World Record Camps visiting high school over the break


Drew Doig, Staff Reporter

The World Record Camps  organization will host a two-day track and field training camp for athletes ages 12-18 at Lovejoy High School on March 18-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique event is $225 dollars with group and team discounts available.

Former Olympic athletes such as Willie Banks, a three-time Olympian and former world record holder in the triple jump, high jump innovator and former world record holder Dick Fosbury, current long jump world record holder Mike Powell, and Jacqueline Hansen, a former world record holder in the marathon and distance running world champion, as well as many other Olympians will help train the young athletes over this two-day camp.

The purpose of the camp is to empower, encourage, and inspire youths with an emphasis on track and field and to provide new skills, drills, and techniques to improve in their sport while having fun according to thier website.

The World Record Camps organization travels across the country and internationally to help athletes improve no matter what sport they participate in.

Roxanne Banks, executive director of World Record Camps , chose to work with this organization because of her time as a track athlete at UCLA.

I love the sport and I believe it is a great opportunity for young people to learn discipline, organization, and leadership,” Banks said. “The depth of knowledge that the youth receive at these camps are top notch.”

Banks thinks that having elite athletes volunteering their time is extremely valuable.

These incredible, elite athletes know what it takes to become an Olympian and they work with the youth, coaches, and parents for two intensive days to ensure an improvement in their skill level,” Banks said. “World Record Camps encourages young people to stay healthy, embrace sports as a great way to positively live their lives, and remember to always give back in their community.”

At the conclusion of the event here, World Record Camps will travel to Washington D.C for their next event.