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Track and Field Head to Rider for MAAC Championships

Track and Field Head to Rider for MAAC Championships

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Event: MAAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date: May, 6-7 2017

Location: Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Opening Word

The Saint Peter's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams head to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships. The Peacocks will start the two-day event on Saturday May 6.

The institutions competing include Canisius, Iona, Manhattan, Monmouth, Fairfield, Marist, Niagara, Quinnipiac and Siena.

Last Year's Event

The men's track team placed fifth overall with 51 points while the women's team placed seventh with 32 points. Jermaine Lascelles place third in the 400m (49.31) and placed second in high jump with a jump of 2.03m. Meredith Przybocki led the women placing third in the high jump event with a jump of 1.55m.

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.