Marty Sonnenfeldt

Important Information for Those Qualified for the Tennessee State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships Marty Sonnenfeldt Feb 12, 2015

If you are planning to enter the meet, online entry will open on 2/18/15 and will close 2/24/15. We recommend only those that have "auto qualified" at either the KYA High School Indoor Classic or the Vanderbilt High School Invitational enter prior to 2/22/15 as the descending order list is subject to change based on the final weekend of indoor meets (weekend of 2/21/15). If you are a descending order list qualifier and you choose to enter before 2/22 you will be placing your entry fee at risk, as there are no refunds.

Tennessee State Indoor Championships Is Back! Marty Sonnenfeldt Dec 20, 2014

 It has been over 35 years since Tennessee has held official or unofficial state high school indoor track and field championships.   Neighboring states Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia all hold state indoor championships.   With high schools and clubs in the state of Tennessee investing more time developing an indoor season for their sprinters, jumpers and throwers, Tennessee track and field athletes are better prepared to preform well during what is a very short outdoor season.  Combine this with two well-established indoor track meets, the KYA High School Indoor Track Classic and the KYA-NYA Vanderbilt High School Indoor Invitational and you have the foundation to put a state meet on the launching pad.

2015 TRI-CITIES TRACK CLASSIC MOVES TO APRIL 3-4, 2015 Marty Sonnenfeldt Nov 10, 2014

Mark your calendars for April 3-4, 2015 as Knoxville Youth Athletics and Tri-Cities Youth Athletics in cooperation with Science Hill High School host the third annual Tri-Cities Track Classic. Held on the nine lane oval in Kermit Tipton Stadium the Tri-Cities Track Classic will bring together top flight High School Track and Field competition from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and beyond. Last years meet produced numerous top US high school performances and saw over 1350 athletes compete over two days.

KYA TO HOST T&F OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION CLINIC AT ETSU IN CONJUNCTION WITH HS INDOOR MEET Marty Sonnenfeldt Jan 10, 2014

The Knoxville Youth Athletics will be hosting its second annual USATF (USA Track and Field) track and field officials certification clinic at East Tennessee State University.   The clinic will be held on Sunday, January 19 from 1-6 PM at the MSHA Center on ETSU’s Campus wrapping up a weekend full of track and field action at ETSU.   Friday and Saturday will find the MSHA center ground zero for the Niswonger College Invitational and the Knoxville Youth Athletics High School Indoor Classic which will bring together as many as 2000 college and high school track and field athletes.      

Vanderbilt High School Indoor Invitational Debuts Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 26, 2013

  Nashville, TN, 10/23/13 — The inaugural Vanderbilt High School Indoor Invitational presented by Nashville Youth Athletics and Knoxville Youth Athletics will hit the starting line February 1, 2014 at Vanderbilt University’s new Multi-Purpose Facility.  The new facility features a 300 meter unbanked Mondo surface with alternating black and gold lanes sure to produce outstanding high school indoor marks.   The track also boasts outstanding jumps and throws venues for field event athletes while having a 120 yard indoor interior field for warm ups and team area.   For complete meet information and online entry visit: www.knoxvilleyouthathletics.org or www.nashvilleyouthathletics.org

Knoxville Youth Athletics announces the 2014 KYA High School Indoor Classic Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 7, 2013

Knoxville Youth Athletics is proud to announce the date for the 2014 KYA High School Indoor Track Classic to be held in conjunction with the Niswonger College Invite, January 17-18, 2014.  The meet will be held on the campus of East Tennessee State University at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.  This two day High School meet featured numerous US Top 10 performances in 2013 and has become one of the great early season high school indoor meets in the South.

Become a USATF Certified Track and Field Official Marty Sonnenfeldt Dec 27, 2012

1/20/13 - Johnson City, TN.  Become a USATF Certified Track and Field Official in preparation for the 2013 Middle School, High School and Youth outdoor track and field season.  Clinic will cover all USATF rules in addition to NFHS (High School / Middle School) rules so that you can effectively officiate in 2013.  No experience needed.  Clinic is also great for coaches.  Knowing the rules gives your athletes a competitive advantage.  If you are a certified official and need to re certify for 2016 you can do this as well.  One clinic in Knoxville and one in Johnson City, TN.  For more info :    http://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/programs/specialty-clinics/152 

Knoxville Youth Athletics announces date for High School Indoor Meet Marty Sonnenfeldt Nov 14, 2012

Knoxville Youth Athletics announces date for High School Indoor Meet.  Knoxville Youth Athletics will be returning to East Tennessee State University in 2013 for its High School Indoor Classic.  Slated for January 18-19 the Knoxville Youth Athletics High School Indoor Classic brings together some of the finest high school indoor competition in are four state area

Team Tennessee Jersey Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 31, 2012

    Planning on competing in a Post Season Cross Country Meet (Footlocker - NXN - AAU) ?  Represent Tennessee by wearing a Team Tennessee Jersey at the meet.  Brought to you by TennesseeRunner.com / Knoxville Youth Athletics and Pilot.

2011 KTC - USATF OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION CLINIC Marty Sonnenfeldt Jul 27, 2011

If you are a coach, parent or track and field enthusiast that has been interested in contributing to the sport of track and field by becoming a certified official the KTC - USATF Officials Certification this is the first step in making this wish a reality.  This highly informative day long session will emphasise USATF (Youth and Open) and NFHS (High School) rules.

