Camp News

The 6th Annual Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy will be held June 8-11, 2016.
If you have questions about the camp, please contact Camp Director Lisa Owens - (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.

2016 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 

Duncan Atwood

Duncan Atwood

Hometown: Seattle, WA
College/University: University of Washington

Events: Javelin
Career Highlights:
2X Olympian 1980 (boycotted by the US), and 1984
1979 - Gold Medalist - Pan Am Games
1987 - Gold Medalist - Pan Am Games
3-Time US National Champion
High School National Champion
Has Coached many accomplished elite athletes
Juli (Henner) Benson

Juli Benson

Hometown: El Paso, TX
College/University: James Madison

Events: Middle Distance/Cross Country
Career Highlights:
1996 Olympian - 1,500m
2003 US Women's Junior Cross Country Team Coach 
2007 US World Championship Team Assistant Coach
2013 US World Championship Team Assistant Coach
US Women's Track and Field Coaches Association Advisory Board
Has coached accomplished elite athletes in track and field, and cross country at the World Championship level 
Coached 30 Division 1 NCAA All Americans


Torri Edwards

Torri Edwards

Hometown: Fontana, CA
College/University: USC

Events: Sprints
Career Highlights
2X Olympian - 2000, and 2008
2000 - Olympic Bronze Medalist (4x100m Relay)
2003 - Silver Medalist World Indoor Championships (60m)
2003 - Gold Medalist World Outdoor Championships (100m)
2003 - Silver Medalist World Outdoor Championships (200m)
2003 - Silver Medalist World Outdoor Championships (4x100m Relay)

Mark Hollis

Mark Hollis

Hometown: Freeport, IL
College/University: Olivet Nazarene University

Events: Pole Vault
Career Highlights:
2010 - US Outdoor Champion
2011- US Indoor Champion
2014 - US Indoor Champion
2015 - Bronze Medalist in the Pan American Games
2016 Olympic Hopeful with a PR of 19' 1 1/2"
Jamie Nieto
Jamie Nieto
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College/University: Eastern Michigan University
Events: High Jump
Career Highlights:
2X Olympian - 2004 (4th), 2012 (6th)
2003 - US Outdoor Champion
2003 - Pan Am Games Silver Medalist
2004 - US Olympic Trials Champion
2005 - US Indoor - 2nd
2007 - US Indoor - 3rd, Outdoor - 2nd
2008 - US Olympic Trials - 2nd
2010 - US Indoor - 4th, Outdoor - 3rd
2012 - US Olympic Trials 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
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

David Pless

David Pless

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College/University: Bates College
Event: Shot Put, Discus
Career Highlights
3-Time NCAA National Champion
10 Time All-American (shot, weight throw, discus)
2016 Olympic Hopeful in the Shot Put with a PR of 65' 1"

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 2016. 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.