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WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Bahamian sprinter, Floridian hurdler to join Beavers

The Bemidji State women’s track and field team announced two new contributors on Friday that will join the Beavers in time for the 2021-22 indoor season.

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BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State women’s track and field team announced Friday that two new contributors will join the Beavers in time for the 2021-22 indoor season.

The new signees are sprinter Makayla Lewis (Freeport, Grand Bahama) and hurdler Dynia Lewis (West Palm Beach, Fla.).

Makayla Lewis’ cousin, Demetrius Pinder, earned a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 4x400 meter relay. Her personal-best times are 12.49 seconds in the 100-meter dash, 25.52 in the 200-meter dash and 58.13 in the 400-meter dash.

Dynia Lewis was named to the South Florida Sun Sentinel Spring 2021 All-County First Team after ranking ninth in Florida’s Class 4A in the 100-meter hurdles with a PR of 14.72.

The women’s cross country and track and field programs also announced on Tuesday the addition of two recruits for 2022-23.

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Molly Saboo of Onamia and Nadia Vaughn of Austin are both set to join BSU next season.

Saboo is a six-time letter winner in cross country and a five-time letter winner in track and field. She holds Onamia High School’s program record in the 5K race (20:05) and participated in the 2021 cross country state meet.

Vaughn is an All-Big 9 Conference selection at Austin High School in both cross country and track and field. She has a PR of 19:42.10 in the 5K.

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