May 26, 2015 - Ayana Walker became the first Shorter student-athlete to become a three-time NCAA All-American when the junior finished third in the 400-meter finals at the Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
Walker, who became the university’s first-ever NCAA national champion when she won the indoor 400 crown, found herself in a three-way sprint to the finish line and despite breaking the tape in 52.67 seconds was edged by eventual winner Qaunera Hayes of Livingstone, who was clocked in 51.93, and runner-up Carly Muscro of Merrimack (52.48.)
Walker’s effort nearly equaled her best time of the season, one that also set a school record, when she posted a 52.47 at the UNF East Region Preview in Gainesville, Fla., two weeks ago.
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