Registration Begins – 2020 STC Virtual Masters Meet!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Inaugural Shocker Track Club Larry Staton Virtual Masters Track Meet!

The registration deadline is October 29, 2020, with “virtual competition” beginning immediately through November 30, 2020!  This meet is for Masters athletes ages 30 and up and is being held to encourage athlete participation! This meet cannot be sanctioned through USATF, and as such, submitted results from participation cannot be considered as official marks or for records purposes.

Complete information is provided in the documents linked below!

>> Contact Joe Hoover at masters@shockertrackclub.com or(316) 708-3221 with any questions!

General Meet Information >> 2020 STC Virtual Meet Information
Submittable Meet Registration Form >> SUBMITTABLE 2020 Registration_Waiver Form
Fillable Results Submittal Form >> FILLABLE 2020 STC Virtual Meet Results_Form

Sponsors are needed!  Put your Name or Company Name and Logo on the back of Event T-Shirts!
Meet Sponsor Information >> Sponsors for STC Masters 2020 Virtual Meet
Sponsor Agreement Form >> STC Virtual Masters Meet T_SHIRT Sponsor Agreement 

Registered Participants >> Coming Soon!

General Information
Participants can participate in any of the events listed below at the venue of their choice.  Competing on actual tracks and throwing areas is preferred, but not necessary to participate in this fun event!  Running events can be timed manually or digitally. Jumping and Throwing events must be measured and submitted metrically.  The current USATF Rule Book can be researched for general rules including hurdle heights and distances and implement weights.

The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m., CDT on Thursday, October 29, 2020.  All entries must be received online by Shocker Track Club, or postmarked if snail-mailed, by this date and time.  Participation in events must be completed, and results submitted and received, by 11:59 p.m., CST on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Events
Participants may submit times/marks in the following events –
Sprints              50m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m
Hurdles            55mH, 80mH, 100mH, 110mH, 300mH
Distance           800m, 1600m
Walks               1500mRW and 1500mPW
Jumps               Standing Long Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole vault
Throws             Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer, Weight Throw, Super Weight Throw

Costs
Competition fees are as follows – $10 for the 1st event and $6 for each additional event. There is no limit on events.

Meet T-Shirts
Really cool event T-Shirts may be purchased for $22 and are available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL. See the design below!

Awards
Medals will be awarded for by Gender for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places in Age groups 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, etc.  All medals will be mailed to recipients by December 31, 2020.  A complete list of results will be emailed to participants and posted here on the Shocker Track Club website.

To Register
Complete the Meet Registration Form (it is a fillable .pdf document) and submit via email to Shocker Track Club, or print the Form and snail-mail it with payment (Checks must be made payable to Shocker Track Club) to:

Shocker Track Club, Inc.
c/o Wichita State University Track and Field
1845 Fairmount, Campus Box 18
Wichita, KS 67260

 

STC Announces Board Members for 2020 – 2021

The Shocker Track Club, Inc., is pleased to announce the following Board Members and Program Directors for the 2020 – 2021 year!

STC Board Members provide oversight for the STC Officials program for Wichita State University’s meets, and lead the five STC athletics teams (Youth, Open, Masters, Road Racing, and Elite).

Darren Muci, President, Director Open Team and Youth Team
Chris Ellis, Vice President
Chad Green, Treasurer
Steve Rainbolt, Head Coach, Wichita State University Track & Field
John Wise, Assistant Director, Wichita State University Track & Field, Director, Elite Team
Anita Curtis
Henry Brun, Head Coach, Friends University Track & Field
Vic Everett
Denis Fraizer
Rob Garcia, Director, Officials
Dylan Hartnett
Curtis Hernandez
Amber Hetzendorf
Joe Hoover, Director, Masters Team
Patric Jackson
JK Kornelson, Head Coach, Elite Team
Emily Green Maier, Co-Director, Road Racing Team
J Means, Director of Athletics USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools
Tonya Nero
Curt Rierson, Co-Director, Road Racing Team
Mark Schwarm
Paul Wagoner

