Event: Delaware Open
Date: April, 8 2017
Location: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
The Saint Peter's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will compete in Delaware Open on Friday. The competition is scheduled to start at 12pm.
The University of Delaware will be hosting 30 different teams on Saturday.
Last Time Out
The Saint Peter's outdoor track & field teams finished third overall in the Stockton University Invitational on April 1. The squad earned first place finishes in the 4x400 relay for both the men and women.
For the men, freshman Michael Spark placed first in the discuss throw with the best distance of 41.26m earning the Peacocks four points. Joe Ergi led with the best distance in the pole vault event clearing 4.10m.
Senior Meredith Przybocki, led the women as she cleared 1.60m in the high jump event. Brianne Garcia and Hajara Abubakar combined for 14 points for Saint Peter's as Garcia posted a best time of 14.33 in the 100m dash, while Abubakar added a time of 15:39. Ohunene Albert post a time of 28.46 in the 200m dash which earned Saint Peter's 10 points.
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.