Track & Field

***More info and accomplishments available on the Track & Field Wiki page***

Philosophy: High School is a time for experiences and relationships. Track & Field is an ideal sport for any individual to learn and develop. Track & Field is a great sport for student-athletes to begin to cross-train and develop general athletic abilities. All are welcome and encouraged!

Season: Spring

Levels: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Frosh/Soph

Head Coach and Sprints: Jason Dinkler, Boys & Girls Track & Field


Bio: Coach Dinkler has been at Foothill Technology for the last 14 years, teaching tenth and twelfth grade English and coaching both cross country and track. He brings an extensive cross-training background to the program, having competed in swimming and water polo in high school and college and then competing in marathons and triathlons after graduation. He continues to stay active in the running community by racing throughout Southern California. He has coached both youth and high school level athletics.  



Coaching Staff:

Mark Messner – Hurdles

Ken Reeves – Distance

Claire Morgan – Throws

Mike Russell – High Jump, Pole Vault

Leonidas Watson – Long Jump, Triple Jump

Mike Herrera – Sprints

Charlie Feyh – Technical Support  


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– 4:00 to 6:30pm   SPORTS PHYSICALS will be offered on campus, $25 cash/credit/check payable to “Foothill Athletics Boosters” (first come, first served)

– 5:00 to 6:30pm   Taco Dinner for purchase ($10/meal – 3 tacos – veggie/asada/chicken/pork – with rice & beans & a drink), join Boosters, buy spirit wear, complete athletic clearance! (You can pre-order your meal online at

– 5:45 to 6:20pm   Parent meeting for incoming 9th graders and/or new to sports  – J bldg Black Box

– 6:30 to 7:10pm   Session 1 individual team meetings (fall & winter sports)

– 7:20 to 8:00pm   Session 2 individual team meetings (winter & spring sports)

Track & Field Summer Program: 

  • No Summer Tryouts/Practice 

  • 3-week Summer Dead Period (No practices): June 24 – July 14, 2018

Spring Practice Location: Ventura College Stadium

Contact Coach Dinkler:

Athletics Dept: Anthony Unchangco, FTHS Athletic Director; 805-289-0023, ext. 2309. Or Karrie Carey, FTHS Athletics Secretary; 805-289-0023, ext. 1016.