Head Coach -- Distance Scott Ball Coach Ball has coached both cross country and track at Westside since 2001. Prior to coaching at Westside, Coach Ball was the head cross country and track coach at Pacific University. Event Coach -- Shot & Discus Joe Brooks Coach Brooks has now been coaching throwers at Westside for a decade. It is a delight to see athletes work hard and make progress. His previous experience includes another decade coaching wrestling at Wilson High. He notes that there is a surprising amount of carryover from wrestling to throwing. Coach Brooks also teaches in the junior high program at West Hills Christian School. Event Coach -- Sprints, Hurdles & Relays Jim Consolo Coach Consolo coached CYO Track & Field at West Hills Christian School from 2005-2011. He has been coaching here at Westside since 2011 working with sprints, hurdles and relays. Coach Consolo also has coached six years of Tigard Youth Football and volunteers his fall seasons producing weekly video highlights for the Tigard Varsity Football program since 2012. Event Coach -- Horizontal jumps, sprints assistant Keshaun King Bio coming soon. Event Coach -- High Jump Bob Hartford Coach Hartford has been coaching high jump for the past 9 years and joined our staff in 2012. He's coached both boys and girls who have advanced to the State Meet. Event Coach -- Javelin Rob Casteel Bio coming soon. Event Coach -- Javelin Chelsea Witkowski Coach Witkowski is a 2004 graduate of Westside and 2008 graduate of Northern Arizona University. Coach Witkowski competed in multiple track and field events in high school where she also ran cross country and played basketball. At NAU, Coach Witkowski competed in track and field as a javelin thrower. She has coached Javelin at Westside since 2008 and taught Art at Westside from 2009-2017. As a Westside alumnus, she still holds the javelin school record and competed at the NCAA Division 1 level finishing top 10 in the Big Sky Conference. Coaching young athletes through track and field continues to be one of her passions. She lives in Beaverton and raises her two girls under two full time.
Since the mid-90's, the Track and Field program at Westside has provided our students with the equipment, facilities, and coaching expertise to prepare them for the highest level of high school competition. Our teams have earned District championships (boys in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014; girls in 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and trophies at the State Meet (boys first in 2009, second in 2008 and third in 2012 and 2013 ; girls third in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2014). We've had 13 individual and 8 relay team State Champions with our 2012 boys 4 x 400 team setting a State Meet record in 3:24.90. Upon graduation, many of our athletes continue to compete during college, earning athletic scholarships and similar accolades at the next level of competition. As a combination individual and team sport, Track and Field allows each student to experience success on a variety of levels. With 17 events offered in high school, students have the opportunity to experiment with as many events as they desire. While focusing on one or more primary events, they can also "try out" some others. Rather than defining success by the place earned in an event, students can track the improvement of their marks throughout the season and from year to year. It is the goal of the Track & Field coaching staff to create and maintain a program which fosters achievement of the following objectives: Athletes will:
- develop a competitive approach to training and meet participation.
- have a broader definition of success.
- develop the ability to push themselves beyond their level of emotional and physical comfort.
- develop a greater level of self confidence as they experience some measure of athletic success.
- create deeper relationships with peers.
- be a better team member in the future because of their Track & Field experience.
- be encouragers of others, sharing in the joy of another's accomplishments.
- be more grateful for healthy bodies and praise God for this blessing.
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