By Maxime Devillaz
The 2015 East Coast Conference indoor track and field Coaches’ Poll was released on Wednesday, Jan. 28, and both
the men’s and the women’s team each ranked sixth. Only a couple of days later, Pat Slevin was officially announced Head Coach of the teams, including Cross Country.
With a masters degree in Secondary Education from Adelphi University, and more than 20 years of prior coaching experience, Slevin will continue to build upon the newly expanded running branch with the Pioneers.
Coach Slevin comes right off a ninth place mark in the Division I MAAC Championships as Head Coach for Manhattan College’s cross country teams, and Assistant to the track an field teams.
So far in their 2014-15 season, Slevin and his Pioneer squad have challenged in five indoor meets, the latest sequel competing with three runners at the Armory Invitational on Friday through Saturday, Jan. 30-31.
The Pioneers got a refreshing start to the early morning meet as junior Elizabeth Stirling broke a school record on the women’s 3K with a time of 10:31.69, which placed her second in her heat. In the men’s ditto, red-shirt senior Mike Scott snatched a third place, finishing at 8:41.37.
Last season’s men’s soccer team member Dale McDonald proved that he can run even without the ball clustered to his feet, as he fired away from the 200-meter dash and completed his race at a time of 23.11.
Head Coach Pat Slevin and the Pioneers are back in action for the Ramapo College Indoor Select on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, N.Y. The teams are set to start racing at 5 p.m.