STC Bill Butterworth Indoor Meet Returns in 2022

The Shocker Track Club Bill Butterworth Indoor Meet will be conducted with partner Friends University on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2022 in Wichita, Kansas, at the Wichita State University Heskett Center. Complete details will be announced soon.  Events will be held for Youth (ages 8 and under through high school seniors), collegiate athletes, Open and Elite (adults) athletes, and Masters (age 30 and up) athletes. Some events are age specific and may not be conducted for all athletes. Changes to events may occur up until the date of the competition.  Entrance/Fan Fee will be determined later. Concessions are possible.

STC Bill Butterworth Indoor

STC Board Members Elected for 2021-2022

The following individuals were unanimously elected to serve as Board Members for the 2021-2022 year and oversee the Club’s ever expanding programs –

Officers – Darren Muci – President, Chris Ellis – Vice President, Chad Green – Treasurer

Members – Steve Rainbolt, John Wise, Henry Brun, J Means, Rob Garcia, Curtis Hernandez, Amber Hetzendorf, Joe Hoover, Patric Jackson and JK Kornelson

Ex Officio Members – Bill Faflick, Gilda Muci, Tonya Nero and Ryan Patton

UPDATED – Youth Indoor Track & Field – Program Summary Information

Shocker Track Club is excited to announce the summary details of the 2021-2022 Youth Indoor Track & Field program.  The first practice will be on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Wichita State University’s Heskett Center.  This year’s program is for children ages 7 through 18 including high school seniors.  Contact us at youth@shockertrackclub.com with any questions. Compete Registration Information and Forms will be available soon.

 

Long Time STC Supporter Bill Butterworth Passes

We are extremely saddened to share that long time supporter of Shocker Track Club, Wichita State University Track & Field, and masters track and field, Bill Butterworth, passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2021. Bill, as he insisted on being addressed, was the namesake of our annual Indoor Meet held at Wichita State’s Heskett Center.

Larry Staton described Bill like this – “What a guy!  A true gentleman in every way.  Very gracious.  One of the most encouraging individuals I have known.  We made many road trips to track meets together.  He had stories that filled in the gaps on every trip.  I recall his response when he was told that we were going to name the indoor after him.  He received that news so humbly but was hesitant in doing so as he thought others more deserving. He was an accomplished Masters athlete at the National level.  I know he was on a 4×100 that set a National record at one time and he may have a Standing Long Jump record.  Bill never talked about his records.  But, he did show me over 1,000 medals that he had won.  Most, if not all, were Gold.  He competed in Hurdles, 100 and 400 Meters when he was younger but injured a quad muscle that took him out of those events and High Jump.  He continued with Discus, Shot Put, Hammer and Standing Long Jump.   I am sure that many of you have stories about Bill.  I know you will miss him.

Bill will most definitely be missed and cannot be replaced!

Bill Butterworth Obituary

 

Aaron True Makes Season Javelin Debut in Grand Style; Staats Competes Well!

Shocker Track Club Elite Team Member Aaron True made his season debut competing in the Wichita State University KT Woodman Track Classic at Cessna Stadium.  True, who has a qualifying mark to compete in the 2021 Olympic Trials, won the Javelin competition with an outstanding throw of 71.86m (235′-9″).  True plans to compete again soon.
Javelin Results
Complete Results

Shocker Track Club Open Team Member, Keegan Staats, competed in the 1500m and lowered his PR by over 12 seconds!
1500m Results


True 71 86 Throw

STC Elite and Youth Alumni Compete Well at Wichita State Shocker Spring Invitational

Eleven (11) athletes – all current Elite or former Youth Team members – of the Shocker Track Club competed hard and well at the Wichita State Shocker Spring Invitational!  A quick run down of the participants follows –

Elite Team Members Tonya Nero (3rd 5000m), Skylar Arneson (3rd Hammer), and Dominic Artis (4th 200m) competed with excellent marks in their outdoor debuts!

Wichita State University Team members Jaleel Montgomery (1st 100m (1st), 3rd 200m , and 4×1), Kyler Meyer (7th High Jump, 8th 100H ), Audrey Bebermeyer (9th Pole Vault), Alyssa Wheeler (6th PV), Jalyn Whorton (14th LJ, 14th 100H, 10th 200m ), and Sadie Boos (Hammer 13th)(STC Youth Team Coach).

Kansas State University Team Members Parker McCafferty (4th 100m, 5th 200m) and Brian Simon (PV).

Results >> WSU Shocker Spring Invitational Results

Updated: General Plans for STC Spring/Summer Youth Outdoor Season Announced

Parents!
Here are the general plans for the STC Youth Team Spring/Summer Program  >> STC 2021 OUTdoor SUMMARY

IMPORTANT – Here is the complete Registration Informational Packet > May STC OUTDOOR 2021 Youth T&F Information

Here is the fillable .pdf Registration Form >> FINAL STC Submittalble Form 2021
Notes:
(a) If the SUBMIT button on page 6 does not work after completing the required fields, save the document and email it to youth@shockertrackclub.com
(b) You will receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes of your submittal.  If you do not, please email the document to dcmuci@gmail.com .

You are invited to Zoom meetings on Sunday evenings at 700p beginning March 21, 2021 to learn more about the program

Register in advance for this meeting: STC Youth Info Meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Aerial View of Wichita State University Heskett Center –
Aerial View of Wichita State University Cessna Stadium –

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February 19, 2021 – Plans are being developed for the 2021 Spring/Summer Outdoor season and will be announced in early March!  Workouts will be held on the Wichita State University campus beginning in April.  Training will again be provided in every event in Track and Field for Youth ages 6 through 18 and May 2021 high school graduates.  Training programs are also available for Parents to participate!  Contact youth@shockertrackclub.com if you have questions or would like to be contacted with more information!  #EveryStepCounts

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

 

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 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.