Paul Carrozza, the former owner of the RunTex stores, has been named the head track and cross-country coach for the St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a college prep school with nearly 700 students. Carrozza will coach both the middle and high-school track programs at the school off 360 in northwest Austin.
Cedar Park High School has named Michael Bardgett as its new track and cross-country coach. Bardgett has been the assistant girls track and cross-country coach at Highland Park HS in Dallas. In its most recent past, Cedar Park
Matthew Maton, who grew up in Austin, made history on Friday night in Eugene, Oregon. A high-school senior in Bend, Oregon, Maton became the just the sixth high-school runner in U.S. History (fifth American) to break the four-minute mile barrier. Before a Hayward Field crowd on the University of Oregon campus at the Twilight Meet, [...]
Another Austin-area track coach has been arrested and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Christopher Cotten, 41, who has been a track coach at McNeil HS, was arrested and booked into Williamson County Jail on April 9th, but has since bonded out. He is charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, improper relationship between an educator and a student and distribution of harmful material to a minor.
Matthew Maton, who has won six Oregon state track and cross-country titles, has been kicked off his Summit HS team in Bend. Maton, who was raised in Austin but moved to Bend six years ago with his family, is one of the most decorated high school distance runners in the country and was recruited by most of the top track powers (including Texas). He has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Oregon where his older sister Ashley is a junior on the team.
The 88th running of the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays gets rolling tomorrow (Wednesday) at Mike Myers Stadium on the UT campus with two days of multi-events and some qualifying. The main distance events are scheduled
The Austin American Statesman reported that Timo Sheard, a highly respected track and cross-country coach at Cedar Park High School, has been placed on administrative leave by the Leander School District, pending an investigation. Veronica Sopher, the Leander School District's assistant superintendent of government and community relations, declined to answer any questions about Sheard and [...]