Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions Stanford University
Train with the best at the Stanford Camp of Champions!
The Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions at Stanford University offers athletes the rare opportunity to experience firsthand the life of a Stanford student-athlete. The Nike Camp at Stanford University is called the “Camp of Champions” for good reason - Stanford enjoys international recognition for its ability to turn talented young athletes into world-class performers. Instruction is given by Stanford coaches & staff. The program is designed for athletes with the desire and special aptitude to become more competitive in their event. It is challenging and intense, helping the young athlete grow mentally and physically tougher for competition and training.
Campers are also welcomed to do the Stanford Cross Country Camp. Click Here for more information.
- Our camps are open to any and all entrants. Ages: 12-18
- Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend the camp.
- Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.
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- Knowledgeable and inspiring guest speakers
- Event-specific training
- Education in the latest training techniques and sports sciences
- Post-camp goal setting and training
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Camp Director Chris Miltenberg
Two-time NCAA West Region and current Pac-12 Coach of the Year Chris Miltenberg is in his sixth season as Stanford’s Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field and head men's cross country coach.View Chris Miltenberg's Bio ⟩
Under his directorship, Stanford's cross country teams have combined for 12 NCAA team appearances, six NCAA podium finishes, four region titles, and a Pac-12 championship. Individually, Stanford has crowned 17 All-Americans who have combined for 25 All-America honors, seven NCAA top-10 individual finishes and Pac-12 individual titles. He twice has been named NCAA West Region Coach of the Year in cross country, in 2013 and 2016. He has coached 50 Stanford All-Americans to a total of 146 All-America honors. Of those, 29 have become first-team track and field All-Americans, earning a total of 45 first-team All-America honors.
In each of the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships, Stanford has been the only school to place both teams in the top five. In 2017, Stanford's twin podium (top four) team finishes were the program's first since 2006. In either year, no other school has had two teams in the top seven. In addition to winning the 2017 Pac-12 championship, the Cardinal men have made the podium for the past four years. The men were second in 2016 and 2014, third in 2015, and fourth in 2017. The women were fourth, their top finish since 2013. Three of his men have finished among the top-5 at NCAA's and the Cardinal men have had six top-10 individual finishes since 2013.
As head coach of the women's team, Miltenberg's Card teams won three Pac-12 individual cross-country titles in four years. Under Miltenberg, Stanford has won three NCAA event titles in track and field and had 11 runner-up finishes. In addition, two Cardinal have set American junior records and another broke a collegiate record.
Miltenberg arrived from Georgetown, where he coached the Hoya women to the 2011 NCAA cross-country title.
Assistant Coach Michael Eskind
Michael Eskind is Stanford's associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, in addition to coaching the jumps, pole vault, and multi-events. He has coached at Stanford since the 2013 season.View Michael's Bio ⟩
Cardinal athletes have had great success under Eskind, including Darian Brooks, the first three-time Pac-12 men's triple jump champion since 1960, and Harrison Williams, an Olympic Trials decathlon qualifier as a sophomore in 2016 and three-time NCAA top-six multi-event finisher.
Also, pole vaulter Dylan Duvio placed third in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships and was ninth in the U.S. Championships the same year, with a best of 18-1 3/4 (5.53 meters). He was the Pac-12 runner-up in 2016.
In his second collegiate decathlon, Williams broke Stanford's oldest record, the 63-year-old mark set by Bob Mathias while winning the gold medal and setting a world record at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Williams went on to finish fourth at the NCAA Championships and repeated as U.S. junior champion while breaking the U.S. junior record.
Remarkably, Williams set personal records in each of his first 12 multi-event competitions under Eskind, culminating with his fourth school decathlon record, of 8,032 points -- the highest fifth-place score in NCAA Championships history -- in 2016. His 5,970 total was the highest sixth-place heptathlon score in NCAA indoor meet history. In all, Williams has broken Stanford multi-event records six times.
Eskind also created a strong pole vault group among men and women. In 2016, the men's team featured three vaulters -- Duvio, Williams, and Garrett Starkey -- over 17-3, and the women's team has great depth and seems poised to make a major impact in 2018.
Among his current jumpers, Jaak Uudmae has been one of the most versatile in Stanford history, with bests of 25-9 1/4 in the long jump, 51-5 3/4 in the triple, and 6-10 3/4 in the high jump. And triple jumper Marisa Kwiatkowski set a Philippines national record of 41-7 1/4 in 2017. In all, 19 of Eskind's athletes established themselves in the Cardinal all-time indoor and outdoor top-10 performers' lists.
