Track & Field
We commit ourself to the comprehensive development of the student-athlete.
The track club produces nationally ranked athletes each year. In keeping with our commitment to sound minds and bodies, all participants must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. However, most student-athletes carry a 3.0 or better. There are approximately 32 participants on the track team, ranging in ages from 12 to 25.
Since it’s inception in 1993, 98% of track club members have gone on to college. Many have received scholarships, partial or full, which has allowed them to pursue their scholastic as well as their athletic dreams. We believe the mental discipline required on the athletic field carries over to the classroom and vise-a-versa.
Our current coach, Julian Purvis, competed at the University of Michigan from 2009-2012 as a sprinter, hurdler and triple jumper. She was youth World Champion in the 100m and former Gatorade Athlete of the Year.
The track club’s legacy of success was developed by volunteer, Curtis Taylor, who is one of the Best Coaches In The Sport of track and field. Coach Taylor is not only a coach of running, but a teacher of life as well. He is totally committed to his student-athletes; Dedication and love are demonstrated in everything that the team accomplishes. His coaching philosophy is simple– if an individual works hard, he or she will be as successful, as their mind and body will allow. Participate because you like/love the sport, not for what it can give you. If you do this, success will follow.
Coach Taylor is currently the assistant coach at The University of Oregon.
Major events and competitions*
Simplot Games, National Scholastic Indoor Championships, Golden West Invitational, USA Track And Field Junior And Senior Championships, and the USA Track And Field Junior Olympics.
*Participation in meets will be determined by performances and/or qualifying times. The entire track club will not travel to all of the competitions. The selection and final decision will be made by the coach. Travel in some instances may require financial sponsorship especially in out of state meets.