New Rochelle, New York, (SKN PULSE) – Shirvon Greene a former champion Athlete of the Charlestown Primary and Charlestown Secondary Schools respectively continues to collect accolades as Monroe Mustangs Track Team continue to surpass expectations. Having recently collected his 4th award for 2016 at the annual Coaching Association Outdoor Track and Field Meeting, (May 16th 2016), the Women’s Assistant Coach of the year says better days are ahead.
Shirvon Greene leads the cross country program. With 3 awards on the regional level and 1 award on the national level, Greene is slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Collegiate arena; Monore College has benefitted tremendously thus far as the team has seen substantial growth under his stewardship.
As such, it comes as no surprise that in his eighth season, Greene led student-athletes such as Susan Ejore and Nokuthula Dlamini to regional and national dominance. Ejore earned the top ranking in the region and nation at 1500 meters, and Dlamini is first in the region and second nationally in the 5000 (17:24.45) and 10000 (37:13.86). The program’s 4×800 team is also ranked first in the region and second in the nation.
According to the Monroe College track page, Makofane, a native of Secunda, South Africa, set a pair of school records and personal bests this season in the 800 and 1500 meters. He finished the season ranked number one in the country in the 800 with a time of 1:49.51. He is also second in the Atlantic Region in the 1500.
While Ejore, who is from Nakuru, Kenya, had an exemplary spring season, running to school records and personal bests in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meters. She is currently ranked number one in the nation in the 1500 meters (4:25.11) and is second in the 800 (2:07.45).
Ejore, who also earned this award during the indoor season recently competed with the Monroe College track & field team at the NJCAA National Championship in Levelland, Texas.
In a brief telephone interview with SKN PULSE, Greene updated this medium on the team’s most recent outing. The women team placed 4th overall at NJCAA National Championship in Levelland, Texas, (May 17th-19th). The highest outdoor finish in program history, (26 schools participated). While the males placed 15th out of a participating field of 32 schools. Greene made sure to point out that the males weren’t represented fully as the team was comprised of 5 males but nevertheless they performed credibly.
On another note, Mr. Greene indicated that when one is gainfully employed in a career field where they have a vested interest things come very easy. He opined that working with athletes who show the will to persevere makes it even more worth while.
Greene also used the opportunity to express thanks to Monroe College for affording him the opportunity to coach, his students for dedicating their time and efforts to their craft and friends and family members for their continued support.