Assistant Coach Gabe Sanders
Gabe Sanders has completed two years as Stanford's sprints and hurdles coach, having joined the Cardinal staff in October 2015.View Gabe's Bio ⟩
Sanders has coached Olivia Baker, a 400-800 specialist, to consecutive NCAA indoor and outdoor finals in the 800. Among Baker's many accomplishments have been an NCAA outdoor runner-up finish in the 800, a Pac-12 title in the 400, and two consecutive MPSF indoor 800 championships. She was the 2016 West Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year.
In 2016, the men's 4x400 team -- without any one entered in the open 400 -- gave Stanford its first conference 4x400 or mile relay victory since 1954. And the women's 4x400 set a school indoor record, was No. 2 all-time outdoors in school history and finished as the Pac-12 runner-up and earned a berth in the NCAA Championships.
The men's 4x400 team of Harrison Williams, Frank Kurtz, Isaiah Brandt-Sims, and Jackson Shumway set a school record of 3:05.59 and ended the 62-year conference championship winless streak. The same foursome broke the Stanford indoor record in 2017. Sanders coached Shumway to a Pac-12 400 hurdles runner-up finish and Daniel Brady to third at the Canadian championships in the same event. Shumway graduated in 2017 as a school-record holder in three relays (the indoor and outdoor 4x400, and the indoor distance medley).
Sanders previously coached at Boston University for six seasons, where he was the program’s recruiting coordinator. Fifteeen school records were set under his watch and Terriers’ sprinters and hurdlers combined for 16 Patriot League titles and 28 America East crowns. He also coached athletes to 10 conference meet records – six in America East and four in the Patriot League.
Assistant Coach Elizabeth DeBole
Elizabeth DeBole coaches Stanford's women's distance runners, and in her first two seasons as head women's cross country coach she led the Cardinal to a pair of top-five NCAA finishes, including a podium-finish of fourth in 2017.View Elizabeth DeBole's Bio ⟩
DeBole, who has completed four academic years on staff, has collected two NCAA West Region Coach of the Year awards. She was Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2016 and Indoor Coach of the Year in 2017, the latter largely for her work with Elise Cranny and Vanessa Fraser, who combined to help Stanford to an NCAA runner-up finish in the distance medley relay.
Two Stanford runners -- Fraser and sophomore Fiona O'Keeffe -- earned cross country All-America honors for the second time. All five scorers placed among the top 69.
During the 2017 outdoor track season, three of her runners -- Rebecca Mehra (1,500), Christina Aragon (1,500), and O'Keeffe (5,000) -- earned first-team All-America honors. And Fraser, who redshirted, placed seventh in the 5,000 at the U.S. Championships. In all, six Cardinal women advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the 1,500, and 11 of DeBole's runners advanced to the meet overall.
DeBole has helped Stanford become a prime destination for young talent. In 2016, Stanford had three freshmen scorers at NCAA's and won its first West Region title since 2007, capturing fifth at the NCAA Championships. O'Keeffe and Aragon won All-America honors.
DeBole was named to the head cross country coaching position in August, 2016, while also serving as an assistant coach in track.
A three-year cross country and track and field team captain and four-time All-America at Georgetown, the former Elizabeth Maloy was seventh at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5,000 while coached by Miltenberg, now Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field. She placed among the top 10 at five U.S. championship meets and ran a personal best of 15:15.27.
Assistant Coach Zeb Sion
Zeb Sion's first season at Stanford had spectacular results, with Valarie Allman improving her discus best by nearly 12 feet to become the No. 12 thrower in U.S. history at 212-3 (64.69m) and capturing third at the U.S. Championships to earn a World Championships berth.View Zeb's Bio ⟩
It was the first time a Stanford athlete with eligibility left had made a U.S. Olympic or world championship team in 12 years. Eight of his throwers advanced to the NCAA West Prelims, with three going on to earn All-America honors.
Mackenzie Little repeated as Pac-12 champion in the javelin and placed a personal-best fourth at the NCAA Championships, and others such as Trevor Danielson, Charles Kerr, Tristen Newman, Michael Painter, Lena Giger, and Jenna Gray all recorded lifetime bests while all climbing the Stanford all-time top-10 lists.
In 2017, Allman broke the school record four times in the weight throw, Newman became Stanford's first 60-foot shot putter in 22 years, and Danielson, who hadn't even competed in three years, improved his javelin best by 17 feet and qualified for the U.S. Championships.