Ex Officio Members
– Chandra Cralle
– Bill Faflick
– Mike Holladay
– Gilda Muci
– Ryan Patton
– Shamoya Pruitt

IMPORTANT – Youth Indoor Fall/Winter Track & Field Training Returns

The Shocker Track Club will again provide Youth Indoor Track and Field training for the 2020-2021 Fall/Winter season!  Youth ages 5 through 18 (and current high school seniors) are welcome.  Athletes can join at ANY time during the Indoor Season!  All practices will be held at Wichita State University’s Heskett Center.  One more practice will be held in September, on the 30th from 600p to 730p.  In October, practices are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 600p to 730p.

A Summary Overview is provided below with general information.  Contact Darren Muci at youth@shockertrackclub.com with questions!

Informational Presentation via Zoom Meeting –
Informational meeting for interested parents to learn more about the program will be provided at 700p on –

– Sunday, November 1st at 700p
– Sunday, November 8th at 700p
– Sunday, November 15th at 700p
– Sunday, November 22nd at 700p
– Sunday, November 29th at 700p

Zoom login information is as follows –
Click here for Zoom Meeting!

Meeting ID: 848 8190 1072
Passcode: 778987

Indoor Program Summary Overview – STC 2020 2021 Indoor SUMMARY
Complete Registration Information Packet – STC INDOOR 2020 2021 Youth T&F Information
Fillable .pdf Registration Form – FINAL Fegistraton Form Fillable 2020 2021
Guest Participation Waiver Form – STC Non Member Practice Attendance and Participation Liability Waiver
Map of Wichita State Campus –

Program Costs –
We continue to receive questions about program payment.  And we understand because, due to many uncertainties, we are implementing a new payment structure program for this indoor season.  As in the past, one free try-it-out practice is allowed before registration payment is required.  ALL participants in September will pay $20.  If continuing – or when first attending or joining in either October, November, December, January, or February – the “Registration Joiner Fee” of $100 is due for that month and covers all activities AND provides all program “General Amenities”(see below for details).  Participation in additional months has a separate fee of $20 each for November, December, January and February that must be paid at the first practice attended that month.  Thus, the maximum amount that would be paid during the entire Indoor season (from September through February) would be $200.
Here are a couple of examples –
1 – Attend in September – pay $20.  Don’t attend in October or November – you owe nothing.  Return in December – pay the Registration Joiner Fee of $100 and receive all program amenities. Return in January – pay $20.  Return in February – pay $20.  Total amount paid =$160

2 – First attend in November – pay the Registration Joiner Fee of $100 and receive all program amenities.  Return in December – pay $20. Return in January – pay $20.  Don’t attend in February – you owe nothing.  Total amount paid = $140.

 

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Twelve STC Youth Alum Sign Collegiate Letters of Intent

Twelve members of the 2019 Shocker Track Club Youth Outdoor, and/or 2019 -2020 Shocker Track Club Youth Indoor Teams signed Letters of Intent to continue competing in Track and Field in college beginning in 2020-2021.  The athletes (their high school, event(s) – and their chosen university/college) are – Jaleel Montgomery (Wichita West High, Hurdles/Sprints – Wichita State University), Brian Simon (Bishop Carroll High, Pole Vault – Kansas State University), Audrey Bebermeyer (Chaparral High, Pole Vault – Wichita State University), Kyler Meyer (Valley Center High, Multis – Wichita State University), Kenisa Meyer (Valley Center High, Multis – Wichita State University), Jalyn Whorton (McPherson High, Multis – Wichita State University), Grace Jacobs (Circle High, Hurdles and High Jump – Emporia State University), Latia Moddelmog (Canton-Galva High, Multis – Sterling College), Joy Stanton (Wichita Northwest High, Distance – Oklahoma Baptist University), Lucas Hall (Valley Center High, Distance – Bethel College), Joaquin Gonzales (Wichita West High, Distance – Cowley County Community College), and Michael Kelty (Wichita Southeast High, Sprints – 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 to 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 Outdoor 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.”

Our 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