Nike Jumps & Throws Camp at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Join Coach Derick Lawrence and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) staff this summer at the Nike Track & Field Camp. This year, we will be offering separate Cross Country and Field Events Camps for High School athletes. For more information on the Cross Country camp, please view our Cross Country Camps page.
The Nike Jumps & Throws Camp focuses specifically on throwing events (Shot Put, Discus, Javelin) and jumping events (High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault), led by the Rose-Hulman jumps and throws staff and student-athletes, offering training, as well as educational breakout sessions and fun activities.
- Collegiate Coaching by Derick Lawrence, Christy Sherman, and Emily Lawrence.
- Nike Camp T-shirt to all campers.
- Daily training, educational breakout sessions and guest speakers.
- Training for ALL field events (including Javelin & Pole Vault)
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Director Derick Lawrence
Derick Lawrence brings more than a decade of successful NCAA Division III head coaching experience to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as the program's head men's and women's cross country coach. Lawrence also serves as assistant coach for the nationally regarded track and field programs.View Derick's Bio ⟩
Lawrence has earned two USTFCCA Regional Coach of the Year honors throughout a decorated career. He comes to Rose-Hulman after spending two years as head coach at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas; five years as head coach at Albion College in Michigan; and the most recent three years as head coach at Earlham College in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
At Trinity, Lawrence was coach of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship teams in men's and women's cross country during each of his two seasons at the helm. The women's squad captured back-to-back regional titles and later went on to finish 12th and 20th place at the NCAA Division III Championships, and he was named NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Women’s Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013. His women's squads achieved a perfect score of 15 points by sweeping the top five finishing placements at the SCAC championships in both 2012 and 2013. The men's squad also reached the NCAA Division III championships for the first time in the 2012 season, placing second in the regional and 32nd at the National Championships. The men's squad also became the first and currently the only Texas based NCAA Division III institution to qualify in the 48-year history of NCAA Division III for men's cross country.
In all, Trinity has produced one regional individual champion, 19 all-region, two individual conference champions, and 32 all-conference performers in cross country during Lawrence’s first two years as head coach. As an assistant track & field coach, Lawrence trained a runner who qualified for the 10,000-meter run in the NCAA Division III Championships. Lawrence helped guide the men’s track & field program to back-to-back SCAC titles in 2013 and 2014 along with the women’s team to a 2013 conference title.
Lawrence then spent five seasons as head cross country coach at Albion College (2014-2018). His efforts included coaching the first men's and women's cross country individual All-Americans in school history. His efforts helped Jessica Shaw (30th in 2016); Andrew Bill (39th in 2017); Cassandra Vince (10th in 2018) earn All-American honors. The men's team also placed in the top five at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Great Lakes Regional Regional in 2017 an 2018.
On the track, Lawrence guided Cassandra Vince to two NCAA Division III all-time top 10 performances in indoor track and field during the 2019 season in the 3,000 meter (6th all-time with a 9:31.07) and 5,000 meter (4th all-time with a 16:27.99) runs. Vince became the first Albion female distance runner to achieve an All-American performance when she placed 5th in the 5,000-meter run at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. During the 2016 outdoor track and field season, Lawrence helped Jessica Shaw become the first female distance runner to a national qualifying performance in the 10,000-meter run.
Lawrence spent the 2019-21 seasons as the head coach at Earlham College. The men's team won the 2021 HCAC championship by a 6-point margin over Manchester University, while the women finished with its best ever HCAC finish at fifth in 2019. The men's championship was the first conference cross country title in 25 years for Earlham and the college's first as a member of the HCAC. Both teams also received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team recognition for posting a 3.10-or-higher team GPA, emphasizing Lawrence's commitment to seeing his student-athletes achieve both athletically and academically.
Prior to his head coaching roles, Lawrence was a graduate assistant coach for two years at his alma mater. He helped DePauw produce two cross country and six track & field NCAA All-American performances in 2008 for teams that finished 26th and 20th in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in 2008 and 2009, respectively. The women's squad also finished 16th and 18th at the 2010 NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships, resepectively.
Lawrence got his start in the coaching profession as a volunteer assistant with the Indiana State University men’s cross country and track and field teams. The Sycamores placed as high as third in the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships during his tenure. While at Indiana State, Lawrence assisted in hosting the 2007 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at the La Vern Gibson Championship Course. He earned a Master of Arts in recreation and sport management from Indiana State in 2010.
Post-collegiately, Coach Lawrence has trained a group of marathoners. Three marathoners, Mitch Klingler, Cassandra Vince and Mackenzie Chojnacky, qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials at the June 2019 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Klingler qualified with a time of 2:17:22, while Chojnacky qualified with a 2:42:34 in the marathon. Vince qualified at the Indianapolis marathon in 2019 with a time of 2:38.24.
He received the Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology (emphasis in exercise science) from DePauw in 2007. As a student-athlete, Lawrence achieved All-SCAC cross country status in 2006 and turned in the school’s eighth-best all-time performance in the 10,000 meters, during the 2007 track campaign.
