Women’s track sets new records at Penn Relays

By Kaitlin Barr
May 3, 2007

Cabrini Athletics

At the 113th annual Penn Relay Carnival held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field on April 24-26, the Cabrini women’s track & field team set some new school records.

The 4×100 team ran a 48.44 which not only set a school record, but qualified the foursome for the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships.

Lauren Deas, Nialah Smith, Leslie Williams and Christiana Taylor were the four runners to compose the 4×100 team, as well as the 4×200, which record was also broken. The team ran a 1:41.63, which was good enough to beat out numerous, respectable Division I teams.

Freshman Christiana Taylor broke three school records in the women’s heptathlon on Thursday and placed seventh overall. She also qualified herself for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will take place in May. After earning 4,255 points at the Penn Relays, Taylor also qualified herself for the USA Junior National Championships in June.

After running times of 2.24.64 in the 800 and 25.34 in the 200, Taylor set the new school records for both events. She qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference by placing third overall in the 100 hurdles running a 15.13, third in the 200 running a 25.34 and also qualified in the long jump, jumping 5.09 meters.

Cabrini’s three-time All-American in indoor track, junior Lauren Deas, also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100.

Kaitlin Barr

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