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An interview with Altis Assistant Throws Coach – Nick Sheuerman

A former collegiate thrower who has coached in facilities from Iowa to Wales - Coach Sheuerman has a colourful background and a story to tell. As Assistant Throws Coach at Altis, Nick is tasked with coaching the Semi Professional and Scholarship throwers, as well as being heavily involved in directing and organizing the Apprentice Coach Program and newly created Intern...

The road to Glasgow – an interview with Emily Dudgeon

Emily Dudgeon is a third year undergraduate reading Medicine at Clare College, Cambridge. Originally from Edinburgh she has already been recognized as one of Britain’s hopeful 800m athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games. Coached by Stuart Hogg since 2011, Emily achieved a 6th place finish in the 800m at the World Junior Championships in 2012, as well as finishing 4th...

From New Zealand to Scotland – a Q&A with High Jumper Sarah Cowley

As she sat and watched the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, a young girl from New Zealand was mesmerized by Track and Field. 20 years later, Sarah Cowley's Olympic dream was realized in person - as she walked into the stadium at the 2012 London Olympic Games to compete in the Heptathlon. Since competing in the 2012 Games as a Multi...

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...