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Altis athletes set to compete in Arizona this weekend

Altis athletes representing India, USA, China, Canada, Korea and Panama are set to compete at the Mesa Track & Field Classic, and the 25th Sun Angel Track Classic this weekend. Friday sees Throwers Bhalendder Singh, Rachel Longfors, Yanbo Yang and Rashad Williams compete at the Mesa Track & Field Classic. The 35th Sun Angel Track Classic is the setting for...

First Week in Paradise…

Following on from Coach Andy Brittan's reflections on the Welsh Throws Camp at Altis, Coach Matt Elias - Welsh Event Group Lead for Sprints & Hurdles - blogs about his first week onsite at Altis. "Well, first week in Paradise Valley; the home of Altis to be precise. First impressions can often be deceiving, but not here!!! The set up...

Heather Hamilton on life, Pole Vault and Altis

Canadian Pole Vaulter Heather Hamilton has enjoyed many successes in her career so far. Most notably, in 2013, the 26 year old won the Canadian National Championships, the Canadian Track League, and claimed a bronze medal at the Francophone Games. In addition to her success in Track and Field Heather also has a business degree from the Schulich School of...

Winter Update

As the days get longer and the mercury rises in Arizona, we took the time to sit down and look back on what has been a phenomenal winter & start to 2014 for Altis – one which has seen our athletes bring home 3 Olympic Medals, 1 World Indoor Championship Medal, post 6 National Records and set 9 Personal Records....

Andreas Behm – 5 tips for aspiring young coaches

Energetic, intelligent, driven - Andreas Behm is the epitome of a professional coach, who has achieved outstanding success in his own career despite his relative youth in the profession. Following an eight year stretch holding a position with the Texas A&M Track & Field Program, Coach Behm joined Altis in 2013 as Recruitment Director & Sprints and Hurdles Coach. Andreas’...

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...
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