TTFCA Interview with 2-time NCAA PV Champion Sam Kendricks -- video Elite Sportz of Fort Worth's upcoming Pole Vault Season -- schedule
Information about a Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Scholarship coming soon
Required “box collar” for 2015 spring track season. Coaches - place your orders soon to have them in time for practice. Box collar diagram Construction on Baylor's Clyde Hart T&F Stadium coming along nicely - video Congratulations to Yulanda Nelson - 2014 Baylor Hall of Fame inductee - full story
UNIQUE XC OPPORTUNITY
We are beginning a tradition at Trinity Christian Academy. We are hosting a tune up race for the UIL regional XC meets. We will have a 1600m track race during the halftime of our final home game. It is a little non-traditional but it should get the kids ready for some fast running at their regional meets. The race will be done on the track, under the lights and at night. We will have one race, boys and girls together. Uniforms will not be allowed but school shirts are encouraged. I understand most teams are at their limit of meets so as long as the athlete provides his/her own transportation and does not use the school equipment, it will not count as a meet (per UIL). There is no entry fee or entry form. Just email me for more details if you would like to attend.
What: 1st Annual TCA Halftime Mile Showcase
Where: Aledo, TX, Aledo Middle School
When: Friday October 24. Halftime of a 7:30PM football start
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2014-15 OU Coaches Education Series - brochure Carl Lewis to join Houston Cougar Track & Field Staff Full-time -- story Congratulations to Kingwood's Myles Marshall for capturing gold in the 800 of the World Youth Olympic Games in China. See the video on the USA MileSplit site
Congratulations to Trayvon Bromell of Baylor for a silver medal in the 100 meters at the IAAF World Juniors in Eugene. As well, congratulations to Desiree Freier of Justin Northwest for a silver medal in the pole vault at the IAAF World Juniors. Her 14-07.25 extends her American outdoor high school record.
Summer Creek High School
Assistant Head Girls Track and Field
subject: any of the 4 cores
possible 2nd sport in the future
Congratulations to South Plains College for sweeping the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship titles -- Results Congratulations to the Texas Women and Texas Tech Men for capturing Big 12 titles -- results Congratulations to the Arkansas Women and Texas A&M Men for capturing SEC Outdoor titles -- results Congratulations to East Carolina Women and UTSA Men for capturing C-USA titles -- results Brandon Bray (Junior; China Spring) breaks the Junior Class National Record and 17-age group record in Pole Vault at the UIL State Meet -- watch the record vault 1A Girls - Van Horn / Boys - Alto 1A D2 Girls - Cross Plains / Boys - Bronte 2A Girls - Dallas Hampton Prep / Boys - Rosebud-Lott 3A Girls - Corpus Christi West Oso / Boys - Kennedale 4A Girls - Lancaster / Boys - Texarkana 5A Girls - Converse Judson / Boys - Humble Kingwood
1A - Kourtnei Johnson, Italy, 11.51
1A D2 - Logan Stoelke, Fayetteville, 22.42 (200)
Alyssa Lesiter, Nordheim, 26.21 (200) Tiffany Williams, Calvert, 57.17 (400) Kade Cowan, Buckholts, 1:55.40 (800) Tiffany Williams, Calvert, 2:20.43 (800) Jesse Roberts, Sanderson, 4:35.18 (1600) Kamie Halfman, Garden City, 5:21.98 (1600) Joseph Carrasco, Sanderson, 9:56.30 (3200) Kamie Halfman, Garden City, 11:28.10 (3200) Ira, 51.49 (4x1) Cross Plains, 1:49.71 (4x2) Garden City, 3:28.61 (4x4) Cross Plains, 4:13.72 (4x4) Kylor Gilbreath, Guthrie, 57-4.75 (Shot Put) Tricia Williams, Lometa, 44-1.5 (Shot Put) Tylynne Eaton, Knox City, 165-6 (Disc) Tricia Williams, Lometa, 134-1 (Disc) Alyssa Lesiter, Nordheim, 17-0.25 (Long Jump) Jacob Essary, Milford, 44-11.75 (Triple Jump) Taylor Gill, Clyde Eula, 14-6 (Pole Vault) Luke Killough, Utopia, 6-3 (High Jump)
2A - Rosebud-Lott, 47.18 (4x1)
Rosebud-Lott, 1:40.08 (4x2) Madison Pecot, White Oak, 12-6 (Pole Vault)
3A - Kally Long, Wimberley, 13-2 (Pole Vault)
4A - Kaitlin Rodriguez, Canyon, 2:09.27 (800)
Natalie Rathjen, Highland Park, 10:23.92 (3,200) Texarkana, 1:24.26 (4x2)
5A - Aaliyah Miller, McKinney Boyd, 2:07.07 (800)
Congratulations to Texas A&M-Kingsville Men and Angelo State Women for capturing LSC crowns
Spirit to Soar - ESPN's profile of Emory Raines' Pole Vaulter Charlotte Brown - watch video Congratulations to SMU's Women and the University of Houston's Men for capturing American Athletic Conference titles - SMU Facebook Gallery 1A Girls - Amarillo Ascension / Boys - Amarillo Ascension 2A Girls - DeSoto Canterbury / Boys - Dallas the Covenant School 3A Girls - Houston Cypress Christian / Boys - Colleyville Covenant Christian 4A Girls - Midland Christian / Boys - Midland Christian 5A Girls - Forth Worth Nolan / Boys - Argyle Liberty Christian
Anatomy of a Track & Field Team:
How Muscle Composition, Energy Production and Nutrition Varies for Each Athlete
By Alicia Galvin Smith MEd, RD, LD, CLT
Texas' Greatest Athletes - May 24-25 at St. Mark's School of Texas - website
We are looking for a highly qualified teacher and coach at McKinney North HS in McKinney, TX.
