High School Program Staff

Hallie Armstrong(Needham High School)

Distance Coach (800, mile, 2 mile, cross country)

  • Assistant Cross Country/ Track Coach at Needham High School

  • Previously coached at Franklin High School and teaches in the Newton school system

  • Boston University- all-Patriot League performer in the 3000 meter steeplechase (personal best time of 10:56.10)

  • Multiple time All-Patriot League performer while at BU in the 1000 meters (2:57.86), 1500 meter, mile, 800 meters

  • Learned under the tutelage of legendary coach Bruce Lehane

  • Needham High School- studied under legendary track coach Chris Van Cott

  • Held the school's 600 meter, 1000 meter, 4x800, and 4x400 meter records upon graduating in 2013

  • Will focus on good form running, stride length, mental prep, and racing strategy

Mike Bower (Newton North High School)

Throws Coach (Shot Put, Discus, Javelin)

  • Assistant Boys and Girls Throws coach at Newton North High School for 24 years

  • Coach Bower's throwers have won numerous divisional, All State, and New England titles in the shot put and discus in his time at Newton North

  • His throwers have gone on to compete at more than 15 colleges and universities all around the country at the Division I, II, and III levels

  • 2013 MSTCA Assistant Coach of the Year

  • 2017 MSTCA Assistant Coach of the Year

  • "Coach Bower is considered widely the greatest throwing coach in Massachusetts and one of the best in the country. I am so excited to have him come on board, and so proud that our throwers will get to experience his knowledge, expertise, and technical, but patient style of coaching"        -- WYTC Director Mike Miller

Andy Wayne (Hingham High School)

Sprints Coach (100m, 200m, 400m)

  • Has coached high school League, State, and New England Champions, including All Americans

  • His athletes have been Top 10 State Divisional competitors in their individual events over 60 times and 52 times in the Top 3

  • Athletes have set State and New England Records

  • In State and New England Relay Championship competitions, his sprint relay teams have finished First 16 times and finished in the Top Four 32 times

  • MSTCA Coach of the Year

  • Former State and New England high school and prep school sprint champion

  • Earned the first full track and field scholarship to Penn State

  • A member of the Hingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame

James Rooney (Pembroke High School)

Jumps Coach (Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump)

  • USTFCCCA certified coach- Throws

  • 2-time Boston Globe Coach of the Year

  • MSTCA Coach of the Year

  • 29-time Patriot League TF Champions as a program (Indoor & Outdoor) 

  • 6-time EMASS Track and Field Champions 

  • 4-time State Track & Field Team Champions 

  • Coached 20 Individual State Champions in  the Throws, Jumps, and Sprint Events

  • Coached National Champion in the Decathlon (Kris Horn)

  • Owner/ Director- Berkshire Running Camp

  • Carver High School Athlete Hall of Fame

  • Massachusetts State Champ in the Shot Put

  • URI Academic All American

  • 7-time A10 Champ in the Shot Put, 2-time champ in the weight, 2-time champ discus

Elizabeth Tevnan (Sacred Heart University)

Throws Coach (shot put, discus, javelin)

  • Sacred Heart University: Class of 2018

  • 12-time Northeast Conference qualifier in Hammer, Shot Put, Discus, Weight Throw

  • Shot put personal best- 35’0”, weight throw personal best 47’5”

  • Discus- NEICAAA All New-England top-10 126’2”

  • Hammer- 145’7” personal best, All-Northeast Conference

  • Notre Dame Academy, class of 2014 (indoor, outdoor track captain):

  • EMass DII Champion- discus- 2014; All State runner-up 130’5” personal best

  • 3-time All State Championship qualifier

  • New Balance Outdoor Nationals qualifier

  • 6-time Catholic Conference All Star

  • Patriot Ledger All Scholastic

Malcolm Gurney (Weymouth High School)

Hurdles Coach (100/110m HH, 400m Hurdles)

  • Has coached at Weymouth High School since 2013, serving as assistant jumps, throws, and hurdles coach

  • His athletes have qualified for All State Championships in shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, high hurdles, triple jump, long jump, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and individual pentathlon

  • Specializes in coaching multi-eventers with a wide variety of drills and well-organized practices

  • Graduated from Weymouth High School in 2009, where he held, at one time, school records in 110m HH, 55m HH, 400m hurdles, triple jump, 4x110m hurdles, 4x50 yd. hurdles, distance medley relay, and javelin

  • Owner of RISE Fitness in Hanover, a certified personal trainer

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