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H.E. Athletes ACALA Sports Training Systems http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=29&Itemid=29 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:50:07 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Alan Sims http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113:alan-sims&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113:alan-sims&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Birthdate: 6/11/1964, Eagle Lake, Texas

Age Group: 45-49

Home: Houston, Texas

Education: Willowridge High School, ITT Technical Degree in Electronics Engineering.

Events: 100, 200, and Long Jump.

Alan Sims has been a member of the Houston Elite Track Club since 1987 (23 years).

Track Highlights:

2006 Indoor Nations Long Jump: First Place.

2008 World Masters Long Jump: First Place.

He places at the top many times as a Master athlete.

Latest: Alan is busy training for the indoor season.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Wed, 05 Jan 2011 01:35:28 +0000
Bill Kaspari http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111:bill-kaspari&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111:bill-kaspari&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Birthdate: September 5, 1934

Education: University of Colorado - BSEE  (after 4 years in US Navy.)

Age Group: 75 - 79

Events: 60, 100, 200 and 400 Meters, Relays

Running Background: Bill had no experience in sprinting in high school or college and became a recreational runner/jogger starting at age 34, running mostly trails with his buddies, an occasional 5k or 10k and one marathon.  He was a track wannabe so tried a couple of masters track meets when he was 43 but didn’t have the time or knowledge to train.   In 2006 he met Coach Joy Upshaw who began (and continues) to train him in sprinting.  He ran his first race in 2006 at the age of 72.

Career Highlights: His first track meet was the 2006 Huntsman Games where he was 3rd in the 100 and 4th in the 200.   In June, 2007 he ran at the National Senior Games in Louisville where he finished 5th in the 200.  The next milestone was when he ran with the USA 4 x 100 Relay team at the 2007 World Masters T & F Championships in Riccione, Italy. The USA finished 4th. At the 2008 US National Championships in Spokane he was 5th in the 200.

In Oct. 2009 he ran his first 400 meters at the World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia.  He took 3rd place with the fastest time (74.53 sec.) by an American in 2009 in the 75 - 79 age group.   At the 2010 US Indoor Championships in Boston he was 3rd in the 400 meters. At the 2010 US Outdoor National Championships in Sacramento, CA he was 1st in the 400, took 2nd in the 100m and 200m and 1st in the 4 x 400 meter relay.  He has won twenty five medals to date.

The Latest: In the 2011 World Masters Championships in Sacramento, Bill was part of the (M75) gold winning 4 x 100 relay, and part of the (M75) 4 x 400 relay which took the Silver.

In the 2012 Masters Indoor Championships the took the Bronze in the 400 Meters.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Mon, 03 Jan 2011 02:16:43 +0000
Brenda "Herricane" Cook http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117:brenda-qherricaneq-cook&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117:brenda-qherricaneq-cook&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Birthdate: December 11, 1954, Houston, Texas

Education: Furr High School, Houston, Texas; Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Age group: 55-59

Events: 60M, 100M, 200M and 400M.

Career Highlights: Like most women in master's track,  I was not involved in any sports because they just weren't offered.  One event that was offered, though, was an annual powerpuff football competition waged between junior and senior girls.  That did fuel in me a LOVE for football, so in 1978 when I heard that the newly formed Women's National Football League was working to form a team in Houston, I jumped on it.  I played two years with the Houston Herricanes as a running back then "retired" and started my family.

I was unaware that competition was available for USATF masters track until I had been involved in the senior olympics for about 3 years.

Track Highlights:

Senior Olympics  2005 - 100m - Silver; 200m - Gold

2007 - 100m - Silver;  200m - Silver and 4 x 100 Relay - Gold.