Position duties include: 9th grade volleyball in the fall and varsity assistant girls track & field.
The teaching field is English, Math, Composite Science or Special Education.
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1A Van Horn (Girls) and Panhandle (Boys) are Regional Champions Follett (Girls) and Lenorah Grady (Boys) are Regional Champions Albany (Girls) and Stamford (Boys) are Regional Champions Cross Plains (Girls) and Bronte (Boys) are Regional Champions Gorman (Girls) and Cumby Miller Grove (Boys) are Regional Champions Harper (Girls) and Falls City (Boys) are Regional Champions Nordheim and Rocksprings (Boys) are Regional Champions 2A Breckenridge (Girls) and Cisco (Boys) are Regional Champions Uplift Hampton Prep (Girls) and Rosebudd-Lott (Boys) are Regional Champions Jefferson (Girls) and Tatum (Boys) are Regional Champions Goliad (Girls) and East Bernard (Boys) are Regional Champions 3A Kennedale (Girls) and Kennedale (Boys) are Regional Champions Frisco Lone Star (Girls) and Celina (Boys) are Regional Champions College Station (Girls) and Splendora (Boys) are Regional Champions Corpus Christi West Oso (Girls) and Giddings (Boys) are Regional Champions 4A Denton Guyer and Canyon (Girls) and El Paso Burges (Boys) are Regional Champions Frisco Heritage (Girls) and Lancaster (Boys) are Regional Champions Texas City (Girls) and Summer Creek (Boys) are Regional Champions San Antonio Brennan (Girls) and San Antonio Brennan (Boys) are Regional Champions 5A DeSoto (Girls) and DeSoto (Boys) are Regional Champions Conroe the Woodlands (Girls) and Humble Kingwood (Boys) are Regional Champions Houston Cypress Springs (Girls) and Katy Morton Ranch (Boys) are Regional Champions Converse Judson (Girls) and Cibolo Steele (Boys) are Regional Champions
District Meet Results are Posted - only a few missing. Please send results if you have them for any missing.
Shelbi Vaughan breaks A&M record in disc with 199-03 toss in Tempe - full story
Congratulations to Brandon Bray of China Spring High School. His 17' 6" vault at the Mexia Scotty Neal Memorial Meet on April 3 is not only the top outdoor jump in the nation, but also a new record for 16-year old and #4 all-time for high school juniors. -- video of the jump
By The Numbers
High School Teams Entered – 640
High School Athletes Entered – 4,113
University/College Teams Entered – 232
University/College Athletes Entered – 2282
Invitational Teams Entered – 22
Invitational Athletes Entered – 156
Total Athletes – 6,552
Total Teams- 894
Total US States Represented – 32
Total Countries Represented – 9 (U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Nigeria, Jamaica)
MileSplit High School #1s Set -- 11
Mile Split US National Elite Performances -- 676
DyeStat Elite Performances -- 1,018
High School National Records -- 2
Texas Relays Meet Records -- 9
Most Outstanding Teams
University / College: University of Texas (women)
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas, FL (girls)
Most Outstanding Performers
University / College: Trayvon Bromell (Sprints / Baylor)
High School: Desiree Freier (Pole Vault / Justin Northwest)
Baylor's Trayvon Bromell equals the World Junior Record of 10.01 in the 100 meters - full story Ryan Crouser (University of Texas) Unleashes a World-Leading 21.27m (69-09.50) Shot - full story Kaitlin Petrillose Set UT PV Mark at 14-09 - full story Freier Now Owns National Indoor and Outdoor HS PV Records - full story Duffield Breaks 30-year old Texas Tech Record with 7'03.75 High Jump - full story Shelbi Vaughan Breaks Own A&M Disc Record of 193-04 with Toss of 198-10 - full story
Splendora’s Bradford, College Park’s Newman stand out at College Park Invitational - full story Carroll boys, Bluff girls win team titles at Tribal Relays - full story Randall pole vaulter breaks own Amarillo Relays record - full story Amarillo Relays girls: Tascosa sophomore sets hurdles mark - full story Amarillo Relays girls notes: Randall's DeWitt establishes 3200 record - full story Amarillo Relays boys notes: Dumas athlete competes in 2 wheelchair events - full story
US #1s set at the 50th Anniversary of the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays
B-4x200: Texas High (TX) Relay 1:25.88
B-DT: Kord Ferguson 192'0"
B-SP: Kord Ferguson 63'7"
G-4x100: Cedar Hill (TX) Relay 46.02.
