Relays Panel

The Fastest Relays in Texas: Cy-Springs, Seven Lakes, The Woodlands, Eisenhower, Jersey Village


Crystal Day is a native Houstonian who began pursuing her career in athletics at a young age.  As a bright-eyed 8 year old, she began her journey as a runner, dancer, and gymnast. Coach Day is currently the Physical Education and Health Department Chair, as well as, a Physical Education Instructor in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. Coach Day is currently the Head Boys Cross Country and Head Girls Track & Field Coach at Jersey Village High School.  Her spirit of pride and excellence stemmed from her teachings under the Cross Country and Track & Field programs at Prairie View A&M University, where she then graduated Suma Cum Laude to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance with a minor in Dance. This is her 13th year as a teacher and coach. Coach Day has a profound passion for teaching and inspiring, and she has made it her life’s mission to give back to a community that has fostered her spirit of Determination, Intelligence, Vibrancy and Amazement as a woman through mentoring and leadership guidance.

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The most prestigious boys and girls relays in the state of Texas AND the nation will present on their truly historic relays from this past track season

Strength and Conditioning

Jeff Kachermeyer- Seven Lakes High School


Coach Kachermeyer has been coaching in the high school, college, and private sector in some capacity for the past 16 years. His coaching philosophy has developed around the idea that training the proper movement patters is integral in acquisition of the skills necessary to perform any athletic event. Developing an understanding of force application and supporting that understanding with meaningful drills and lifts equates to athletes more effectively challenging their genetic threshold. 

His first offseason coordinator position was in 2006 at Aldine HS in Aldine ISD. The next year he was lucky enough to earn the head strength coach over all sports JH and HS, as well as the assistant head track coach position in Sinton ISD. During his stay in Sinton, Coach Kachermeyer was able to complete his advanced training through USATF, as well as earning an adjunct coach position as a summer speed dynamics coach for their summer strength camps under Donnie Maib at the University of Texas. 

In 2012 Coach Kachermeyer accepted a head track (boys and girls) position with Houston Madison HS where he was also the offseason coordinator and running backs coach under Pat Reineke. He also spent two years under Brian Odom and Antwon Floyd at University of Houston helping train intern strength coaches. From 2013 until 2016, Coach Kachermeyer stepped out of the role of coach due to family illness, but continued to train and do research in the areas of strength and speed mechanics with personal clients in a private training capacity. In 2017 Jeff took on the role of jumps coach for Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD. He is the strength coach for both boys and girls track teams and volunteers as the strength coach for multiple other teams on campus. 

Coach Kachermeyer, along with many other important contributing coaches in the Houston area and across the state, have been working toward a state-wide strength coaches association which exists as the Greater Houston Strength Coaches Association at present. Coach Kachermeyer, as the current organizer of the association, has worked over the last 8 years to assist in any way he can, and inform coaches across the state of opportunities like clinics and conferences in order to help the high school strength coach profession in the state. He is also an active member of the National High School Strength Coaches Association, which is an organization that attempts to accomplish the same goal nation-wide.   

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After the Clinic, Coach Kachermeyer's impressive presentation will be provided here


Shelton Ervin of Summer Creek High School


A 1999 graduate of Westbury High School, Coach Shelton Ervin enters his fifteen year of coaching (between HS and College). In high school, Coach S. Ervin was coached by Boys’ Varsity Track and Field Coach, Andrew Blanks, where the two of them along with teammates earned Indoor and Outdoor All-American status, winning District Championships and Regional Championships. Ervin then went to run for Kansas University for one year, and then under Howie Ryan at the University of Houston, he was a part of two Conference USA Championship Teams.

After his eligibility, Coach S. Ervin served on the coaching staff at the prestigious University of Houston, where he helped with distance and sprints. During those 2.5 years, Coach S. Ervin helped the Cougars reach several National Meets and played a vital part in assisting All-American athletes with cross training, thus getting them back to the mondo in solid shape.

In his twelve years of coaching at the high school level, Ervin has coached at Atascocita High School (opened in 06’), Cypress Springs High School and Summer Creek High School (opened in 08’). During the 2013 Track and Field Season Coach S. Ervin helped lead the Bulldogs to Humble ISD’s first State Track and Field Championship by winning gold in 800m Relay, 1600m Relay, and the Open 200m dash. That year the Bulldogs posted eight DyeStat US Top 1oo Elite Performances – 100m, 200m, 4X1, 4X4, LJ and HJ which ultimately lead to Ervin being named the TTFCA Coach of Year and the GCSTCA Coach of the Year. 

