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Coach John Smith 

A former American Athlete, who competed in the sprints events during his career. He is best known for winning the 400m event at the 1971 Pan American Games.  He remains the world record holder for the 440 yard dash at 44.5 seconds.  He set the record while winning the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 26, 1971 while running for the Southern California Striders.  

After retiring from being a Track & Field Star John Smith decided to become a Track & Field Coach. Before he knew it, John Smith became a legendary Coach for athletes like Maurice Greene, 6.39 seconds in the 60m and 9.79 seconds in the 100m.  Steven Lewis 43.87 seconds in the 400m, Quincy Watts 43.50 seconds in the 400m and of course the 2nd Fastest Woman Ever - the only woman to run 10.67 then 10.64, World Record Holder in the 4X100 and World Champion Carmelita Jeter.   

Carmelita Jeter 

Known as the Fastest Woman Alive, Carmelita "The Jet" Jeter is the top American sprinter with three Olympic medals and world record holder.  Upon graduating high school, Carmelita signed on with California State University, Dominguez Hills track team (Division II) and became the University's first U.S. Olympic trails qualifier.  In 2009 World Championships, Carmelita became the second fastest woman in history and set a championship record of 10.64 in the 100m.  This was the fastest 100m time in 12 years, a time which had only been bettered by Florence Griffith-Joyner; making her known as the "Fastest Woman Alive."  During the 2012 Olympics, Carmelita anchored the US Olympic 4X100m relay team that smashed the old record by more than half a second and took home Olympic gold.  Making her the first athlete to ever medal in both the 100m and 200m race at the Olympics, taking home the Silver in the 100m and Bronze in the 200m.  

Off the track, Carmelita has continued to invest her time in her community and philanthropic endeavors.  After her aunt was disagnosed with Breast Cancer, Carmelita made it her mission to help fight for the cure.  In 2014, Carmelita launched her first Track Clinic attracting over 100 kids to learn about health and fitness while honing their track skills.  She is also an avid supporter of After-School All Stars, Boys and Girls Club, Step up and Children's Health Fund where she spends time mentoring and encouraging youth.  Carmelita is also passionate about supporting the communities where she was raised in the Los Angeles area.  In November 2016, Carmelita and her brother Eugene "Pooh" Jeter held their Second Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive in the City of Lawndale.  Carmelita is also going on three years as an official Ambassador for Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown's Healthy Compton Initiative, a city-wide initiative designed to promote healthy living among the residents of Compton, California.  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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