May 15, 2016 Dodson Returns Home to Showcase Progress After two years of being absent from hometown competition, Jeremy Dodson was finally able to showcase his talent to the home crowd at the 2016 St. Vrain New Balance Invitational in Longmont, Colorado, competing in the 100m and 200m respectively.
In a field of elite Altis teammates, Dodson earned silver and gold medal honors to give the crowd a great showcase of Olympic-caliber performances. “The excitement of the spectators and high school athletes is what brings the great talent of elite athletes. I won’t be surprised to see this meet be on the high-end of elite performances later down the road,” Dodson proclaimed.
In the chill Colorado evening, the men’s 100m more than satisfied the crowd with the battle of Olympians Akeem Haynes, Justyn Wariner, and Dodson, giving the crowd a photo-finish climax. Haynes and Wariner exploded out the blocks separating from the field. Dodson worked to reel in the two power runners, but running out of room to catch Haynes in the end.
The crowd was treated to an Olympic standard in the men’s 200m, as Dodson roared to a strong performance of 20.44 (+0.1) in the more rigid Colorado night. “Personally, the goal was to break the Colorado All-Time Soil record and really perform for the crowd, but the cold weather didn’t necessarily permit that to happen. Nonetheless, to lower my SB in such conditions really showed me how my training is progressing,” Dodson asserted.
The elite races were held to aid in the Olympic qualifying of elite athletes. The meet treated the crowd to performances of Olympians, alongside top international as well as elite local talent. Altis provided the talent of majority of the athletes, an elite training group located in Phoenix, AZ made up of Olympic champions, world record holders, and international elite. However, that was to complement the high performances of the top Colorado prep athletes of more than 20 schools, as they prepare for State Championships beginning Wednesday, May 18 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, CO.
Dodson is set to compete in a few more domestic competitions, before heading to compete in the international circuit beginning in June to prep for the Rio Olympic Games in August.
October 23, 2014 2014 Athlete Reflections As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. If given the opportunity of a 'do over', we may do something a little different. This also goes for the world's finest athletes. Check out the stories below for our reflections, lessons learned, and what we would do differently if we could set 2014 on repeat.
August 12, 2014 Meet Jeremy Dodson We are excited to announce the latest athlete to be joining the World Athletics Center – 5 x All-American, Jeremy Dodson. 26 year old Dodson is a seasoned sprinter having made the 2011 World Championships Team in Daegu in the 200m, in addition to becoming Pan American Bronze Medalist in the same year. Recruitment Director, Andreas Behm is delighted with the new addition to the already high quality sprints group set to be based at the WAC: “We are proud to be welcoming Jeremy to the WAC – he is a tall, rangy, elastic athlete, who has virtually been coaching himself the last few years. It will be interesting to see how he will improve in a more structured training environment.”
“Be Faithful in the small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.” ...Mother Teresa