York Women Win CUNYAC Track & Field Championship
For the second consecutive season, the York College women's outdoor track and field team captured the City University of New York Athletic Conference championship. However, the Cardinals will share the title with the ladies from Lehman College who finished in a tie after an intense day of competition on Sunday, May 11. In addition, York standout Alexandra Nkrumah was named most outstanding athlete of the competition for the second straight year. Nkrumah tallied a remarkable 58 of York's 173 points, earning two gold (400m, 400 hurdles), three silver (200m, 100 hurdles, high jump) and two bronze medals (long jump, triple jump). She also was a member of the gold medal-winning 4 x100 and 4 x 400 relay teams, which gave the Lady Cardinals an additional 20 points.
York's Shanine Bogan also came up big for York, scoring 30 points in four different field events. Bogan placed second in both the women's hammer throw and the shotput and took fifth in the javelin and discus throw.
Distance runner Taneisha Renuad won the gold in the 10,000 meters, while also placing third in the 800 meters and fourth in the 1,500 meters.
In the sprint events, Wendella Rankin and Avion Pierre, who were also part of the winning relay teams, helped York earn valuable points in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. Pierre finished seventh in the 100- meter and fifth in the 200-meter, while Rankin was seventh in the 100-meter and sixth in the 200-meter dash.
This is the third CUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field championship for Coach Thomas Pope's squad. In addition to winning the title last year, York also won in 2002.
CCNY finished third behind Lehman and York, while Hunter College was fourth.