Kalu receives honorable mention

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SMU’s Stephanie Kalu. (Sidney Hollingsworth/The Daily Campus)

While the International Association of Athletics Federation Track and Field World Championships were taking place in Moscow over the weekend, SMU’s own junior Stephanie Kalu represented the Mustangs and her native country Nigeria with class.

The honorable mention All-American competed in the 100-meter dash and finished fifth in the sixth heat with a time of 11.67 seconds, only three-tenths away from her SMU record time of 11.38. Kalu achieved that mark last season at the
TCU invitational.

She was also a part of the 4×100-meter relay in Moscow, but her team was unable to record a time due to disqualification.

Kalu will be a major part of the success of the women’s track and field team this year when the season begins this January.


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