Sunday, March 30, 2014

Outdoor has begun!

Nine athletes from the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center competed Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, at the Aztec Invitational hosted by San Diego State University. This competition marked the beginning of the outdoor season for all of the athletes, with many strong performances from both able-bodied athletes and Paralympians. Highlights of the meet were efforts from javelin throwers Sean Furey and Craig Kinsley. The duo both topped the previous meet record of 75.44m with marks of 80.00m and 76.57m respectively. Additional performances by the Chula Vista group included Kiani Profit in the 100m hurdles (14.38).

David Brown, the current world record holder in the 100m for T11 Paralympians, set the bar high with a fantastic performance in the event on Friday. Accompanied by guide runner, Jerome Avery, the two won the heat with a time of 11.12. Akheel Whitehead also competed in the event, posting a time of 12.45. Efforts from Markeith Price in the long jump (6.37m) and the 200m (23.37) show great promise for the upcoming season. Michael "Mike Mike" Murray opened up running the 400m in 51.23 a new personal best.
The multi event athletes will be competing next at the Sam Adams Multi in Santa Barbara, April 4-5, and all other athletes can be seen performing at the Rafer Johnson JJK meet at UCLA and the Sun Angel Classic in Phoenix, AZ, April 11-12.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lessons Learned

​The Indoor Championships have ended for the OTC-CV group and it was a weekend of lessons learned. 
Unfortunately Jeff Henderson was never able to get his rhythm and find the board and failed to qualify for the LJ final. Tyron Stewart lead off with a nice jump of 8 meters and led the competition but because of a poor coaching decision missed the final by 1 centimeter, which seems to have been the theme for the indoor season. 
Tori Bowie also had trouble finding the board in her qualifying competition and failed to make the final. 
It was a great learning experience for this young group of athletes and left them with motivation moving forward. The group is honored to represent the USA and will take a nice little break as they gear up for the beginning of the outdoor season. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3 For the Road

This weekend starting March 7th and concluding March 9th, three athletes form the OTC-CV will be competing at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

In the women's long jump Tori Bowie is ranked number two in the world with a new PB of 6.95 meters. This is her first national team and she competes in the preliminary round on Saturday afternoon at 12:15 pm local time 3:15 am San Diego time, the final is on Sunday at 3:05 pm, 7:05 a.m. San Diego time.

In the men's long jump both Tyron Stewart and Jeff Henderson compete for team USA. This is Tyron's first international team and Jeff's second team as he made the world indoor team that went to Doha in 2010. Tyron is ranked 3rd in the world with his PB and winning jump of 8.22 meters achieved at the USATF championships. Jeff is ranked 9th coming into the meet with his seasonal best of 8.06 meters. The men's long jumpers compete in the preliminary round on Friday March 7th at 7:20 pm local time which is 10:20 am San Diego time. The finals are at 7:50 pm Saturday March 8th which is 11:50 San Diego time.

Results can be found at: