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TTFCA February Update

TTFCA Update

February 2020

Indoor Track and Field

From College Station to the University of Houston to McNeese to Texas Tech to the Universities of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas, as well as various event-specific competitions like the Belton Expo, Texas high school and college athletes have competed all over the region to work on their craft prior to the Outdoor season.

The collegians are breaking school and meet records at … record pace! … and it seems like everyone’s setting a PR. The blazing fast IAAF-certified track at the University of Houston (in partnership with FasTrak Athletix) has proven among the fastest in the world, while amazing performances from the collegians are taking place on every single track.

An abundance of high schoolers appear primed for an outstanding outdoor campaign. Makes one wonder how much longer before a sanctioned High School Indoor Season becomes a serious consideration.

Athletes of the Week

In an effort to recognize more student-athletes, this year the TTFCA will tweak its Athletes of the Week program. We will break down our recognition in the following manner:

Male and Female Track Athletes of the Week: 1-4A

Male and Female Field Athletes of the Week: 1-4A

Male and Female Track Athletes of the Week: 5-6A

Male and Female Field Athletes of the Week: 5-6A

Male and Female Track Athletes of the Week: Private

Male and Female Field Athletes of the Week: Private

AED: In Partnership with the Damani Gibson Foundation, the Texas Track & Field Coaches Association has begun an initiative to provide portable AEDs to member school’s XC/TF programs. The partnership will strive to give away as many brand new portable AEDs throughout the year as possible.

Applications may be turned in throughout the year, but the first turn-in date for the first AED giveaway is March 1, 2020. For more information on our joint effort to save lives, visit

Meet the Board

Executive Director: Stuart Kantor, Dallas Bishop Lynch

President: Ychlindria Spears, San Antonio MacArthur

Vice President: Shelton Ervin, Humble Summer Creek

Board Members: Ray Baca (Canyon), James Barr (Texas Relays), Barbara Crousen (McMurry – retired), Ruqayya Gibson (Damani Gibson Foundation), Tom Hill, Logan Kelly (Lucas Lovejoy), Andy Prior (WoodmenLife, USATF Official), Jessica Richards (McKinney North), Mike Sheaner (Past President), David Thurchak (St. Mary’s Hall), June Villers (DeSoto), Ray White (Barbers Hill), and Greg Williams (Lancaster.)

Important Dates

February 13-15: the first full weekend of Outdoor Track & Field gets under way

February 14-15: USATF Indoor Championships

February 18-19: Sun Belt Indoor Championships

February 20-21: SWAC Indoor Championships

February 21-22: Lone Star Conference Championships

February 22-23: C-USA Indoor Championships

February 24-25: Sun Belt Indoor Conference Championships

February 28-29: AAC / Big 12 / SEC / WAC Indoor Conference Championships

February 29: US Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

March 1-2: Southland Conference Indoor Championships

March 5-7: NAIA Indoor National Championships

March 6-7: NJCAA Indoor National Championships

March 13-14: DI NCAA Indoor National Championships

March 13-14: DII NCAA Indoor National Championships

March13-14: DIII NCAA Indoor National Championships

March 13-15: IAAF World Indoor Championships

March 25-28: Texas Relays

March 31-April 16: UIL District and Area Meets

April 16-18: American Southwest Conference Outdoor Championships

April 18: TAIAO State Championships

April 22-25: Drake Relays

April 23-25: Penn Relays

April 23-25: TAPPS Regionals

April 24-25: So