April 13-14, 2018, 1 p.m.
Bauer Track & Field Complex - Piscataway, NJ
The Saint Peter's men's and women's outdoor track & field teams will compete in the two-day Metropolitan Invitational at the Bauer Track & Field Complex at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ this weekend. The meet is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Last Time Out
Jermaine Lascelles led the Peacocks in their opening tournament at the Wagner Invitational on April 7. Lascelles finished the men's 400m dash with a time of 48.87 and qualified for IC4A. Suzenie St. Germain won the women's 100m hurdles and cleared the finish line at 15.91. Ohunene Albert's 13.05 in the women's 100m dash landed her in first place. Monica Rosales came in second place behind St. Germain in the women's 100m hurdles and finished third place in the women's 400m dash. Ashe Davis took third in the women's 100m. Gadimi Dorielan finished two spots behind Lascelles in the men's 400m coming in third place.
The Peacocks also claimed victories in two out of four relays, including a second-place finish in a third relay. Both the men's and women's 4x400 relay teams came in first. The men's foursome was run by Dorielan, Miller, Lascelles, and Hamilton. The women's quartet featured A. Albert, King, Rosales, and St. Germain. The men's 4x100 relay team of Campbell, Shomari, Gettis, and Pile finished in 44.52, coming up 0.13 short of the winning team who finished the race in 44.39.
Men's Track Performer of Week
Jermaine Lascelles was named as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Track Performer of the Week on April 10. Lascelles led the men's track & field team in the squad's spring opening tournament at the Wagner Invitational on April 7. He finished the men's 400m dash in first place with a time of 48.87, qualifying him for IC4A. The Bloomfield, CT native was also a leg on the men's 4x400 relay team which took first at the meet.
MAAC Preseason Polls
The Saint Peter's men's outdoor track and field team was selected eighth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) coaches' preseason poll, and the women's outdoor track and field team was voted tenth in the MAAC coaches' preseason poll. The men's team received 14 votes and the women's team earned 18 votes in their respective poll.
Meet the Coaching Staff
John Marshall will begin his first season at the helm of the Saint Peter's University Track and Field team. The Plainfield, NJ naive spent nearly 20 years as a head and an assistant coach at Villanova, Ursinus College, Seton Hall, and Montclair State. He coached the 1994 Women's Cross Country team and individual national champions while at Villanova and was subsequently honored as the 1994 NCAA Coach of the Year. Marshall has coached 12 NCAA individual champions and over 40 All-Americans. He has won two Big East team championships, and has coached 93 Big East individual champions, 18 IC4A individual champions, 10 ECAC individual champions, and one Rhodes Scholar.
Marshall last served as an assistant coach at Montclair State from 2010-2011. Prior to Montclair State, Marshall was an assistant at Seton Hall from 2002-2010. Marshall got his start in collegiate coaching in 1992 as an assistant at his alma mater, Villanova. In 1994 Marshall elevated to head coach in 1994-1998. Following his departure from Villanova, Marshall served as the head track and field coach and personal trainer at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA from 1998-2001. During his collegiate career he won an NCAA individual title in the 800-meter during the 1983 indoor championships and was named an All-American six times in the 800 and 4x400 relay team.
In 1984, Marshall was a member of Team USA at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. There, Marshall made it to the quarterfinals in the Men's 800-meters. He was also a silver medalist in the USA Championships and a bronze medalist at the World University Games in 1985.