Women’s indoor track takes second in ECAC

By Jason Radka
March 8, 2007

Emily Buerger

The women’s track team took second place in the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships on March 3.

According to the ECAC website, “St. Lawrence University’s women’s indoor track team became the first St. Lawerence track team to capture an ECAC Championship at the 2007 ECAC Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. On March 3, the Saints picked up eight points with a second place finish in the final relay of the day to overtake Cabrini for the team championship in a 55-team field.”

Coach James Williams said the team had trouble in the sprints, but reassured that better results will come in time.

“Technically in the sprint races we made so many mental mistakes,” Williams said.

“But we are a very young team and we have so much room for improvement. We were three points away from being champions with only three athletes competing in individual events, compared to the majority of the teams that had over 10 athletes.”

But those three individuals took over the meet.

Freshman history major Christiana Taylor received All-ECAC honors in four events event the 55m, 200m, 400m and triple jump.

Sophomore sociology Leslie Williams scored in three events: the 4x200m relay, 200m and 400m.

Junior social work Lauren Deas won the 55m and also ran on the 4x200m in which she finished in third place.

Deas will represent Cabrini in the Williams wowed the crows as she placed second in the 200 meters and placed fifth in the 400 meters.

Taylor took seventh in the 55 meters, third in the 200 meters, fourth in the 400 meters and fifth in the triple jump.

Coach Tom O’Hora is proud of the team in their ECAC performance.

“This a very proud moment in the history of Cabrini, not only for track, but for the sports program in general. Our ladies had to beat some outstanding nationally ranked teams in order to finish a very close second. Coach James Williams and his ladies have worked very hard and are worthy of their success.”

According to the ECAC website, “Second place is the highest finish ever for the Cavaliers at the ECAC championships. Deas, who will represent Cabrini at next week’s NCAA indoor championships, captured the individual title in the 55 meters with a time of 7:16. She was the only Cavalier to win a gold medal.”

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