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

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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/

UPDATED – Shocker Track Club 2019 – 2020 Board Members Announced!

Paul Wagoner has also joined the Board of Directors! Paul is a STC Youth Team Pole Vault Coach and Member of the STC Masters Team! Welcome Paul!

The Shocker Track Club is pleased to announce the following Board Members and Program Directors for the 2019-2020 year!
STC Board Members provide oversight for: the STC Officials and Volunteers programs for Wichita State University’s meets, lead the five STC athletics teams (Youth, Open, Masters, Road Racing, and Elite), and direct the Shocker Track Backers fan organization that supports Wichita State University Track and Field.

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

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

STC Youth Tracksters Storm the Border War Meet

Twenty Shocker Track Club Youth Team athletes participated in today’s Border War meet, competed hard, and put on quite a show today at Pittsburg State University!

STC Boys (and one Man) scored 231 points to win the overall team competition by 49 points over the second place team! The STC Girls scored 121 points to finish 2nd place overall!