Heartland Golden Games a Windy Blast!

A beautiful, but breezy, day provided an opportunity for the Heartland Golden Games – USATF Missouri Valley Association 2017 Senior Masters Outdoor Championship Meet – to be held at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

Sixty-five senior athletes competed in the meet sponsored by the Shocker Track Club Masters Team.

Shocker Track Club Masters Team Members Grant Overstake, Claire Overstake, Steve Wilson, Joe Hoover, Kirk Burgess, Ron Ewy, Bill Butterworth, Maureen Bryand, and Larry Staton laced up their spikes for an exciting day of competition!

Complete Results are here >>Heartland Golden Games Results 2017PDF

Hiland Dairy, Westar Energy, and Envision Return as Sponsors; Dylan Hartnett American Family Insurance Becomes a Sponsor

Shocker Track Club is pleased to announce of the renewal of sponsorship agreements for 2017-2018 with local organizations Hiland Dairy, Westar Energy, and Envision, and a new agreement with the Dylan Hartnett American Family Insurance Agency !

Hiland Dairy, a full-service provider of wholesome dairy products, sponsors the STC Youth Team, and provides awesome beverages for all STC sponsors meets and events!

Envision, a Wichita-based organization with a national reach, helps improve the quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually-impaired, sponsors the STC Volunteer Group.  STC and Wichita State Track and Field sponsor “Envision 100m Dash” races for blind/visually impaired athletes at one meet annually.

Westar Energy, the largest electric provider in Kansas, sponsors the STC Youth Team.  Westar Energy provides safe and reliable electrical services to over 700,000 customers in east, and east-central Kansas.

The Dylan Hartnett American Family Insurance Agency, an Augusta, Kansas based insurance company, offers dependable auto, home, business, health, and life insurance, sponsors operations expenses of STC.  Owner Dylan Hartnett is a former member of the STC Elite Team, is a Board Member and Director of the STC Open Team.

STC Youth Pole Vaulters Sign Letters of Intent

Four Shocker Track Club Youth Pole Vault Team members recently signed National Letters of Intent!  The future collegiate vaulters include – Mia Magby (Maize High) signed with Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri; Kris Wood (Derby High) signed with Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas; Hannah Buller (Goddard High) signed with Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and Jewel Eck (Andale High) signed with Wichita State University.  Congratulations to Mia, Kris, Hannah and Jewel for their outstanding work on the track and in the classroom!

Bahner and Manuel Keep Working!

Shocker Track Club Elite Team members Austin Bahner  (Decathlon) and Joshua Manuel (Sprints) competed last week at the Kansas Relays and University of Oklahoma John Jacobs Invitational, respectively.  Bahner, competing in seven (7) select events in the Decathlon, finished in 14th place with 5321 points.  Manuel fought through cross-winds to finish in 14th place in the 100m with a time of 10.71.  See below for links to results.

Kansas Relays

University of Oklahoma John Jacobs Invitational

Wichita State Track & Field Hosts Envision 100m Race

Wichita State University Track and Field hosted a 100m dash race for Blind and Visually Impaired athletes in today’s KT Woodman Track Classic!  Dubbed the “Envision 100m”, it provides another opportunity to celebrate the relationship between Shocker Track Club, Wichita State University Track and Field, and Envision.  Envision is the current sponsor of the Shocker Track Club Volunteer Group.  Hannah Christenson, Support Program Coordinator, and Bonnie Cochran, Director, Support Programs, coordinated the participation by several blind or visually impaired (Paralympic) athletes. Several Wichita State University Track and Field athletes: Raianna Maples, Leah Reichenberger, All-Americans Jared Belardo, Nikki Larch-Miller and Taylor Larch-Miller, and Volunteer Assistant Coach, Alexis Montgomery, served as “guide runners” for the participating athletes!  A BIG thank-you goes to Wichita State Assistant Director of Track and Field, John Wise, for coordinating the event!

Chad Green Joins Shocker Track Club Board

Chad Green, a Wichita State Alum and Accountant, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Shocker Track Club and appointed to the position of Assistant Treasurer.  Chad, previously the Board Treasurer for the Wichita State University Alumni Association, will report to STC Board Treasurer Cody Brousek and assist in managing various financial processes and transactions for the Club.  Welcome, Chad!

STC Elite, Open, and Road Racing Athletes Get Busy!

Shocker Track Club Elite, Open and Road Racing athletes took advantage of sunny days in Santa Barbara (yes, you read that correctly), Wichita, and Lincoln, Nebraska, to post scores and times worthy of attention today!

Austin Bahner competed in the Decathlon in the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational in Santa Barbara, California, and finished 2nd with 7441 points!

Results – Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational

STC Open Team Sprinters Joshua Manuel (100m – 10.53w and 200m – 21.72w) and Aaron Babbidge (100m – 10.76w and 200m – 22.03w) stayed home to compete in the Friends University Invitational.  See below for photos of Joshua and Aaron in action!

Results – Friends University Invitational 

Shocker Track Club Road Racing Elite Team Member Tonya Nero finished 1st in the Women’s competition (44:08.2), and Open Team Members Curtis Rierson  finished 2nd in the Men’s competition (45:10.6) and Emily Maier finished 17th overall (54:23.60) competed in the Hiawatha Hustle 12K event!

Results – Hiawatha Hustle 12K

STC Open Team Javelin Thrower Dylan Reimer traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the Husker Spring Invitational.  Reimer posted a season-best of 65.52m (214′-11″)!

Results – Husker Spring Invitational

Photos of Joshua Manuel, Aaron Babbidge, and Tonya Nero follow!