Nike Track & Field Camp at Texas Christian University
THE TCU LEGACY CONTINUES
The Nike Track & Field Camp at TCU offers athletes the rare opportunity to experience, firsthand, the legacy of TCU Track & Field, which has produced some of the most memorable teams in track and field, including the fastest 4x100m and 4x200m in collegiate history.
Join Director of Track and Field and TCU legend Khadevis Robinson and his Horned Frogs' staff, for a week of track and field coaching, training and fun. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and develop within a chosen event group, including sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws, as well as middle distance.
- Top-notch college coaching
- All Track & Field Events (No Javelin or Hammer Throw; Shot/Discus athletes must bring own implements)
- Pole Vault - Athletes MUST bring own Poles
- Fantastic facilities: TCU's renowned Lowdon Track & Field Complex
- Individual and group instruction
- Open to ages 13-17 (High School)
- Nike Running Camps t-shirt
- View More Details ⟩
DIRECTOR KHADEVIS ROBINSON
TCU legend and 2x Olympian Khadevis Robinson was named the Horned Frogs' new Director of Track and Field in July 2022.View KHADEVIS's Bio ⟩
Robinson was Ohio State's assistant track and field coach and head cross country coach the last five seasons. A Fort Worth native and 2009 inductee into the TCU Athletics Hall of Fame, Robinson is one of the Horned Frogs' more decorated student-athletes and a two-time Olympian. He closed his TCU career by winning the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 800 meters and anchoring the 4x400 meter relay team to a national runner-up finish.
Robinson had two coaching stints at Ohio State. He led the cross country program to a postseason appearance and national rankings while mentoring multiple student-athletes to All-Big Ten and all-region honors. In 2019, Robinson coached Julia Rizk to an NCAA Championship in the mile run. Robinson also coached Nick Miller and school record holder Frank Hayes to Big Ten Championships in the 800 and 600 meters, respectively.
Ohio State won either a men's or women's Big Ten Championship every year Robinson was on campus, including the 2022 men's and women's outdoor programs which set conference scoring records.
In addition to his time in Columbus, Robinson served as head cross country and assistant track and field coach at LSU (2013-18) and UNLV (2011-12). Robinson has also made a coaching impact beyond the collegiate ranks. He helped foster the careers of some of USA Track & Field's rising stars while coaching the likes of 2012 U.S. Olympian Duane Solomon.
Robinson coached two SEC champions at LSU, helped runners earn three All-America honors and set four school records. The women's distance medley relay earned back-to-back berths at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in program history. Ruby Stauber was fifth in the 800m at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships, making her the highest finishing freshman in the event. She was named the SEC Co-Freshman Runner of the Year. Also under Robinson, Dajour Braxton was the 2015 SEC Freshman of the Year in cross country, becoming the first Tiger in program history to receive that honor.
During his season at UNLV, Robinson mentored Kelsey Williams to indoor and outdoor Mountain West Championships in the women's 800 meters.
Following his TCU days, Robinson enjoyed a distinguished professional career as one of the world's premier 800-meter runners. He represented the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and then again in 2012 in London. He earned a spot on Team USA at the IAAF World Championships on seven occasions while setting a lifetime personal best of 1:43.68 in his specialty event.
Robinson is a four-time U.S. Indoor Champion (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007) and Outdoor Champion (1999, 2006, 2008, 2009). He is also a six-time silver medalist in the 800 meters at the USA Outdoor Championships, including a pair of runner-up finishes at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in 2004 and 2012.
Robinson won the 1999 USA Indoor Championships and was a finalist at the World Indoor and Outdoor Championships. In 2002, he ran the fourth-fastest time in the world in the 800 meters in Finland with a personal-best 1:44:41. He helped shatter the American and world record in the 4x800 meters at the 2006 Memorial Van Damme with a 7:02.82. He concluded that year ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 7 in the world in the 800 meters.
A 1998 TCU graduate with a degree in social work, Robinson earned his master's degree in public administration from Cal State Los Angeles in 2004.
While in Southern California, he co-founded the non-profit Youth Track and Running Club. He was selected as a 2008 Ken Doherty Memorial Fellowship recipient, presented annually by USA Track & Field to provide researchers with the time and resources to pursue the serious study of track and field. He collaborated with fellow recipient Anne Merrem on a project titled, "Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Clean Athlete." He has also served as president of the Track and Field Athletes Association.
In 2019, Robinson was selected as a USA State Department Sports Envoy Ambassador, where he visited Zimbabwe and worked with the embassy on gender-based violence initiatives.
