The Track and Field Club
Nationally competitive, this program is intended for athletes 13 and up who participate in USA Track and Field events as well as regional, national, and international meets. In addition to honing their physical skills, athletes are mentored by coaches who help them gain self-confidence and motivate them to realize their individual potential. Former athletes attest to the impact the track and field team has made in their lives because it taught them the value of hard work, discipline, and education.
Since the club was formed in 1979, Striders has had eighteen national champions. Over another hundred (108) other Strider athletes have placed better than eighth and earned a medal in the national championships. The Club has also had several other athletes win state championships in New York. In the past four years alone seven Chautauqua Striders have won state championships.