiger Invitational, with a 23.69s mark... Qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 100 and 200m events... In the 100m dash, finished 33rd with an 11.84s run... Finished less than one-tenth of a second away from advancing to the Regional final in the 200m dash, finishing tied for 25th with a 24.17s sprint.

2011 Indoor: Redshirted during indoor season.

2010 Outdoor: NCAA Regional qualifier in the 100m and 200m dashes...won each event twice during the regular season...11.61 mark at the John McDonnell Invitational was tied for 64th-best in the nation...had career-best 200m dash at the Memphis Tiger Invitational, which she won with the 23.50 mark that was 39th-best in the country during outdoor season...career-best 11.49 100m dash came in the East Regional preliminaries; she finished 12th overall.

2010 Indoor: Set two school records on the way to the top of the podium for times in 2010...became the first woman in school history to finish the 55m dash in less than seven seconds, with a 6.99 mark at the Redhawk Invite that earned her the victory...set the school record in the 60m dash at the Hoosier Hills Invite, winning the event with a 7.50 second mark that ranked 71st in that nation during indoor season.

2009 Outdoor: Competed in six meets for the Lady Tigers....Had three top-10 finishes in the 100m dash...Finished third in the 100m dash at the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a personal-best time of 12.17...Also finished third in the 200m dash at the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a personal-best time of 24.95.

2009 Indoor: Competed in five indoor meets for the Lady Tigers...Finished second in the 55m dash at the SEMO Inivte with a season-best 7.19 mark...Had two fourth place finishes in the 60m dash...Finished sixth in the 200m dash at the SEMO Invite.

2008 Outdoor: Competed in two meets during the 2008 outdoor track and field season...Recorded two times in the 100m dash and one mark in the 200m dash...At the John McDonnell Invitational, ran her season-best in the 100m dash with a time of 12.34 in the preliminaries...Also ran the 200m dash with a time of 26.32 in the preliminaries at the same meet...Last race of 2008 was the 100m dash at the Ole Miss May Invitational where she ran a 12.50 time.

2008 Indoor: Competed in seven meets during the 2008 indoor track and field season...Participated in the 55m dash, the 60m dash and the long jump for the Tigers...Recorded five combined top-five finishes during her 2008 indoor campaign...Placed fourth at the Arkansas State kickoff meet with a time of 7.10 in the 55m dash...At the SIU SASF Invitational, recorded a third place finish in the 60m dash with a time of 7.71...Registered personal-best records including long jump with a distance of 5.46m (17-11.00) and in the 55m dash with a time of fourth place time of 7.08 at the Arkansas State Invitational...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, recorded a personal-best 60m dash time of 7.58 in the preliminaries.

2007 Indoor and Outdoor: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2007.

Academics: Has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for one semester...was also on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for one semester.

Prep: Ran track for four years at Madison Shannon Palmer High School...A two-year team MVP, she won the Class 3-A state championship in both the 100 and 200m in 2006...Took third at the state finals in the long jump in 2006...Also lettered four years in basketball, where she played shooting guard.

Personal: Is the daughter of Bobbie and James Kershaw...Born Sept. 25, 1987 in Clarksdale, Miss....Majoring in education...Her goal is to become a high school English teacher.

Kershaw'sBest Outdoor Performances
Event Mark Meet/Date
100m Dash 11.49 NCAA East Regional 5/29/10
200m Dash 23.50 Mem. Tiger Inv. 4/17/10
Kershaw'sBest Indoor Performances
Event Mark Meet/Date
55m Dash 6.99 Redhawk Invite 2/19/10
60m Dash 7.50 Hoosier Hills 2/12/10
200m Dash 24.88 ASU Kick-Off Klassic 12/4/10 (Unattached)
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