Twelve STC Youth Alum Sign Collegiate Letters of Intent

Twelve members of the 2019-2020 Shocker Track Club Youth Team signed Letters of Intent to continue competing in Track and Field in college beginning in 2020-2021.  The athletes (their high school, and their chosen universities/colleges) are – Jaleel Montgomery (Wichita West High – Wichita State University), Brian Simon (Bishop Carroll High – Kansas State University), Audrey Bebermeyer (Chaparral High – Wichita State University), Kyler Meyer (Valley Center High – Wichita State University), Kenisa Meyer (Valley Center High – Wichita State University), Jalyn Whorton (McPherson High – Wichita State University), Grace Jacobs (Circle High – Emporia State University), Latia Moddelmog (Canton-Galva High – Sterling College), Joy Stanton (Wichita Northwest High – Oklahoma Baptist University), Lucas Hall (Valley Center High – Bethel College), Joaquin Gonzales (Wichita West High – Cowley County Community College), and Michael Kelty (Wichita Southeast High – Butler County Community College).  Congratulations to these outstanding student/athletes!

The athletes listed comprise the largest group ever of athletes signing Letters of Intent, and eclipses the 2018-2019 class which had ten (10) STC Youth team alumni signing Letters of Intent.  That group included two (2) athletes for the US Military Academy at West Point (Ethan Hull and Jerik Ochoa), two (2) to Emporia State University (Aren Trost and Jaden Eck), one (1) to Fort Hays State University (Taylor Linn), and one (1) to the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (Maggie Remsburg).

To learn more about the Shocker Track Club Youth Team and its training programs contact Darren Muci, Director, at president@shockertrackclub.com.

Here We Go – STC Youth Team Practice Begins

Hello Athletes and Parents!
We are ready to begin our summer program with a shortened session in July.
Practices will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 615p to 745p, and Saturday mornings from 900a to 1030a at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.
Our program has not changed in that it is available to ages 5 through 18 and recent high school graduates.
Here are some details –
– Monday, July 6, 2020 is the first practice
– Saturday, August 1, 2020 is the final practice
– The cost for the program is $100 and is payable via cash or check made payable to Shocker Track Club
– The cost for 2020 high school graduates is $50 and is payable via cash or check made payable to Shocker Track Club
– Athletes will receive a team t-shirt, waterbottle, and wristband.
– Pole Vault – While we pride ourselves on providing instruction for all events, we will not be providing Pole Vault training this summer due to circumstances beyond our control. Athletes interested in Pole Vault should contact Denis Fraizer at polevault@shockertrackclub.com or 316-680-0852.
Attached you will find complete information in the following formats –
– General Program Information Guide (This document is yours to keep) – STC 2020 SHORT 7 5 20 Youth OUTDOOR T&F Information
– Fillable pdf Registration Form (This should be completed and emailed back to us – we actually prefer this!) FINAL SUBMIT STC Youth Outdoor 2020 Reg Form
– Photo of the WSU Cessna Stadium parking area

In closing, as we know, 2020 has been a year unlike any other.  We have spent weeks discussing the development of a Youth program that will provide a safe environment for athletes with our Coaches and Team Leadership.  Because we rent track access from Wichita State University-ICAA we will follow their guidelines for access and use.  Some of their guidelines, and ours, may seem overly controlling.  But they have been implemented for the safety of all of us.  As such, the program overview and safety guidelines mentioned here and in the attached documents are non-negotiable, but are considered fluid and will be reviewed daily and adjusted as necessary and appropriate.  Before committing to join the program we urge you to carefully consider if you can support the guidelines. 

Please contact Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com  if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on July 6th!

STC Gets Mention in Wichita Eagle’s 50 Most Influential in Sports Community

The Shocker Track Club was mentioned in the Wichita Eagle’s article highlighting the “50 Most Influential People in the Wichita Community Right Now”.  The article identifies the most 50 most influential people in the “Wichita sports scene.”

STC club president, Darren Muci, was mentioned in the highlight of Wichita State University Director and Head Track and Field Coach, Steve Rainbolt, in No. 36.  Assistant Director of Track & Field, John Wise, was also mentioned in the article!

36. STEVE RAINBOLT
Role: Wichita State track and field coach since 2000
The case: WSU has had a history of success with its track and field program, but Rainbolt has elevated the Shockers to another level in the last two decades. The Shockers have won 33 conference championships during Rainbolt’s time, not to mention 251 individual conference champions, 160 school records, 115 national qualifiers and 72 All-Americans. John Wise, Rainbolt’s assistant since 2006, is also worth mentioning, as the two helped form Shocker Track Club, now run by Darren Muci, which gives track opportunities to the Wichita community.

The full article is available here >> https://www.kansas.com/sports/article243297051.html

Summer Youth Outdoor Program Update

Leadership of the Shocker Track Club Youth Team is in discussion with Wichita State University-ICAA to identify a start-date for our summer program later this month at the Cessna Stadium track.  Our Coaches are ready to go to work!  We thus appreciate your patience as we work through the process of identifying the requirements necessary due to the challenges of COVID-19. As soon as we complete our discussion with Wichita State we will begin the registration process.

