Track continues strong season

By Megan Conte
February 18, 2010

Shannon Keough

Cabrini’s track stars, Shatievah Lewis, Quiana Volney, Jaiquann Beckham and Abiu Santos each had outstanding performances while competing in the Lafayette University/Rider University meet. The Cabrini men and women’s indoor track and field teams traveled to the New York City Armory on Friday, Feb. 12.

“I thought our team did fairly well considering that there were a lot of good athletes. The Lafayette University/Rider University meet was one you had to invited to. Everyone that was invited to the meet did a good job,” Coach Thomas O’Hora said.

Colleges and Universities such as TCNJ, New Haven, Delaware, Gwynedd-Mercy, Shippensburg and Kutztown were some of the other competitors who participated.

Shatievah Lewis, a freshman, made headlines for the Cavaliers, making her indoor debut of the 500m run. Lewis finished with a time of 1:23.40, which put her in seventh place overall. This was her first competition since the Colonial States Athletic Conference championships meet Nov. 7, where she finished fourth overall with a time of 20:49.16.

“Freshman Lewis, who ran her first individual 500m race, was invited to the meet based on other times. Lewis finished 7th overall for the 500m. Hopefully Lewis will continue to the ECAC, which is a huge event. To attend the ECAC you must qualify and I will be happy with whoever qualifies,” O’Hora said.

Quiana Volney, a sophomore, placed 17th in the 800m run with a time of 2:26.17.

“We have a lot of potential, we just need to continue to work hard at our events to see our times drop down. We all have a goal set and I am close to reaching that in the 800m. I just have to run smart and give it all I got,” Quiana Volney, sophomore business administration major, said.

For Cabrini men’s, freshman Jaiquann Beckham and Abiu Santos each had a career-best performance at the meet. Beckham finished with a time of 2:03.99 in the 800m run, which put him in 41st place. Santos finished 48th overall in the 400m dash with a time of 53.39 seconds.

“Beckham ran his best along with Santos, who are both freshmen. Santos has much potential and is expected to do very well this season. Beckman is working hard and getting better,” O’Hora said.

The men and women will compete next on Feb. 26 at the New York University Fastrack Invitational hosted at the NYC Armory.

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