Girls’ Track and Field


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. 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

2024 Girls Indoor Track NYSAIS Champions
#1 Ivy Prep League 2024 Title (Indoor)
3rd Place Overall NYSIAIS Championships 2022
2018 Girls Indoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2019 Girls Indoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2018 Girls Outdoor Track NYSAIS Champions
2019 Girls Outdoor Track NYSAIS Champions
#1 Julia Belle Reyfman ’23 #1 in NY State for Javelin Throw 2022
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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Track and field facilities
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. After graduating, Madison continues her academic and athletic career at Claremont McKenna College.

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.”