Thirty-three (33) Shocker Track Club Youth Athletes traveled to Joplin, Missouri to compete in the USATF Missouri Valley Association Qualifier Meet! All competed well in the oppressive Joplin heat! Eleven (11) Athletes qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics Meet that will be contested in Lawrence, Kansas, July 24-30, 2017! Photographs are below!
2017 Junior Olympics Qualifiers are – Alec Grill (1500m), Will Niederee (1500m), Levi Allen (3000m), Caiden Unruh (3000m), Addie Curtis (1500m and 3000m), Gabriel Williams (100m and 200m), Nick Wetta (100H and 200H Hurdles), Cale Curtis (200m, 400m, Shot Put, and Discus), Isaac Smallwood (Triple Jump), Ollie McGee (100m and 200m), and Christal Mosley (200m, 400m, and High Jump)!
2017 MVA Qualifier Meet Participants were – Jacob Wetta (100m and 100H and 200H), Augustin Au (100m and 200m and 400m), Ayden Erbert (100m), Ian Murry (100m and 200m), Olivia Klein (100m and 200m and High Jump), Daijah Moore (100m and 200m and 400m), Makiya Mosley (100m and 200m and 400m), Terri Mosley (100m and 200m and 400m), Antonie’ Bobo (100m and 200m), Maria Oglesby (100m and 200m and 400m), Elijah Mosley (200m and 400m and 800m and 1500m), Aniya Mosley (200m and 400m and 100H and 200H), Terri Mosley (200m), Anna Moon (800m), Samuel Garrison (Shot Put and Discus), Will Doolittle (Shot Put and Discus), Augustine McCormick (Pole Vault), Ethan Hull (Pole Vault), Taylor Linn (Pole Vault), Sophie Miller (Pole Vault), Addison Austin (Pole Vault), Alec Grill (800m and 1500m ), Will Niederee (800m and 1500m), Levi Allen (800m and 1500m and 3000m), Caiden Unruh (800m and 1500m and 3000m), Addie Curtis (1500m and 3000m), Gabriel Williams (100m and 200m), Nick Wetta (100H and 200H Hurdles), Cale Curtis (200m, 400m, Shot Put, and Discus), Isaac Smallwood (Long Jump and Triple Jump), Ollie McGee (Long Jump and 100m and 200m and 400m), and Christal Mosley (100m and 200m and 400m and High Jump)!
Congratulations to all of the Shocker Track Club athletes!
Shocker Track Club Coaches in attendance included – Stephanie Knab, Denis Fraizer, Tyler Knight, Anita Curtis, Craig Curtis, Martiesha Caines, Gilda Muci, Zach Budda, Alex Muci, Curtis Hernandez, and Isaiah Mosley.
Shocker Track Club will sponsor and has sanctioned through USATF The Heartland Golden Games as the Missouri Valley Association Senior Masters Championship meet for athletes age 50 and older. The meet will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Friends University’s Hoyt Athletic Field in Wichita, Kansas. Friends University is at 2100 West University Street.
You must register online at www.directathletics.com to participate in this awesome meet!
Registration Information is available Heartland Golden Games 2017 Registration
Online Registration Information is available Instructions for Online Reg for Heartland Golden Games
Contact Amazing Larry Staton at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Keep Running, Jumping and Throwing!
STC is pleased to announce that the first of three Parent Information meetings will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 700p.
The meeting will be held at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium in the Track and Field Team Room.
Parking is available in a small lot off 21st Street between the Charles Koch Arena Practice Gym and the northwest corner of Cessna Stadium. The Team Room door is at the bottom of the ramp that leads to the track. We will post signs to guide you.
Complete information about the 2017 Spring/Summer season will be provided. Registration fees can also be paid at the meeting. The first practice for eligible athletes will be on Thursday, April 6th at 600p.
For planning purposes we have finalized the following base registration pricing structures –
– Join in April – $180
– Join in May – $160
– Join in June – $140
– Join in July – $120
All fees include –
– Coaching and training by experienced Coaches and athletes
– Practice on the Wichita State University Cessna Stadium Track
– Team Wristband
– Free participation in the Shocker Summer Series Thursday Night Track Meets in June and July at Cessna Stadium
Complete registration information packets will be posted on www.shockertrackclub.com the week of March 27th and available for download and printing. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions in advance of the meeting at email@example.com
See you on March 30th!
