Track & Field

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Canyonville Christian Academy’s track team competes all over Oregon in meets such as the Prefontaine Classic held in Coos Bay, Oregon and in OSAA league meets as well.

Each year, the team caps off the season taking the top qualifiers to Historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon (Tracktown USA) to compete in the State Championship Meet. The 2013-2014 team brought home 5 medals from the meet, setting a new CCA record in the 4×100.

Canyonville Christian Academy’s 2011 graduate Jessica Johns won the Oregon State 2A record for the Shot Put of that year.  CCA has been OSAA state champs twice and district/league champs 35 times.

Head Coach, Cathy Lovato says,

Every year we have students who realize the potential that lies within them.  Hard work and serious practice can allow our athletes to reach goals they never knew were possible.  It gives me great joy to see them succeed and grow!

You can follow Canyonville Christian Academy’s Track & Field team on their Facebook page 


Meet Your Coaches

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Cathy Lovato

Cathy has been involved in Track and Field at Canyonville Christian Academy for 2 years as Assistant Coach and 4 as Head Coach. She is a USATF Level I certified coach and specifically coaches sprints, hurdles and relays.  Cathy participated in track in high school with her favorite events being the 4×400 and 4×200 relays.

Cathy sees a coaches job as that of a dream releaser – enabling students to learn life skills through sports and giving them the encouragement and training they need to achieve their goals.  She enjoys watching her athletes mature and acquire habits that will be with them throughout their lives.

“It is a joy to see students who have never participated on a team before, find their place in Track and Field.”

Mike Stansberry has been coaching Track for two years at CCA. He started coaching because he loves to watch players develop and grow in the sport and in their lives.

He enjoys coaching Track because it has a unique combination of individual and team effort all in one sport. It also gives an athlete the opportunity to show case a specific ability.

Erin Payne coaches the Jumps & Distance Teams for CCA’s Track & Field. She has been coaching for 3 years and is a USATF level 1 certified coach. She started coaching because her top strength is as a developer and coaching fits perfectly with that. She loves seeing young athletes develop and accomplish things they didn’t think they could.

Erin specifically loves coaching Track & Field because it’s a sport that offers a variety of options. Students who normally aren’t athletic or play team sports find that they can excel at throwing, jumping or running.





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