Claudette Day becomes first Huskie to top 5,000 points en route to fourth-place finish
2013-14:Indoor- Competed in the shot put at all seven meets for the Huskies... Set a new personal record in the shot put at the MAC Championships (3/1) with a mark of 47-02.50 (14.39m) to place eighth... Punched her ticket to the MAC meet at the Laker Early Bird (12/6) with a toss of 47-02.25 (14.38m) to claim second place... Claimed eighth place at the Indiana Relays (1/31), throwing 46-08.75 (14.24m)... Placed third at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21)... Finished no worse than eighth in the shot put at all seven meets. Outdoor-Competed at six meets... Set a new school record in the discus, throwing 170-00 (51.81m) at the Wisconsin Open (5/10)... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/30) in the discus, where she finished 37th with a mark of 153-10 (46.88m)... Finished ninth at the MAC Championships (5/16) in the shot put with a season-best mark of 45-10.00 (13.97m)... Won the discus at the Lions Invitational (4/26) with a throw of 159-08 (48.66m)... Also took second in the shot put in New Jersey... Accumulated six top-five finishes during the outdoor season.
2012-13: Indoor- Threw the shot put at six meets... Set a new career-best with a 46-09.00 (14.24m) toss at the Indiana Relays (1/26)... Earned her first indoor event title at the Illini Open (1/12) with a 45-08.00 (13.91m) mark... Nearly broke her PR in the shot put at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15), reaching 46-06.75 (14.19m) to claim fourth place... Reached 39-06.00 (12.03m) at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7) in her lone weight throw appearance.Outdoor- Competed in six meets during the outdoor season... Finished no worse that eighth in the shot put at five of six meets, along with five top 10s in the discus... Set a new PR in the shot put with a 47-11.75 (14.62m) toss at the prestigious Penn Relays (4/27)... Tied that mark and scored team points for NIU with an eighth place finish at the MAC Championships (5/10)... Won the shot put at the Huskie Open (4/20) and Chicagoland Championships (4/6)... Took third in the discus at the Huskie Open with a season-best toss of 143-11 (43.86m)... Recorded a season-best second place finish in the discus at the West Chester Last Chance Qualifier (4/26).
2011-12: Indoor- Placed eighth in the shot put at the MAC Championships, tossing a 44-05.25 (13.54m) PR mark to score one point for the Huskies... Earned six top five finishes in the season, including a season best third place showing in the shot put at the Illini Open (1/14)... Competed in the shot put at every meet during the season. Outdoor- Threw the discus and shot put at six meets during the outdoor season... Posted eight top five finishes and 10 top 10 showings on the year... Tossed a 45-04.50 mark in the shot put at the MAC Championships (5/11) to take ninth place... Reached 150-00 in the discus at the Kansas Relays (4/21) for a ninth place finish... Won the shot put at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) with a 44-09.00 mark... Finished in second place in the discus at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (3/17) with a distance of 142-04... Also took second place in the discus at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6), Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14) and UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/28)... Also earned top five finishes in the shot put at UW-Whitewater, UCF and Western Illinois... Placed 12th in the shot put at the prestigious Kansas Relays (4/20) with a heave of 45-03.50.
High School: Was a four-time conference and regional champion at Northrop High School... Finished first in the shot put and second in the discus at the Indiana state track meet her senior season... Named first-team all-conference and all-state as a senior... Won the team's most improved athlete award as a freshman and junior... Lettered four years in basketball and three in volleyball with the Bruins... High honors student all four years of high school... Competed with the Fort Wayne Express Track Club.
Personal: Full name is Sidra Destiny Sherrill... Born on February 28, 1993, in Fort Wayne, Ind... Daughter of Sidney and Tanya Sherrill... Older sister Faith is an All-American and conference champion thrower at Indiana... Majoring in history... Enjoys listening to music... Admires her sister.