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February 4, 2014 > Track and field clinic brings out the best

Track and field clinic brings out the best

Each year accomplished athletes gather at James Logan High School in Union City to pass on their knowledge in a hands-on experience. For those with a passion for track and field sports, the Willie Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic is an exciting opportunity to learn from the best.

The event was created by LoganÕs track and field coach Lee Webb in order to inspire young athletes in a learn-by-doing setting. Named after five-time Olympian Willie Davenport, who helped Webb build the event into the largest sports clinic of its kind, the day boasts a lengthy whoÕs who roster of decorated Olympians and experts in their field. This yearÕs clinic speakers include Michael Powell, World Record Holder Long Jump; Karin Smith, 5-Time Olympian in the Javelin; Eddie Hart, WorldÕs Fastest Human 1972; Andre Phillips, Gold Medalist 400 Hurdles; and the Bay AreaÕs most recognizable cheerleader, Crazy George.

Other special guests include Rink Babka, Olympian Discus; Reynaldo Brown, Olympian High Jump; Nkosinza Balumbu, NCAA Champion Triple Jump; Dick Fosbury, High Jump Olympic Champion; Marcel Hetu, Olympic coach; Aaron Thigpen, elite sprinter and coach; George Rhoden, Gold Medalist 400 Meters; Talia Stewart, All-American Hurdles USC; Robert Poynter, Hall of Fame runner and sprint coach; Ralph Jones, Cal State East Bay Head Coach; James Robinson, 11 time National Champ 800; Ron Davis, San Jose State Olympic Coach and many more.

Rub shoulders with track and field history, improve your performance, and get motivated to be the best you can be at the 28th annual ÒWillie Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic.Ó

Registration costs $20 for individuals, $10 for youths 10 and under, $350 for a team of up to 30 athletes, and $500 for a team of 50 or more. Visit to register.

Willie Davenport Olympian Track & Field Clinic
Saturday, Feb 8
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Registration
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Events
James Logan High School
1800 H St., Union City
(510) 304-7172
Registration: $10 - $500

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