Athlete Profile: Daimere Stephen-Stewart


Written By Chandni Shah, Co-Opinions Editor

Daimere Stephens-Stewart is an 18-year-old freshman sprinter and jumper for the men’s track and field team here at Point Park. Stewart is originally from Pittsburgh and started his athletic career at Central Catholic High School. He is majoring in business management and hopes to become a real estate agent.

In his first season of indoor track as a Pioneer, Stewart has already made himself a notable and key athlete on the team. He broke the school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.00 seconds and took home three first-place titles at the Indoor Championships this past February.

“My main goal for this outdoor season is to break my current records in all of my events. I want to hit 46-feet in the triple jump and 23-feet in the long jump,” Stewart said.

His current personal records in those events are 45-6.25 feet and 22-9.75 feet for the triple jump and long jump, respectively.

His other personal goal is to qualify for nationals in all of his events, whether that be this outdoor season or his time here at Point Park. He runs the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter dashes and also serves as a leg for the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays during outdoor. He also competes in the long and triple jump.

He has made major improvements in just a small portion of his track season and hopes to continue to do so.

“I think the main difference between my high school experience as an athlete and at the collegiate level is the coaching. With the coaching I’ve experienced in college, I have improved a lot,” Stewart said.

Stephens-Stewart has a lot of personal goals for himself and for the whole team as well, “For outdoor, I hope that we can win our conference meet and that we can all go to nationals together.”

Outside of the track and jump pit, Stewart enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing video games, working out and his favorite class is human resources.

He is grateful for the track team and the people he has met through the program. Stewart said that he is especially thankful for the friends he has made who are on the team because it is difficult to meet new people outside of the sport with a pandemic going on.

The outdoor track season has just begun with their first meet on Saturday, March 13, at Glenville State College in West Virginia. The Pioneers will continue their season through the rest of the spring semester.