G-PV: Desiree Freier 14'0"
B-800: Jeffrey Moore 1:51.97
Congratulations to Justin NW's Desiree Freier - National Indoor PV Record Holder at 14' 2.75" - video Congratulations to White Oak's Madison Pecot - School Record 12' 4.75" new school record - video
Congratulations to the D1 Individual Indoor National Champions from Texas
Shawn Barber - Akron University (Kingwood Park HS) - Pole Vault - 18' 10.25"
Ryan Crouser - University of Texas - Shot Put - 69' 07"
Brea Garrett - Texas A&M University - Weight Throw - 72' 08"
Deon Lendore - Texas A&M University - 400-Meter - 45.21
Felix Obi - Baylor University - Triple Jump - 54' 05.25"
Kaitlin Petrillose - University of Texas - Pole Vault - 15' 01" [New Collegiate National Record!]
Lorraine Ugen - Texas Christian University - Long Jump - 22' 01"
Anthony Rotich - UTEP - 1 Mile - 4:02.54
70TH WEST TEXAS RELAYS: History-making Gonzales has day to remember - full story
UIL Clarification on NFHS Re: Filming and Viewing Film with an Athlete
The dialogue has been printed with her permission.]
Richards-Ross Inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame - full story
February 27-March 2
Arkansas Men, Florida Women Capture SEC Titles - full story Blaine Listach, Waco Meyer High School, goes 7-0 in the high jump at the Midway Relays in Waco
West Texas A&M Capture Men's & Women's Lone Star titles - full story
Midland High School Claims Team Title at Tall City Invitational - full story Machen, Berryhill put on quite a vaulting show - full story
TTFCA.com Web Poll Results: Would you be in favor of Texas high schools adopting the javelin as a scored event? Turbo-Javs or Rubber-Tipped Javs may be used for safey's sake. With 310 votes: 53% Yes (165) vs. 47% No (145)
Summer Creek Wins Boys Crown at Sam Mosely Relays - full story Claire Uke (Dallas Ursuline; Rice University) and Belle MacFarland (Dallas Ursuline; Rice University) win individual titles at C-USA Indoors - full story SMU Women Take American Athletic Title- full story University of Texas Women Claim Big 12 Title - full story
This year's Co-Honorary Meet Referee for the 50th Anniversary of the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays is Robert Gonzalez of Falfurrias HS. 47 years ago, he ran a remarkable 4:08.40 mile before embarking on an excellent collegiate career.
SUBJECT: Wheelchair Division Track & Field
An amendment to the University Interscholastic League Constitution and Contest Rules passed by the Legislative Council in October 2013 will add wheelchair competition events as a Pilot Program to the 2014 Track and Field State Meet.
Please click on attachment for information including guidelines, eligibility, FAQs, etc.
