By Laura Amato
Deajah Stevens won’t bring a medal back to Queens, but the Cardozo grad still impressed during her time in Rio.
The former Judges standout placed seventh in the 200-meter finals on Wednesday, posting a 22.65 in the sprint. Stevens—who graduated from Cardozo in 2014 after transferring in ahead of her senior year—made history simply by making Team USA, becoming the first active female student-athlete from the University of Oregon to qualify for the Olympic Games in track and field.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Stevens who transferred to Oregon after two seasons at the College of the Sequoias, where she won the California Junior College championships in the 200- and 400-meter events. The 21-year-old went on to post a 22.25-second finish to capture second place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June.
The Judges have another chance to capture Olympic glory on Thursday night as former Cardozo champ Dalilah Muhammad takes the track in the final of the 400-meter hurdles.