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

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

 

Results – Indoor Meet for Adult (Open, Elite, Masters) Athletes

Thank you to the athletes that were able to compete in our meet.  It was truly a challenge to plan and facilitate but could not have been done with out the tireless work of Friends University Track and Field, our many Officials, and an outstanding group of safety-minded and courageous athletes.  A big shout-out to Gary Patton, M75, who ran 5:55.26 in the mile, breaking the American indoor record by 15 seconds!

Final Results > FriendsU STC Indoor Final Results 2021

 

Attention Open, Elite, and Masters Track Athletes –

Registration is now open for the 2021 Friends U*Ottawa U*Shcoker Track Club First Chance Qualifier.

Only 75 athletes in the Open (ages 19-29), Elite (Ages 19 and above), and Masters (Ages 30 and up) categories will be approved to compete.  Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested Open and Elite Athletes MUST contact Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com to begin the registration process and provide their name, birthdate, email, cell phone, and events.  If approved by Meet Management a link will be provided to complete the meet registration process and make payment.

Interested Masters Athletes contact contact Joe Hoover at masters@shockertrackclub.com to begin the registration process and provide their name, birthdate, email, cell phone, and events. If approved by Meet Management a link will be provided to complete the meet registration process and make payment.

Entry Fees are $25 for a maximum of three (3) events.

The deadline for registration in Direct Athletics is 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Complete information is available in this document >> Friends Ottawa STC Indoor 2021 Competition Information
Meet Schedule is here >> Friends Ottawa STC 2nd Draft First Chance Qualifier – Event Schedule 2021-3

Results! 2020 Larry Staton Virtual Masters Meet

We are super excited to post the results from the 2020 Larry Staton Virtual Masters Meet!
Click Here >> 2020 STC RESULTS FINAL Larry Staton Track Meet Results-2

Congratulations to all of the participants!

Special thanks go to Joe Hoover (Director of the Shocker Track Club Masters Team) and Steve Wilson for their great work and organization, Amazing Larry Staton for allowing us to celebrate his tireless work in support of Wichita area Masters Track and Field activities, and our t-shirt sponsors Eagle Pass Properties LLC of Evergreen, Colorado, and Steve Wilson of Wichita, Kansas!

STC Masters Team Members Earn Couple’s Spirit Award at World Virtual Masters Meet!

Shocker Track Club Masters Team Members Grant and Claire Overstake were bestowed with the “Couple’s Spirit Award” after competing in the 2020 Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge Championships sponsored by World Masters Athletics (WMA)!
Grant and Claire were two of over 1500 athletes representing 61 countries that competed in the two-day Decathlon event during July!
Congratulations to Claire and Grant for their courageous and outstanding work and efforts!!

Complete Results >> 2020 WMA Virtual Masters Results
Link to Full Story >> Grant and Claire Overstake

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

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE – Youth Indoor Fall/Winter Track & Field Training Continues

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. In February, practices are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 630p to 815p.

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

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 is an example –
1 –  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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Save The Date – 2020 STC Bill Butterworth Indoor Classic

SAVE THE DATE!
The 2020 Shocker Track Club Bill Butterworth will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Wichita State University’s Heskett Center Track. Events will be held for Youth, High School, Open and Elite, and Masters athletes! All eligible athletes may compete. The complete schedule will be announced soon!

Shocker Track Club A to Z!

Have questions about any of the Shocker Track Club programs? See below for the informational flyer! Still have questions? Email Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com

Registration Opens for the 2019 STC Wichita Outdoor Masters/Open Meet!

The wait is finally over!  Registration is now open for the 2019 Shocker Track Club Wichita Outdoor Masters/Open Track Meet!  Block the late afternoon and early evening of Friday, September 20th for Throws Events, and all day on Saturday, September 21st for (morning) Horizontal Jumps, High Jump, Pole Vault, and a (afternoon) full slate of Running Events!

Meet Information >> Wichita Masters.Open 2019 REGISTRATION-2
Online Meet Registration >> Instructions for 2019 STC Wichita Outdoor Masters Open Online Reg
Parking >> WSU Parking Document

Due to construction south of Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium, the parking location has changed, and the stadium entrance for Registration is on the north end of the east stadium bleachers. Please review the map of Wichita State for details.

Contact Larry Staton at masters@shockertrackclub.com or (316) 214-4655 with any questions!

Officials are also needed; contact Darren Muci at president@shockertrackclub.com if interested!