Lawrence holds a Level 1 Coaching Education Certificate from USA Track and Field and a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Endurance Event Specialist Certification. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lawrence graduated from Elder High School in 2003, helping the Panthers finish 7th in 2000 and 14th in 2001 at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I State Cross Country Championships.
Lawrence and his wife Emily reside in Terre Haute with their two cats and one dog.
Staff Coach Emily Lawrence
Emily Lawrence enters her second season as volunteer assistant track and field coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for the 2023-24 academic year. Lawrence brings more than a decade of successful NCAA Division III coaching experience to Rose-Hulman. She has coached nine NCAA Division III track & field national qualifiers and 29 conference individual champions and garnered USTFCCCA Men’s South/Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honors. She previously spent four years as assistant coach at University of Texas at Tyler; five years as assistant coach at Albion College in Michigan; and three years as head coach at Earlham College in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference before coming to Rose-Hulman.View Emily's Bio ⟩
Under Lawrence's guidance, Earlham captured three individual event championships at the 2020 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships and recorded 12 all-conference performances. First-year Madison Huelskamp was named the HCAC Co-Women's Indoor Freshman of the Year after winning the long jump with a leap of 5.09m. In addition, Earlham junior Noah Scherf competed for the United States in the T13 5,000m run at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, held in November 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
During the 2019 indoor track and field season, Lawrence guided freshman thrower ShaQuoria Thompson to a school record in the shot put and a national qualifying mark of 13.61m. During the outdoor track and field season, Lawrence guided sophomore Kejuan Frazier to a national qualifying performance of 16.32m in the shot put. Frazier placed 12th at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. During the 2018 and 2019 track and field seasons, Coach Lawrence guided four All-Great Lakes Region athletes. Under Lawrence’s guidance, Andrew Strzelecki set the indoor school record in the weight throw in 2018. Alyssa Wright set the outdoor school record in the hammer throw (2015) and indoor school record in the weight throw (2016). Lawrence has coached four MIAA track and field champions in the indoor and outdoor seasons. Kejuan Frazier, as a freshman, became a two-time conference champion in the indoor and outdoor shot put in 2018. Lawrence guided Rayshawn Robinson and Andrew Strzelecki to back-to-back conference championships in the javelin in 2017 and 2018.
Coach Christy Sherman
Christy Sherman enters her 19th season as an assistant coach for throwing events at Rose-Hulman in the upcoming 2022-23 year.View Christy's Bio ⟩
Sherman was named the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Men's Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year in 2016 after helping the Fightin' Engineers record one of the most dominating throwing event performances in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference history. Her efforts helped the men's squad score a whopping 85 points during the 2016 HCAC Outdoor Championships.
The men's squad earned three throwing event HCAC championships and had five of eight possible scorers in both the shot put and discus in 2016. Sherman also coached recent throwers Josh Himes and Eric Fiacable to their appearances at the NCAA Division III Track and Field National Championships in 2016 and 2017.
Sherman's efforts helped the Fightin' Engineers lead all NCAA Division III schools in scoring at the 2018 indoor and outdoor conference championships. Rose-Hulman has won 24 consecutive HCAC men's championship meets (13 outdoor, 11 indoor) with Sherman serving as an assistant coach for throwing events.
Most recently, 2019 graduate Eric Fiacable earned All-American honors by finishing 4th nationally in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in 2018. Javelin thrower Nathan Schrader also qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
On the women's side, Rose-Hulman has established new school records in every throwing event since Sherman joined the coaching staff.
In her own college career, Sherman earned four All-American honors in the shot put at Indiana State University. She earned three second-place finishes at the NCAA Division I championships and is a member of the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Sherman is employed by the Vigo County School Corporation as a teacher at Deming Elementary School. She is married to husband, John, and they have one son, Jack.
Coach Liz Evans
Elizabeth Evans enters her 11th year as jumps coach for the Fightin' Engineer track and field teams in the upcoming 2023-24 season. Evans works extensively with the Rose-Hulman jumpers and has had successful athletes on the academic side along with at the National level.The 2022 season featured Rofiat Adeyemi earning HCAC Jumps Athlete of the Year honors both indoors and outdoors. Adeyemi set school records in both the outdoor long jump and triple jump events. Kyle Brownell added All-American honors in the high jump at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships with a 7th place finish after setting a new school record of 6' 9" during the outdoor season.View Liz's Bio ⟩
Three jumper athletes have achieved four Academic All-American Awards including: Brendan Smyth 2016-2017, Christine Harper 2017, and Gabriele Razma 2017. Evans’ efforts have supported three athletes to achieve 6 All-American Awards including: Trey Sykes (7th Place - 48'6" Triple Jump 2016, 5th Place - 48'2" Triple Jump 2017, 4th Place - 49'7.75" Triple Jump 2018), Jaclyn Setina (5th place - 5'6" High jump 2018), Blake Schulthies (7th place Decathlon - 2015) and Kyle Brownell (7th place High Jump - 2022).