NO BENCH-NO TIMEOUTS-NO SUBSTITUTIONS-NO EXCUSES!!! Marty Sonnenfeldt Jul 25, 2011

The 2011 edition of the Volunteer Cross Country Invite will take place September 10, 2011 at Victor Ashe Park.  Site of the TSSAA Region 1 Cross Country Championships and the Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships, Victor Ashe Park offers participants a great preview of October Championship meets. 

The Volunteer Youth Invitational Marty Sonnenfeldt May 27, 2011

The KTC Youth Athletics Program will be hosting the Volunteer Youth Invitational (VYI) on July 16, 2011 at The University of Tennessee Tom Black Track.  Looking for a meet to run between your USATF Regional / AAU National Qualifier and the JO's?  Well, the Volunteer Youth Invitational may fit the bill.   In a perfect world Youth Track Meets would:

Calling all Middle School Milers Marty Sonnenfeldt May 27, 2011

The KTC Youth Athletics Program will be sponsoring the Middle School Mile Invite at the Music City Distance Carnival.  If you have done well at your TMSSAA sectional or Middle School Track and Field City, League, County or Invite meet we invite you to participate in what will be a fast mile on Vanderbilt University Track.

The Wildfire that is Middle School Cross Country Marty Sonnenfeldt Sep 24, 2010

  What first started out as a crazy idea on a napkin has now become an event that middle school cross country runners from across the state point towards. It’s been four years since we crowned our first state middle school champions Kaylor Murray (now a senior at Brentwood Academy) and Alex Piper (now a senior at Hardin Valley Academy). It’s great to see that they are both are still running and running at a high level. 

2011 edition of the KTC High School Indoor Indoor Track Classic Marty Sonnenfeldt Aug 25, 2010

For Immediate Release,    The 2011 edition of the KTC High School Indoor Indoor Track Classic will take place February 4-5, 2011 at the Dave Walker Indoor Track on the Campus of East Tennessee University.  Held in conjunction with the Niswonger Invitational College Meet the KTC indoor meet brings together over 1,000 athletes from 7 states.  2010 saw four US #2 marks and another 23 US top 10's set on the fast 283 meter oval.  For meet information and online entry visit:http://www.ktcyouthathletics.org/KTCHSIndoor.html (via www.ktcyouthathletics.org)

Houston Throws Clinic July 16th and 17th 2010 Marty Sonnenfeldt Jul 4, 2010

  Sponsored by Knoxville Track Club  Location: Houston High School, Germantown, Tennessee   Address: 9755 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN, 38139  About the Clinic  You will receive expert instruction for the shotput and discus from Throwing Events Coach John Frazier of the University of  Tennessee’s Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Program.  He will be assisted with current and former All American and World  Class athletes from the University of Tennessee (Basic introduction will be provided for the hammer and javelin)     

The 2010 Volunteer Track Classic is just 1 day away Marty Sonnenfeldt Apr 15, 2010

  The 2010 Volunteer Track Classic is just 1 day away and we are looking forward to seeing you once again at the newly renovated Tom Black Track, site of the 2010 SEC Track and Field Championships.  Over 2000 athletes have entered this years classic and we are looking forward to outstanding competition.

Tennessee State Middle School CC Championships - Please Read Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 22, 2009

   Congratulations Middle School runners for qualifying for the 2009 Tennessee Middle School State Cross Country Championships.  You have had a great season and this championship is the icing on the cake.  We are also pleased to see so many Elementary School participants as well -- your willingness to start early will certainly have you coming back to this meet as a Middle School participant.  Please take the time to read this email in detail -- It will save you time and questions later.

KTC to Host Track Clinics Marty Sonnenfeldt Feb 4, 2008

TRACK AND FIELD CLINIC ·     SHOT PUT & DISCUS  - DRILLS AND FUNDAMENTALS ·     LONG JUMP – LEARN BY DOING ·     SPRINTS – STARTS – FORM – MECHANICS    

Volunteer Indoor Track Classic gets a new name and location. Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 11, 2007

The Volunteer Indoor Track Classic will change both its name and its location for 2008.  The indoor track meet which was part of the Knoxville Track Club's Volunteer Series of events will change its name to the KTC High School Indoor Track Classic and will be held at East Tennessee State University's mini-dome in conjunction with the Niswonger Collegiate Invitational Meet.  The new meet date will be January 18-19, 2008.

Volunteer Indoor Track Classic to Change Location and Name Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 11, 2007

The Volunteer Indoor Track Classic will change both its name and its location for 2008.  The indoor track meet which was part of the Knoxville Track Club's Volunteer Series of events will change its name to the KTC High School Indoor Track Classic and will be held at East Tennessee State University's mini-dome in conjunction with the Niswonger Collegiate Invitational Meet.  The new meet date will be January 18-19, 2008.

Middle School State CC Championships Update Marty Sonnenfeldt Oct 19, 2006

Thank you for entering the first Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships brought to you by the TennesseeRunner.com and The Knoxville Track Club. We look forward to a great day of competition at Victor Ashe Park. Just a few short reminders as you prepare for the meet on Saturday.

43rd Volunteer Track Classic Preview Marty Sonnenfeldt Apr 20, 2006

The 43rd Volunteer Track Classic will take place Friday and Saturday at Tom Black Track. Over 1200 athletes from 12 states ( AL / GA / NC / SC / KY / VA / TN / FL / CONN / OH / IL / PA) and Canada. Competition will start Friday evening at 5PM and Saturday at 8 AM.