Track & Field
Wildcat Track and Field & Cross Country Camp

Jan. 30, 2009

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Sunday, July 12 -- Wednesday, July 15

Dear Parents & Campers,

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Track & Field / Cross Country Camps. We appreciate you considering sending your young athlete to our camp. Our UK coaches and athletes are eager to work with your aspiring young athlete.

The UK Track & Field / Cross Country Camps are training camps, but importantly learning camps. Each day, all campers will participate in specific workouts designed to improve their event or sport specific physical abilities, but more important they will learn the reason behind each of the various training sessions and the techniques associated with their specific event(s) which will allow them to continue working to improve their newly learned skills long after the camp is over.

Training each day will be age, gender, skill and fitness specific. We will train and teach each camper from wherever the athletes currently are in their careers, novice to pre-college. Training will be challenging, but it will also be manageable. Skilled athletes or top fitness can't be created in just a few days, but each day campers will earn training methods, skills and techniques, that with continued practice will enable them to improve throughout their career.

We will also spend time each day discussing the psychology of being a competitive athlete. Young athletes live in a very competitive, comparable world and need to be taught how to flourish in that very challenging world.

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Don Weber
Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach
859-257-3002 or


• UK cross country/track & field athletes have won 147 NCAA All-America Awards
• Five UK athletes have won nine individual NCAA National Championships
• UK has had two athletes earn United States Olympic Team berths on four occasions: 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000
• UK has won four Southeastern Conference cross country team titles, an NCAA Cross Country Championship, a runner-up, third-, fourth-, eighth-, 12th-, and 19th-place NCAA National finishes
• UK has four top-10 finishes at the NCAA Track & Field Championships and 10 top-20 finishes
• UK has produced "Championship of America" relay teams in both the prestigious Penn Relays and the Drake Relays
• UK has been consistently ranked nationally in the middle-distance relays: 4 x 800-meter relay, 1,500-meter relay and distance medley relay
• Seven middle distance athletes qualified for the 2004 US Olympic Trials, more than any other team in the nation in the 800 and 1,500 meters
• 2007 KTCCCA Hall of Fame inductee • Boasts the 2007 men's #1 recruiting class in the country


• 2006 NCAA Division 1 Assistant Coach of the Year (Sprint)
• 2006, the UK 4X400m relay team's time of 3:02.97 (splits 45.9, 45.2, 45.6, 45.6) ranked 17th in the world, 6th in the USA, & 4th in the NCAA. It would have placed 7th in the
2004 Olympic Games
• 2007, the UK Indoor 4X400m relay team's time 3:05.87 (splits 46.6, 47.2, 46.0, 45.6) ranked 3rd in the world, 3rd in the USA, & 2nd in the NCAA.

• 18 School Records
• 5 All-Americans
• 48 Athletes Ranked Top 10 in school history since 2003
• 9 All-Regional Selections
• 8 All-SEC Selections
• 6 Venezuelan National Champions
• 1 World Junior Runner-up
• 1 Junior Pan-Am Runner-up
• Canadian Jr. National Record Holder

Doug Reynolds • THROWS

• One of the most successful coaches and decorated throwers in the country
• Fourth place finisher in 2008 Olympic Trials
• 2006 Mid-East Region Asst. Coach of the Year
• 17 All-American Selections, 2 NCAA National Championships & 16 Conference Champions
Notable Athletes Coached
- Jarred Rome: (210'00") Discus- 3x All American / 2004 Olympic Team Member
- Scott Russell: (81'1") Weight Throw- 2002 NCAA Champion / Collegiate Record Holder / Canadian Record Holder. (276'11") Javelin- 2002 NCAA Champion & Canadian Record holder / 2005 World Championship Finalist
- Sheldon Battle: (68'8") Shot Put- 2005 NCAA Runner-Up / World Championship Team Alternate
- Jeff Chakouian: (67'10") Shot Put- 2005 -5th at USATF National Championships
- Ashley Muffet: (56'8") Shot Put- UK Record Holder

James Thomas • JUMPS

• One of the nation's top young jumps coaches who enters his 2nd season at UK
• Has helped rewrite the record books in less than 2 seasons.
5 school records
5 freshman records
4 NCAA indoor provisional qualifiers
5 Freshman All-SEC
23 new entries into UK's All-Time top 10 list

• Key Performances by current UK freshman
Derrick Locke (LJ) 25-5 ¾ - All-American, Frosh Field AOY
Danielle Sampley (LJ) 20-5 - Outdoor freshman record holder
David Banks- (TJ)- 49-5 - #5 All-time indoor
Ke'Undra Bishop- (TJ) 40-6 ¾ - # 4 All-time
Grant Lindsey (HJ) 7-0 ½ - # 4 All-time
Victoria Dunlap (HJ) 5-10 - #3 All-time

• Previously coached at Sam Houston State and Texas Christian University. Thomas coached 13 all-conference athletes, 3 school record holders, 13 NCAA regional qualifiers, and 6 NCAA qualifiers. Notable performances: Cleavon Dillon- LJ (25-7 ¾ ) & Jonathan Jackson-TJ (53-0 ¼ )

John Mortimer • DISTANCE/XC

Coaching Experience
• In first year at UK, the women's cross country record was 66-9 and the men's cross country team record was 73-28
• 3 Wildcats earned ALL-NCAA Regional honors and 2 Wildcats earned All-SEC honors in the 2007 cross country season.
• In 2008, 7 distance runners had UK Top-10 all-time performances on the track
• Previously coached for 5 ½ years at Boston College and 1 year at Harvard University.
• At BC, coached athletes to school records in the women's steeplechase, men's mile, and the men's 4x800m relay.
• 13 men and 6 women now rank in the BC top-5 all-time on the track

Competitive Experience
• 7-time NCAA All American while at Michigan
• 6-time Big Ten Champion while at Michigan
• Represented the U.S.A on 2 National Teams ('97 and '98)
• Finished 3rd, 5th, and 7th at the U.S. Track and Field Championships ('97, '98, '04)
• 3-time High School National Champion (2-mile, 2-mile, Steeplechase)
• 1994 Footlocker Cross Country National Runner-up.
• Ran professionally for Adidas and Reebok ('99-'07) Illinois
• 1 Big Ten Record
• 1 Big Ten Champion
• 3 School Records
• 1 All-American
• 6 All Big-Ten Selections
• 10 Athletes Ranked Top 10 in school history from 2000-2003

Camper - Grades 6-12

Coaches - All event areas or sports welcome

(All abilities, event areas, or sports welcome)

No College Athletes can be campers!

Overnight Campers
Price: $350 - Individual
$300 - Team (registration 5 or more athletes from the same team mailed together)
$100-non-refundable deposit is due with application submission
Check-In: Sunday, July 12 - 2:00-3:30p,
Check-Out: Wednesday, July 15 - 5:00pm (following Wildcat Camp track meet)
• All meals, lodging and entertainment will be covered during duration of the camp
• Camp t-shirt will be provided
• Dorm room linens are not provided

Day Campers
Price: $250 - individual
$200 - Team (registration 5 or more athletes from the same team mailed together)
$100 - non-refundable deposit is due with application submission
Check-In: Sunday, July 12 - 2:00-3:30pm (4:00-6:00pm training session)
Daily Drop off time - 8:-8:30am (Mon-Wed)
Daily Pick up times - 5:00pm (Mon-Wed)
• Lunch will be provided daily
• Camp t-shirt will be provided

University of Kentucky Shively Track Center
Nutter Indoor Track Center (during inclement weather)
For More Information Contact:
Phone: 859-257-3002 • Fax: 859-323-0070



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