STC Youth Team members Addie and Cale Curtis both achieved the equivalent of All-American status in two events in the AAU Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas! Addie finished 6th in the 3000m with a time of 11:18.15 and 8th in the 1500m with a time of 5:08.42.! Cale finished 3rd in the Discus with a throw of 134′-11″, and 7th in the Shot Put with a throw of 40′-7-3/4″!
Other STC Youth Team members competing in the AAU JO’s included, Jaden Mitchell, Nick Wetta, Will Niederee, and Elijah Clark!
Complete results are available here >> AAU JO 2016 Results
The annual Shocker Track Club Outdoor Masters – USATF Missouri Valley Association Masters Championship – Meet will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium!
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE >> STC Wichita Masters Open Online Registration
Registration Information is available here >> Wichita Masters.Open 2016 Registration 1-2
We are pleased to announce the following changes this year –
- This meet is also the USATF Missouri Valley Association Masters Championship meet!
- The inaugural Envision 100m Dash for visually impaired athletes will contested at 1:10 p.m.
To receive a USATF Missouri Valley Association Masters Championship medal, you MUST be a member of USATF and provide your Membership Number. Click here for USATF Membership Information.
(Non USATF Member Medalists will receive the Shocker Track Club Masters/Open medals.)
- ONLINE REGISTRATION through Google Forms is available now.
- ENVISION of Wichita, Kansas is a strategic partner and generous sponsor of Shocker Track Club Volunteers Group. Eligible athletes MUST Contact Hannah Christenson of Envision for registration details.
- The Opening Ceremony will be held at 1:00 P.M. when we will recognize all of our Field Event Medalists.
- The 55 Meter Hurdles will be added this year.
- The Field Events will be run with a time schedule this year with a rolling schedule implemented for certain events. But, a rolling schedule will NOT be used for the running events.
- Youth athletes may compete in the Pole Vault again this year.
- The Francois Boda Combo Challenge! We are going to run the Senior Masters 300 Meter Dash, the 300 and 400 Meter Hurdles at the same time while Francois tries to run all of us down as he runs a 400 Meter Dash. We will run heats to accommodate younger Masters and Open athletes in the 300 Meter Dash and 300/400 Hurdles.
STC Elite Team member, Austin Bahner, finished seventh in the Decathlon in the 2016 Thorpe Cup competition with 7593 points! The USA Men (38,845 to 37,427) and Women (18,320 to 16,421) swept both competitions over Germany in the annual competition held in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the University of Arkansas campus!
Complete results are available here >> Thorpe Cup Results.
Article in the Wichita Eagle >> Bahner Rainbolt Thorpe Cup
STC Elite Team Member Austin Bahner began competing in his third Thorpe Cup Decathlon competition in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday. He is currently in 6th place overall. Wichita State University Head Track and Field Coach, Steve Rainbolt, is the Head Men’s Decathlete Coach for this prestigious event! Follow live results here beginning at 3:30 p.m. today and on Twitter at @autobahn12, @coachbolt, and @ShockerTC!
Austin Bahner (@Autobahn12) finished 5th in the USA Track and Field Indoor Combined Events National Championship meet in Crete, Nebraska at Doane College. Complete results are available here >> USATF Multi Indoor Results,
Gosh, it’s already mid-February! And it’s time to profile our next Olympic hopeful to show what it is like to train like elite athlete.
February showcases Austin Bahner.
He is from Wichita, Kansas, and is a Decathlete! At the recent WSU Herm Wilson Indoor he set a new personal best in the pole vault with a clearance of 16′!
Austin is a decorated decathlete who has proven himself at Wichita State and for Shocker Track Club. He went to Wichita Heights High School where he was a State Champion in Track and Field and Basketball. While at Wichita State University, he had a scholarship in Track and Field and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Bahner’s honors in Track and Field include: Five-time Missouri Valley Conference Champion, Three-time NCAA All-American, Runner-up Heptathlon USA Indoor Championships, and Four-time Team USA Competitor for the decathlon.
His weekly training looks something like this: Monday is typically a light day. It usually involves a tempo workout, a few plyometrics, and a series of hang cleans and dumbbell snatches. Tuesday is a speed endurance type workout and sprinting. Speed endurance consists of multiple distances ran at a particular high intensity level with resting periods in between each run. Wednesday’s are either off or light distance runs and upper body lifting. Thursday is another sprint session followed by plyometrics and a hill workout. Friday is 1000 meter (for indoor) or 1500 meter (for outdoor) training and lower body lifting. Aside from the workouts, Austin does event work throughout the week. He throws shot put, discus, and javelin at least once each week. He high jumps and pole vaults once per week and long jumps once every other week. He will typically try to fit in two hurdle sessions per week.
