March 20, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue cross country and track and field teams will host a summer camp again this year. The camp will run from June 23-27 for boys and girls from sixth to 12th grade.
Campers of all skill levels will have the opportunity to work with Purdue's world-class coaches. Head coach Lonnie Greene boasts more than 20 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. He has coached four athletes to individual national championships and 32 athletes to a combined 99 All-America Honors, including Geoff Davis, Dani Bunch, and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi this indoor season. Greene has coached two SEC Runners of the Year, an SEC co-Freshman Runner of the Year, and two USTFCCCA South Central Region Runners of the Year. Greene has also mentored eight Olympians including two from the 2012 London Games. He has also had numerous athletes compete on the highest stage at the world level in World Championships, Junior Championships, Pan-Am Games, among several others. He has also been named a national and regional coach of the year while at Arkansas.
Greene has primarily worked with sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps, and multi events. With the Boilermakers, he primarily works with the women's sprints and relays while overseeing and aiding the entire program.
The camp will be available as either a commuter or residential option. Commuters will begin at 9 a.m. ET each day until 7 p.m. and receive lunch and dinner. There is also a team discount available for five or more individuals from one team or school that register together. Campers are expected to wear comfortable workout clothing and should bring shoes or spikes and any implements that they have available, if applicable. All campers will also be required to have a signed medical form present at registration.
The camp will be held on the Rankin Outdoor Track and Field as well as the Boilermaker Cross Country Course.
Purdue's assistant coaches and a number of student-athletes will also help run the camp. The Boilermakers' staff of Norbert Elliott (men's spring/hurdles/relays), Dave Hartman (distance/cross country), Keith McBride (throws), Berry Shumpert (jumps/multi events), and Althea Thomas (recruiting coordinator/sprints) has worked with the nation's best and will work with campers to improve their talents. The collective staff has been directly responsible for numerous All-Americans, National Champions, All-Conference selections and Olympians including medalists. Elliott coached the 2000 4x100m Gold Medal Relay team at the Sydney Olympic Games.
The staff also has accumulated multiple coach of the year awards and other various accolades. The team's supervisor of operations, Toyinda Wilson-Long, will also help work with the throwers at the camp. She competed for Purdue until 1999 and capped her career by winning the 1999 NCAA Championship in the weight throw. She also was a two-time All-American and five-time Big Ten Champion.
For more information about the camp, see the camp brochure at the top of the page.