SCIAC Honors Female Athlete of the Week: Vainayaki Sivaji, University of Redlands
Vainayaki Sivaji, University of Redlands
Track & Field
(FR, sprints - North Hollywood, CA)
Freshman sprinter Vainayaki Sivaji contributed impressive runs during the highly-competitive Occidental Invite on Saturday, helping both relays meet NCAA Provisional times. She ran a blistering third leg of the 4x100m Relay to help the Bulldogs finish second with a time of 48.36 seconds, which eclipsed the former school-record mark of 48.61 that was set in 1984. Sivaji also competed in the third-place 4x400m Relay that clocked in at 3:53.51, standing exactly a second and a half faster than the group’s former record-setting performance of 3:55.01 from last weekend's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships. Individually, she ran a seventh-place time of 58.00 in the 400m Dash, coming behind runners from private clubs, USC, Point Loma Nazarene and Cal State San Marcos.