Lolo Jones posing with Erica Shields and Akwasi Frimpong

22 Nov

Olympian and World Champion, Lolo Jones, at the Utah Olympic Park with the founders of the GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational, Erica Shields and Akwasi Frimpong.
Akwasi competed yesterday in his first international 2man bobsled race as a brakeman for the Dutch national team during the FIBT American’s Cup competition in Park City. Frimpong and his pilot, Ivo de Bruin took home the silver medal.

Besides being a track star, Lolo jones has been doing bobsledding as well. She will compete this week in Park City.

Founders of the GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational with Lolo Jones

Register for the 3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

8 Aug

February 22, 2014 at the Utah Olympic Oval at 10:00 A.M.
Sprint events: 60m, 200m, 400m, and the 60m hurdles (indoor).
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Utah. Click here to register.

Meet Director Contact Information:
Name: Robin Bryant / Erica Shields
Phone: 801-636 3949 / 435 -669 2127

Click here for the 2013 results.
Click here for the  2013 videos and photos

Dak Kleven in action @ 2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

Dak Kleven in action @ 2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

Speed and Power Camp Coached by Olympic Level Athletes

21 Jul

Join USA former bobsledder and Olympic level fitness coach, Timothy O’Mara and Akwasi Frimpong, Dutch Olympic-level athlete, for two days of extensive training. This camp covers most sports where speed and power are essential components for success, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and track & field.  Open to any individual that meets the age requirement.  Click here for more information.

akwasi frimpong by weston colton   Master TF Champs Start

2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Recap from

26 Feb

The GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational  is in the books. With athletes from both the College and the Highschool ranks getting together to chase the top marks, the meet was a success and great times were had by all. 


In the 60m hurdles, Nicole laws from Provo won the finals with a time of 9.26 beating out Christine Van Brocklin of Davis. Laws’ time in the prelims was actually faster at 9.13 which is her second best time of the season.

In the Girls 60m Dash, Fatou Trawally of Skyline stood toe to toe with the college girls and actually had pretty good success with it. She ended up 4th behind a BYU 1-2 finish. Nicole Laws came back from her 60H win to place 5th in the 60m Dash.

The results of the Girls 200m dash looked very similar as the BYU Duo of Gowar and Jensen went 1-2 again, this time swapping podium spots. Nicole Laws was again 5th in this event capping of a triple against some very good competition. Mackenzie Bindrup was 2nd of the Highschool Athletes just behind laws.  They ran 26.73 and 26.88 respectively.

In the 400m Dash Lily Huntsman of Highland won, nearly breaking 60 with a final time of 1:00.96. she was followed by a few college athletes and then Mackenzie Bindrup of Northridge.


Again in the Boys events the college competitors took home most of the hardware but some Utah High School boys were able to bring it against the big boys pretty well.

In the 60m dash finals, Seth Fortin showed that speed trumps experience, as he beat all competitors in a sensational 7.01 which is just .09 off his personal best. Behind him was Dak Kleven and then Sean Barton of Woods Cross. Parker Landgren was the 3rd of the HS Boys.

In the boys 60m Hurdles it came down to the photo at the finish, and the athletes were separated but less than 1/100th of a second. Former Payson star and current UVU Wolverine Chandler Rieske took home top honors. His time of 8.62 is an unconfirmed PR. Also running 8.62 and placing 2nd was Kyle Strauss. Cooper Smith of Freemont was the top High School Athlete at 8.73.

In the 200m dash Parker Landgren came back from his 4th place finish in the 60 to grab 2nd overall with a 22.55.

In the 400 meter dash, former Skyline standout Andy Rounds ran away with the meet in 48.68. Blake Ellis of Lone Peak was able to grab 3rd with a time of 50.86 and Talem Franco of Wasatch was 4th in 51.51.


Picture by Matt Bastian

Pictures 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

25 Feb

Thank you all for coming out to the 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational. We had a great turnout and we hope to see you again next year. Please visit our Facebook page and flickr page for pictures. We will be adding more.


2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational winners and volunteers 2013

2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Best Male and Best Female athletes

23 Feb

The 2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational best male and female awards were presented to:

From left to right : Chandler Rieske, Dak Kleven,  Parker Landgren, Arlene Gowar, Nicole Laws, and Kassie Jensen.

Click here for the 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational results

2013 Goldensprint Challenge Invitational best male and female awards


The Story Behind GoldenSprint

22 Feb

The name of the meet, “GoldenSprint,” is one of Frimpong’s nicknames he earned when racing as an illegal African immigrant in the Netherlands. His Dutch coaches gave him golden track shoes after his first Dutch National win. The fastest men’s and women’s sprinters at the GoldenSprint Challenge will follow Frimpong’s footsteps and take home a golden spikes trophy.