For his diet, he tries to stick to a pretty basic diet. He eats a lot of meats and carb based foods. He makes fruit smoothies and tries to get most vegetables in at dinner. Austin eats a decent amount of food at breakfast, a softball size amount of food for lunch before practice, typically a smoothie as a snack after practice, and a large dinner.
Austin will be competing at the USATF Indoor Combined Events Championships Meet in Crete, Nebraska on February 26-27, 2016. Please follow and support Austin on his journey to Eugene!
Do you have a question about health, fitness or nutrition? Send it to Ask Laura, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Markuly, MSE, ACSM HFS, NASM CES/PES/GFS, is and Exercise Physiologist and the owner of Bodyology Sports Performance, LLC. She also serves as the Futurist and Volunteers Chair for Shocker Track Club.
It’s an OLYMPIC YEAR!!! We at Shocker Track Club always get excited every four years – especially for our Elite Team Athletes! Each month we will be spotlighting some of our Olympic hopefuls to show what it is like to train like an elite athlete.
If you are reading this for insight into your New Year’s Resolution, keep reading! Sometimes when you really want to achieve your goal, you just have to buckle down and train like an athlete. There will still be a workout and some recipes posted under the respective sections. Hopefully you will find some inspiration following these athletes.
January showcases Matt Byers.
He is from Wichita, Kansas, and throws the Javelin. He attended Wichita East High School where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. He was a 2x City league champion in javelin and also the City league record. He attended the University of Iowa where he was a 2x All-American and 3x Big Ten Champion. He held the Big Ten record for two and half years and currently holds the University of Iowa Javelin school record. His highest finish at USA Championships was 2013 where he finished in 7th place.
Training schedule: Matt’s training schedule is pretty set in stone. Training and working a part time job can become quite the balancing act. All of his training is organized around his work schedule. Work is usually from 6:00am-12:00pm. Once work is over, he heads home to eat a good lunch and then heads to East High. His daily routine of training is Monday- Friday. At East, he completes lifting (strength training) and med ball throws. He follows that up with plyometrics (jump/power training) and sprints. Javelin is a very explosive, intense movement, so you have to train as such. His lifting consists of mostly Olympic lifts such as cleans, snatches, split snatches, squats, and bench. After the Olympic lifts are complete, he has auxiliary lifts that work the muscles specifically needed for javelin. The same theory applies when it comes to med ball throws – very javelin specific. Plyometrics and sprinting focus on intensity and aggressive speed. The combination of all of these is centered towards activating fast twitch muscles. Speed and strength will create the velocity needed to propel the javelin. Finally, he usually takes it easy on Saturday and Sunday. Matt also picks a day to do a light jog and shake out on the weekend. Along with actual strength and speed training, he has to do technical throw work. Currently he is throwing once a week. He usually picks a day where the weather in Kansas cooperates.
Diet: There isn’t necessarily a specific diet that he follows. It is more about staying away from junk food such as pop, sugar, fried food, etc. He tries to eat meat such as steak, chicken, and other lean protein sources such as fish. He makes a point to do most of the cooking at home to save money and calories. He believes for that keeping fruits and veggies in his diet plays a big role in keeping in good shape. He usually has a protein shake every morning that consists of kale, blueberries, raspberries, and protein powder. For lunch, it is pretty routine. He has a ham and turkey sandwich on wheat bread with yogurt and another fruit such as a banana. To keep hydrated, Matt sticks to mostly drink water and Gatorade.
Please follow and support Matt on his journey to Eugene, Oregon for the Olympic Trials, July 1-10, 2016.
Do you have a question about health, fitness or nutrition? Send it to Ask Laura, at email@example.com
Laura Markuly, MSE, ACSM HFS, NASM CES/PES/GFS, is an Exercise Physiologist and the owner of Bodyology Sports Performance, LLC. She also serves as the Futurist and Director of Volunteers for Shocker Track Club.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and Happy Get-Back-To-Work! Yep, our resident Exercise Physiologist, Laura, says that it’s time to get back to work so that we can have a successful 2016! Check out her latest great articles –