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Men's Track and Field

Our track and field program has hosted some of the top track and field competitions, showcasing the prowess of our athletes and strengthening MHCC’s place as a hub for leading track and field events. In recent years, MHCC proudly played host to esteemed competitions such as TrackTown USA meets, showcasing our commitment to providing a platform for athletes to excel on a national stage. We have also hosted the Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship and the 3A-6A Oregon School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships.

These events not only strengthen our program but also provide an enriching and competitive environment for our student-athletes, fostering growth, networking, and a true sense of community within the world of track and field at MHCC. 

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MHCC Men's Track and Field

head coach - fernando fantroy

Fernando L. Fantroy Sr. boasts 36 years of experience in track and field, with sixteen of those dedicated to coaching athletes at the high school level. Coach Fantroy is also the founder and head coach of Dare to Dream Track Club and Dare to Dream Sports Academy, where he coached athletes at various levels for 17 years.

Throughout his career, Coach Fantroy has played a major role in developing over 50 individual state champions, three United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Youth National Champions, 15 USATF finalists, and seven state record holders. His athletes' achievements span a diverse range, including hurdlers, middle-distance runners, long-distance runners, and triple jumpers. Coach Fantroy instills in his athletes the motto of being dedicated self-motivated ones, or 'DSMOs.'

Further, Coach Fantroy holds Level-1 USATF certification and served as a volunteer sprint coach at Warner Pacific College for the 2014 track season. He is the owner and head coach at The Furnace Athletic Academy LLC. Due to his expert knowledge in hurdle training, Coach Fantroy has earned the nickname 'The Hurdle Doc' among his athletes and fellow coaches.

Assistant coach - Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis comes from Warner Pacific University where he was the throwing coach for three years. During his tenure at Warner Pacific University, his throwers rewrote the record book, setting six new school records and placing 26 other marks in the school’s all-time top ten lists. He has had the privilege of coaching athletes who competed at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

While attending George Fox University, Curtis was the NAIA District 2 hammer throw champion for three years in a row, finishing 11th and 12th in the US. He also was third in the district in the discus his senior year, when he was named the Bruin MVP.

Curtis lives in southeast Portland with his wife, Karen. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Volunteer Assistant coach - Kelly holding

Kelly Holding has 29 years of coaching experience, including 25 years at the high school level in which she won seven team state championships and coached her athletes to 63 state championships and many state records. Coach Holding is a six-time Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Track and Field Coach of the Year.

In her three years at Warner Pacific University, Holding's athletes earned four National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American titles in the long and triple jump. As an NAIA All-American high jumper herself for Central Washington University, Holding has a deep knowledge of jumping events. She is USATF Level 2 certified and knowledgeable in sprints, hurdles, and relays.

Holding lives in Damascus, Oregon with her husband, Jim, and has three adult daughters.

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