1993 to 2023
If I have coached you
in the hurdles from 1993 to 2023, you
have your own page on this website.
Check it out by clicking on your name on the side menus.
website is my tribute to the many great hurdlers
I have had the privilege of working with as a
hurdles coach from 1993 to 2023 for the A. C. Reynolds High & Middle
Schools in Asheville,
North Carolina and the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Team. It is also a
record of their accomplishments in hurdling and a testimony to their individual
success in one of the most difficult and challenging athletic events on the
planet. A hurdles race, regardless of the distance, is essentially a
savage event by nature, since the element of danger is always present. The
hurdler must run at top speed clearing hurdles in his or her lane on the track,
and falls and injuries frequently happen, even at the elite level.
Courage, coordination and concentration are the hallmarks of great hurdlers, and
when done properly hurdling is not just an athletic enterprise but an artistic
expression of extraordinary grace and elegance. It becomes performance art of
the highest order. This site is dedicated to my daughter Susanna and my son
Daniel, two of the first hurdlers I ever coached, and two of the best.
Coach Lee James Pantas
2005 AC Reynolds
All-American Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team
Juliana Haile, Julie Osborne, Sarah
Owenby, Vonda Harrison
Broke 45 year-old record at 2005 Volunteer Classic: 1:05.04*
Star Hurdlers Female
Star Hurdlers Male
& County Champions
Hall of Fame
Shuttle Hurdle Relay Teams
College And Beyond
Hurdler Reunions & Early Years Photo Galleries
Race photos are posted on Facebook
after each track meet
Last day of coaching hurdles, with
friends and fellow coaches Jazymn & Abro.
French Broad Middle School Championship, April 19, 2023, at
North Buncombe HS.
The Fastest Times
The Fastest Times
Arboleda , Ethien
Logan, Antonio (AJ
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