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!

Volunteers for WSU Track & Field Meets Needed!

If you are looking for a fun opportunity to assist in the facilitation of a Wichita State University Track and Field meet, we’ve got a deal for you!  Actually three (3) deals!  Wichita State University will host three T&F meets this spring – April 13-15, May 5, and May 12-14 – at Cessna Stadium.  Volunteers are provided with an event t-shirt and meals and beverages.  We need you!!

Contact Darren Muci, President, at president@shockertrackclub.com for more details!

 

New Leadership for Officials Group and Youth Track Team Announced

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointments of Mike Holladay as Director of Officials, and Stephanie Knab as Director of the Youth Team.  Mike, a long-time USATF National Level Official, will provide strong oversight and experience in organizing Officials for WSUT&F and STC meets.  Mike can be contacted at officials@shockertrackclub.com.  Stephanie, a recent graduate of Wichita State and the Track and Field Team as a High Jumper, is a Science Teacher at Curtis Middle School.  She will provide strong organizational skills and a strong knowledge of Track and Field in her new leadership role.  Congratulations to Mike and Stephanie!

USATF Officials’ Certification Clinic Scheduled

The Shocker Track Club and Wichita State University Track and Field will co-host a USATF Missouri Valley Association Certification Clinic for certification of new officials, and recertification for current Officials, at the Wichita State University Heskett Center at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

For complete details click here >> USATF STC WSU Officials Clinic Flyer 02 2017 including the meet schedule for the 2017_Herm_Wilson_Invitational_Schedule.

Connie Brand, Master-Level Certified, will conduct the clinic.  Contact Darren Muci President@shockertrackclub.com if you have questions.

STC Board Members Announced for 2016 – 2017

The Shocker Track Club, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Board Members for the 2016 – 2017 year.  The Members provide for a strong and diverse mix of individuals with leadership skills and connection to track and field.  They are –-
Officers – Darren Muci (President), Chris Ellis (Vice President), Cody Brousek (Treasurer and Director of Operations for Wichita State Track & Field), and Larry Staton (Secretary and Director, Masters Team).

New Board Members – Haley Acker, Anita Curtis, Ron Ewy, Curt Pierson (Director, Team Memberships and Apparel), and Cody Brousek (Treasurer).

Returning Board Members and Directors — Chandra Andrews, Cole Davis (Head Coach, Friends University Track & Field and Cross Country), Vic Everett, Bill Faflick, Denis Fraizer, Dylan Hartnett (Director, Open Team), Joan Hearne, Curtis Hernandez, Amber McGown Hetzendorf, Mike Holladay, Patric Jackson, Emily Green Maier, Laura Markuly (Director, Volunteers and Board Futurist), J Means (USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools Director of Athletics), Ryan Patton, Shamoya Pruitt (Assistant Director, Youth Team), Steve Rainbolt (Head Coach Wichita State Track & Field and Cross Country), Mark Schwarm, and John Wise (Assistant Head Coach Wichita State Track & Field, and Director, Elite Team).

General Information Flyer – stc-basic-flyer-2016-2017

STC Partners with Envision to Support Volunteers Group

The Shocker Track Club (STC) is pleased to announce that Envision, Inc. is sponsoring its Volunteers group. The mission of Envision is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. Envision is one of the largest employers of the blind and visually impaired in the United States. Through this partnership, Envision is expanding its community involvement and support for WSU programs. The nonprofit organization will have the added benefit of reaching a broad cross-section of the community to build awareness of programs and services offered to youth and adults with vision loss, regardless of their ability to pay.

Darren Muci, Shocker Track Club President, stated, “We are honored that Envision has partnered with us to support our Volunteers group. Its logo will adorn our Volunteer t-shirts, and its banner will hang at the Shocker Track Club and Wichita State Track and Field meets!  We also look forward to scheduling track events for adults who are blind or visually impaired at future STC events. Visit www.envisionus.com to learn more about Envision.

Volunteers and Officials Needed!

Volunteers are needed for the Wichita State University KT Woodman Track Meet, April 13-16.  We are looking for people to work a block of time, a few hours, or a particular event. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, meal, and gain firsthand experience assisting in running off a track meet. This is a great networking environment, especially if you are looking into coaching, training, or officiating track and field!  If you are interested contact Laura Markuly at futurist@shockertrackclub.com by April, 8th.

Director of Volunteers Appointment

Long time Board Member, and current Board Futurist, Laura Markuly, was appointed to the position of Director of Volunteers at the January Board Meeting.  In her new role, she will be working to identify volunteers to help facilitate Wichita State University, and Shocker Track Club, track meets. The volunteers will help facilitate events (e.g., implement shaggers, bar setters, basket carriers, water deliverers, etc.) or activities at the meets. She will be reaching out to WSU campus student organizations, local businesses, to identify willing and interested individuals.

If you are aware of family members, local businesses, or student groups that should be contacted, please contact her directly at futurist@shockertrackclub.com.

2015 2016 Board Members Elected

The Shocker Track Club elected the following individuals to Board Member seats for the 2015-2016 year (new members in bold) – Darren Muci (President), Chris Ellis (Vice President), Ryan Patton (Treasurer), Larry Staton (Secretary and Director, Masters Team), Steve Rainbolt, John Wise (Head Coach, Elite Team), Chandra Andrews (Assistant Treasurer), Cole Davis (Director, Youth Team), Vic Everett, Bill Faflick, Denis Fraizer, Dylan Hartnett (Director, Elite Team), Joan Hearne, Curtis Hernandez (Head Coach, Youth Team), Amber McGown Hetzendorf, Mike Holladay, Patric Jackson, Emily Green Maier, Laura Markuly (Futurist), J Means, Shamoya Pruitt (Assistant Director, Youth Team), Mark Schwarm, Damian Smithhisler (Shared Seat), and Darius Draudvila (Ex Officio).  Nicholas J. Means, Attorney, was appointed as Of Counsel.

Hot Vaulting at the River Vault!

The weather was warm, but the southern breeze provided for a great day of pole vaulting at the 2015 River Vault competition! Jack Whitt claimed the Men’s Elite Title with a vault of 18′-7″ (5.66m)!  Other champions were – Chris Nilsen (16′-6″) Men’s Open competition, Brittany Kallenberger (13′-6″) Women’s Open competition, Christian Compton of the Shocker Track Club (15′-6″) Youth Boys competition, and Nicole Kallenberger (12′-6″) in the Youth Girls competition.

Many thanks to our event sponsors – ESi Direct, Davis-Moore, Pet Angel, Cameron Dental, Goode Pools, Diamond Archery, AutoImage, our Head Official – Chris Ellis, and the Event Director – Denis Fraizer.

Men’s Elite Results >> 2015 River Vault Men’s Elite

Youth Girl’s Results >> River Vault 2015 Youth Girls Results

Video Overview >> River Vault 2015

Wichita Eagle article >> http://www.kansas.com/sports/article23310600.html