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University of Miami Athletics

Zakiya Rashid

position

Throws

Class

Fifth Year

Hometown

Suffolk, Va.

High School

Nansemond River

2020 Indoor: Did not compete due to exhausted indoor eligibility.

2019 Outdoor: Finished eighth in the women’s shot put at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge with a mark of 14.59m and won the women’s discus throw with a mark of 55.13m… Finished seventh in the discus throw at the Florida Relays with a mark of 52.51m… Finished third in the women’s shot put at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a mark of 14.68m and finished fourth with a mark of 54.92m in the discus throw.

2019 Indoor: Debuted for the Canes in her final indoor season and recorded a personal best mark of 15.00m in the women’s shot put at the Texas Tech Classic… Finished fifth in the women’s weight throw with a mark of 18.85m at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet… Recorded a mark of 14.12m in the shot put and a 16.72m mark in the weight throw at the Tiger Paw Invite… Finished eighth in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 14.98m.

2018 Outdoor: Started off the outdoor season with a personal-best in the women’s hammer throw with a mark of 54.41m at the Hurricane Invitational and a third-place finish in the shot put with a 14.99m mark… Finished second at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge in the discus with a mark of 55.68m giving her the second-best mark in school history and sixth in the women’s shot put with a mark of 14.61m… Finished eighth in the women’s invite discus with a throw of 50.02m at the Florida Relays and placed eighth in the shot put with a throw of 14.59m… Won the women’s discus with a throw of 57.21m and was fifth in the hammer invitational section with a personal-best mark of 56.64m at the Hurricane Alumni Meet… Finished sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 55.43m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Finished second in the women’s discus with a mark of 52.43m and seventh in the hammer with a 56.53m mark at the Virginia Challenge… Finished second at the National Relay Championship in the women’s discus with a throw of 53.18m…Placed eighth in the women’s shot put at the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 14.91m and fourth in the discus with a mark of 53.60m…

2018 Indoor: Was the top Hurricane in the women’s weight throw at the UAB Blazer Invitational, placing sixth with a mark of 18.20m…Second in the women’s weight throw at the Red Raider Open with a mark of 17.72m…Finished third in the shot put at the Red Raider Open with a mark of 14.43…Was second in the women’s open weight throw at the Power 5 Invitational with a mark of 18.28m…Finished fourth in Flight 1 and 12th overall in the shot put at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a mark of 13.69m…Finished third in the weight throw at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a personal-best mark of 19.28m…finished eighth in the women’s weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 19.27m.

2017 Outdoor: Finished fourth in the women’s hammer at the Hurricane Invitational with a personal best throw of 51.50m… Placed third in the women’s discus at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational with a personal best mark of 50.19m that ranks fourth in UM history… Finished seventh in the women’s discus with a throw of 47.71m and seventh in the shot put with a mark of 14.24m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Had a big personal best in the women’s discus, finishing fifth in the invitational section with a throw of 54.10m at the Florida Relays that ranks third all-time in UM history… Placed second in the women’s discus with a mark of 51.01m at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational… Finished seventh in the women’s shot put with a throw of 14.47m. Rashid also was second in the women’s discus with a throw of 52.90m at the Michael Johnson Invitational…

2017 Indoor: Finished fifth with a throw of 17.21m in the Weight Throw and was fifth with a personal-best mark of 13.98m in the Shot Put at the VT invitational… Rashid’s sixth place performance with a personal-best mark of 18.59m in the Weight Throw and led all Hurricanes throwers with a personal-best mark of 14.03m in the women’s Shot Put at the McCravy Invitational… Finished fifth in the women’s weight throw with a personal-best mark of 18.60m at the Meyo Invitational… Placed ninth with a mark of 17.59m in the weight throw at the Tiger Paw Invitational… Placed sixth with a mark of 18.39m in the weight throw and finished seventh in the women’s shot put with a personal-best mark of 14.97m at the ACC Championships…

2016 Indoor: Placed ninth in the weight throw at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a mark of 15.33m … Finished 12th in the shot put at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a mark of 12.76m  … Posted a personal-best in the shot put at the McCravy Memorial Meet with a mark of 12.97m … Competed in the weight throw at the McCravy Memorial Meet … Placed 17th in the women’s shot put at the Armory Track Invitational with a throw of 12.29m … Finished 17th in the weight throw at the Armory Track Invitational with a personal-best throw of 16.48m … Placed sixth in the women’s weight throw at the LSU High Performance Meet with a personal-best mark of 16.59m … Finished sixth in the shot put at LSU with a personal-best mark of 13.37m … Placed 12th in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 17.61m

2016 Outdoor:  Competed in the shot put, discus, and hammer throw at the Hurricane Invitational…

High School: Rashid is the defending Virginia State 4A Champion in the shot put and led Nansemond River to a Virginia State 4A team championship. The gold medals did not stop at the state meet as Rashid also claimed the championship in both shot put and discus at the 2014 AAU Club Nationals. Rashid has personal bests of 45’0.25” in shot put and 149’10” in discus. Her shot put mark is ranked 15th in the country, while her discus mark is eighth-best in the United States. Not just a thrower in high school, Rashid was the runner-up in the girls’ 100m hurdles at the 2014 Virginia Class 4A State Meet.