On this day 29 years ago, our beloved track and cross country coach, Marvin W. Goldberg, was honored at the world famous Penn Relays. During the Silver Baton Ceremony on Saturday, the most attended day of the Relays, MWG was introduced to the crowd at Franklin Field and presented with a Penn Relays wristwatch. It was the second time that year that Coach Goldberg was honored at a track meet as he was named the Honorary Referee at the inaugural Coca Cola/Joe Hilton Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC on January 22.
April 24th is a day replete with Penn Relays history for Stony Brook. In 1936, the mile relay team achieved the highest finish to that point, taking 3rd place. In 1980, All-American Laura Whitney raced to a 3rd place finish in the 3000 meter run. Finally, in 1993 Brandon Stuckey, Allan Patrick, Ben Sholl, and Nils Brownworth brought home the school’s seventh Penn Relays plaque as they won their 4×400 meter relays heat in 3:31.2. It was the first win for the Blue and White in 16 years.