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Coaches Corner 2017-12-20T17:51:41+00:00

ETHAN HICKS – Junior Assistant Coach

Ethan is currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at the Medicine Hat College. He has been a sprinter for the past 5 years, running the 100m and 200m sprints with personal bests of 11.24 and 22.45 seconds respectively. He has competed provincially twice, getting 3rd in the 100m and 4th in the 200m last year. He also recieved 1st place for the 200m at the Calgary Outdoor Dino Meet in that same year. Sprinting is my passion and I can’t wait to give back as an assistant coach.

PAYTON LAWSON – Junior Assistant Coach

Payton is currently a pharmacy student at the medicine hat college and has competed with the Panthers club for the last 3 years. He became involved in track and field at Medicine Hat High School as a long distance runner and had the opportunity to compete at provincials twice for both cross country and track and field. He has previously been involved in other sports such as volleyball, basketball and badminton. Currently he continues to compete for the panthers as well as competing in triathlons and other distance competitions. He is very excited to continue to be involved in track through coaching and to have the opportunity to help other athletes grow and find the same joy in track and field that he has.

AUSTIN DORN – SEASONAL OUTDOOR COACH

Austin is a grade twelve student at McCoy High School. He started his track and field involvement at the age of 12 with the Panthers club, being coached by both Sonya Brown and Sage Watson.  His accomplishments to date include attending the Alberta Summer Games for 3 consecutive years in Lethbridge, Airdrie and Leduc – one year as an underage athlete.  Also attending Legion Nationals in Langley, BC and earning a spot on Team Alberta for 2 consecutive years for Western Canada championships in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Besides many ribbons received in school track, some major awards include achieving two silvers at Westerns, a silver and bronze at provincial championships and a silver at Alberta Summer Games. He is pursuing a future career in pharmacy and is looking forward to coaching with the Panthers Track Club.

CHELSEA KLECKNER – SEASONAL OUTDOOR COACH

Chelsea is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Lethbridge working towards a Bachelor of Science with a major in Kinesiology. Chelsea will be working with sprinters and jumpers this season and is especially looking forward to working with Panther athletes on goal setting and imagery, as well as other mental skills to improve their game. Chelsea loves meeting new people in the track and field community and participated as a coach for the Medicine Hat High School team in 2016, as she competed for the team at Provincials in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and Long Jump in 2013, 2014, and 2015. On of her favourite track memories was winning 4A provincials with her team in 2013 and would love to see another Medicine hat team take the title this year. She can often be seen around the Medicine Hat Rotary Track volunteering at meets, handing out ribbons or marshalling, as she has a passion for the Track and Field Community. Aside from coaching, she is working towards becoming a Grade I Track Official this year, has a passion for food and is running her first half-marathon in May!

VICTORIA DALZIEL – Seasonal Throws Coach

Victoria is currently a Nursing student at the Medicine Hat college who had been a long-term athlete throughout junior high and high school. She has been involved with coaching a local wrestling team here in the city after competing for many years and is excited to now be coaching track and field. As a repeat provincial level high school athlete for all throws, she has experienced many different meets and competition through school and Alberta games experience where she has made many memories with great teammates. One of her most memorable events was competing in hammer throw which was a very new concept for her but after a few practices and competition it turned out to be a fun experience. She is looking forward to working with the throwers and working towards teaching the building blocks to be successful throwers. She is also looking forward to helping all athletes succeed by utilizing individual strengths and learning from mistakes and through practice. She has a heart for working with and alongside youth and encouraging healthy active lifestyles, she has been volunteering for many track meets here in the city and is working towards becoming an official. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities such as recreational sports or activities with friends, or volunteering for community events.

 

KAYLA STEGEN – Seasonal Outdoor POLE VAULT coach

Kayla graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 2017 as a multi sport athlete with a specific love for track and field.  She is currently a student athlete at the University of Saskatchewan enrolled in the college of Kinesiology while spending the rest of her time training with the varsity track team there.  Kayla has a focus on pole vault at the university level, but trained in both hurdles and javelin in high school.  Kayla’s love for track has continued to grow over the years and she is excited to share her passion for the sport with the Panther’s club.

 

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