Coach JOHN KENNESON
Coach Kenneson is in his 38th season of division I coaching and his 17th at TCU. In the last three decades he has built a legacy as one of the top throws coaches in the country. At TCU, Kenneson oversees all throwing events and strength and conditioning for the throwers.View JOHN's Bio ⟩
The 2021-22 season saw the TCU throwers shine throughout both indoor and outdoor seasons. To kick off the year, Sydney Juszczyk set the school record in the javelin with a then-personal best mark of 46.64m (153-1.0). At the Big 12 OTF Championships, Devin Roberson won TCU's first Big 12 Championship in the discus, clinching the title on his last throw with a mark of 57.36m (188-2). Juszczyk also medaled at the Big 12 OTF Championships, placing third with a school-record mark of 48,75m (159-11). In addition to Juszczyk and Robinson's success, Sam Callaway moved up to No. 2 on TCU's all-time list in the discus with a throw of 170-0. A trio of Frogs (Devin Roberson, Sydney Juszczyk and Sam Callaway) represented TCU at the NCAA West Regional.
The TCU throwers and have made an impact at the conference and NCAA level. In men’s discus, Adam Damadzic and Tommy Killen earned 2nd team All-American Honors. Current Horned Frog Discus thrower Ryan Camp has earned has earned Honorable Mention All-America status. In the men’s Hammer, the Squad of Fellan McGuigan, Ryan Camp, Justin Sanchez, and Isaiah Rogers earned the number 3 USTFCCCA National ranking in 2018 and the number 4 ranking in the Indoor Wt. Throw. Fellan McGiugan earned Honorable Mention All American Status during his career and scored in the Top Five every year in the Big 12. Joe Brown earned All American Honors in the Javelin and was MWC champion. He was the first All American in the Men’s Javelin at TCU.
On the women’s throw group, Megan Smith earned two All-American 2nd team awards during her career in the shot Put and discus. She was Big 12 runner up in both events during her junior year. During the Mountain West Conference years the woman’s shot put event won eight consecutive conference titles and brought home two Penn Relays titles. In 2020-21, the Frogs return Big 12 scorer Brooklyn Klopf (shot put) and Jordan Williams who has moved into the TCU top list of performers.
Career Coaching Highlights:
• Coached 49 All Americans (TCU/Kentucky/Florida/Auburn/NC State/Ole Miss)
• Member- Coaching Staff- seven Top 5 NCAA TEAMS
• Member-Coaching Staff- five Top 10 NCAA TEAMS
• Member-Coaching Staff- 18 Top 20 NCAA TEAMS
• Coached USA Jr. Team Members in Shot Put/Discus/Hammer/Javelin
• SEC Triple Crown Coaching Staff (Florida)
• Coached American Collegiate Record Holder in the Javelin, Tom Pukstys (273-3)
• Coached Eight Consecutive Woman’s Shot Put Titles in the Mountain West Conference
• Coached 62 School Records ( SEC/Big 12/ACC)
Top Athletes Coached:
Megan Smith (TCU) - 2 x All-American School - Record Holder, Shot /Discus, (56-53/4/187-4 PR)
Joe Brown (TCU) - All American/ First Male Javelin Thrower to earn All-American Status
Candis Kelly (TCU) - Six Time Mountain West Shot Put Champion / Penn Relays Champion
Devin Roberson (TCU) - 2022 Big 12 Discus Champion
Sydney Juszczyk (TCU) - School-Record Holder in the Javelin / Big 12 Javelin Bronze Medalist
Sam Callaway (TCU) - Moved up to No. 2 on TCU's all-time records list in the discus with a throow of 170-0.
Stormy Harrison/Kelsey Samuels/ Candis Kelly - Combined for 8 MWC Shot Put Titles/ 2 Penn Relays Titles and 14 All MWC Accolades
Jeff Chakouian – (Kentucky) 5 x All American/ Olympic Trails Finalist/ 1 of three Athletes in SEC History to win 4 consecutive SEC Indoor Titles. World Junior Finalist . Shot Put 66-5
Matt Kavanagh –(Kentucky) 5 x All American / US Jr. Pan AM Gold Medalist Hammer
Raina Turner- (Kentucky) 5 x All American High Jump
Eugene Grundy (Kentucky) 2 x All American High Jump 7-4.5
Ildiko Varga (Kentucky) 2 x All American Discus 182-5
Matt Simson (Florida) 4 x All American Shot Put - NCAA Runner Up Silver Medalist World University Games Shot Put
Dwight Johnson (Florida) 3 Time All American Shot Put/ Discus Penn Relays Champion (Discus), 66-1/ 192-2
Tom Pukstys – (Florida) 2 X All American - Javelin American Collegiate Record Holder (273-3), 2 x Olympian and Olympic Finalist.
