Great Hurdlers I Have Coached

1993 to 2023

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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.


Juliana Haile, Julie Osborne, Sarah Owenby and Vonda HarrisonThis 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* 

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  State Champions   Conference & County Champions   Record Holders   Hall of Fame    Masterpieces   

       Shuttle Hurdle Relay Teams   College And Beyond   Hurdler Reunions & Early Years Photo Galleries    Hurdling Links   Videos

Coach Pantas' Rain Forest Website

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Race photos are posted on Facebook after each track meet

2016 Blue Ridge Classic Awards


 Last day of coaching hurdles, with friends and fellow coaches Jazymn & Abro.
French Broad Middle School Championship, April 19, 2023, at North Buncombe HS.

Prints of Paintings & Drawings by Lee James Pantas       

Coach Pantas' Coral Reef & Ocean Website

Paintings Website of Lee James Pantas



Girls/Young Women
Autrey, Jenna
Baird, Mandy
Baird, Skyler
Baldwin, Rachel
Barefoot, Rene
Beane, Stacy
Bennett, Megan
Blate, Marcia
Bowditch, Kiana
Bowers, Emma
Brazeau, Morgan
Bridges, Brittany
Brown, Jamie
Brown, Jessica
Buckner, PennyLane
Buchwald, Sophie
Butcher, Claire
Butler, Deanna
Butcher, Claire
Caldwell, Brooke
Call, Becky
Carroll, Brittany
Casiano, Amaya
Chestnut, Zoe
Clapps, Laura
Clayton, Gina
Cochrane, Emma
Coffey, Alisha
Cole, Hebron
Coles, Kourtnai
Cooper, Emily
Cooper, Lori
Cooper, Micalea
Croghan, Raeona
Diez, Carolyn
Dillingham, Tiffany
Edgerton, Brittany
Edwards, Maddie
Frempong, Anu
Frempong, Beatrice
Frempong, Leslie
Gorglione, Jen
Gothberg, Alissa
Graham, Catherine
Haile, Juliana
Hampton, Keyara
Harrison, Vonda 
Harvin, Lexi
Hawkins, Ordashia
Holcombe, Jorden
Hollar, Maddy
Hollifield-Wiggs, Amara
Hopkins, Amalie
Jones, Miah
Jordan, Ginger
Kania, Hannah
Kania, Lee
Kavanuagh, Aimee
Kepple, Ella
Kessinger, JoJo
King, Kaylie
King, Kendall
Kimble, Emily
Kiratzis Zoe
Koppe, Carley
Laney, Mckenzie
Lang, Emery
Lee, Bobbie
Lorenzen, Kaylee
Manee, Diana
MacNair, Rebekah
McDowell, Kenzie
McKee, Erin
McGuire, Massey
McVay, Corey
Mercer, Meredith
Messer, Brailym

Milam, Erin
Miller, London

Montgomery, Emagine
Nelson, Sophia
Nelson, Sophie
Nolan, Kaylee
Norlin, Miranda
Nowell, Olivia
Ortiz, Journey
Osborne, Julie
Owenby, Sarah
Pantas, Susanna
Patterson, Sheridan
Peterson, Michelle
Peterson, Ruth
Poss, Kelly
Prather, Jasmine
Prather, Jesmine
Ray, Christen
Reeves, Lana
Richardson, Mariah
Roark, Hillary
Robertson, Tatyana
Rohrer, Rebeca
Russell, Juliana
Sayles, Hannah
Schillo, Liza
Silvers, Daniele
Simpson, Clarressa
Smalls, Tyanna
Soule, Kendall
Stafford, Whitney
Stevens, Meghan
Stone, Sammy
Sullivan, Kim
Taylor, Amber
Taylor, Emily
Taylor, Kylie
Thornburg, Whitney
Treakle, Sophia
Villareal, Nashala
Walker, Anna
Walker, Courtney
Walker, Kimmi

Walker, Makyia
Walters, Megan
Ward, Mia
Ward, Terran
Ward, Tia
White, Sharniquia
Wiggins, Damiyah
Wilcox, Anna  
Wilkins, Tierney

Williams, Corey
Williams, Lillian
Williams, Racquelle
Woods, Mikaia
Worth, Anne
Wright, Elise
Yin, Yiwen




























Girls/Young Women: The Fastest Times

55M H (MS): Tia Ward 9.00
55M H (HS): Brittany Carroll 8.22*
60M H (HS): PennyLane Buckner 10.48*
80M H (JO): Kenzie McDowell 13.92*
100M H (JO): Sophia Treakle 16.54*
100M H (HS): Brittany Carroll 14.14*
200M H (JO): Sophia Treakle 30.53*
300M H (HS): Sophia Treakle 43.15*
400M H (HS): Sophia Treakle 61.11*
2000M Steeple: Whitney Thornburg 7:23.75*


Boys/Young Men: The Fastest Times

55M H (MS): Deshawn Finley 8.08
55M H (HS): Cade Liverman 7.34*
60M H (HS): Cade Liverman 8.11*
80M H (JO): Andrew Altice 13.84*
100M H (JO): Cory Moore 15.26*
110M H (HS): Kris Fant 13.86*
200M H (JO): Andrew Altice 27.53*
300M H (HS): Cade Liverman 37.60*
400M H (HS): Kris Fant 55.83*
2000M Steeple: Arboleda , Ethien 6:45.48*

  13.87*                     Same Race!             13.86*

Slide Show of Former Hurdlers

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas



















Boys/Young Men
Albrecht, Jack
Allen, DJ
Altice, Andrew
Amaya, Yonatan
Arboleda , Ethien
Banks, Zach
Barker, Drew
Boeque, Robby
Blazer, Jordan
Chazotte, Tyler
Cole, Jesse
Collins, Aubrey
Councell, Ben
Cross, Mitchell
Cunningham, Devante
Cunningham, Mac
D'Angelo, Justin
Doeg, Noah
Duncan, Kolby
Ellison, Michael
Evans, Tucker
Fant, Kris
Fentzlaff, Garrett
Finley, Deshawn
Flythe, Kamarion

Gilkerson, Will
Gorman, Ben
Gorman, Matt
Goss, Greg
Green, Luke

Griffith, E.J
Harris, Tyrique
Hughes, Tyerell
Jackson, Marcus
Johnson, Matt
Johnston, Patrick
Jones, Josh
Jones, Ty
Karout, Sadik
Kennedy, Sean
Kiel, Walker
Koch, Hunter
Kovacs, Chad
Lanza-Soloranzo, Michael
Liverman, Cade
Logan, Antonio (AJ
McKnight, Terrance
Mimms, Will
McClure, Mycal
McClure, Myles
McNair, Simon
Merrill, Ayden
Moore, Brent
Moore, Cory
Murrill, Jeremy
Mwetta, Terrell
Neuhauser, Aaron
Norlin, John
Norlin, Milo
Noska, Frank
Pantas, Daniel
Palas, Sid
Poole, Daniel
Proffitt, Josh
Ramage, Jake
Reyes, Ernesto

Roark, Tiernan
Roberts, Mason
Robinson, Michael
Robinson, Shawn
Ruley, Garrett
Scarbrough, Joe
Selle, Michael
Shepherd, Stuart
Skares, MA
Skroski, Nate
Simmerson, Michael
Smith, Zach
Sprouse, Michael
Stallworth, Tyler
Swann, Mario
Taylor, Kilian
Twitty, Austin
Wadopian, Joel
Walker, Tony
Weber, James
West, Sage
Williams, Kayden
Woodlee, Sam
Woodyard, Travae
Worrell, Austin
Yoder, Sam















































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