Coach Ayer, Brett Shelley and Steven Powell to Appear on WFMD's Frederick County Sports Sunday
FREDERICK, Md.--Hood College men's and women's cross country and track and field coach Brent Ayer, along with junior distance runner Brett Shelley and sophomore vaulter and sprinter Steven Powell, will be the guests of host Pete MacLeod on this weekend's edition of WFMD Radio's Frederick County Sports Sunday.
Ayer, who founded the cross country programs at Hood in 2003, started out the inaugural season with six student-athletes. Outdoor track and field began as a club sport in 2004 but was elevated to a varsity sport in the spring of 2007. The Blazers also enjoyed their first official indoor track and field season this past year.
Hood's 2011-12 roster boasts 60 student-athletes and the Blazers broke eight men's school records while the women's squad lowered five school records this season. Coach Ayer talks with MacLeod about the creative methods he and his teams use to train without an on-campus track facility and the tremendous success they have experienced through the years. Under Ayer's leadership, Hood's track and field and cross country programs have earned 29 all-Capital Athletic Conference acknowledgements.
Joining Coach Ayer on this Sunday's program are Powell, from Stevensville, Md., a pole vault specialist who earlier this season became the first Hood male track and field athlete to compete in the decathlon at a meet at Millersville; and Shelley, from Landisburg, Pa., who owns the program's 8K junior class record in cross country and three school records in track and field (steeplechase, 5000 meters and 10,000 meters).
The show will air Sunday, May 13, at 12:05 p.m. on 930 AM and will also be archived in WFMD's online audio vault at www.wfmd.com.