Colgate Women’s Games conclude after weeks of preliminaries
Vincent Davis | 2/23/2017, 12:06 p.m.
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There’s a beauty to track and field that’s not experienced in other sports. Their loyalty and dedication is simply to running, to their team and, without malice, to their sneaker company. Of course, politics seems to play a part in all we do, but once the race begins, that gun sounds, runners run. Their success is determined by speed—their speed, their times, the records that an athlete is able to set.
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There are many interesting stories, from Lauren Princz, 14 years old from Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., who won her first professional meet, 55 meters, and one of Colgate’s most prestigious awards, Most Promising Newcomer, to Lisa Edwards from the Bronx, who’s been competing for 33 years, finishing first in the 200 meters.
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Edwards, a Manhattan College graduate who works for the Board of Education, just returned from competing in Australia. She’s participated in Colgate for more than 25 years. She works out two to three hours daily.
“It’s hard work,” she stated, but she is inspired by watching the younger athletes participate. “Looking at their times pushes me,” she said.
Edwards also runs to stay in shape and to have fun. “Running is a great exercise for women,” she said. “It allows me to eat what I want, and not put on weight, because I’m always working out, though my metabolism has slowed down as I’ve gotten older.”
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I believe that Lisa is a member of the Class of 2000.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Edwards, Lisa [MC2000]
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