PolyAthletics

Girls’ Track and Field

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Program Overview

Poly 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 area. 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 was 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 training and competing at the on campus track and field facility, the Steinberg Athletic Center.

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Girls’ Track and Field Highlights

2018 Girls Indoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2019 Girls Indoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2018 Girls Outdoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2019 Girls Outdoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2019 Kate Kenney ‘19 ran in the New Balance Nationals in the steeplechase and 1500m
Girls’ 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

  • Competed for the USA National Team at the Pan American Games. 
  • 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

Madison Stephenson ‘20

Madison has excelled in both track and field. She won the shot put at the Ivy Prep League indoor and NYSAIS Championships in the 2019-2020 season. She is also a sprinter and competes on Poly’s 4x400 relay teams. She will continue her academic and athletic career at Claremont McKenna.

Hazel Budker ’24

“The thing I like best about Poly is that everyone inspires me to become the best I can be—my teachers who educate me, my coaches who try to make me a better athlete, more competitive, and selfless, and my teammates and friends. They all push me to be the best version of myself.”
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