FSU Track & Field BIO
Shaquania Dorsett
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Shaquania Dorsett 2556250
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Freeport, Bahamas
High School: Sunland Baptist


Followed solid freshman campaign by being named to Bahamas' Olympic 4x400 relay team before injury forced her to withdraw...competed at the World Junior Championships in Poland in July...earned second-team All-ACC honors as member of the DMR at the ACC Indoor Championships, and also scored in the 400....was non-competing member of the cross country roster this past fall.


Outdoor: Season highlight came at the Carifta Games when she parlayed a personal-best time of 52.50 - No. 8 on FSU's all-time list - into a silver medal for her native Bahamas...made her collegiate outdoor debut at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee with a 400 win on the UCLA campus in 54.01...followed up with a runner-up finish in 52.67 against a solid field at the Seminole Invitational...her collegiate season ended with a winning contribution to the 4x400 at the UNF Twilight...returned to action in late June with a third-pace finish in the 400 (53.97) at the Bahamas National Championships...anchored the Bahamas' Olympic qualifying 4x400 relay team to victory on July 10 at home in 3:30.34...nine days later at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland, she advanced to the 400 semis in 54.55 before withdrawing from the meet. Indoor: Competing indoors for the first time she finished eighth in the 400 at the ACC Indoor Championships in a SB 54.74...also provided the Noles with a strong 400 leg on the runner-up DMR (11:13.34), which was was the No. 9 time in program history...competed in five meets during the season.

Before FSU: Claimed 400-800 double gold at 2015 Carifta Games in 53.40/2:11.99 – both PBs...ranked 40th in the world among juniors in the 400...member of Bahamas’ 2015 World Relays 4x400 team which ran SB 3:33.0...has represented the Bahamas on seven national teams between 2013-15.

Personal: Daughter of Michelle Evans and Desmond Dorsett...graduated Sunland High with distinction in 2014...was a member of the interact club (2013-2014)...intends to major in Biochemistry...earned All-ACC Academic Honors during the indoor season and was a member of the ACC honor roll...has twice been honored as the Bahamas Junior athlete of the year...born September 16, 1997. 

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