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Christabel Nettey

Scholarship Athlete Fund launched!

Here at ALTIS we host over 100 track & field athletes from all around the globe. While many of these athletes are well-established professionals - with Olympic and World Championship medals and world records, most belong to that most-forgotten of athlete-populations: the emerging elite. We formed our 'Scholarship Program' for these athletes 3 years ago - offering reduced-rate and free...

Nettey aiming for Beijing success

Canadian long jump star Christabel Nettey is aiming to cap an outstanding year so far with a place on the podium come Friday night. "This season has been going pretty smoothly," reflected Nettey. "Coming off the Nationals and my last two diamond league meets I have been resting up so I'm feeling fresh." "Practices have been going well over here...

Record breaking weekend

The spotlight was on the North West this weekend, as the Phoenix-based trio of Christabel Nettey, Anaso Jobodwana, and Aries Merrit delivered in sparkling style at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon - coming away with no less than two National Records, and a full complement of podium finishes. With wind-legal leaps of 6.99m & 6.96m Christabel Nettey put...

Stellar week for Altis Athletes

Two Commonwealth Games Champions, one bronze medalist, and two national Champions - the past week has seen a blistering set of performances from Altis athletes. India’s Vikas Gowda started the Altis medal rush by winning India its first title of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland. The 31-year-old converted the silver he had won four years ago in Delhi in...

Competitive action heats up in Texas & Arizona this weekend

This weekend's competitive stage is set with today's action kicking off for our throwers at the University of Arizona - with Vikas Gowda and Rachel Longfors competing in the Discus, while Rashad Williams contests the Shot Put at the Tucson Elite Throws Meet. Closer to home, the action heats up for our Pole Vaulters with Vera Schmitz, Khyati Vakharia and...

Weekend competition schedule

Diamond League competition continues this weekend with Steve Lewis (GBR) and Yanbo Yang (China) set to compete in Shanghai on Sunday. Closer to home, the action starts today with Korean hurdles Taekyong Park, Byoungjun Kim and Hyelim Jung competing in the 110m and 100m hurdles respectively in Redlands, CA. Meanwhile, Saturday will see Matthias Buehler (Germany) contest the 110m hurdles...

Competition heats up for Altis Athletes

As Altis athletes this weekend head to Iowa & California to compete, this week has already seen some stellar performances achieved - the highlight so far being British Pole Vaulter Steve Lewis' season's best at the Drake Mall Vault on Wednesday, which saw the two time Olympian match World Record holder Renaud Lavillenie's clearance of 5.71m, to place second on...

California… here we come!

A host of Altis athletes are in action this weekend as our elite performers head to California for the Bryan Clay Invitational and Mt. SAC Relays. Nine different countries are represented in the field and on the track over the two days on the West coast. For one athlete in particular, USA hurdler Jeshua Anderson, Mt. SAC will be a...

Altis Community Ambassador Program update

Following the 2013 launch of the Community Ambassador Program, Altis athletes have been working hard behind the scenes to make an impact in the local community. In this insightful update written by Long Jumper Christabel Netty, and Pole Vaulter Vera Schmitz, we hear about their work so far. “This past fall Altis athletes set out on a mission to give...

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...
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