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Kaiya Saunders

Javelin
Position
Junior
Class
Worcester, Mass.
Hometown
Doherty Memorial
High School / Club
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Kaiya Saunders - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

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

Background
• 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

Personal
• 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