Track springs into action

By Patricia J. Sheehan
March 29, 2007

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The women’s spring track is gearing up for another season starting this week. Coaches Tom O’Hora and James Williams are optimistic about the team and have great aspirations for this season.

“We have the upper hand this season,” said Williams.

The team conditions year round because track is is continuous from August through May, according to O’Hora.

“We have to gear up nine months a year. You really have to work at it year round,” O’Hora said.

The team will travel to the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 7. Williams says that this is a very important meet because the team will have some strong competition, which will hone their skills.

Williams says that freshman history major, Christiana Taylor will be stiff competition this season. She has already set a school record for indoor track in the 400 meter dash and paced third among Division III with a time of 57.67. This time qualified her for the National College Athletic Conference Championships.

Junior social work major Lauren Deas will also be a top contender. She has proven her abilities during the indoor track season by making All-American twice and running 7.15 55 meter dash, taking second place in that event for Division III.

The team is anticipating the upcoming meets where they will be able to compete against CCNY, Lincoln and Texas Lutheran. These schools each have a national championship under their belts and the Cavaliers are hoping to grab one for themselves.

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