Jr Elite Camp
At the last USATF Convention, I noticed that racewalking was not one of the
events included in the Jr. Elite Camps held at the Olympic Training Center.
In working with Lyle Knudson, he agreed to put in the racewalk with the
distance and sprint groups: June 29-July 4. We had no control over these
dates and I see it conflicts with a few things, including Youth Nationals.
Its a nice start just to be included. I've heard many good things about this
camp. There will be a clinician (yet to be selected) to work with racewalk
technique, then other segments (training/physiology...etc) will be in
conjunction with the distance group.
The selection will be at the Penn Relays, top three, with the top finisher
having their travel paid for. If you are interested in going, please make
sure you talk to me after the race, I will have applications to be filled out
there. I will print the info that I have at this time below. It would be
helpful if we know just after the race if you finished in the top three if
you definitely did not want to go, so we may pass the opportunity down to the
next athlete. Now I realize if you finish second or third this entails a
plane ticket, so you might want to have an idea if this is possible for you.
Happy training,
Maryanne Torrellas

"It is solved by walking" - Latin Proverb


The USATF Jr. Elite Women's Training Camps have been held at the U.S. Olympic
Training Centers continuously since 1978, under the sponsorship of the
AAU/TAC/USATF and USOC.  Jackie Joyner, then a high school sophomore,
attended the first camp.  Since the initiation of the Camps, approximately
75% of all U.S. women track & field Olympians have participated in the Jr.
Elite Camps.  Many of the nation's finest current track & field coaches also
received much inspiration and learning by attending the camps with their high
school or AAU/TAC/USATF club athletes.  The purpose of the Camps is to
inspire and aid the development of elite high school female athletes, through
their coaches, toward international and Olympic levels.
2003 CAMPS
Athletes/coaches may NOT apply for the Camps on-line.  You may receive the
complete information by fax, mail or e-mail attachment by e-mailing your
respective fax number, mailing address, or e-mail address to


For information and application forms for the USATF Men's Jr. Elite Camps,
 contact Mike Holman at 317: 545-5301(O), 317: 545-5301(H), or


U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, California
EVENT CAMPS AND DATES:                
Sprints & Long Sprints (100 - 800)  Sunday, June 29 - Friday, July 4
Distance (1500 - )  Sunday, June 29 - Friday, July 4
Race Walk   Sunday, June 29 - Friday, July 4
Hurdles (100H, 400H) & Heptathlon   Saturday, July 5 - Thursday, July 10
Jumps (LJ, TJ, HJ, PV)  Monday, July 28 - Saturday, August 2
Throws (SP, D, J, H)    Monday, August 4 - Saturday, August 9

Elite high school female track and field athletes and their coaches. 
Athletes must not have graduated from high school prior to 2003.  The camps
are limited to athletes who are USA citizens, eligible for participation on
the USA Olympic team.  The coach (maximum of one per athlete) is strongly
encouraged to apply for and attend the respective camp with his/her athlete. 
Athletes may, but are not encouraged to, attend without a coach.  Coaches may
not attend without a qualified athlete.
Athletes must have achieved the respective standard between 1/1/2002 and the
first day of the respective camp, in a bona fide track & field competition
(i.e., legal track/field facility, no practice trials, no wind-aided marks,
no relay times, no cross country or road race marks).  Times listed for
running events 100m-800m are fully-automatic times.  If marks in these events
are achieved with hand timing, you must add .24 seconds to your time for the
100m, 200m, or 100mH; and .14 for 400m, 800m, 400mH/300mH.  The
athlete/performance must be on the USATF junior/HS lists, or verified by
including official meet results (with wind readings, etc. as relevant) with
the application.                                                  
Qualifying Standards
100m    11.74
200m    23.84
400m    54.24
800m    2:10.44
1500m/1600m/Mile    4:35.0/4:54.0/4:56.0
3000m/3200m 9:58.0/10:38.0
100mH(33")  14.04
400H/300mH  61.44/43.24
Long Jump   5.94m(19'6")
Triple Jump 12.19m(40'0")
High Jump   1.77m(5'9 3/4)
Pole Vault  3.86m(12'8")
Shot Put    14.32m(47'0")
Discus  47.24m(155')
Javelin 45.42m(149')
Hammer  47.24m(155')
Heptathlon  4600 points
Race Walk   Top three at Penn Relays
Camp activities include classroom and field instruction on the fundamentals
of training and competition, presented by the nationís finest track/field
coaches and scientists.  Emphasis is placed on the scientific (physiological,
biomechanical, psychological/sociological, nutritional, etc.) aspects of


Lyle Knudson, Camps Director
408-B Bayview Dr., PO Box 4805
Frisco, CO 80443-4805
(970) 668-8593  phone     (970) 668-5199  fax   lknudson@colorado.net  e-mail

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