Sion was named Stanford track and field assistant coach for the throws on Aug. 1, 2016. Sion has a strong background of developing elite student-athletes who are committed to success at the highest level both academically and athletically.
Sion arrived from Wake Forest, where he coached for five seasons, directing athletes to three Atlantic Coast Conference titles, four All-America performances, 14 NCAA East Prelims appearances, and 19 All-ACC honors. He's had an athlete compete at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials as well as 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 U.S. Championships. He's also coached two U.S. junior champions.
Assistant Cross County/Track & Field Coach Dylan Sorensen
Dylan Sorensen, a two-time steeplechase All-American and professional triathlete, was named assistant coach for men's distance runners in July, 2017.View Dylan's Bio ⟩
In his first cross country season, Stanford won its first Pac-12 championship in seven years and earned a fourth-place NCAA finish.
Three Stanford runners -- Grant Fisher, Alex Ostberg, and Steven Fahy -- earned All-America honors, all by placing among the top 17. These marked the first All-America honors for Ostberg and Fahy.
Fisher placed fifth at NCAA's after becoming the first Stanford runner in seven years to win a conference individual title. Also, the Stanford men placed 11 on the Pac-12 All-Academic cross country team, with Tai Dinger earning first-team honors.
Before coming to Stanford, Sorensen competed internationally in the triathlon while serving as an executive with Major League Triathlon, a pro-team organization.
Sorensen and Chris Miltenberg, Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field, both ran at Georgetown for longtime coach Pat Henner -- Miltenberg graduated in 2003 and Sorensen graduated in 2013 and ran an additional season while earning his master's in sports industry management.
Sorensen, a native of Zionsville, Indiana, was the 2014 Big East Conference champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and captured the ECAC/IC4A title in that event. His best time was 8:47.07.
At the Nike Stanford Track & Field Camp, campers can choose from all disciplines: throw (shot put,hammer, discus, javelin) sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault). Note: For liability reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles. During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach for specialized training and individual attention.
Throughout the week training and instruction are provided in breakout sessions taught by Nike sponsored guest athletes and coaches. Topics include a variety of subjects related to college and elite track and field training such as racing, motivation, nutrition and team bonding. A representative from the Stanford admissions office attends a session dedicated to the college recruiting process, offering valuable advice to campers.
Extended Day Campers attend Saturday to Tuesday. There is no session on Wednesday for our extended day campers.
Overnight Campers check-in on Saturday between 3-5pm and depart the morning of Wednesday at 9am.Show Less See More Camp Details
Events at the Camp of Champions
- Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
- Jumps (High, Long and Triple Jumps)
- Throws (Shot put, hammer, discus, javelin)
- Pole Vault (CAMPERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN POLES)
Check in/Check Out
Check-in: 3-5 pm, Saturday.
Check-out: 9 am, Wednesday.
Extended Day Campers
Check-in: 3-5 pm, Saturday.
Check-out: 9 pm, Tuesday.
*Sunday - Tuesday are full days
Runners grouped by: ability and event.
Facility: Stanford Track & campus.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 am Wake-up: Meet in Groups in front of Dorms for breakfast
- 8:00 am **Day Campers Dropped Off & Check In At Dorms
- 8:00 am Track group heads to Track/Distance group heads to run
- 11:00 am Return to dorms
- 11:00 am Free time
- 12:30 pm Meet in groups in front of dorm for lunch
- 1:45 pm Meet in groups in front of dorms, Walk to Band Shack
- 2:00 pm Guest speaker
- 2:30 pm Supplementary session at the Track
- a) Form drills
- b) Steeplechase
- c) General strength
- d) Stretching
- 4:00 pm Option for secondary run or games
- a) Run
- b) Soccer
- c) Frisbee
- d) Pool
- 6:00 pm Meet in groups in front of dorms for dinner
- 7:00 pm Meet in groups in front of dorms
- 7:15 pm Guest speaker
- 7:45 pm Free time: Ice cream run, tours, games
- 9:00 pm **Day campers check out & picked up at dorms
- Camp store open until 10:00
- 10:15 pm Curfew - MUST BE IN ROOMS
- 10:30 pm Lights out
Cobb Track and Angel Field is host to thousands of athletes each year. World, American, collegiate and high school records have all been set on this amazing facility. The Track has hosted the USA National Championships, USA Junior Nationals, and is home to the prestigious Stanford Invitational. During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach, for specialized training and individual attention.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My daughter enjoyed the fact that she was around like-minded athletes who were committed to the discipline of track and field. She kept going back to that fact.
