Track & Field

Head Coach -- Distance Scott Ball  Varsity Coach 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 over 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 taught in the junior high program at West Hills Christian School prior to his retirement last summer.   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.    
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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2019 Distance Practice Schedule Coaches Favorite Distance Running Articles Historical Distance Runners Ladder Athletic.net State Meet Placers (3A out of 6A) 2017 Jonathan Palau 2nd in 800 2016 Emily Curtis 1st in 800 Jonathan Palau 7th in 800 2015 Emily Curtis 3nd in 800 Lisa Jauch 6th in 1500 2014 Jessie Mathison 2nd in 800 Ryan Krostag 8th in 800 Derek Baltzell 10th in 800 Marcus Raz 8th in 3000 2013 Sarah Curtis 7th in 3000, 3rd in 800 Rich Fettig 3rd in 3000, 4th in 1500 Ryan Krostag 5th in 800 Kirk Anderson 4th in 800 2012 Sarah Curtis 7th in 3000, 8th in 800 Ellerey Nelson 8th in 3000, 9th in 1500 Hannah Sorensen 10th in 1500 Rich Fettig 8th in 3000, 10th in 1500 Garrick Kalmeta 12th in 1500 Kirk Anderson 1st in 800 2011 Sarah Curtis 7th in 3000, 10th in 1500 Katelyn Meeter 9th in 1500 Leanne Bingham 10th in 800 Chris Redelfs 9th in 3000 Rich Fettig 10th in 3000 2010 Craig Bingham 5th in 3000 Leanne Bingham 7th in 3000 2009 Austen Paul 9th in 1500, 7th in 3000 Latane Cox 6th in 800, 4th in 1500 2008 Daniel Friesen 2nd in 1500, 1st in 3000 2007 Daniel Friesen 4th in 1500, 2nd in 3000 David Jeffery 7th in 3000 Abigail King 3rd in 1500, 2nd in 3000 (2A out of 4A) 2006 Daniel Friesen 9th in 3000 David Jeffery 10th in 1500 Abigail King 6th in 1500, 2nd in 3000 2005 Steve Campbell 3rd in 800 Daniel Friesen 6th in 3000 Abigail King 8th in 1500, 8th in 3000 2004 Bethany Adams 6th in 800 Steve Campbell 7th in 800, 9th in 1500 Abigail King 10th in 1500, 9th in 3000 Greg Potts 9th in 3000 2003 Bethany Adams 1st in 800 Steve Campbell 7th in 1500 Jeff Friesen 4th in 3000 Greg Potts 8th in 3000 2002 Jeff Friesen 10th in 3000 2001 Shannon Edwards 14th in 3000 Jeff Friesen 12th in 3000 Michael Wanberg 6th in 800 2000 Shannon Edwards 15th in 1500, 7th in 3000 Jeff Friesen 17th in 3000 Angela Hutchins 12th in 800 1999 David Crisman 15th in 1500 Melissa Darm 8th in 800 Shannon Edwards 7th in 3000 Will Kalenius 13th in 1500 Brian Roesler 1st in 800 1998 Will Kalenius 10th in 1500, 12th in 3000 1997 Marisa Merritt 8th in 800, 4th in 1500 1996 Marisa Merritt 7th in 1500 1994 Marisa Merritt 16th in 1500