Track & Field

Track and Field Heads to Philadelphia to Compete in the Penn Relays

Track and Field Heads to Philadelphia to Compete in the Penn Relays



Event: Penn Relays

Date: April, 27-29, 2017

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Opening Word

The Saint Peter's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will compete in the Penn Relay on Thursday. The competition is scheduled to start at 10am.

The University of Pennsylvania will be hosting more than 100 Division I teams this weekend. The MAAC competing teams include Canisius, Iona, Monmouth, Marist, Rider Siena, Manhattan, and Quinnipiac.

Last Time Out

The men's squad finished seventh overall with 38 points and the women finished ninth on April 22 at the Delaware Classic. Meredith Przybocki placed second in the high jump event and Jamel Presley placed second in the 110m dash.

Highlighted Men

Jamel Presley came in second in the 110m dash with a time of 14.89 in the final rounds. Jermaine Lascelles finished fourth with a time of 48.94 in the 400m dash. Mike Spark had his season best in the discus throw with a 43.39m distance.

Highlighted Women

Meredith Przybocki led in the High jump with a leap of 1.62m while Adia Ledbetter threw a distance of 11.79m in the shot put event. 

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.