Kindersport Foundation Triumphs at the 2018 New Balance Indoor Track and Field National Championship

Brentwood, TN - March 14, 2018 Kindersport Foundation athletes receive top honors this past weekend at the 2018 New Balance Indoor Track and Field National Championship. The event took place March 9 -11 in New York City at The Amory New Balance Track and Field Center that hosted more than 3,500 of the country's best track and field student-athletes from 40+ states and Canadian provinces. Tennessee student-athletes were well represented by The Kindersport Foundation, Brentwood's premier track performance training club, known for their top producing, award-winning athletes.

National Champions: Distance Medley Relay, Brentwood High School - 2nd fastest time in high school history at 9 minutes and 56.31 seconds.
· Brodey Hasty
· Scott Thompson
· Dodger Vest
· Max Benson

National Champion - 2 Mile:
· Brodey Hasty:  9.00.38 (9 minutes and 38 hundredths of a second)
 All-American - 1 Mile:
· Scott Thompson, 6th place: 4.12.17
 All-American - Pentathlon:
· Jett Kinder, 4th place: 3,526 points - Currently the top ranked sophomore multi-event athlete in the U.S.

Jeff Kinder (far left)
The Kindersport Foundation founder and coach, Gary Kinder, is a 10-time U.S. National Track and Field Team member and 1988 Olympic Trials Decathlon Champion. He has produced 33 national champions and over 130 Tennessee state high school track and field champions in the past 15 years. In 2016 alone, eight (8) graduating seniors attended well-known universities including the University of Georgia, the University of Tennessee, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Carolina on track and field scholarships.

Other National Qualifiers from The Kindersport Foundation who competed:

Pentathlon:   Garrett Lee, 10th place: 3,308 points
Pentathlon:   Matthew Walters, 11th place: 3,247 points
800 meters:   Max Benson, 26th place: 1:56.08

More About The Kindersport Foundation and Gary Kinder:
For the past twenty years, Gary Kinder has been coaching athletes from all over the world to the highest levels of international competition. He's coached 14 Olympians, 20+ NCAA All-Americans and in the past eight years his athletes have won an amazing 84 individual state track and field titles in the state of Tennessee.

Kinder spent four years at the University of Virginia where he coached both the men's and women's track teams. While at UVA, he and the other coaches on staff were awarded Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year Honors on three occasions. Prior to leading Virginia into the national spotlight Kinder spent three years at his Alma Mater, the University of New Mexico, where he coached 12 of his athletes to gather All-American status for their accomplishments on the track and in the field.

The Kindersport Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the lives of youth student-athletes through the sport of track and field.  The foundation's mission is to instill excellence in its athletes, both on and off the track, while elevating the track and field community across Williamson County, TN. Over the last 15 years, the Kindersport Foundation has created over $5 million in athletic scholarships for its athletes.  Kindersport athletes have earned over 100 individual Tennessee State Track and Field Championships and dozens of national and international titles.

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Brentwood High School's Jett Kinder in Pentathlon

Brentwood High School's Brodey Hasty crosses the finish line


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