Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 Camp Lineup Announced; Registration Is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy to be held June 11-14, 2014, on the campus of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. 

Sharrieffa Barksdale
Sharrieffa Barksdale will be with us again this year leading our group sessions, and helping our clinicians as needed. She has been very instrumental in helping us put together our lineup of clinicians. Barksdale was a competitor in 400m hurdles in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and was an Assistant Manager to both the 2008, and 2012 US Olympic teams. She is the former American record holder in the 400m hurdles.

Lauryn Williams

Lauryn Williams
will be working with our sprinters this year. Williams has been one of the top US sprinters over the past decade winning a silver medal in the 100m at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2012 Olympics in London. Williams'  PR's are 10.88 in the 100m, and 22.27 in the 200m. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Williams became only the 5th person in history to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics by taking home the silver medal in bobsled. 

Aries Merritt

In what is sure to be a treat for our hurdlers, we will have the current world record holder in both the 110m hurdles, and the 400m hurdles.

Aries Merritt will be working with our 100/110m hurdlers. Merritt won the gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the 2012 Olympics in London. Later that year, Merritt broke the world record in the 110m hurdles at a Diamond League meet in Belgium with a time of 12.80 seconds.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young will be working with our 300/400m hurdlers again this year. This will be his third year as a clinician. Young won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona with a new world record of 46.78. He is still the only person to ever run sub 47 seconds in the 400m hurdles.

Jamie Nieto
Jamie Nieto will be joining us again to work with our high jumpers. This will be his 3rd time in 4 years as a clinician. Nieto is a 2-time Olympian, and a 4-time US champion in the high jump. His PR is 7' 8".

Hazel Clark-Riley

Hazel Clark-Riley will be working with our middle distance runners this year. Clark-Riley is a 3-time Olympian, and has won 7 US titles in the 800m. Her PR's are 1:57 in the 800m, and 4:16 in the 1500m.

Jeff Hartwig
Jeff Hartwig will be with us again to work with our pole vaulters. This will be his 4th year as a clinician.  Hartwig is a 2-time Olympian, and a 6-time US national champion. He is the former American record holder both indoors, and outdoors for the pole vault. Hartwig's PR is 19' 9 1/4".

Dwight Phillips
Dwight Phillips will be working with our long and triple jumpers. Phillips won the gold medal in the long jump at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He is a 2-time Olympian, and 5-time world champion in the long jump. His PR's are 28' 8 1/4" in the long jump, and 53' 10 1/4" in the triple jump.

Stephanie Brown-Trafton
Stephanie Brown-Trafton will be working with our throwers this year. Brown-Trafton is a 3-time Olympian. She won the gold medal in the discus at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She is also the current American record holder in the discus with a throw of 222' 3". Brown-Trafton is also an accomplished shot putter, competing in the 2004 US Olympic Trials.

To register with a credit card, please go to our "Online Registration" page, and choose the correct category. If you prefer to pay by check, you can obtain a form on our "Printable Registration Form" page. If you have any questions, you can contact Lisa Owens, Camp Director, by e-mail or by phone (859) 238-5494.