Stonestreet competes at USATF Indoor Championships

Sunday, March 5, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – UT Tyler coach Chris Stonestreet had a Weight Throw of 19.18 meters and finished ninth overall at the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships on Sunday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

“This was truly an incredible experience,” Stonestreet said. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would compete at USA Nationals. I didn’t throw as far as I wanted but if you told me a few year ago I would finish ninth at a USA championship I wouldn’t laughed. The goal now is to make the finals at a USA competition.”


Stonestreet, who is the head strength and conditioning coach and assistant track and field coach at UT Tyler, qualified for the national indoor championship with a personal best of 19.89 meters at the Indoor Track & Field Classic last month at The Star in Frisco. On Sunday, Stonestreet competed against the best throwers in the nation with Alex Young winning the championship with a throw of 24.02 meters and Colin Dunbar taking second at 23.74 meters.

Stonestreet, who also continues to throw the hammer and won the Marc Randle Classic last Friday with a mark of 57.65, will travel to Illinois this week to coach UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons will compete in the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships in Naperville, Illinois. Simmons is the national leader coming into the event with the competition set to begin at 10 a.m. on Friday.

A Hurst native, Stonestreet was a three-time American Southwest Conference all-conference selection from 2010-12 before becoming a coach where he leads the strength and conditioning program for all UT Tyler athletic programs.