Cedarbrook Phenom Eyota Bey Takes Middle School 400M Title at Colgate Women’s Games
After four weeks of preliminary races which saw her with a one-point lead over the field, Cedarbrook eighth grader Eyota Bey turned on the jets in the semifinals and finals to take the middle school 400m title at the 45th Colgate Women’s Games with 72 points, 12 points ahead of the second-place finisher.
At the semifinals, Bey ran 59.47, nearly half a second better than the closest competition, to take the race and garner its 15 points. In the finals, she finished second in 59.06 to earn 10 points and lock up the championship.
In the preliminary rounds, Bey ran 1:00.12 (first), 58.99 (first), 1:01.08 (fifth) and 59.98 (first). Bey finished second in this same event in 2018 with 49 points, turning in three sub-1 minute times to reach the semifinals and finals.
The Colgate Women's Games is the nation's largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college and beyond. Competitors participate in preliminary meets and a semi-finals to determine finalists who will compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company. The Colgate Women’s Games boast more than 26 Olympic alumnae, hundreds of Junior Olympians and age-division national champions, and countless changed lives. Each year, high school participants are among the most heavily recruited athletes by colleges and universities across the nation.