Quakertown's Evans Commits to Run Track at Cheyney

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, Quakertown senior Bekah Evans was recognized for committing to continue her track and field career at Cheyney University.  To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Bekah Evans – Cheyney University (Track & Field)

Major:  Elementary Education

Final list of colleges:  Cheyney, East Stroudsburg, IUP, Felician, Bloomfield, Millersville

Reasons for choosing Cheyney:  “My last visits were East Stroudsburg and Cheyney University. When I was talking to East Stroudsburg, the head coach moved to California, and she was the main reason I wanted to go to East Stroudsburg. Then I went to Cheyney, and I just really loved the atmosphere of the track team because it was like a sisterhood and brotherhood, and that’s what it’s like here at Quakertown, so I definitely wanted the same atmosphere. I love the track coach. She’s amazing. She’s a young, energetic coach that is really ready to go and get a championship, and I loved her mentality because I have the same mentality as her.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in track and field at the collegiate level?  “I always knew I wanted to run track in college, but I wasn’t getting as many looks because when I came into high school, I was a 100 and 200 runner, and I wasn’t really getting looked at a lot. My junior year my coaches told me I should be a 400 runner, so I switched my main event to the 400 last year, and that’s when I started getting recruited by a lot of schools. Definitely last year is when I changed my mentality and started working harder to get the times that the coaches were looking for.”

Coach Jason Anderson says:  “Bekah has been on the track team for four years, and her desire and dedication has really pulled her through. Four years is a long time to do any one thing, and Bekah’s been consistent. It’s really exciting to see her going on to the next level, using athletics as a way to maximize her experience. We’re really proud of Bekah, and we’re also proud of the dedication she’s put in.”

About Bekah:
Favorite food: 
“I like anything. I just like food.”
Favorite movie:  Coach Carter
Favorite music:  Hip Hop, R&B, Soul