SF Rec & Park’s Track Coach Ranks Top Ten in the World
Coach Robert McDaniels ranks 10th in World Masters Athletics Championships
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) today congratulated Coach Robert McDaniels, a dedicated coach of RPD’s track and field camp, for his groundbreaking accomplishment in the World Masters Athletics Championships competitions. He competed at the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Sacramento, CA from July 6th through July 17th, 2011. More than 4,800 athletes from 93 countries participated in this 19th World Masters Athletics competition. The Athletes ages are ranging from 35 to 101 year-old.
“Coach Robert McDaniels is a role model for our kids at our track and field camp, and we are so proud of his accomplishment.” said, Phil Ginsburg, RPD General Manager. “It is with help from great people like Coach McDaniels that SF Rec and Park can offer over 60 camps and have more than 16,000 kids registered in our summer programs, camps and extended care programs.”
Coach McDaniels, a two-time 110m hurdles champion from San Francisco State University back in the 1980s, he competed in Men’s 50-54 100m hurdles on July 13th this year and ranked 10th in the world. He has been training for the last several years to make this dream come true. Coach McDaniels is determined to continue training all year around to break the world record in the next age group, 55-59.
“Best is yet to come to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s sports programs!” said, Coach Robert McDaniels.
Currently, Coach McDaniels is stationed at Hamilton Recreation Center working with RPD’s track and field camp. Besides his athletic accomplishment, he is also looking forward to continue training children at RPD’s camp. RPD’s track and field camp focuses on the primary skills and techniques of sprints, middle distance, jumps, and throws. There are speed, power, and endurance drills as well as agility and conditioning for kids of all ages.