— Antonia N., Parent 2017
My son had some health issues. I greatly appreciated that the camp director himself made sure that my son still had a wonderful experience. My son also appreciated the social experience with the other campers.
— David. M., Parent 2017
I had an amazing time at camp. I got to meet tons of runners from around the country and I made lots of new friends. I also got to run with college athletes and get insight from them about what college academics and running is like.
— Max W., Camper 2017
As a thrower, it does not get much better than having Coach Eisenreich's full attention for three days straight.
— Sara K., Camper 2016
This was an incredible experience. My daughter received excellent, individualized instruction and learned valuable skills on how to prevent injuries. She loved every minute of it!
— Sandy C., Parent 2016
My son has attended many training sessions but none has ignited such a fire as his attendance at the recent Stanford Track & Field Skills Camp has a renewed focus and more now than ever he's determined to compete at the next level and his sites are set on Summer Olympics 2016! Thanks Nike!
— Pablo W., Parent 2016
This camp offers you great experiences and you get to know how student-athlete is lives at Stanford and you get a competitive level in all the ways
— Alyssa G., Camper 2016
Every time I spoke with family at home, I only used the word "awesome". Coming from a small private school in Perth, West Australia, the opportunity to learn from international coaches, experience the enormity of an American university, and the amazing facilities was a dream come true. I would love to come back and experience it again, did not want to leave. Thank you for the opportunity.
— Jasmine B., Camper
I was very pleased that the actual instruction came from the track coaches in each event and the coaches were available for individual questions and advice. My daughter was thrilled with the experience.
— Monique M., Camper
This is a life-changing camp and provides life-changing opportunities for kids that attend. It is a fun and amazing experience - This was my first year at this camp, but I know that I will happily await my return next year and years to come.
— Alton J., Camper
Stanford "Camp of Champions" Track & Field has been an amazing experience for me and I can't wait to go back. Others should definitely try it out too!
— Bryan W., Camper
This camp was an amazing experience for my daughter. It opened her eyes to the world of collegiate level running and field events. She realizes the value of solid training, and intends to pursue track and field at the collegiate level.
— Debbie B., Parent
This camp is great! I specialize in the hurdles and got some great tips to improve from the coaches, and also improved some of my side events immensely! I went from a 4'8" high jump to 5' 5" I went from a 35" triple jump to 39" .The housing, the counselors, the free food, and the campers are great and I can't wait to return next year!
— Joshua S., Camper
Will definitely come back
This camp is amazing. I am a second year veteran of this camp, and I will definitely come back. There are so many amazing opportunities here at the Stanford Camp of Champions, not only to learn but to excel and improve in your event. All of the counselors are student athletes at Stanford, and the coaches are just amazing. It is so cool to be apart of something like this and to have the opportunity to talk to the head coaches of STANFORD and all these other wonderful people. The workouts are very good and you will acquire all sorts of new ideas and information. I highly recommend this camp for anybody, it is very worthwhile.
— Billy L., Camper
Helped each athlete improve
The instructors at the camp were focused on making sure that each athlete--advanced or beginner-- were attended to and given attention. They made sure to help each athlete improve even more than when they were when he/she attended camp. The sessions were intense but extremely helpful and overall the camp was very fun! I made a lot of friends and got to explore the beautiful campus that is Stanford University.
— Darnell H., Camper
Coming from Australia for the experience was one I will never forget and was definitely worthwhile. Experiencing what college life was like and receiving some intense training from ex-athletes and qualified coaches was one of the highlights. Recommend for anyone to do of any skill level.
— Jimmy P., Camper
The camp had Olympic and Stanford coaches, along with Olympians and high-level collegiate athletes. The camp was a great 5 day experience.
— Eleni D., Camper
My son has been to other track camps where there was more standing around than running or jumping. The coaches at the Nike camp were interested in coaching and seeing improvement. So if your child is very interested in track and field, this is the place for him/her!
— Kieth B., Parent
Camp of Champions!
"The Nike Camp of Champions provides excellent training and instruction from some of the best collegiate athletes in the country, while providing crucial information about college running and the life of an athlete."
— Liza M., Parent
"This camp is for the runner that wants to challenge himself/herself. As a parent I appreciated the many discussions, which included one about college selection through the lens of the student-athlete."
— Amanda A., Parent
Highest level of improvement!
"Stanford Track Camp is a great place to learn and further improve your ability in the sport even at the highest levels."
— Shizuko S., Camper
Inspiring Staff & Camp!
