Vincentian Shafiqua Maloney, representing the University of Arkansas, clocked 2:05.52 to win the Wooo Pig Classic Meet’s 800m.
The Wooo Pig Classic Meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas and staged last week Friday, January 22, at the Randal Tyson Track Center, also involved universities: Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Southern California and Texas.
Maloney’s victory was her second in as many weeks, she having taken the 800m in Arkansas Invitational Meet hosted by her University, also at Randall Tyson Track, two weekends ago.
The race was a good one for Maloney, a Richland Park native, as her winning time, 2:08.60, meant that she erased 3.08 seconds off her recent victory at the Arkansas Invitational.
But unlike in the Invitational two weekends prior when her team took gold in the 4 x 400m relay, she and her colleagues had to settle for 5th place in that relay at the Wooo Pig Classic.
But the University of Arkansas ladies track team, familiarly known as the Razorbacks, had the joy of winning that relay with a second team, in a world-leading performance of 3:32.18.
In addition to savouring the world-leading performance, the Razorbacks top the Wooo Pig Classic Women’s table with 129 points, ahead of Texas (72), LSU (64), South California (53), Kentucky (51), Oklahoma State (33) and Missouri (31).