2009 - 100m - Silver; 200m - Silver

Indoor Nationals 2009 - 60m -Bronze; 200m - Silver

Outdoor Nationals 2009 - 100m - Silver; 200m - Silver; 400m - Silver

Latest News: As a native Houstonian, I am eagerly anticipating competing in the National Senior Games to be hosted this summer in Houston, Texas.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Fri, 07 Jan 2011 03:06:06 +0000
Calvin R. Carter, Jr. http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154:calvin-r-carter-jr&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154:calvin-r-carter-jr&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Welcome to Calvin Carter. Calvin is the newest member of the Houston Elite Track Club.

Calvin is the Sprint, Hurdle and Relay coach for the men and women at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

We'll post additional biographical information when it comes in.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Thu, 22 May 2014 16:42:56 +0000
Caryl Chlan http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119:caryl-chlan&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119:caryl-chlan&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Age Group: 55-59

Events: 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, Shot Put

Career Highlights: I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and participated in track and field as a member of Dave’s Speedettes Track Club from 1968-1971.  After that, I took a long break from track and field (about 35 years), but continued to participate in athletics and ran lots of road races.  In 2006, my friend suggested we participate in the Acadiana Senior Games track and field meet.  I was hooked!

Track Highlights:

Youth Games: 1968—Shot Put - Gold

1969 – Shot Put – Bronze

Senior Olympics – 2009 – 100M- 4th, 400M – Gold, 800M – Gold,  4 X 100M Relay – Gold, Shot Put – Bronze

Louisiana Senior Games – 2010 – 100M –Gold, 200M – Gold, 400M – Gold, 800M – Gold, 1500M – Gold, Discus – Gold,  Long Jump – Gold, Shot put – Gold

Latest News: I plan on running at the Southwest Regional Indoor Meet in Baton Rouge on February 12th, and also plan to participate in the 2011 Senior Games Track and Field meet that will be held in Houston, Texas in June.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:33:12 +0000
Charles Allie http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85:charles-allie&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85:charles-allie&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29

Age Group: 65-69

Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Track Highlights: Charles Allie is the world record holder for ages 55-59 in the 400 meters (52.24) and the 4 x 200 meters relay (1:37.13).

  • World Record holder Men's 60-64 age group in the Indoor 200 Meter Dash
  • 1st place, 4 x 400 meters relay (split 56.70), Penn Relays, 2005
  • 1st Place, 4 x 200 meters relay, USA Masters Track Championships, 2007
toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:29:48 +0000
Cindy Steenbergen http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95:cindy-steenbergen&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95:cindy-steenbergen&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Birthdate:  3/3/54

Place: Fort Worth, Texas

High School: Eastern Hills

Present Age Group:  55-60

Events: 60, 100, 200, 400

Career Highlights: Had never participated in track previously.  Started at age 42.

First meet was an Indoor Meet in Shawnee, OK.  I believe it may have been in 1995 or 1996.  I won the 60 and the 200.  Then, I went to Greensboro for the first National Indoor meet.  I ran the 60 and the 200.  I was edged out for 2nd.  That was the last time.  Then I went to Spokane, WA for the National Outdoor Meet and won the 100 and 200.

Then, 1997 Boston Nationals Indoor ( I think) I got first in the 60 and 200.

San Jose (1997) Outdoor won first in the 100, 200 and 400.

Maine 1998 - Won the 100, 200 and 400 in addition to the Age graded 100.

Boston 1999 - Won the 60, 200 and 400.

Orlando 1999 - wond the 100, 200 and 400, Also the 4 X 4 relay and 2nd in the age graded.

I ran at Mt SAC for two years in a row.  Ran at the Olympic Trials twice in Sacramento.

Was track athlete of the year for several years for my age group.

Latest News:  I am now training for track events for the upcoming season.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:50:39 +0000
Craig Davis http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146:craig-davis&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146:craig-davis&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Birthdate: May 15, 1957, Pottsville, Pa.

Home: Hillsboro Beach, Florida

Education: 1976 Pottsville Area HS and 1980 Ursinus College

Age Group: 55-59

Events: 100, 200, 400 Meters and relays.

