Colgate Women’s Games conclude another spectacular track and field season
Vincent Davis | 2/14/2019, 1:53 p.m.
The Colgate Women’s Games ended spectacularly last week in a variety of divisions. In their 55 meter high school category, it was dominated by local talent. Rori Lowe from the Christopher Columbus Campus in the Bronx took first place followed by Michel Parker from Promise Academy in Manhattan and Hannah Gadpaille from Monsignor Scanlan Hjgh, also in the Bronx.
The 55 meter hurdles was won by Peyton Rollins from the Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. Second and third was taken by Phoebe Myers and Faith Edwards, both from the Young Women’s Leadership School in Queens.
The 200 meters was dominated by the Brianna’s: Brianna White from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn came in first followed by Brianna Brown from Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx. Nefertiti Underwood, another Promise Academy student, took third.
Brooklyn runners Alanni Cannon of St. Joseph High School and Madison Brown of P-Tech Early College High School were overtaken by Kaitlyn Cepeda from Park East High School in Manhattan in the 400 meter run.
In the College/Open, 55 meters, Torisha LaForce of Queens took first followed by Zhoey Starkey second and Danayshia McClendon, third, both from St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
The 55 meter hurdles was won by Nyeira Gordon, Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn followed by Eboni Birch and Jillisa Morris, both from Queens.
In the 200 meters, Satima Chambers from Queens came in first, Chinyelu Okeakpu from St. Francis College second and Jada Erwin from Lansdowne, Pa. third.
Shenika King (Brooklyn) took first place in the 400 meters followed by Chante Moore from Gwynedd Mercy University in Gwynedd Valley, Pa. and Kayla Parker from Queens in third.
In the 800 meters, Tiguida Toure from Brooklyn finished first, followed by Leah Rivers, another student athlete from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, followed by Monique Flemming from Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn).
In their 30 Plus Division, 200 meters, Lisa Edwards and LaTricia Dendy both from the Bronx placed first followed by second followed by Sophia Downey from Philadelphia in third place. In the 1500 meters Melissa Douglas from Stroudsburg, Pa. came in first followed by Meaghan Collins from Valhalla, N.Y. and Kelly Bare from Brooklyn in third.