Mike Holloway- (Florida) 3 x All American – Pole Vault, NCAA Runner Up, 18-8 ¾
Russ Willitt- (Florida) 2 x All American – Discus 197-11
TCU - Associate Head Coach, 2005-Present
Kentucky - Assistant Coach, 1992-2005
Auburn - Assistant Coach, 1998
Florida - Assistant Coach, 1986-1992
N.C. State - Assistant Coach, 1984-1986
Ole Miss - Assistant Coach, 1983-1984
He and his wife Kim have two daughters- Rachael and Tori, and two sons Brandon and Kyle.
coach SHAWN JACKSON
Coach Jackson joined the Horned Frogs' staff in August 2012 after 17 years as associate head coach at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech.View Shawn's Bio ⟩
Career Coaching Highlights:
Jackson’s jumpers have accumulated four NCAA titles, 17 All-America honors, and eight Big 12 titles.
A two-time Mid-East Region Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), Jackson helped Louisiana Tech earn 16 team conference championships.
In 2008, Jackson was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA.
During his tenure at Louisiana Tech, where he coached sprints, jumps, and hurdles, 30 of the team's 43 school records were claimed by athletes Jackson mentored.
At Louisiana Tech, Jackson had 11 athletes earn 28 All-America honors and had his bulldogs win 76 conference titles, including 25 in relay events.
Jackson has coached athletes that have appeared in the Olympic Trials in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes, 400-meter hurdles, long jump, and triple jump.
Jackson helped the Louisiana Tech women's track and field program earn seven consecutive outdoor track and field conference titles from 2005-11.
Career Highlights as Student-Athlete:
From Buffalo, N.Y., Jackson was a competitor for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from 1990-92.
Competed in the 4x100-meter relay title in 1992.
Finished his degree in general studies from Louisiana Tech in 1994. He went on to earn his Master's in sports science from LA Tech.
Top Athletes Coached:
- Chengetayi (Du) Mapaya (TCU) - 2x NCAA Champion in the triple jump, 5x Big 12 Champion, 9x All-American. Qualified for the World Championships in 2022. Broke his own school record to win his second NCAA Championship at 17.26m (56-7.0). Finished the 2022 outdoor season undefeated. Was the 2022 NCAA Indoor Bronze Medalist. In 2018 he finished third in the triple jump at the NCAA indoor meet and finished third at both conference meets. At the NCAA outdoor meet, Mapaya finished one spot behind Newton and finished fifth.
- Lorraine Ugen (TCU) – 2x NCAA Champion, 2014 Big 12 Champion in the long jump, qualified for three world championships (2012, 2014, 2016), made the British Olympic team in 2014, earned a bronze medal at the 2016 world indoors. Had the top long jump in the world in 2018 reaching 7.05m (23-1).
- Chelsea Hayes (La-Tech.) - 2012 Olympian, qualified for the Olympics with a jump of 7.16m (23-3 ½) to finish second and punch her ticket to London. Earned All-America honors six times, won 14 WAC Championships, earned WAC Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 and was named All-WAC on 18 occasions.
- Trey Hadnot (La-Tech.) - earned seven WAC titles and multiple All-America honors. Hadnot's work with Jackson landed him a bronze medal at the USA Junior Championships and a spot on Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships.
- Scotty Newton (TCU) – 2x Big 12 triple jump Champion, two-time First-Team All-America honors in 2018, and set the school record for both seasons, finished fourth at the NCAA meet in 2018. In 2017, Newton earned the first Second-Team All-America honors of his career in the outdoor long jump, outdoor triple jump, and indoor triple jump. In 2016, he placed runner up and third at conference. As a freshman Newton finished third and fourth in the triple jump at the Big 12 indoor and outdoor championships.
- Destiny Longmire (TCU) - was named a 2020 All-American before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First-Team All-America in 2019 in both indoor and outdoor seasons, placing fourth at both national competitions. Jumped a personal-best 6.55m at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships. 2019 Big 12 indoor long jump champion. 2020 Big 12 indoor long jump runner-up. 2019 Big 12 outdoor long jump runner-up.
- Cameron Echols-Luper (TCU) - 2015 Big 12 long jump Champion, First-Team All-America honor at the national meet in 2015. Outdoors, Echols-Luper finished ninth at the national meet and garnered Second-Team honors.
