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Cross Country and Track Programs Host ‘Road to the Top’ Aug. 5-6

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Daniel Caulfield

Posted on July 22, 2010

Running legends Dr. Joe Vigil, Joe Newton and Roger Kingdom will be featured speakers at "The Road to the Top," hosted by the Cal U cross country and track and field programs.  

Focusing on motivation and training, "The Road to the Top" begins with a session for athletes at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

A coaches' clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 in Keystone Hall, Room 205.

Vigil, a U.S. Olympic distance coach since 1988, has coached Olympic medalists and over 100 national champions. One of the founders of the USATF coaching education program, Vigil has received 11 Hall of Fame and 14 National Coach of the Year awards.

Newton, head cross-country coach at York High School in York, Pa., has led his team to 26 state titles and 20 national titles. The movie "The Long Green Line" is based on his 2005 boys cross country team.

Kingdom, director of the Cal U track and field and cross country programs, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Cost is $30 for the athletes' session on Aug. 5, $50 for the coaches' clinic on Aug. 6.

Visit the Cal U Athletics website for more information.