Sharyland's Cervantes shines at McAllen ISD Invitational - full story
Brittany Wallace and Brian Barraza (U of Houston) both set school records at the Tyson Invitational - Wallace recorded a 53.25 400 and Barraza 14:23.29 5000m
Four School Records Fall in WT's Strong Performance at the Adams State NCAA Qualifier - full story Haley Teel of Gregory-Portland wins the shot and disc at the CCISD Relays in outstanding early-season fashion: 49' 6" and 150' 5" respectively
Texas Tech's Cierra White's 23.43 200 moves her atop the Big 12 and into the Top 10 nationally; it's also Tech's 2nd fastest-ever 200 time
Baylor's Felix Obi shattered his own triple jump record set 3 weeks ago by soaring 53' 11.25" at the Tyson Invitational
Rachel Johnson (Baylor) broke a 23-year old record in the 3,000 by running 9:08.36, breaking the old mark of 9:13.66 by Natalie Nalepa
Mariah Kelly (Baylor) set a new mile standard with a time of 4:41.38
Desiree Freier (Justin NW) and Zoe McKinley capture 1st and 3rd respectively at the Millrose Games - Jr Girls Pole Vault - 14' and 12' 8" -- video of Freier's 14' clearance
Baylor's new facility will be called the Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium and will be ready by Spring, 2015
Crouser named USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week (Petrillose honorable mention) - full story Texas Tech's Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kole Weldon - full story SEC Athlete of the Week honors for Brea Garrett and Deon Lendore (Feb. 11, 2014) - full story
February 7-8, 2014
Brea Garrett Smashes Weight-Throw Record - #10 All-Time - full story (Wooten soars to #2 vaulter in A&M women's history at 13-04.50)
Baylor's Hunter Brook "established a school record of 5,154 points (indoor heptathlon) to take the title" at the A&M Invitational
Moreu Breaks WT and Lone Star Conference Indoor Mile Records in Boston - full story Weldon Breaks School Records in Albuquerque - full story
January 31-February 1, 2014
A&M's Lendore, Women's 4x4 produce World-Leading Times - full story Becky Wade (Ursuline Academy; Rice University) signs with Asics - full story Coach development series for high-school track coaches through February, March and April held at the University of Oklahoma featuring Dan Pfaff, Boo Schexnayder, Derek Evely - brochure reGYMS - THE reBAR System for Dynamic Lifts and Rapid Bar Training - website (Demonstrator at 2014 TTFCA clinic) Cameron Burrell Makes It Into The Record Books - 6.55 60-meter dash - full story JaCorian Duffield breaks 30-year old Tech record - full story Prezel Hardy, Jr. breaks A&M school record in 60, claims sprint double - full story
In her first collegiate meet, freshman Annie Rhodes of Baylor set the school record in the pole vault with a jump of 13-2.5 [4.03m].
Desiree Freier of Justin NW clears 13-07 to set the Arkansas HS Indoor mark - video
Desiree Freier and Zoe McKinley have been invited to participate in the first-ever girls' high school competition at the 107th Millrose Games on February 15th, 2014
OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS OF THE TX A&M INDOOR HIGH SCHOOL MEET
Girls: Alexis Duncan, Running Tigers (DeSoto, Tx), won 60 hurdles in meet record (8.51)
Boys: Austen Dalquist, Ft. Worth Select TC (Keller, TX), won 2 Mile (9:25.90) and Mile (4:17.81)
BOYS TRACK PERFORMER
Isaiah Johnson, unattached (Bryan Rudder HS), won 60m hurdles (8.12)
BOYS FIELD EVENT PERFORMER
Felipe Valencia, unattached (La Joya Palmview HS), won Shot Put (63-6), set meet record
GIRLS TRACK PERFORMER
Jarra Owens, Texas Hurricanes YTC (Ft. Bend Bush HS), won 400 meters, set meet record (55.19)
GIRLS FIELD EVENT PERFORMER
Meia Gordon, unattached (Cypress Creek HS), won Shot Put, set meet record (44-3 ¼)
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Natalie Rathjen named Gatorade Texas XC Runner of The Year - press release Kally Long wins the HS Elite Girls at 13' and Desiree Freier takes 2nd, also at 13' Noah Gilfillan wins the HS Elite Boys at 17' 1" Don Isett (age 70+ Masters) wins at 10'
Congratulations to Kaitlin Petrillose (University of Texas) for her PR of 14-09.00 at the Expo Explosion V in Belton, December 28th, 2013
Litvinski Named Angelo State Track & Field Assistant Coach - full story Regents Approve Phase II of Track Complex at Baylor - full story UTPA, UTB athletics see uncertainty in future merger - full story James Barr Honored by USATF as Meet Director of the Year - full story 2014 American Track League - Inaugural Season w/ 2 meets in Texas! - website Results from Texas A&M's Reveille Meet - December 7, 2013 McMurry joins Lone Star Conference as affiliate member in Track & Field - full story
REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL - October 21, 2013
Congratulations: 2013 Texas’ first time Girls decathletes Tarah Aliceacosta of Langhem Creek HS Class of 2014 finish 4th place at Great SW Classic June 4-5 2013 and Freshman Lauren Smith of Fredrickburger HS finishing 7th place at Great SW Classic June 4-5 2013
Daniella Murchison is honored by the City Of Port Isabel with a Proclamation for her 2013 Outstanding Achievements in Track and Field
Tom Tellez to be Inducted into Southwest Conference Hall of Fame - full story ACU: "Track and field welcomes back Cory and Angie Aguilar as pole vault coaches" - full story Tarleton State Adds Indoor Track & Field - full story