- Grace Anigbata (TCU) - Qualified for both the 2022 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the triple jump. At the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Anigbata garnered Second Team All-America honors. She set the school record at the NCAA West Regional with a jump of 13.48m (44-2.75).
- Ramone Bailey (TCU) - recorded a top 10 placement at the Big 12 Championships for the second-straight year in the 2013-2014 indoor season, finished 8th at the 2014 Big 12 Championship in the long jump.
- Cameron Parker (TCU) - earned three second-place finishes in his 2013 season, improving his season-best in each of those three meets. His season-high mark of 7.40m (24-3 ½) was achieved at both the Big 12 Indoor Championships and the Texas A&M Invitational. Parker wrapped up his TCU career with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Parker, who also won the Big 12 title in the triple jump, improved his PR to 16.22m (53-2 ¾).
- Makaila Flannigan (TCU) and Jazzmine Folston (TCU) combined for five top-10 finishes in the 2013-14 season.
- Anna Robinson (TCU) - recorded eight top-10 finishes during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, including a third-place distance at the Michael Johnson Invitational in the 2013-2014 season.
TCU – Assistant Coach, 2012-present
Louisiana Tech University – Assistant Coach, 1995-2012
COACH MARISSA CHEW
Coach Chew joined the Horned Frogs in the Summer of 2021 after three seasons at IUPUI where she coached the sprinters, jumpers and multis events.View MARISSA's Bio ⟩
Her first season with TCU saw immense success in the sprints. Rob Gregory Jr. (200m) and Bryson Stubblefield, Tinotenda Matiyenga, Kundai Maguranyanga and Gregory (4x100) garnered First Team All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays were ranked in the Top 10 throughout the season. At the Big 12 OTF Championships, the men's 4x100 team won gold for the second consecutive year, clocking a meet record time of 38.50.
She also spent the 2021-22 season coaching Lindon Victor, who currently sits at No. 6 in the world in the men's decathlon. Victor was the 2022 Commonwealth Games Decathlon Champion and he also finished fifth at the World Championships with 8,474 points.
During her time at IUPUI, her athletes set 12 school records.
Prior to IUPUI, Chew spent one season at Wabash. She also served as the jumps coach at San Francisco State from 2014-16.
She has achieved the highest certification through USATF as she is trained Level 3 in Jumps. She also has Level 2 training in Jumps, Youth, Combined Events and Springs/Hurdles/Relays. Through USTFCCA, she also has certification in Strength and Conditioning.
Chew competed on San Francisco State's track & field team from 1999-00 in the long jump and triple jump. She graduated from Long Beach State with a BA in Kinesiology and Physical Education with an emphasis on Secondary Education and a RYAN K-12 teaching credential in 2003.
COACH ROGER COOKE
Coach Cooke joined the Horned Frogs' staff in 2022, serving as Assistant Coach for Track & Field/Cross Country.View ROGER's Bio ⟩
Cooke comes to Fort Worth after three seasons as the Jacksonville State assistant track & field and cross country coach. He was tasked with running Jacksonville State's distance programs as well as logistical operations for men's and women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.
Before Jacksonville State, he spent three years on staff at Lynn. Cooke assisted in all facets of Lynn's men's and women's track and cross country programs, but was instrumental in the development of the inaugural men's programs for each sport. His first men's cross country team finished fifth in the Sunshine State Conference and eighth at the NCAA Division II South Regional Championships. He mentored the second Fighting Knight to ever compete in the national championships and guided runners to all-conference and all-region honors in both cross country and distance track events.
Cooke began his coaching career at LSU. Following a running career that gave him the nod as LSU's Cross Country Runner of the Year as a senior, he stayed on to coach as a volunteer with the Tigers.
He helped put together the first and only women's DMR team in LSU track and field history to reach the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Cooke also coached multiple top finishers for LSU at the SEC Championships.
As a student-athlete, Cooke was a standout on and off the track, serving as a key member of LSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in community service opportunities. He competed in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters along with cross country for the Tigers, earning four SEC Academic Honor Roll selections.
A native of Glen Allen, Virginia, Cooke graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in History Secondary Education from LSU. He also has an MBA in Leadership and Management from Lynn University. He and his wife, Michelle, another LSU track & field/cross country alum, have a dog named Miles, and welcomed a baby girl named Emma in 2021.