"This camp gave me a future to look forward to and a staff of inspiring people to look up to. There really isn't an experience like this out there for people passionate about this sport."
— Mikey V., Camper,
Helps Achieve Goals
"These camps offer athletes of all ability levels the opportunity to receive the help, encouragement, and instruction they need to help them achieve their goals."
— Maira D., Camper
Meets Anyone's Needs
"Whether you want to go to improve from a high level in one specific area, or in many different areas or if you want to try something new, this camp provides a great, competative yet also helpful and open-minded environment to do so."
— Kyle A., Camper
"Nike Track & Field Camps are a great addition to any training program. Held at some of the top universities in the country, it's a great way for athletes to hone their skills and learn about the university experience."
— Leyla O., Parent
Learn Something New!
"Everyone gets phenomenal training in their specific events, as well as in proper ways to warm up and train. Also, everyone has the opportunity to learn a brand new event!"
— Angelita M., Camper
"This camp was an excellent choice for my son. His training was intense and he came home telling us about the informative seminars. The university experience was especially the highlight, very safe!!"
— Anette H., Parent
Recommend this Camp to all Runners!
"This camp has helped me determine the kind of track and field I will be participating in. The coaches were helpful and pushed me to my full ability and I appreciated that. I would recommend this camp to all runners who are serious in track and field and want to have an enjoyable time!"
— Mary F., Camper
The Nike track and field camp program was geared at the right level for the high school athlete. The college athlete instructors provided an invaluable perspective about college and athletics. Lastly, the friendships and connections made with other athletes from across the country made for a memorable experience. I highly recommend this camp, It is truly worthwhile.
— Maye H., Parent
Formed great friendships
This camp was such a wonderful experience! The groups are split up according to ability which is great. I got to meet many people from all over who had the same interests as I do! I formed great friendships and can't wait to come back!!
— Dana G., Camper
Knowledgeable and personable coaches
We were very pleased with the Stanford track camp. The instruction was very high level--the coaches were extremely knowledgeable and personable. It was a very positive experience for my 14-yr old daughter to be surrounded by other campers from all around the world who share her passion for track and field, and also strive for a high level of performance. I hear the food is also quite excellent, which is a relief since the athletes need the support of a healthy and nourishing diet. It was her first time at the camp as a day camper, and she wants to attend next year with a friend as an overnight camper.
— Taylor C., Parent
Good clean fun
One of the best camps my daughter ever went to. She met incredible, focused individuals and also had good, clean fun. Great timing for a girl going to high school to see that you choose the path you take in life. Kudos to Nike!
— Mindy G., Parent
Best in the nation
I felt like I learned a lot, the weather was amazing and the dorms/food/campus was phenomenal, and the coaching staff is from all over the country and are the best in the nation.
— Dave C., Camper
The camp was organized, they had great instructors, and the program was set at the appropriate level for high school. The outgoing, positive student athletes were fun to hang out with and provided perspectives about being a college athlete that was invaluable.
— Rachel C., Camper
Everyone was encouraging and willing to help
The camp hired some great coaches this year: everyone I worked with was encouraging and willing to help me improve. The work outs were demanding and I was sore a lot, but it was definitely worth it. I learned a ton of new drills and tips to utilize in my upcoming seasons.
— Casey S., Camper
Boosted my confidence
Stanford track and field camp was an amazing experience. It taught me so much about university level track and it gave me a boost of confidence to get me through my senior year of track at the high school level. I wish I wasn't aged out because I would love to go back next year and meet more amazing athletes from all over the world and learn even more from the coaches that were present at the camp.
— Rachel C., Camper
Experience I'll never forget
I enjoyed every minute of the Stanford running camp. The counselors were awesome and the coaches were incredible, it's an experience I'll never forget, & I'll definitely be back next year!
— Jamie C., Camper
This camp exceeded my expectations. My son was hesitant to stay once we arrived. He was one of the younger campers and was intimidated at first. Right off the back they made him feel welcomed and eased his nerves. By the end of the camp I couldn't get him to leave. The instruction he received was top notch and motivated him for the season.
— Christine W., Parent
This camp was an amazing experience for my son. The staff was knowledgeable, experienced, and very approachable. If your child is serious about running track this camp is invaluable.
— Diane B., Parent
Enjoyed every minute
I enjoyed every minute of the Stanford running camp. The counselors were awesome and the coaches were incredible, it's an experience I'll never forget, & I'll definitely be back next year!
— Nelson W., Camper