Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Three-Time Olympian to Headline Waldorf College Cross-Country Camp

Three-time U.S. Olympian Jim Spivey will share his love of distance running with high school athletes at the cross-country camp to be held at Waldorf College July 20-23.

Spivey, who was the head coach of men’s and women’s cross-country and track and field at the University of Chicago from 1997-2001, will speak at two sessions on Friday, July 21. In his first session he will talk about his experiences in the Olympics and being an international-level athlete. In the second, he will throw light on the training that he did to get there, specifically the 1600 and 3200m training.

“I think many runners and coaches are curious about what it takes to get to the highest level of running and Jim has been to that level,” said Coach Matthew Boyles, the camp director. “It is not often that an Olympian visits the area, so I hope local runners and coaches will take advantage of this opportunity.”

Several high school and college coaches will also conduct sessions that will focus on improving runners in cross-country and longer track races.

Registration forms for the camp are available on Waldorf’s athletics website ( and the fee is $200.  A discount will be offered if three or more runners from the same high school attend together.

For more information about the camp please call 641-585-8142.

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