By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, Fri. June 18, 2021: Four-time Guyanese-born Olympian, Aliann Pompey, has achieved another milestone in her long athletics career.
Pompey has been appointed head coach of the St. John’s Track and Field and Cross-Country program. The appointment comes after Pompey was announced as the new sprints and hurdles coach of the Red Storm in the fall of 2014 and on Nov. 11, 2020, was promoted to the position of associate head coach for the St. John’s track & field program.
Pompey has helped guide the Red Storm sprinters and hurdlers to new heights since her arrival in Queens. Her athletes have rewritten the indoor record book in the 60-meter hurdles, the 200 and 400 meters three times, the 500 meters, the 2×200-meter relay and hold the second-fastest time in program history for the 4×400-meter relay.
The 43-year-old Pompey replaces Jim Hurt, who retired in May after a head coaching career lasting 40 years.
In accepting the position, Pompey said she plans to make St John’s a major force in collegiate athletics.
“I want to thank Mike Cragg for his vote of confidence and his support in appointing me as the head coach,” she said. “It is with great honor that