|Wallace Spearmon, Jr.|
2021 Camp Canceled
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we have decided not to have camp again in 2021. We plan to resume the Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy in the Summer of 2022.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Gatlin Unable to Attend Due to Injury - Will Be Replaced by Wallace Spearmon, Jr.
We have been informed that Justin Gatlin will be unable to attend camp next week due to continuing rehab for a hamstring injury that occurred in mid-May during the 4x100m relay in Japan. The injury forced him to pull out of the Prefontaine Classic last weekend where he was scheduled to compete in a much anticipated showdown with Christian Coleman. Justin is disappointed that he cannot attend camp this year, and will have a message for our campers next week.
Gatlin will be replaced by Wallace Spearmon, Jr. Spearmon is a 3-time NCAA National Champion winning the 200m outdoor title in 2004 and 2005, and the indoor title in 2005. He has 4 World Championship Outdoor medals that include a silver in 2005 in the 200m, a bronze in 2007 in the 200m, a bronze in 2009 in the 200m, and a gold in 2007 in the 4x100m relay. He was also a member of the World Indoor Championship 4x400m relay that won gold in 2006. Spearmon's has personal bests of 9.96 in the 100m, and 19.65 in the 200m.