2009 NCAA Regional Qualifier- Triple Jump
Indoor: Finished fifth at C-USA Championships in the triple jump... Won the triple jump at the Leonard Hilton and Houston Invitational with personal best of 12.37m/40-7... Placed third at the Texas A&M Invitational... Earned fourth at the New Mexico Invitational. Outdoor: Placed 10th at C-USA Championships in the triple jump... Earned two fourth place finishes in the triple jump at the Victor Lopez Invitational and Rice Twilight...Earned four top-10 finishes.
Indoor: Jumped a season-best 12.33m (40-05.5) at the C-USA Championships to finish in eighth place. Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional in the triple jump at the C-USA Championships, recording a length of 12.33m (40-05.5) ... Set a PR in the triple jump at regionals with a mark of 12.66m (41-06.5) ... Finished fourth in the triple jump at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic and the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight ... Claimed top-10 finishes in eight of nine events.
Competed at Chicago State University... Set long jump and triple jump records.
Competed for John Paul Stevens High School for Coach Hesson ... School record holder in the 4X400m, long jump and triple jump ... Selected Athlete of the Year ... Also was captain of the volleyball team and three-time district champion as a member of the school's basketball team.
Born on Oct. 10, 1989 in San Antonio, Texas ... Daughter of Omar and Zarinah Shakir ... Chose to attend the University of Houston because it was a great school with a great track & field tradition ... Also recruited by Chicago State University ... Nickname is Dee ... Hobbies include dancing and singing ... Involved on campus with NSCS, LITE and NABJ.