Local Olympian Hosts Track and Field Clinic

Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto held the event at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista

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    Jamie Nieto's Track and Field Clinic was held Jan. 5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

    Local Olympian Jamie Nieto hosted his third annual Track and Field Clinic Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

    According to Nieto's website, the Clinic ran from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Training Center located at 2800 Olympic Way.

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    The event was open to all USA Track and Field athletes in elementary school, middle school, high school and college. Coaches were also welcome.

    The day’s schedule featured a warm-up and training from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a break and talk about nutrition. Training continued from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Afterwards, Nieto hosted an autograph signing session and introduced a guest speaker. According to Nieto’s camp, athletes Miki Barber, Dominique Arnold, Eric Werskey and Akiba McKinney were all scheduled to make appearances.

    The clinic aimed to offer athletes a chance to train where real Olympians like Nieto train. Attendees also got a chance to learn about different track and field disciplines such as sprints, hurdles, long jump, shot put and high jump.

    Participants also received coaching by local Olympians and world-class athletes who present individualized instruction for each athlete to build on their personal strengths and weaknesses. The clinic emphasized ways to develop mental and physical techniques for optimizing athletic performance.

    The overall goal was to condition athletes through drills while helping them develop skills and speed.

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