JERSEY CITY, NJ - The men's and women's track and field teams will open up the 2016-17 season at Monmouth University in the Monmouth Invitational on Dec. 1 in West Long Branch, NJ.
The following day on Friday, the Peacocks will head to Fordham (Dec. 2) at the Lombardi Center to compete in the Metro Season Opener at Ocean Breeze. On Dec. 4, Saint Peter's will compete in the Boston U Opener and the FDU Knight Classic, On Dec. 8 they will match up at the St. John's Meet, then participate in the Seahawk Shootout on Dec.9. The Peacocks will end the month of December at the Ithaca College Bomber Invitational on Dec.11.
Starting off the month of January the Peacocks compete at the Wagner Invitational (Jan.6) and Rutgers Meet (Jan. 6/7). Saint Peter' will head to the Armory for the Ramapo College Invite on the 13th. On (Jan. 20) the Peacocks will participate in the NYC Gotham Cup followed by an appearance in the Cornell Indoor Invitational (Jan. 21-22).
Saint Peter's track and field will start off February competing in the METS (Feb. 2-3). On Feb.10 the Peacocks will attend the Fastrack National Invite and compete in the Millrose Games the 11th. Saint Peter's will wrap up the season at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships meet (Feb. 18-19) then compete in the Last Chance Meet in Ocean Breeze on (Feb. 25).
next up… Saint Peter's will head to Fordham University on Friday, Dec.2 to compete in the Lombardi center in Bronx, NY.
about the Coach… Phyllis Anderson has taken on the role as Head Coach of the Saint Peter's cross country and track and field teams. Anderson has guided multiple MAAC individual champions in 2015-16 at the league's indoor and outdoor track and field championships. She has built A. Philip Randolph High School track and field program into a powerhouse leading them to nearly 20 consecutive Manhattan borough championships along with multiple indoor and outdoor New York City titles. Anderson has coached multiple Olympians, including gold medalist Natasha Hastings (Team USA 2008) and Barbara Selkridge (Antigua, 1988). Anderson holds a bachelor's degree from Queens College (NY) and a master's degree from City College of New York. Anderson is a recent inductee into the Armory Coaches Hall of Fame.
Joining the team is assistant coach, Rudy Thompson. Recently he coached at George Washington High School since 2012. He specializes in sprints, distance, along with field events, discus, pole vault, and shot put. Thompson earned a bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T and a master's degree from Brooklyn College. In addition, he has also completed an advanced certificate at Brooklyn college and course work towards a masters at Touro College.