By Bryan Stauffer
Have you ever wanted to work with or be evaluated by an Olympic athlete? The Cal Poly Pomona track and field programs will be hosting an evaluation camp on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Kellogg Field free of charge.
Head coach Octavious Gillespie-Bennett, and assistant coaches Wes Ashford, Jordan Savidge and Torri Edwards, a world champion in the 100-meter race at the World Championships in 2003, will be evaluating all participants, with some being given the opportunity to join the team.
The camp is open to all CPP students and prior athletic experience is not required. Female students and athletes who have competed in other sports are strongly encouraged to participate.
The Broncos’ coaching staff is led by Gillespie-Bennett, a second-year head coach who has helped transform CPP’s running program. Gillespie-Bennett led the men’s team to their best finish since 2006 and the women’s team to their best finish in over a decade. He also is the Guatemalan national record holder in the javelin and decathlon.
Ashford helped the men’s cross country team climb up to No. 19 nationally this fall and was a two-time California Community College Cross Country Coach of the Year during his tenure at San Bernardino Valley College.
Savidge, a second-year assistant coach, helped sophomore Justin Ellerbee reach the Division II National Championships in 2013.
Edwards has ranked among the best sprinters in the world throughout her career, finishing No. 3 in the world and No. 2 in the United States in 2007 in the 100.
Contact (909) 869-2831 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Clockwise from top left: Octavious Gillespie-Bennett, Torri Edwards, Jordan Savidge, Wes Ashford
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