PolyAthletics

Boys’ Track and Field

2021-2022 APPLICATION OPENS September 8, 2020

Program Overview

Poly Boys’ Track and Field is a multifaceted program that boasts a world-class roster of coaches to inspire the student-athletes to reach their maximum potential. The team competes in an array of competitions in the NYC/New Jersey areas. Head Coach Bridgette Ingram won Big East titles in the heptathlon and pentathlon before representing the U.S. National team. Coach Richard James, the Director of Sports Performance is also the sprints and relays coach. Coach James is a world champion and also a member of the Jamaican 4×400 relay team in the 2004 Olympics.    Coach Daniel Winn is the distance coach and is a former member of the prestigious University of Oregon track program. Throwing Coach Jase Franklyn was an ECAC champion in the shot put and the hammer throw at Lehman College and coached at Division I LIU Brooklyn before joining Poly. Coach Rachel Olinyk, Poly’s hurdles and jumps coach, is a former heptathlete and professional volleyball player. The team competes at the Armory Track & Field Center and the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex during the indoor winter season, while the spring outdoor season sees the Blue Devils hosting Ivy Prep League rivals at the Steinberg Athletic Center six-lane track. 

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Boys’ Track and Field Highlights

2020 Indoor NYSAIS Champions
2020 Quinn Lansill, Class of 2020 qualified for Nationals and named All-American in the pentathlon
2019 Dan Wallace, Class of 2019 school record holder in 100m and silver medalist in the 55m at the NYSAIS indoor championships
Boys’ Track and Field Coaches

Bridgette Ingram
Head Coach Track and Field

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800 ext. 6071
Education: Seton Hall University, BS

Coach Ingram, a native of Maplewood, NJ, attended Seton Hall University, where she won three straight Big East indoor pentathlon championships and another two outdoor heptathlon titles. Coach Ingram later finished runner-up in the pentathlon at the 2007 USATF Indoor National Championships and competed in the heptathlon for the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games. By 2008, the world-class athlete had also turned her attention to coaching, leading to collegiate assistant coach positions at Manhattan College and  NYU. Coach Ingram carried her success to Poly beginning in 2018, winning championships with the girls’ indoor and outdoor teams in her first seasons. “We focus on training courageous student-athletes to reach their potential,” she says.  

Career Highlights:

  • Ran professionally for Team USA, Pan American Team, Holland Multi Event Team 
  • 3x Indoor Big East Pentathlon Champion
  • 2x ECAC Pentathlon Champion, Outdoor Heptathlon Big East Champion
  • 2x Heptathlon ECAC Champion
  • 6th Place Long Jump USA Nationals
  • 2nd Place USA Nationals Pentathlon
  • 2nd Place Canada Pentathlon Meet
Track and Field Facilities

Poly student-athletes train and compete on the blue and gray, six-lane track. The Track and Field teams at Poly  also have jumping and throwing facilities and the terrain of the campus itself is utilized for distance running and endurance training.

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Featured Athletes

Quinn Lansill ’20

During his career at Poly, Quinn established himself as an athlete at the national level. His work ethic has led him to become #1 in the U.S. in the pentathlon after a victory in the 2020 Ocean Breeze Invitational. Quinn finished his indoor season #3 in the nation, making him an All-American and is recognized as one of the best all-around athletes in the country. Quinn will continue his athletic and academic career at the University of Wisconsin

John-Michael Chin ’20

John-Michael has been an asset to the jumping and relay teams. He has bettered his distances in the long jump and triple jump by almost four feet. He has also competed on the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams. This indoor season he qualified for NY State championships for the first time and finished 27th overall.
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