2014 Training Camp: July 6-10

Santa Barbara, CA


Ashton Eaton, World Record Holder & Olympic Gold Medalist on Westmont College:

"When I arrived at the track at Westmont for the first time my eyes lit up. When you walk down the hill from campus to the track you get a sense of serenity as you look out over the perfectly groomed field towards the foothills and the ocean. It was like finding an oasis in a desert. The campus itself is a perfect little sanctuary tucked into the Montecito hills where I swear I could spend the rest of my life sitting under the oak trees."


2014 will mark the second year for the Westmont College Track & Field and Multi-Stars Training Camp. Come experience a fantastic week of track & field in Santa Barbara, California. See for yourself what it is like to train in depth, while learning from a motivated coaching staff consisting of college and elite level coaches. Meet Team USA athletes and Olympic hopefuls who train on campus year round at Westmont.

Located in Santa Barbara, California, Westmont College is a private Christian liberal arts college with a student-body population of approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. Founded in 1937, "Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God's kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world."

Westmont Track & Field Camps & Clinics are open to all High School Student-Athletes and Coaches.

Summer Training Camp: July 6-10, 2014


Track & Field Event Areas at Camp

    > X-Country / Mid-Distance
    > Sprints / Hurdles
    > Horizontal Jumps (Long & Triple)
    > Vertical Jumps (High Jump & Pole Vault)
    > Throws
    ***Combined Events (Unique to Westmont Camp)***

Camp Features

    > 5 Days of Coaching Instruction
    > Team Building and Leadership Development
    > Video Analysis
    > 4 Nights lodging
    > 11 on Campus Meals + Good Snacking!!!
    > Evening Worship Services
    > Camp Picture
    > Beach Day
    > Group activity/game sessions
    > Camp T-shirt

Registration Fees

Type of Camper Fee
Residential $575
Team (3+) $525
Commuter $325



Coaching Staff


Russell Smelley, Head Coach
Coach Russell Smelley has served as the head coach in track and field at Westmont since his arrival in 1979. His tenure has produced numerous NAIA All-Americans and NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes in both cross country and track and field. (read more)


Josh Priester, Assistant Coach
Josh Priester is the director of the Women’s Athletic Performanc Foundation (WAPF), which has made its home at Westmont. He also serves on the Westmont Track and Field coaching staff in recruiting and coaching student-athletes. (read more)


Cody Fleming, Assistant Coach
Cody Fleming enters his third season with the Gauchos and the second as the program’s Associate Head Coach. Responsible for the Throws, Decathlon, Heptathlon and High Jump. (read more)