Prospect Camps Track & Field
Contact us for more information:
COACH RUSSELL SMELLEY: 805-455-4469 | email@example.com
COACH JOSH PRIESTE: 509-301-1764 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
HEAD COACH: RUSSELL SMELLEY
Russell Smelley has served as the head coach in T&F/CC and Professor of Kinesiology since the fall of 1979. He is a tenured professor in the Kinesiology Department and has twice received teacher of the year. His tenure has produced over 80 NAIA All-Americans and National Champions with a total of 168 All American Awards. Warrior athletes have earned numerous NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards. In 1994, Smelley was named the NAIA National Cross Country Coach of the Year and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2016 & 2017, Smelley was named the USTFCCCA West Region Indoor Coach of the Year and received the NAIA National Coach of Character Award in 2015.
ASSISTANT COACH: JOSH PRIESTER
Coach Josh Priester serves as an Assistant Track & Field Coach at Westmont College in addition to being the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Track Club. Priester works with the combined events and jumps for both the Westmont and SBTC programs. In his first four years with the Westmont program, Priester has coached 15 All Americans and one National Champion. Coach Priester has served on USA National Team staffs as both an assistant and head coach. In his work with the SBTC @ Westmont, Priester has coached athletes to 27 top-10 finishes in the United States in the combined events, including 3 USA championship titles. In 2015 & 2016, he coached Barbara Nwaba to top-10 world rankings.
ASSISTANT COACH: BARBARA NWABA, USA Champion/Olympian
Barbara Nwaba is currently one of the top ranked heptathletes in the world with a personal best score of 6,500 points. Nwaba is the reigning USA Olympic Trials Champion in the women’s heptathlon (2016) and indoor pentathlon (2016). Nwaba represented the United States in Rio De Janeiro at the Olympic Games where she finished 12th. In the 2016 World Indoor Championship, she earned a 4th place finish, the highest finish by an American in nearly a decade. Nwaba has been a member of the Westmont coaching staff and continues to train at the college with the Santa Barbara Track Club. Nwaba is a native of Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012.
ASSISTANT COACH: TOM FITZSIMONS, Olympic Trials Qualifier
Tom FitzSimons is a Three Time USA Qualifier in the Decathlon and secured a bronze medal finish at the 2014 USA Outdoor Championships as well as a 4th place finish at the 2015 USA Championships. FitzSimons has represented the United States on two separate occasions in the decathlon. FitzSimons currently coaches the pole vault and sprints/relays at Westmont. A native of Hamden, Connecticut, FitzSimons graduated from Mt. Saint Mary’s in 2012.
ASSISTANT COACH: LINDSAY SCHWARTZ Olympic Trials Qualifier
Lindsay Schwartz enters her third year as a Coach at the Westmont Track & Field Camp. A five time USA National Team member, Schwartz has been with the Santa Barbara Track Club since 2013. Coach Schwartz is a four time international medalist in the heptathlon, earning a bronze medal in the 2013 & 2016 Thorpe Cup and a silver medal at the 2014 Pan American Combined Events Championships. A native of Watertown, Wisconsin, Schwartz graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2012 after competing in Volleyball and Track & Field.
WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH
11:00am - 1:00pm: Camp Check In
1:00pm - 1:30pm: Camp Introductions
1:45pm - 4:30pm: Track & Field Training Session
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Camp Discussion
5:15pm - 7:30pm: Dinner / Free Time
7:30pm - 10:00pm: Camp Activity
11:00pm: Lights Out
THURSDAY JULY 12TH
7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast
9:00am - 11:30am: Track & Field Training Session
11:30am - 12:00pm: Camp Discussion
12:15pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm: Technical Training Meeting (Winter Hall)
2:50pm - 5:30pm: Track & Field Training Session
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Dinner
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Rest/Free Time
7:30pm - 10:30pm: Downtown Santa Barbara (Blenders/Ice Cream)
11:00pm: Lights Out
FRIDAY JULY 13TH
7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast
8:30am - 11:00am: Track & Field Training Session
11:00am - 11:45am: Camp Discussion
11:50am - 12:50pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm: BEACH RETREAT
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Camp Discussion
5:15pm - 6:30pm: Dinner
7:00pm - 9:30pm: Camp Activity
9:30pm - 11:00pm: Free Time
11:00pm: Lights Out
SATURDAY JULY 14TH
7:30am - 8:15am: Breakfast
8:25am - 9:00am: Dorm Room Clean Up / Checkout
9:00am - 10:15am: Light Training Session Wrap Up
10:20am - 11:00am: College Discussion “Choosing the right School”
Parents welcome/encouraged to attend College Discussion.
11:00am: 2017 Camp Concludes