Coach Tyrone Edgar
Director of Track and Field Khadevis Robinson announced Tyrone Edgar as an assistant track and field coach in the Fall of 2022.View Tyrone's Bio ⟩
Edgar comes to TCU after 11 seasons as an assistant coach for the UT Arlington men’s and women’s track and field teams. He also served as the recruiting coordinator for both programs. A former world-class sprinter with Team NIKE, he helped lead the Mavericks to three men’s indoor SunBelt Conference titles (2014, 2017, 2019) and three outdoor crowns (2014, 2015, 2017).
While at UTA, Edgar coached some of the program’s all-time best sprinters. In 2020, Ismael Kone, the 2020 Men’s SBC Outstanding Freshman, was the only male to win multiple individual events at the SBC Indoor Championships as he swept the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. He ran a personal-best 6.74 to win the 60m and followed it up with a 21.03 in the 200m, the No. 3 time in school history.
Edgar's professional experience made an immediate impact. Since 2014, three individual school sprint records and one relay record have been broken. Clayton Vaughn (men's indoor 60m, men’s outdoor 100m), Vanessa Ugorji (women's outdoor 400m), as well as the men's 4x100m relay team, were all school records that were broken in Edgar’s tenure.
A native of Great Britain, Edgar is no stranger to the international stage. He was a member of the country’s 4x100 relay team that reached the Semifinals at the 2008 Bejing Olympics. He was a 100m semifinalist at the 2009 World Championships while also garnering a bronze medal as a member of Great Britain’s 4x100 relay team.
He ran a life-time best of 10.06 as he garnered gold in the 100m at the 2008 European Cup.
Edgar was a two-time All-American at Texas A&M and was a three-time All-Big 12 Conference selection. He was the 100m runner-up at the 2006 Big 12 Championships and placed seventh at the NCAA Championships that same season.
Prior to Texas A&M, he was an eight-time NJCAA All-American at Kansas City Community College. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural leadership and development.
He and his wife, Jade, have a son, Kinston, and a daughter, Kennedy.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these limited first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Join us this summer at the Nike Track & Field Camp at TCU and train with one of the top NCAA Division 1 Track & Field programs in the country.
Campers should expect to work hard at camp, but there will also be plenty of breakout sessions and guest speakers, as well as some super fun team activities.
- Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Ages: 13-17
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp type: Day
- Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
- Check-in: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
- Lunch: Campers should bring their own lunch and snacks
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Grouped by: age, ability and experience
- Evaluation: by coaching staff
- Equipment Needed: Campers should bring at least one pair of broken in running shoes. Event shoes/spikes are recommended but not required. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
- Pole Vault - Campers must bring their own Poles
- Shot/Discus - Campers must bring their own implements (Shot and/or Discus)
- Facility: Texas Christian University Lowdon Track & Field Complex
- All Jumps (including Pole Vault; Pole Vault Campers must bring own Poles)
- Throws (Shot/Discus Only; campers must bring their own implements)
- Middle Distance
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Extra Athletic clothing
- 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
- Non-running shoes
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Small gym bag/backpack
POLE VAULT CAMPERS:
- Must bring own Poles
SHOT PUT AND DISCUS CAMPERS:
- Must bring own implements (Shot and/or Discus)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
Closest Airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE TRACK & FIELD CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our Track & Field camps please see our FAQ page.
The Lowdon Track and Field Complex was selected as the "Outstanding Track Complex" by the United States Tennis Court and Track Builders Association in 2000. Located on the southwest corner of the TCU campus, the Lowdon Track and Field Complex allows the program to take on the nation's finest collegiate competition on its home turf.
Camp Questions & Answers
MY CHILD DOES MULTIPLE EVENTS; WILL THERE BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HER TO TRAIN ON MULTIPLE SKILLS DURING CAMP?
Yes campers can train with multiple event groups.
DOES THE HEALTH & RELEASE FORM NEED TO BE SIGNED BY A DOCTOR?
Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, and completed online prior to camp arrival.
WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING TO CAMP?
All camp details and a checklist of items are available on the camp webpage.
ARE MEALS PROVIDED?
Campers should bring their own lunch and snacks.
Encouraging and engaged
Overall great camp!
2023: Coach Roger is amazing and was super helpful and encouraging my daughter in her future college athletic goals. Hoping for a future at TCU! Coach K was super approachable and down to earth and a great resource as well. Overall amazing and friendly staff all around!
2023: This camp gave my daughter the opportunity to push herself with girls that were several years older. It pushed her to become better. Also jumping over hurdles at a high school level and only being in 8th grade pushed her to be better
Had a blast!
2023: My daughter learned a lot, received lots of positive feedback and she had a blast!! The coaches truly wanted to see the campers succeed
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.