Ellie Spain
ALTIS Director of Education

More National Records for Altis Athletes

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona – National Records fell for the second time in a month this weekend as Altis athletes took advantage of Northern Arizona University's final meet of the indoor season. Korean hurdlers Tae-Kyong Park and Hye-Lim Jung once again lowered their own National Indoor Records to 7.78s and 8.32s respectively in the 60m Hurdles. Both marks further improved on the...

Gold and Silver in Sochi for Altis Athletes

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Yesterday saw astounding success for Altis athletes in the women’s bobsled at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, with Gold and Silver being claimed by athletes who have trained at Altis in Phoenix, under the guidance of Performance Director & Sprints Coach – Stuart McMillan. Canadian gold medal winners Kaille Humphries, and compatriot Heather Moyse, made history...

Weekend round up from Sochi

Noelle Pikus-Pace wrapped her career in a silver lining after finishing second in the women’s skeleton Olympic competition for the USA at the Sanki Sliding Center. Fellow American & Altis athlete Katie Uhlaender was a mere 0.04 seconds from the medals in fourth. “It is so surreal,” Pikus-Pace said. “This is everything I could have imagined and more, just to...

National Record for Altis athlete Christabel Nettey

Christabel Nettey of Surrey, BC this weekend broke the Canadian indoor long jump record in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following in the footsteps of Altis Korean sprint hurdlers Hye Lim Jung and Tae-Kyong Park who last week broke national indoor records for the 60m hurdles, Nettey's jump of 6.62 metres exceeds the former Canadian indoor National record set by Tabia Charles...

Vera Schmitz on Pole Vault, 10 lessons learned and the journey so far …

After NCAA Division I Championship finishes of 2nd in 2009 and 4th in 2011, three time All American Vera (Neuenswander) Schmitz entered the world of post-collegiate Track and Field. In this interview Vera talks about life as a post-collegiate Pole Vaulter, training at Altis and the journey so far. Vera – how did you get into Pole Vaulting as a...

Coach Dan Pfaff on Coaching, Teaching & Mentoring at Altis

Coach Pfaff is one of the top Track & Field Coaches in the world. In addition to having tutored 5 World Record holders, 49 Olympians to nine medals, and 51 World Championship competitors to nine medals, Dan has directed athletes to 57 National Records across a multitude of sports. “You learn subjects best when you have to teach them, so...
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