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If you have questions about the camp, please contact Camp Director Lisa Owens - lisa.owens@centre.edu (859)238-5494

About The Clinicians

Front Row: Aretha Thurmond, Gwen Wentland-Mikinski, Camp Director Lisa Owens, Rose Monday, and Sharrieffa Barksdale. Back Row: Dwight Phillips, Terrence Trammell, Kevin Young, Darvis "Doc" Patton, and Tim Mack.




2015 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 



Tim Mack
Tim Mack


Hometown: Cleveland, OH
College/University: University of Tennessee
Events: Pole Vault
Career Highlights:
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist (setting Olympic Record - 19' 6 1/4")
1995 NCAA Indoor Champion
2001 Goodwill Games Champion
2002 US Indoor Champion
2004 US Olympic Trials Champion
Currently Coaches Elite Athletes



Gwen Wentland-Mikinski
Gwen Wentland-Mikinski



Hometown: Flint, MI
College/University: Kansas State University
Events: High Jump
Career Highlights:

2012 US Olympic Team Women's Jumps Coach, and Combined Events
1995 - US Indoor Championships - 1st
2002 - US Outdoor Championships - 2nd
2003 - US Outdoor Championships - 3rd
2005 - US Indoor Championships - 1st
2013 - Master's (40-44) US Record - 5' 9 3/4"




Rose Monday
Rose Monday


Hometown: Northridge, CA
College/University: Cal State Northridge
Events: Distance/ Middle Distance

Career Highlights:
 Competed in 4 Olympic Trials
1985 US Indoor Champion - 800m
2001 - Masters World Champion - 800m, 2nd in 1500m
2004 - US Olympic Trials Masters Champion - 800m
2012  - US Olympic Team Assistant Coach for Endurance Athletes
Currently Coaches Elite Athletes





Darvis "Doc" Patton
Darvis "Doc" Patton


Hometown: Dallas, TX
College/University: Texas Christian University
Events: Sprints
Career Highlights:
3-Time Olympian
2004 - Olympic Silver Medalist - 4 x 100m Relay
2012 - Olympic Silver Medalist - 4 x 100m Relay
2003 - World Championship Gold Medalist - 4 x 100m Relay
2007 - World Championship Gold Medalist - 4 x 100m Relay
2003 - World Championship Silver Medalist - 200m



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

2003 - World Outdoor Championships - 1st 
2005 - World Outdoor Championships - 1st
2009 - World Outdoor Championships - 1st
2011 - World Outdoor Championships - 1st
2003 - World Indoor Championships - 1st

2007 - World Outdoor Championships - 3rd


Aretha Thurmond
Aretha Thurmond



Hometown: Seattle, WA
College/University: University of Washington
Event: Shot & Discus
Career Highlights
4-Time Olympian (1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012) - Discus
1999 - Pan Am Games Gold Medalist
2003 - US Outdoor Champion - Discus
2003 - Pan Am Games Gold Medalist
2004 - US Outdoor Champion - Discus
2006 - US Outdoor Champion - Discus
2008 - US Outdoor Champion - Discus


Terrence Trammell 
Terrance Trammell


Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College/University: University of South Carolina
Event: 110m Hurdles
Career Highlights
3 - Time Olympian (2000, 2004, and 2008)
2000 - Olympic Silver Medalist - 100m Hurdles
2004 - Olympic Silver Medalist - 100m Hurdles
1998 - NCAA Outdoor Championships - 2nd
1999 - NCAA Outdoor Championships - 1st
2000 - NCAA Indoor Championships - 1st
2000 - NCAA Outdoor Championships - 1st
2001 - World Indoor Championships - 1st
2002 - US Indoor Championships - 1st
2003 - World Championships - 2nd
2006 - World Indoor Championships - 3rd
2007 - US Outdoor Championships - 1st
2007 - World Championships - 2nd
2009 - US Indoor Championships - 1st
2010 - World Indoor Championships - 2nd
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 2015. 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.