Thursday, November 1, 2012

A New Year, A New Beginning

After a fantastic year here at the OTC-CV, we welcome a new group of athletes to the training center.
We say thank you to all the staff and support people who have helped us this year.
We ended up with 9 athletes on the team and two Olympic medals. 
As with all things, seasons change and unfortunately we lost two great people; Ty Sevin was appointed the new head track and field coach at the University of New Orleans, which just started a track program, and nutritionist and dietician Andrea Braakhuis went back home to the land Down Under.

We just began an exciting new year with new athletes as we prepare for Moscow this next summer and Rio in 2016.

The current coaches at the OTC-CV are Craig Poole, Joaquim Cruz, Jeremy Fischer, Al Joyner, and Art Venegas. The following is a bio of the athletes currently at the training center, we will have a few additions after the first of the year:

Ronald Brookins, Sacramento State, Hurdles, Chula Vista Elite, PR 13.42
2012 Olympic Trails Qualifier
2011 World University Games Bronze Medal

Reindell Cole, Cal State Northridge, Long Jump, Chula Vista Elite

PR 8.17
2012 Olympic Trials Finalist
2008 NCAA Champion

Will Claye, Florida, Long Jump/Triple Jump
Nike, PR 8.29/ PR 17.70
American Junior Record Holder TJ
2012 Olympic Silver Medal TJ
2012 Olympic Bronze Medal LJ
2012 World Indoor Gold Medal TJ
2011 World Outdoor Bronze Medal TJ

Troy Doris, Iowa, Triple Jump, Chula Vista Elite
PR 16.66
2012 Olympic Trials Finalist

Sean Furey, Dartmouth, Javelin, Mizuno
PR 82.73
2012 Olympian
2010 USATF Outdoor Champion
2009 World Championship Finalist

Britney Henry, Oregon, Hammer Throw
PR 71.27
2010 Top 20 World Ranking
2006 NACAC Championships Bronze Medal

Becky Holliday, Oregon, Pole Vault, Asics
PR 4.65
2012 Olympic Games Finalist
2012 Olympic Trials Runner-Up
2011 Pan Am Games Bronze Medalist 

Joe Kovacs, Penn State, Shot Put, Nike
PR 21.08
2012 Olympic Trials 4th Place Finisher
2012 Top 20 World Ranking

Jamie Nieto, Eastern Michigan, High Jump, NYAC
PR 2.34
2012 Olympic Games Finalist
2012 Olympic Trials Champion
4 x’s US Champion
2003 Pan Am Silver Medal

Kara Patterson, Purdue, Javelin Throw, Asics, PR 66.67
American Record Holder
2012 and 2008 Olympian
2011 USATF Champion
2010 USATF Champion
2009 USATF Champion
2008 Olympic Trials Champion

Brittney Reese- Mississippi, Long Jump, Nike PR 7.23
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
2012 World Indoor Champion
2011 World Champion
2010 World Indoor Champion
2009 World Champion
2008 Olympic 5th Place Finisher
American Indoor Record Holder

Ronald Taylor, Hastings, Long Jump Chula Vista Elite, PR 7.93
2012 Olympic Trials Finalist
2012 NAIA Champion

April Sinkler, Clemson, Long Jump/Triple Jump, Chula Vista Elite
PR 6.54, 13.51
Multiple All American LJ/TJ

Kristin Smith,  Kentucky, Hammer Throw Chula Vista Elite, PR 68.25
2011 3rd USA Indoors
Multiple NCAA All American
2011 USATF Finalist
2010 USATF 6th Place Finisher

Tyron Stewart, Texas A&M, Long Jump, Chula Vista Elite, PR 8.21
2012 Top 20 World Mark
Multi Time NCAA All American

Jeré Summers, Louisville, Discus, Hammer Throw, Chula Vista Elite, PR 59.59, 63.20
2012 Olympic Trials Finalist Disc
Multiple NCAA All American

Eric Werskey, Auburn, Shot Put, Chula Vista Elite, PR 19.83
2012 Olympic Trials Finalist
Multiple NCAA All American

Whitney Ashley, San Diego State, Discus Throw, Chula Vista Elite, PR 59.99
2012 NCAA Champion

Shana Woods, USC, Heptathlon /LJ, Chula Vista Elite, PR 5535/6.35
Former American Jr Record Holder