In addition to a State Championship, Coach S. Ervin teams has won six District Championships, five Area Championships, two Regional Championships, and a third place finish at the 2014 UIL State Championship. 

Fortunate to learn from the greats like Tom Tellez, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Andrew Blanks, Vince Anderson, and Khadevis Robinson; Ervin prides himself with being able to work with sprinters, hurdles, halfmilers, and distance runners. Ervin has also witnessed twenty-one athletes continue their careers at the collegiate level, fourteen of those competing in NCAA Division I. 

When he is not coaching, Ervin enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Chastidy, his loving family, his God daughters Aubri Cunningham, Gabrielle Vaughn, Lauren Vaughn, and his God son Marvin Hutchins II 

 2013 Coach, Athlete, & Assistant Coach of the Year -Shelton Ervin-L, Aaron Sharp-C, Jack Sands-R.

2013 Coach, Athlete, & Assistant Coach of the Year -Shelton Ervin-L, Aaron Sharp-C, Jack Sands-R.

Pole Vault

Robbie Dueitt The Woodlands High School

Twenty-ninth year of coaching. Coached four years in Perryton, Texas, football and track. Coached six years in Lockhart, Texas, football and track. This is my nineteenth year at The Woodlands HS. I have coached football and pole vaulters for all nineteen years at TWHS. I have coached 11 regional qualifiers and 3 state qualifiers in the vault. 

Horizontal Jumps

Chris Carter Atascocita High School


· 2007 Graduate of Hearne High School in Hearne, TX 

· 2007 2A State Champion and State record holder in the Triple Jump

· 2x 1st Team All-American (Triple Jump), 8x Conference Champion in the Triple and Long Jump, and Team Captain at the University of Houston

· Graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Kinesiology- Sport Administration

· 3x USATF Indoor Champion in the Triple Jump (2014, 2016, 2017)

· 1x USATF Indoor Runner up in the Triple Jump (2018)

· 2x World Indoor Championship Finalist (2014 6th place, 2018 5th place)

· 2011-2012 Volunteer Assistant for the horizontal jumps at the University of Houston 

· 2011-2013 worked as a personal trainer at 24hr fitness and independently. During this stint I studied nutrition, body compositions, and different types of weight training. 

· Coaching Career- (6th year in public schools)

· Assistant track coach at the School of the Woods (2013)

· Assistant track (boys and girls horizontal jumps and hurdles) & cross country - Atascocita High School (2014- present)

· Strength coach for both the boys and girls cross country and track and field teams.

· Helped guide athletes to district, regional, and state championships

· 4 district championships in the triple jump (2015, 2017, 2018 boys and girls)

· 4 District championship in the 110/100h (2017, 2018 both boys and girls)

· 3 area championships in the triple jump (2017, 2018 boys and girls)

· 1 regional champion in the 100h (2018)

· 2017 state runner up (TJ), 2018 state champion (TJ)

· 2018 state runner up (100h)


Additional Information

Brett Singer is a sports dietitian at Memorial Hermann IRONAN Sports Medicine Institute. Through his role with Memorial Hermann he has served as a sports dietitian at Houston Baptist University, Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball, and as a consulting dietitian for Gatorade Sports Science Institute with the NBA G-League. Through Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, Brett was selected as one of ten mentors nationally for the 2017 Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program. In addition to his role at Memorial Hermann, he is an adjunct professor in the Master of Athletic Training Program at University of Houston where he teaches Nutrition for Sports Performance. 

Christina Curry King is a sports dietitian with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. She is a former division one athlete, and earned her master’s degree in nutrition from Texas A&M University. Currently, through Memorial Hermann, she works with clients ranging from adolescence to adulthood to reach their sport performance and wellness goals through evidence-based nutrition programming. In addition to her role in the clinic, she serves as the sports dietitian for Houston Baptist University Athletics, Katy Tompkins High School athletics, Sugar Land Skeeters independent league baseball, Cypress Creek EMS, and as a pediatric gastroenterology dietitian. 

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