About The Clinicians

2014 Clinicians: front row from: Stephanie Brown-Trafton, Lauryn Williams, Lisa Owens (Camp Director), Sharrieffa Barksdale, and Jamie Nieto. Back row: Mark Hollis, Dwight Phillips, Hazel Clark-Riley, Kevin Young, and Aries Merritt

2014 Clinicians

Sharrieffa Barksdale
Sharrieffa Barksdale

Hometown: Harriman, TN
College/University: University of Tennessee
Event: 400 Meter Hurdles
Career Highlights:
1984 Olympian - 400m Hurdles
Won the TAC Championships in 1983
Silver Medalist at the 1983 Pan Am Games
Former American Record Holder - 400m Hurdles
Assistant manager of the 2008 US Olympic Team
Assistant Manager of the 2012 US Olympic Team

Stephanie Brown-Trafton
Stephanie Brown-Trafton

Hometown: Oceano, CA
College/University: Cal-Ply SLO
Events: Discus, Shot Put
Career Highlights:
3 Time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012)
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist - Discus
American Record Holder - Discus - 222' 3"
3 Time US Outdoor Champion - Discus
2nd Place NCAA Outdoor Championships - Discus (2003)
3rd Place NCAA Indoor Championships - Shot Put (2003)
2008 Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year Award
2007 NACAC Champion - Discus

Hazel Clark-Riley
Hazel Clark-Riley

Hometown: Livingston, NJ
College/University: Florida
Events: 800m, 1500m
Career Highlights 
3 Time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008)
5 Time US Outdoor 800m Champion (2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)
2 Time US Indoor 800m Champion (2000, 2005)
2 Time NCAA Outdoor Champion 800m (1998, 1999)
3 Time NCAA Indoor Champion (1997, 1998, 1999)

Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

College/University: Olivet Nazarene
Events: Pole Vault
Career Highlights:
2010 US National Outdoor Champion
2011 US National Indoor Champion
2011 Placed 4th at US National Championships and
          competed at the World Championships in Daegu
2012 Third Place US National Indoor Championships
2008 9th Place US Olympic Trials
2012 5th Place US Olympic Trials

Aries Merritt 
Aries Merritt

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College/University: University of Tennessee
Events: 110m Hurdles
Career Highlights:
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist - 110m Hurdles
World Record Holder - 110m Hurdles - 12.80
2012 World Indoor Champion - 110m Hurdles
2012 US National Indoor Champion - 60m Hurdles
2006 NCAA Outdoor Chamion - 110m Hurdles
2006 NCAA Indoor Champion - 60m Hurdles
2004 World Junior Champion - 110m Hurdles

Jamie Nieto
Jamie Nieto

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
College/University: Eastern Michigan University
Events: High Jump
Career Highlights:
2-Time Olympian (2004, 2012)
3-Time US Outdoor Champion (2003, 2004, 2012)
2004 US Indoor Champion

Dwight Phillips
Dwight Phillips

Hometown: Tucker, GA
College/University: Kentucky; Arizona State
Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump
Career Highlights:
2-Time Olympian (2000, 2004)
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist - Long Jump
4-Time World Outdoor Champion - Long Jump (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011)
2003 World Indoor Champion - Long Jump
3rd Place World Outdoor Championships - Long Jump (2007)


Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams

Hometown: Rochester, PA
College/University: University of Miami
Events: 100m, 200m
Career Highlights:
3-Time Olympian (2004, 2012, 2014 - Winter Olympics)
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist - 4x100m Relay
2004 Olympic Silver Medalist - 100m
2014 Olympic Silver Medalist - Bobsled
2005 World Outdoor Champion - 100m
2-Time World Outdoor Champion - 4x100m Relay (2005, 2007)
2nd Place World Outdoor Championships - 100m (2007)
2nd Place World Indoor Championships - 60m (2006)
2004 NCAA Outdoor Champion - 100m
2003 Pan Am Games Champion - 100m, 4x100m Relay
2002 World Junior Champion - 100m
2nd Place World Junior Championships - 4x100m Relay (2002)
2002 US Junior Champion - 100m

Kevin Young
Kevin Young

Hometown: Watts, CA
College/University: UCLA
Event: 400m Hurdles
Career Highlights
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist
World Record Holder - 400m Hurdles (46.78)
Only person to run sub 47 seconds in the 400m Hurdles
1993 World Champion - 400m Hurdles
Finished 4th in the 400m Hurdles at the 1988 Olympic Games 
First Ever ESPY Award Winner in Track and Field
Inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame (2006)

*The above clinicians are confirmed for 2014. However, please note that the list of clinicians is subject to change due to injury or scheduling conflicts that may arise. If a clinician has to cancel, we will make every effort to replace them with someone of equal expertise.