We will have hand sanitizer available, and also implement various health safety guidelines in order to provide as safe of an environment as possible for athletes, coaches, parents, and visitors.  This will include asking athletes to complete a self-health assessment prior to entering the practice area.  We will also recommend that athletes strongly consider wearing sun or safety glasses during practices.

For those of you interested in track meets – at this time the Track and Field competition of the Kansas Sunflower Games is still scheduled to be held July 10-11 in Topeka.  At this time no competitions will be held for Hurdles, Pole Vault, or High Jump. Here is a link to information > Sunflower Games Track & Field

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to be placed on our “I’m interested, please contact me” list, please contact Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com

#EveryStepCounts

 

UPDATE – Shocker Track Club and Coronavirus COVID-19

As a result of recent announcements by Wichita State University and Sedgwick County Kansas which either eliminate or limit the availability of practice venues, or the size of groups attending activities, we are indefinitely suspending our plans for the Shocker Track Club Youth Outdoor Spring/Summer Program.
Should an opportunity exist in the future to commence a program we will announce it here. Until such time, we wish you all the best and respectfully request that you take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and your families during these challenging times.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

Respectfully,
Darren Muci, President
president@shockertrackclub.com

As previously announced, Shocker Track Club is working on the plans for our outdoor spring/summer Youth program to begin in early April. However, yesterday Wichita Sate University announced that, “…Effective Monday, March 16, all athletic events – either sponsored by WSU or held on WSU property – will be cancelled…..Events initially scheduled for after April 13 will be reevaluated…”  
Although our practices technically aren’t events, it appears that this means that we cannot begin our Youth Team program until after April 13th at the earliest. 
As a matter of course we are: (a) exploring other options for practices on the outside chance that Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium is not available to us, (b) monitoring the USATF website in case an announcement is made regarding youth member club practices, and, (c) continuing to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19, before determining the start of our Youth Team outdoor practices, or if it would even be practical to hold the program this year.

Updates will be shared here and on our other other social media platforms. Feel free to contact our President, Darren Muci, at president@shockertrackclub.com if you have any questions.

STC Youth Outdoor (Spring/Summer) Program Returns!!

Shocker Track Club will again offer a Youth Outdoor (Spring and Summer) Track and Field training program for Youth of all ages beginning in April! All practices will be held at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. See the Spring/Summer Outdoor Summary below and watch this location for addtional information! An informational meeting for Parents and Athletes will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 630p in the Wichita State Track & Field Team Room at Cessna Stadium. Contact Darren Muci at youth@shockertrackclub.com or (316) 993-6824 with questions!

FINAL RESULTS! STC 2020 Bill Butterworth Indoor Classic Information

Thank you very much for participating or attending our event! We hope you had a great time! Check the link below for complete results!

Updated information for Relays is available at the above link.

The meet will be held on Friday evening and Saturday, January 24 and 25, 2020 at Wichita State University’s Heskett Center Track.

Masters Events Questions? Contact Larry Staton at masters@shockertrackclub.com or (316) 214-4655

Youth/Open/Elite Questions? Contact Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com or (316) 993-6824

Sponsors Needed for Bill Butterworth Indoor Classic!

Sponsors are needed for the 2020 Shocker Track Club Bill Butterworth Indoor Track & Field Classic on Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, 2020 at Wichita State University’s Heskett Center Track!

Put your name, logo, and message in front of 300 athletes and their parents and track and field fans at this annual indoor meet for athletes of all ages!

Sponsorship packages range from $250 for TShirt sponsors to the event Presenting Sponsor for $2500 with additional benefits! Limited space for tables in the track infield is available.

Help us facilitate our premier meet and fundraiser!

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

The Shocker Track Club, Inc., is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Sponsorship donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Skylar Arneson Earns World Highland Games Amateur Title!

Shocker Track Club Elite Team Member, Skylar Arneson, traveled to Bressuire, France, in June to participate in, and ultimately claim, the World Title in the IHGF World Amateur Highland Games!

Click below for a great interview of Skylar (and former WSUT&F Thrower, Jamesia Milton Sanou) conducted by Shocker Track Club Elite Team Director, John Wise, on his “Words With a Wise Guy” Podcast!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QG_BNNsPbg

Click below for a link to an article about the IHGF World Amateur Highland Games with final results!
http://www.ironmind.com/news/2019-IHGF-World-Amateur-Highland-Games-Championships-Arneson-Toughs-It-Out-for-the-Win/

STC Indoor Pole Vault Training Information

Shocker Track Club Pole Vault training begins on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 100p at Northeast Magnet High School at 5550 North Lycée Street in Bel Aire, Kansas.

Unfortunately we will have to cancel the Parent Informational Meeting scheduled for October 29th. If you have ANY questions about the Pole Vault program please contact Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com or Denis Fraizer at polevault@shockertrackclub.com.

Complete information about the Shocker Track Club Indoor Youth Track & Field, and Indoor Pole Vault, training programs is available at the link below.