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Youngstown State - Track & Field Camps

YSU Track & Field Camps

Coaching Staff

Katrina Brumfield
Camp Director / Assistant Coach (Jumps)

In her four years as a member of the YSU Track and Field coaching staff, jumps/assistant coach Katrina Brumfield has coached an impressive 17 conference champions.

In her short tenure, the Penguins have won nine high jump titles, six long jump titles and one triple jump crown on both the indoor and outdoor circuits since 2012.

In 2016, Morales captured his third consecutive outdoor Horizon League title in the long jump while freshman Chontel Fils won the outdoor long jump and indoor triple jump titles and Savannah Osborne claimed her first-ever indoor long jump crown.

On two occasions, Morales cleared a height of 2.15m during the outdoor season which broke a school record that had stood for 26 years. He advanced to the NCAA East Premlinaries for the third straight year.

The YSU men claimed both the indoor and outdoor league championships while the women took first at the outdoor meet.

In 2015, Morales defended his outdoor Horizon League title in the high jump while Mackenzie Sturtz defended her indoor crown. Not to be outdone, Morales set the school record in the indoor high jump at 2.11m, which came at the conference championship as he finished second. Nina Grambling added her second straight outdoor Horizon League long jump title as well.

The women claimed both the indoor and outdoor Horizon League titles for the second consecutive year while the men were close runners up in both.

At the 2014 outdoor Horizon League Championships, the Guins claimed three titles as Morales won the high jump, Jay Jakovina won the long jump and Grambling won her first long jump crown. Morales was named the HL Field Newcomer of the Year while Jakovina became just the second Penguin and first since 2008 to win the long jump. Grambling also became the second YSU female long jumper to win an outdoor crown.

Jakovina and Morales advanced to the NCAA Preliminaries in the high jump while in the spring, the men's and women's programs both claimed Horizon League team crowns.

At the 2014 indoor meet, the YSU women won two of the three jumping events. Ciara Jarrett won the first field event of her career in the long jump while Sturtz took home the high jump title. It marked the Guins' first long jump title in five years while Sturtz continued the dominance in the high jump as YSU has won six straight titles. The women won the team championship while the men placed second.

In 2013, YSU won both the men's and women's high jump at the Horizon League Indoor and Outdoor Championships while the long and triple jumpers improved their distances throughout both seasons.

During the indoor championships, Katrina Rettburg repeated as the women's high jump champion while Jakovina won the title in his first career meet. Jakovina was tabbed the Field Newcomer of the Meet for his performance. Additionally, Leanna Hartsough placed second in the high jump and Jarrett was third in the long jump at the indoor meet.

At the outdoor championships, Ashley Wagner won the first high jump championship of her career while Jakovina took home the men's title. Both were named Outstanding Field Newcomer's of the Meet. Jarrett again was third in the long jump as did Dorian Davis on the men's side.

Prior to joining the YSU staff, she spent three years as an assistant coach for the track and field programs at Millersville. She brings experience in coaching and competition in the sport focusing primarily on jumps and sprints.

Brumfield's first coaching stint as a track and field assistant coach for Utica College (N.Y.). While at Utica, she helped develop and implemented new long, triple and high jump workouts. In doing so, she guided conference champions in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and high jump. She also coached high jump, long jump and triple jump ECAC qualifiers’ all in her first year of coaching.

In her first season at Millersville (2010-11), Brumfield guided the jumpers to the PSAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. In the indoor season she guided four jumpers to the championships. During the outdoor season six men and five women made the championships in jumps including four men and five women in the long jump event.

As an athlete, Brumfield was a member of the track and field team at Mansfield University from 2005-08. From 2006-08, she was awarded team captain honors by her coaches and teammates. She holds Mansfield’s indoor and outdoor high jump records.

In 2005, Brumfield was the PSAC Outdoor High Jump runner-up. Two years later she qualified for the Division II National Indoor Championships in high jump.

In 2008, she collected PSAC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Most Valuable Championships Athlete honors on top of obtaining Winter and Spring Athlete of the Year.

Brumfield earned her bachelor's degree in mass communication with an emphasis in broadcasting and public relations at Mansfield in 2008.

John Seaver
Coach (Throws)

John Seaver, a former Penguin thrower from 2010-14, is in his first year as an Assistant Coach for the YSU Track and Field program. Seaver will work as a throws coach for the Penguins.
Seaver was a three-time Horizon League Champion for the Penguins and twice competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the shot put.
He won Horizon League titles in the shot put at the 2013 outdoor meet, the 2013 indoor championships and the 2012 indoor competition. 
In 2014 he was 32nd in the shot put at the NCAA prelims while finishing 13th at the 2013 meet with a career-best toss of 17.84 meters.
Additionally, he competed in the discus and had four top-seven finishes in the event at the league meet. He competed in the weight throw during the indoor season.
A graduate of South Range High School, he set the Inter Tri-County League shot put record during his career.
Seaver graduated from YSU in 2014.

Conner Neu

Three-time All-American thrower Conner Neu is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Penguins. Neu and former teammate, John Seaver, will share duties coaching the YSU throwers in 2016-17.
Neu's last year of the competition for the Penguins in 2016 was one of the best campaigns in school history. He earned first-team All-America honors during the indoor season finishing eighth in the weight throw and received second-team All-America accolades in outdoors placing 13th in the hammer throw.
For the Penguins, Neu owns the school mark indoors in the weight throw and outdoors in the hammer throw, his signature events.
Last March, Neu had a throw of 21.47 meters (70 feet, 5.25 inches) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. That mark placed him eighth as he earned first-team All-America honors. He is just the third YSU Track and Field Athlete in school history to be a first-team All-American, joining fellow Athletes of the Year Bobby Grace and Kurt Michaelis.
He has the school-record of 70.96 meters in the hammer throw, which broke his previous mark of 66.19m that he set at the end of the 2014 season at the NCAA East Preliminaries.
Neu was dominant during his indoor career winning three consecutive Horizon League weight throw titles. As a sophomore in 2014 he won the event with a toss of 20.26 meters - winning by 1.82 meters. In 2015, he had a winning throw of 20.94 meters taking first by an impressive 2.85m. Most recently in 2016 he set a Horizon League record with a throw of 21.10m taking the title by 1.08m.
Outdoors he has been just as impressive winning three hammer throw titles and placing second in the discus.
A native of Cleveland, he was an 11-time letterwinner between track and field and wrestling at Mid-Park High School.
He graduated from YSU in 2016.