Career Highlight: Craig Davis played running back in high school and participated in T&F starting with a four team track program in the 5th grade.  Hamstring issues hindered a 3 year top seeded HS sprinter from ever reaching the state finals.  After his college career, he took the next 25 years before rediscovering his passion for the rubberized track surface at the 2005 Florida Sunshine State Games. From 2005-2011, he earned many Gold/Silver/Bronze medals in both the Florida State Games, Florida Senior Games, Georgia State Games, etc. In 2008, Craig sustained a herniated L5-S1 disk which sidelined and almost ended his progression back to the track but in 2011 he had a break out year with his best times be recorded. At 5’6” and shrinking, his CFO suggested that he make a website www.ShortestFastestOldestWhiteGuyIKnow.com which contains additional information and helpful health/fitness tips.

Recent Performances: In the 2011 World Master’s Outdoor T&F Championship in Sacramento, California, he made the 50-54 age bracket Finals in both the 100m (7th place) and  the 200m (6th place).  At the Penn Relays he ran an amazing 2nd leg of the 4x100 relay which placed his team into 3rd place earning the team a Bronze Medal.   In 2012, he was the lead leg for the Gold Medal Team for the 50+  4x400 relay at the  Millrose Games and at  the Penn Relays he was the 100 Meter Silver Medalist behind teammate Alan Tissenbalum. In 2013, his first Indoor National efforts earned Bronze in both the 200m and 400m.

The Latest: In April 2012 with many thanks to his daughter, Craig became a first time grandfather a little girl, Ava, and they say he’s too young for one of those granddaddy names so just call him “G” or “G-Pop”!  Back to Back in April 2013 his son provided the grandson, Colt Allen, middle name after G-Pop.

Craig’s Best Times:

100 Meters: 12.05

200 Meters: 24.53

400 Meters: 55.90

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:28:12 +0000
Damon Blakemore http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80:damon-blakemore&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80:damon-blakemore&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 Birthdate: March 26, 1962 in Pontiac, Michigan.Damon running hurdles

Education: Pontiac Northern High School, Oakland University, BS Marketing

Age Group: 50-54

Events: Indoor Pentathlon, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, 100, 200, 400, Relays

Career Highlights:

2014 - USATF Athlete of the Year

Indoor Nationals

Pentathlon - National Champion
High Jump - Silver
Long Jump - Silver
Pentathlon - National Champion
Long Jump - Bronze
Pentathlon - Silver Medalist
Long Jump - Bronze
Pentathlon - National Champion
60m Hurdles - Silver Medalist
Long Jump - Bronze
60m Hurdles - National Champion
Long Jump - Silver Medalist
Shot Put - Silver
60m Hurdles - National Champion
60m Hurdles - National Champion
Indoor Worlds
Pentathlon - Silver Medalist*
60m Hurdles - Bronze
4x200 Relay - Bronze
*American Record
Outdoor Nationals
100m Hurdles - National Champion
100m Hurdles - National Champion
400m Hurdles - National Champion
100m Hurdles - National Champion
Outdoor Worlds
100m Hurdles - World Champion
Long Jump - Silver Medalist
4x100 Relay -  Silver Medalist
World Masters Games
Long Jump - Gold Medalist
4 x 100 - Gold Medalist
4 x 400 - Gold Medalist


The Latest: Damon is training for the upcoming outdoor Nationals in Jacksonville, FL and the World Championships in Lyon, France.
toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Wed, 02 Jun 2010 04:28:06 +0000
Danny Ray Robertson, Jr. http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=147:danny-ray-robertson-jr&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=147:danny-ray-robertson-jr&catid=29:houston-elite-athletes&Itemid=29
Danny made Junior Olympics in 2001
Champion 4 X 800 relay - Tiger Track Club
Madison High School District Champion in 200 & 400 meters all four years
Santa Monica College So Cal Region finalist 200m & 400m
Goal: To make the 2016 Olympic Team

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Houston Elite Athletes Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:53:58 +0000