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Kaiya Saunders

Worcester, Mass.
Doherty Memorial
High School
Kaiya Saunders - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

2022 Outdoor
• Competed in the shot put and discus at the Virginia Open
• Placed fifth in the shot put and seventh in the discus at the Colonial Relays
• Recorded season best in the discus (46.05m / 151’1″) at the Virginia Challenge

2022 Indoor 
• Placed ninth in the shot put at the Hokie Invitational (13.98m / 45’10.5″)
• Threw a personal best 15.12m (49’7.25″) in the shot put at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet
• Competed in the shot put at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Competed in the shot put at the VT Challenge
• Competed in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships

2021 Outdoor
• Had PB in shot put (13.91m / 45′ 7.75″) at Virginia Grand Prix
• Posted then-PB in shot put (13.26m / 43′ 6″) at Virginia Challenge
• Finished fourth in shot put (13.07m / 42′ 10.75″) and javelin (34.97m / 114′ 9″) at UVA Opener
• Posted PB in javelin (36.39m / 119′ 5″) and discus  (42.69m / 140′ 1″) at Virginia Invitational
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021 Indoor
• Did not compete

2020 Outdoor

• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• Did not compete

• 2019 All-State champion in the javelin
• Named a 2019 winter and spring Telegram and Gazette All-Star
• Central Mass. All-Star honoree
• Named Player of the Year Girls Track and Field
• Doherty Memorial team captain

• Majoring in aerospace engineering
• Daughter of Jennifer Lynn Cote-Saunders and Karim-Ben Saunders
• Has two brothers, Khamal-Karim and Karim-Ben
• Father, Karim-Ben competed at Auburn in track and field