At the Conference level, Evans has been part of the successful reign that Rose-Hulman has seen. In the previous 9 years, Evans has had 36 Conference Event Champions in the jumps. In 2021, Evans’ squad took 8 titles and generated 48 and 47.5 points for the Indoor Men and Women’s along with 63 and 60 points for the Outdoor Men’s and Women’s.
Evans’ male jumpers have begun writing their names in the record book while her female jumpers have started their own record book. For school records, the men have obtained 2 of the 6 while the women have achieved 3 of the 6. According to the Top 3 All-Time List, the men have achieved 4 of the 18 spots while the women have obtained 12 of the 18. The women have filled in nearly every spot that their Coach Evans doesn’t still have.
Evans’ background includes North Knox High School in Bicknell Indiana before attending Rose-Hulman for three of her four college degrees (EE ‘13, MA ’13, EM '15). During her time on the Track and Field team, she holds 5 D3 National Champion Titles (High Jump), 8 All-American Awards, 5 Athlete of the Year Awards (Great Lakes Region), 3 Academic All-American Awards, 16 Conference Champion Event Titles, 6 Most Outstanding Female Field Athlete Awards, 3 Conference Event Records, and 8 Rose-Hulman School records.
Evans achieved the distinction of Best Division III High Jump Athlete by becoming the first Division III athlete to clear 6-feet in the high jump. Evans’ senior year at Rose adjusted that height on 4 different occasions. This bolstered her drive to continue athletics at a professional level after college where she has competed at 15 USATF National Championships to record a new PR of 1.90m (6’2.75") while placing 5th at the Olympic Trials in 2021 and being in the top 40 in the world.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
The Nike Jumps & Throws Camp at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) helps High School athletes develop over the summer, while providing practical tools to help you prepare for the upcoming season.
Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, this camp provides a memorable camp experience of both great training and coaching, as well as having fun and meeting new friends.
This weekend camp combines a great training location, with a staff consisting of college coaches and athletes, providing a fun, engaging environment that helps foster a love of T&F, and a springboard for a successful upcoming season.
- Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Age Group: 13-17
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Overnight, Day
- Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Day campers do NOT receive breakfast or dinner
- Check-in: (Overnight only) Friday, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
- Check-out: (All campers) Sunday, 4:00 PM
- Day Camp Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
- Check-in: Saturday & Sunday, July 16 at 8:30am
- Check-out: Saturday, 4:00pm
- Check-out: Sunday, 4:00pm
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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!
- All Jumps (including pole vault)
- All throws (including javelin)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEES:
- Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in University residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
- Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging, breakfast, and dinner (Day Campers should eat breakfast before daily check-in).
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10
- Grouped by: age, ability, track & field experience
- Equipment needed: Campers should bring at least one pair of broken in running shoes. Event shoes/spikes are optional. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
- Facility: RHIT Track & Field Complex
- Dorm: Apartments West
- Campers Per Room: 2
- Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
- Bathrooms: Private in room
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: Yes
- Kitchen: In each room
- Key Deposit: Lost room key or meal card,or cards not returned will result in a $50 replacement fee, which US Sports Camps will charge to the credit card
on the camper's account.
Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
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
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Extra spending money (suggested $40)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Athletic clothing mentioned above
- Comfortable non-running clothing
- Underwear and socks
- Flip flops
- Personal items & medications
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Swimsuit and towel
- Pen and paper for notes during guest speakers
- Cell phone (if you have one)
- Fan (optional)
- Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag (linens are NOT provided)
- Laundry detergent
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.
- The closest airport is Indianapolis International Airport (~1hr)
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.
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Camp Questions & Answers
Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?
Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm.
All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp
Does this camp have medical personnel on staff?
We have a certified athletic training on-site and a doctor on-call at all times in case of a training injury or medical ailment/emergency.
How many campers are placed in a dorm and do you accommodate roommate requests?
Most rooms are doubles though we do have some singles and triples. When you register for the camp, you have an option to submit a roommate request. If you would like to add a roommate request after registering for a camp, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We accommodate all roommate requests, made before 2 weeks before the start of camp, if placed in a double room dorm. If we must place the camper in a single, we will room them side by side. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.
Do the dorms have air-conditioning?
Dorms are not air-conditioned. Please bring a small fan.
Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
Campers dine in the school cafeteria which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.
Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?
We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we place you in a dorm room with another single camper, similar in age. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!
If you come as a team (5 or more Team Members), you can receive a $55 Team Discount per team member. Contact [email protected] for more details.
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, signed by the parent (guardian), and submitted online before arrival on the first day of camp.
My child is new to the sport, do you accept athletes who are beginners in the sport?
Camp participants should have an interest and some experience in track & field. Only experienced athletes are permitted to participate in Pole Vault and Javelin.
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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.