Two members of the St. John’s University track and field team are headed to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11. Claire Mooney qualified in the 800 meters and Stephanie Van Pelt in the 1,500.
Although the spring semester is over, track season isn’t done. In addition to the NCAA Championships, Mooney, Pariis Garcia and Maya Stephens all have Olympic aspirations and are trying to achieve times to qualify for their respective countries’ teams (Ireland, Puerto Rico and Canada). The Red Storm’s sprints and hurdles coach, Aliann Pompey, will not only be of help in their training but also is hosting a meet in which the athletes can perform. June 18, Pompey, a four-time Olympian, will host the Aliann Pompey Invitational in Georgetown, Guyana, her home country.