Welcome to the State College Girls'
Indoor and Outdoor
Track and Field Program
Ms. Jennifer Evans, Head CoachUSATF Level I Certified Coach
English Teacher (D015)
Cell: (814) 932-6068
Ms. Rebecca Donaghue, Assistant Coach
Art Teacher (F160/F165)
Cell: (814) 404-9564Mr. Artie Gilkes, Head Boys' Coach
Email: email@example.comCell: (814) 404-9563
Mr. Tom Kleban, Assistant Coach
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCell: (814) 571-2201Mr. Chris Mitchell, Assistant CoachUSATF Level I & II Certified Coach (Jumps) / USTFCCCA Certification as a Jumps Specialist
If at any time you need to reach us, please call and leave a message on our cell phones first before you call the school office or use email.
The event coaches will be as follows:
Sprints = Jennifer Evans
Jumps = Artie GilkesHurdles = Tom Kleban
Mid and Long Distance = Rebecca Donaghue
Pole Vault = Chris MitchellOutdoor Shot Put and Discus = Chris AvvampatoIndoor Shot Put = Dayna WengerStrength Training = Ms. Diane Swauger
Volunteer Coaches:Dayna Wenger, USATF Level I, II, & III (Throws) Certified Coach email@example.comKatelyn Lesher, SCTF alumni
Athletic Training Room:
Practice & Meets:
Please follow the 2019-2020 schedule. There will be organized team practice on every school day. Event coaches may host other specified voluntary practices throughout the season.
Please follow the guidelines listed in the Athletics Handbook (note: the 9:25 a.m. rule).
Any absence from a practice or a meet needs to be discussed and approved by Coach Evans in advance if possible. Absences from practice may result in an athlete not being placed on a relay or being selected to go to limited entry meets.
Athletes need to lock personal items in lockers to prevent theft.
Indoor and Outdoor Track Area, Fitness Center, and Pool:
We will utilize these areas as much as possible to benefit our fitness levels, athletic performance, and to help prevent injuries. Please follow the rules of the facility and conduct yourself in an appropriate manner. On the indoor track, slower movers stay to the left; on the outdoor track slower runners stay to the right. The key word used to move someone out of the way is "TRACK!"
Warm-Up and Warm-Down:
There will be a specific warm-up completed each day at practice as a team and with the event coaches
This routine will properly prepare the athlete for her events. This warm-up should be done prior to each competition. It consists of a series of: jog, a dynamic warm-up, and perhaps a series of build-ups. Static stretching should be utilized as needed at the beginning of a practice and always at the end.
These exercises should be completed at the beginning and end of each practice. This is the regular routine at competitions as well.
Proper warming up and down allows for peak performance and prevents injury!
Food and Water:
Athletes need to consume the proper nutrition throughout the day.Hydration and energy are the most important components for peak performance.
It is imperative that you pay your booster club dues. The booster club supplies water for all meets, organizes the concession stand during the outdoor season, provides team gear, and funds our awards and gifts at the end of the season.
President: Jaimie Miller, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Heidi Pfenningworth
Treasurer: Jodi Ehrensberger
Secretary: Rebecca Gillan
$25 for the year / $35 for a family
Become a "Friend of State College Girls' Track" by donating additional monies to support team activities.
We are looking forward to a fun and successful season.
Thank you for your support!