Aug 19, 2013
MOSCOW (IAAF) - Junior Stephanie Kalu spent the past week in Moskow at the International Association of Athletics Federations Track & Field World Championships. Kalu, who earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 100-meter dash this past spring, competed in that event and the 4x100-meter relay at the World Championships.
Kalu a native from Cedar Hills, Texas, finished fifth in the sixth heat of the women's 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 11.67 seconds.
In the 4x100-meter relay, Kalu was paired with Alphonsus Peace, Patience Okon and Regina George. They were not able register a time as they were disqualified.
This past spring, she finished 22nd in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Finals. Kalu was also a part of a 4x100 relay team that included senior Isis Wilson, junior Craishia Washington and sophomore Rachel Scruggs. They set an SMU 4x100 meter relay record at the TCU Invitational when they finished in a time of 44.96. At the same event, Kalu set the SMU program record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.38, which was good for third.
Kalu will look to continue her success in the upcoming 2014 season.