The Lightning women’s indoor track and field team took second place at the CUNY Athletic Conference/U.S. Army Championships on Sunday evening. The men’s team finished in sixth place overall with nine points. The meet was held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory in Washington Heights.
Junior Tobi Alli was named the women’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, as she scored 38 points on her own, setting a new CUNYAC Championships meet record in the process.
The women’s team started well, sweeping the podium in the 60-meter dash. Alli took home the gold with a finals time of 7.79 seconds, followed by senior Jasmine Springer in second place with 8.24 seconds, and sophomore Shantay Beccan in third place with 8.28 seconds. Alli’s 7.79 seconds broke her own previous meet record of 7.80 seconds, set a year ago. Alli also won the 200-meters in 25.36 seconds.
Beccan took the gold in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 9.25 seconds. She also took the bronze in the triple jump, with a distance of 1.42 meters.
In the women’s long jump, Alli and Beccan took the top two places, with Alli’s distance of 5.33 meters and Beccan’s 5.03 meters.
In the triple jump, Lehman again swept the podium as Springer took the gold, jumping 11.97 meters. In second place was Alli with 11.05 meters, while Beccan took third place with 10.54 meters.
Sophomore Thamare Rejouis took second in the one mile in 6:12:02, edging out the third place finisher from CCNY by .71 seconds.
In the 4:400 relay, the Lehman “A” Relay placed second in 4:30:40. Also running were Alli, Beccan, Rejouis, and freshman Valerie Vele.
In the weight throw, junior Aminat Adebayo threw the best distance of the day in the senior college division with 12.28 meters. She repeated that performance in the shot put, but with a distance of 11.55 meters.
On the men’s side, sophomore Nathan Sylvain, freshman Oumar Berte, seniors Leonson Newby and Darnell Gatling II finished fourth with a time of 3:43:54 in the 4×400 meter relay.