"Where Speed is Built!"

OUR STAFF

 

HEAD COACH COURTNEY CLARK-RASHEED

Currently a 6 time record holder for Norristown Area High Schools Girl's Track team (Pennsylvania), Courtney holds records for the indoor and outdoor hurdle events, the 200, and the 400. In July, 2000, Courtney represented the United States as a member of the USA Track & Field Youth World team and traveled to Debrecen, Hungary to compete in the 400 meter hurdles where she placed 8th in the world. She attended North Carolina A&T State University where she has set several indoor and outdoor records in the 400 meter hurdles, as well as the 200 and 400 meter dash. She is formerly the MEAC 2003, and 2006 400 meter hurdles Champion. Courtney graduated from NC A&T in May, 2006. Upon graduating, she moved to Raleigh to run professionally under Coach George Williams. In 2007, she traveled with a USA team to Osaka, Japan where she anchored a national record breaking 4x400 team. She is a USA Track & Field Level I & II Coach in sprints, hurdles, and relays, and has coached collegiate track & field at West Chester University. Courtney has a competitive spirit, loves the sport of track and field and desires to see her athletes succeed.

COACH BECKI CARMAN

Becki began running at age 10, but it wasn’t until her freshman year of high school that she found her true passion, the Javelin.
As a thrower at Penncrest High School (Media, Pa), Becki had an outstanding career, competing in the Pennsylvania State Championships 3 of her 4 years in high school. In her junior year, Becki travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to compete in the National Track and Field Championship, bringing home a bronze medal. In 1998, she was part of the team that set the Delaware County Javelin Relay record that still stands to this very day. Becki also qualified for the World Youth Championships in Annecy, France the same year.
After high school graduation, Becki continued her throwing career as a member of the Cabrini University Women’s Team, where she set the school record in the Javelin as well as the Discus. During her time at Cabrini, Becki was the ECAC Champion, PAC Conference Champion and 4-Time CTC Conference Champion. Not only was Becki competing in college, but she also returned to her Alma Mater of Penncrest High School as their throwing coach, and remaining the coach for 12 years.
During her time as a coach at Penncrest, Becki had athletes competing in the Pennsylvania State Championships every year. A number of her athletes set several County records in all 3 throwing events.
Becki is a USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach and 2019 marks her second year as Throws Coach of Velocity Xpress. The passion Becki has for the sport has been passed on to her daughter who is also a member of VX, specializing in Multi Events.

COACH JORDAN CARLSON

Jordan Carlson began his Track and Field Career at the age of eight as a member of the Polk County Blue Streaks track club in Columbus, North Carolina. He participated in running, jumping and throwing events, finding his true passion for Discus and Shot Put. His passion was likely due to the fact that he descends from a long line of throwers including his father, grandfather, great grandfather and other ancestors in Sweden.

As a member of the Polk County Blue Streaks, and later joining the Westside Track Club of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Carlson competed in both USAT&F Junior Olympic track meets and AAU track meets. Carlson won many gold medals in both Discus and Shot Put in Local, District and Regional competitions and qualified in both events for National Competition four times. At the age of thirteen, as a National qualifier, he was ranked fourth in the nation in discus. He competed in the USATF Jr. Olympic Nationals in Houston, Texas, Seattle, Washington, and Orlando, Florida earning a seventh place medal in Houston in Discus.

Carlson was a member of the Polk County High School track team, in Columbus, NC, seventh grade through twelfth grade. Carlson set records there in both Shot Put and Discus.  Although he graduated high school in 2002, his record in Discus still stands nineteen years later.  Carlson was All County and All State his Junior and Senior year in Discus and Shot Put and MVP  for his high school track team his Senior year. From the time Carlson was eight through high school, Carlson had the coaching of his father, Bruce Carlson, a former college thrower and throws coach for the Polk County high school team.

Upon high school graduation Carlson continued his track and field career throwing Discus and Shot Put for the Berea College track and field team in Berea, Kentucky.

COACH RYAN NORTH

Ryan North has been active in the sport of Track and Field since the 3rd grade and still actively competes today.  His core events at Pennsauken High School and Rowan University were the 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and 800 meters. He also ran cross country, making him competitive to compete in short and long distance races. Ryan was a recipient of numerous awards for his athletic and academic achievements during his scholastic years.  His versatility on the track makes him a dynamic coach with vast experience. When coaching  his athletes, Ryan focuses on mastering the fundamentals of running, sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal development.   

 

Today Ryan still competes in the 400 meters and enjoys participating in sprint triathlons and mudathons.

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