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

Contact: jason.dinkler@venturausd.org

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   mark.messner@foothilltechnology.org

Ken Reeves, Distance   ken.reeves@venturausd.org

Claire Morgan – Throws     claire.morgan@foothilltechnology.org

Mike Russell – High Jump, Pole Vault   mike.russell@foothilltechnology.org

Leonidas Watson, Long Jump, Triple Jump    leonidas.watson@foothilltechnology.org

Charlie Feyh – Technical Support  

 


2017-18 Incoming 9th graders or transfers! If you are interested in sports at FTHS and did not complete the online interest form during course registration with FTHS counselors, please click the link below so we can contact you about summer meeting, tryouts, and programs. Scroll down to get more information about summer 2017!


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 SUMMER TRYOUT/PRACTICE INFORMATION:

  • ATHLETE CLEARANCE: Prior to trying out for or practicing with a team, students must submit Athletic Clearance documentation, which includes a sports physical clearance dated within the past 12 months. NEW for the 2017-18 school year, online clearance is now available! Begin the online clearance process at https://home.registermyathlete.com/org/CA/00509/ and use the instructions found here. If you are unable to complete clearance online, please contact the school office for a packet at 289-0023 x1016.

  • IMPORTANT 6/19 ATHLETICS MEETING:  Incoming parents & students should attend the Summer Athletics Meeting at FTHS on Monday, June 19, 5-8pm for general info and team meetings.  A new parent orientation will be from 5:45-6:30pm, followed by individual team meetings at 6:30-7:15pm and 7:15-8pm. Dinner by In-N-Out will be available for purchase 5-6:30pm, pre-order your meal today!

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Pre-order your dinners for the 6/19 meeting from the In-N-Out food truck!

$6 for a Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Chips & Drink!

 

 

  • TRYOUTS:  Students who are unable to participate in summer practices/tryouts will need to tryout when the season of sport begins; class schedule will be rearranged if they make the team at that time.

  • SUMMER PRACTICES:  Most teams will hold summer practices/tryouts, though all sports are required to have a 3-week “dead” period during the summer. This is a good time to make vacation plans.  Summer practices are not mandatory but are highly recommended and help us coordinate your initial course schedule.  Fall Sports have priority during summer if times conflict.

  • Questions? Please check our website for more details or contact the FTHS Athletics Department at 289-0023 x1016.

Spring Practice Location: Ventura College Stadium


Contact Coach Dinkler: jason.dinkler@venturausd.org

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