By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Aspiring track and field stars will get to learn from one of the best Saturday at USF track and field stadium.
The USF Sprint Camp, open to males and females of all ages, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus and will be taught by Rey Robinson, a former Olympian who held the world record in the 100-meter dash in the 1970s. Robinson was a former assistant coach at USF from 1992-98 and still volunteers with the Bulls.
"It's like home for me here," he said Monday.
The registration fee for Saturday's camp is $90 and includes lunch and a camp T-shirt. Participants need to bring practices clothes and training shoes. Track and field equipment will be provided.
"We're going to show them how to enhance their speed from 100 meters up to 400 meters," Robinson said.
Robinson, in his 38th year of coaching, will be teaching sprint fundamentals and techniques on the USF track which features the state-of-the-art Mondo surface that was previously used in the Olympic Games and is considered the fastest, safest and most durable tracks in the world.
"When I was here before back in the 90s the stadium was completely different," Robinson said. "The upgrades they've done on the track are outstanding. It's one of the best tracks in the Southeast."
For more information on the camp, call Robinson at 850-339-5470 or contact him by e-mail at email@example.com. The registration form is provided in this article.