The Shocker Track Club is pleased to announce the roster for the 2014-15 Shocker Track Club Elite and Developmental Elite Teams! Chandra Andrews (Hammer), Matt Byers (Javelin), and Tomas Cotter (Distance) return. Former Wichita State Shocker NCAA All-American athletes Matt Bahner (Decathlon), Natalie Morerod (400H), and Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton (Distance) join the team, along with sprinters Oliver Bradwell and Joshua Manual. Each member has the ability to earn an opportunity to compete at the USATF National Championship Indoor and Outdoor meets in 2015. Meet the entire team! >>
STC ELITE TEAM
Chandra Andrews – College: Wichita State High School: Liberal, KS
Chandra qualified for the past two Olympic Trials in the Hammer with her best being 15th in 2012. She has thrown in six national championships with her best finishing being an 8th.
PR: Hammer 218’11”
Austin Bahner – College: Wichita State High School: Wichita Heights, KS
Austin is a 3-time NCAA 2nd-team all-American in the multi events. He has represented the USA in the past two USA vs Germany Thorpe Cup teams. Bahner placed 7th in the USA Championships in both 2013 and 2014.
PR: Decathlon 7847 pts
Oliver Bradwell – College: Barton County High School: Wichita East, KS
Oliver was the 2011 USA Junior Olympic National Champion in the 100m. Bradwell won a gold medal as part of USA’s 4x100m relay team at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
PR’s: 100m 10.12w, 200m 20.97
Matt Byers – College: Iowa High School: Wichita East, KS
Matt was a two-time NCAA all-American in the Javelin and has finished as high at 7th at the USA Championships (2013).
PR: Javelin 74.88m (245-8)
Tomas Cotter – College: Wichita State High School: Dundalk, Ireland
Tomas was a 2nd-team NCAA all-American in the 3000m steeplechase and has represented his home country of Ireland several times including the 2013 World University Games where he made the steeplechase finals.
PR’s: 800m 1:51.9, 1500m 3:45.61, 3000m steeplechase 8:41.02
J’Lynn Ledesma – College: Wichita State High School: Wellington, KS
J’Lynn was a 2nd team all-American in the High Jump as well as multiple time Missouri Valley Conference champion.
PR: High Jump 1.86m (6-1.25)
Joshua Manuel – College: Lincoln High School: Aldine, TX
Joshua ran the fastest time of the year in Division II (2012) while at Lincoln University.
PR’s: 100m 10.45, 200m 21.50
Natalie Morerod – College: Wichita State High School: Gardner-Edgerton, KS
Natalie was a 2nd team all-American in the 400m hurdles as well as a two-time Missouri Valley Champion. She qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials and placed 22nd.
PR: 400h 57.48
Tonya Nero – College: Wichita State High School: Asja, Trinidad and Tobago
Tonya was a 4-time all-American in the distance events while in college. She has represented her home country of Trinidad and Tobago for the past three years and has recently competed in the Commonwealth Games as well as the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.
PR’s: 5000m 16:01.69, 10,000m 33:11.71, Half Marathon 1:15:13, Marathon 2:43:14.
Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton – College: Wichita State High School: Kapenguria, Kenya
Aliphine was 14-time First-Team NCAA All-American in track and cross country. She finished second twice in the NCAA Championships 10,000m finals and holds the eighth fastest time in collegiate history in the event.
PR’s: 5000m 15:18.86, 10,000m 31:56
STC ELITE DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM
Toby Boese – College: Wichita State High School: Dodge City, KS
Toby was an all-conference multi-event athlete while competing for WSU.
PR: Decathlon 7167
Danielle Chapman – College: Wichita State High School: Lichfield, England
Danielle was the 800m MVC Champion and meet record holder for the Missouri Valley Conference.
PR’s: 800m 2:06.69, 1500m 4:27.16
Mike Flores – College: Wichita State High School: Maize, KS
Mike was a multiple time MVC scorer in the 400m and relays during his collegiate career.
PR’s: 200m 21.91, 400m 47.90
Kiara Giles – College: Wichita State High School: Rufus King, WI
Kiara was an important member of the WSU sprint and relay squad during her collegiate career.
PR’s: 200m 24.91, 400m 56.63
Shamoya Pruitt – College: Wichita State High School: Wichita South, KS
Shamoya was a multiple time all-MVC sprinter in the 100m and 4x100m relay during her collegiate career.
PR’s: 100m 11.59, 200m 24.45
Jon Rizzo – College: Wichita State High School: Goddard, KS
Jon was a second team NCAA all-American in the Javelin in college and has qualified for the USA Championships as a post-collegiate.
PR: Javelin 70.97m (232-10)
STC ELITE HEAD COACH
John Wise – College: Kent State High School: Eastern Brown, OH
Coach Wise is the sprints and hurdles coach for Wichita State as well as being the head coach of the STC Elite Team. He has been at WSU for nine years and previously coached for Kent State University and Eastern Brown High School.
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