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165 athletes learning from some of the greats at KWHS World Record Camp

165 athletes learning from some of the greats at KWHS World Record Camp

(Casper, Wyo.) - For the third straight year, Casper has been one of the stops for the World Record track and field camps. With 165 registered jumpers, running and throwers, the line up of World Class Athletes have their hands full. The camp does not only work on local athletes, but athletes from all around the West. Celebrated as one who once held the World Record in the triple jump, Willie Banks began the two day camp working with 5th -12th graders on the basics. "I have been training and doing this for forty years, the most important thing to me that I try to pass on to these young athletes, is to learn the basics and build on them. It is so great to have the Wyoming Coaches Association along with coaches here to help these students. I have witnessed many injuries and it is important to teach the proper skills to begin with," said Banks at KWHS. Seven Olympians and athletes will be working with young track stars today and tomorrow at KWHS. Pole Vaulter, Becky Holliday, who competed in the 2012 Olympics, was out working with students to hone their pole vaulting skills. The camp is held nationwide, with the athletes coaching and inspiring the youngsters. The camp has been held in Japan, California and many other locations, but Casper has grown to be one of the biggest camps. Working with the distance runners, Jacqueline Hanson, was the second woman to win the Boston Marathon! Hurtles Olympian, Toni Campbell, worked with kids in sprinting and hurtles, while NCAA Indoor Track high jumper Hollis Conway assisted with jumpers (High jump record of 7ft. 10 inches!). Check out some of the action below, the camp continues through Thursday at KWHS! ​ #oilcity #news