Track & Field at CCS
Chargers Track & Field is able to offer athletes various ways to compete in athletic contests. This sport offers a unique opportunity to see the different ways God has gifted us to compete. Athletes can compete in sprinting, jumping, pole vault, hurdling, throwing, and distance events. CCS has an experienced coaching staff that has been fortunate to come alongside numerous gifted athletes and coach them to the state meet. More importantly, our coaches strive to take each athlete from their point of need to their max potential as a high school track & field competitor. This year, our team's theme is: Individually, Together, We Finish.
- HS Boys Varsity
- HS Girls Varsity
- MS Varsity
- Lower School (Grades 3-5)
Track & Field Head Coach
Daniel Russell is in his fourth year as the Chargers’ Head Track & Field coach. Russell also serves as the Head Girls Cross Country coach at CCS.
Russell began coaching with the CCS Track & Field team in 2012, and while coaching here at CCS, Russell served the last two years at Covenant College as the Assistant Cross Country coach. He has helped grow the CCS team from 23 combined athletes to over 60 and has coached his athletes to the state meet each year. Under Russell’s tenure, a total of 23 school records have been broken. In 2014 the girls team was ranked 10th in the state, and in 2017 the girls team placed 8th overall at the state meet.
Coach Russell has coached all running events from the 100-meter dash to the 3200-meter run, but specializes in sprints and middle distance. He completed his Masters of Athletic Administration from Ohio University and holds a Level 1 USA Track and Field coaching certification, a USTFCCCA Technical Coaching certification, and an NFHS Track and Field certification.
Russell holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Berry College and an MS in Athletic Administration from Ohio University.
In 2017, both the boys and girls team captured a district runner-up title. Following those victories not seen since 2006, the girls team captured an A-AA state championship in the 4x200 meter relay. In the same meet, the girls 4x400 team was state runner-up, only losing by 14-hundredths of a second. The 4x400 team finished with a faster time than any DII team, showing promise as our school transitions into DII.
Lily McKee, John Curry