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CHULA VISTA OTC: May Programs and Events

April 30, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
For Immediate Release April 30, 2008 May 2008 Programs and Events ARCHERY: Ongoing Resident Team Training (19 participants) - Daily training and instruction for resident archery squad o Participants include three-time Olympian Khatuna Lorig and 2000 Olympian Karen Scavotto - Archery Athletes will be shooting in their final Olympic Selection Shoot in Phoenix, Ariz. May 1-4 o Top-three men and top-two women will be nominated to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team ATHLETICS: Ongoing Resident Team Training (28 participants) - Long-term training program for track and field athletes o Participants include 2004 Olympians Toby Stevenson, Tim Mack, Ian Waltz, Jarred Rome, Monique Henderson, Stacy Dragila and Tora Harris Team Running USA, April 8-May 17 (12 participants) - Sea-level training camp for long distance running group as they prepare for Olympic Trials Throws Meet, May 2 (23 participants) - On-site throws meet for world's top discus and shot-put athletes o Participants include 2004 Olympians and CV-OTC Residents Jarred Rome and Ian Waltz, Becky Breisch, and 2007 World Champion (from Estonia) Gerd Kanter ' SCHEDULE: Women's Shot Put: 12:00PM, Men's Shot Put: 12:50PM, Women's Discus: 1:40PM and Men's Discus: 2:30PM BOBSLED/SKELETON: Spring/Summer Training, April 9-September 30 (19 participants) - General fitness and warm weather training for Men's and Women's Bobsled and Skeleton Teams BIATHLON: Psychology Performance Junior Training Camp, May 6-11 (5 participants) - Evaluate past performances and outline training program for 2008-2009 season CANOE/KAYAK: Sprint Resident Program (18 participants) - Long-term training program for sprint kayak athletes o Participants include 2004 Olympians Carrie Johnson, Jeff Smoke and Rami Zur CYCLING: BMX Resident Team Training (7 participants) - Long-term training program for Men's and Women's BMX athletes o Participants include Steven Cisar, Mike Day, Amanda Geving, Kim Hayashi, Jill Kintner and Arielle Martin BMX Pre-Event Training, April 28-May 5 (18 participants) - Elite athlete training camp in preparation for UCI Super-Cross Race in Copenhagen BMX World Championship Training, May 19-24 (14 participants) - Elite athlete training camp in preparation for BMX World Championships in China FIELD HOCKEY: Women's Resident Team Training (30 participants) - Long-term training program for Women's National Field Hockey Team USA B vs. Shanghai, May 23-June 2 (31 participants) - Friendly international competition for USA Women's 'B' Team and Women's Club Team from Shanghai, China INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: Senegal Kayak Program, January 1-August 31 (1 participant) - Long-term international training program for Assane Fall, sprint kayak athlete from Senegal o Fall recently competed at the African Championships and took second place, qualifying himself to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing Hong Kong Track and Field Program, January 1-August 31 (1 participant) - Long-term international training program for Tang Yik Chun, a sprinter from Hong Kong British Jumps Training, April 2-May 2 (7 participants) - Warm-weather training for British High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump athletes Canada Field Hockey Training, April 3-9 (25 participants) - Friendly competition between U.S. and Canada Women's Field Hockey Teams Finland Throws Training, April 15-May 13 (6 participants) - Warm weather training for Finnish Javelin athletes Multi-Nation Throws Camp, April 15-May 13 (13 participants) - Warm-weather training for Discus and Shot Put athletes from Denmark and Estonia Norway Throws Camp, April 20-May 2 (3 participants) - Warm-weather training for Norwegian throwers German Throws Camp, April 23-May 12 (9 participants) - Warm-weather training for German throwers Swedish Pole Vault Camp, April 24-May 15 (8 participants) - Warm-weather training for Swedish pole vaulters Swedish Throws Camp, April 27-May 5 (4 participants) - Warm-weather training for Swedish women throwers PARALYMPIC SPORTS: Track and Field Resident Team Training (15 participants) - Long-term training program for Paralympic track and field athletes o Participants include 2004 Paralympians Marlon Shirley, April Holmes, Jeff Skiba, Nelacey Porter, Royal Mitchell and Casey Tibbs Men's Soccer Team Training, May 19-28 (20 participants) - Regular team training for Paralympic Men's National Soccer Team RUGBY: Men's Senior 15's Team, May 7-11 (50 participants) - Team training camp in preparation for 2008 international season SKIING: Moguls Team Conditioning, May 5-12 (20 participants) - Warm-weather team training and preparations for 2008-2009 season Aerial Camp, May 18-24 (21 participants) - Preseason strength and conditioning camp for U.S. Aerial Team as they prepare for 2008-2009 season Alpine Development Team Training, May 26-31 (27 participants) - Warm-weather team conditioning and preparations for 2008-2009 season SPEEDSKATING: National Team Training, May 12-15 (40 participants) - Warm-weather preseason training camp for men's and women's speed skating teams UPCOMING COMMUNITY APPEARANCES: ' Various Olympic hopefuls will speak to Chula Vista Elementary School Classes during their Exercise the Dream sessions at the Olympic Training Center. Dates: May 1, 14, 15, 21, 27. ' Athletes from Track , Field and the Women's Field Hockey Team will attend the Children's Hospital Relay of Champions on Saturday, May 10 at the Embarcadero. RECENT RESULTS: Kayak: OTC Resident Athlete Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.) earned a spot on the 2008 Olympic Team with a victory in the Women's K-1 500m race at the USA Canoe/Kayak Olympic Trials. Field Hockey: The Women's Field Hockey Team earned its first trip to the Olympic Games since 1996, winning the Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Kazan, Russia For more information, please contact Diana Wright at (619) 482-6119. ###
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