Sophomore Deas excited for Division III nationals

By Megan Pellegrino
February 22, 2007

Meghan Hurley

“I’m excited to go to nationals. It’s all about going as many times as the Lord allows me to,” junior social work major Lauren Deas said.

Lauren Deas holds statistics in winter track that make her a top competitor.

Deas is the only women’s winter track runner who qualified for nationals that will take place in Terre Haute, Ind. Deas is also one of three that will be competing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Deas is a two-time All-American in the 55-meter and 100-meter dash. She also holds five time records. Three are individual records while the other two are relay records. Dea’s individual records are in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.19 sec, the 60- meter dash with a time of 7.67 sec and the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.09 sec.

On Feb. 3, in the 4 x 200-meter relay, Deas and her other teammates shattered the standing Division III record with a time of 1:42.2.

Their time was two seconds less than the old record set in 2005. That same day Deas, in the 400-meter race, ran a time that was fourth overall in the ECAC.

She says that success comes from the team, coaches and God.

“We are a team who wants to better themselves and when we don’t reach our goals we kind of get frustrated but that’s what is so great about us. When we don’t achieve it we work on it,” Deas said.

The season’s success is nothing new for Deas. Every year seems to become stronger as she becomes stronger as well. Each season she sets new records and receives more acknowledgements.

“As far as struggles, we are not a perfect team but we are on our way to perfection,” Deas said.

Deas hope for the future are “to graduate a 10 time NCAA All-American and to keep raising the bar for Cabrini athletics and restore Cabrini pride once again,” Deas said.

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