O’Dea Track & Field

The O’Dea High School Track & Field Team is a State and Metro League power. As a team, O’Dea has won three State Championships and 22 Metro League Championships, including 16 consecutive from 1998 to 2013. The Irish retook the Metro League title in 2015 while also placing 2nd at State. With talented and dedicated student-athletes and coaches, we aim for success on and off the track.

Schedule
2017 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Thursday March 23 Lakeside/Ingraham NWAC (Ingraham) 2:45pm
Thursday March 30 Garfield/Chief Sealth SWAC (Chief Sealth) 2:45pm
Thursday April 6 Beach/Ballard/Cleveland SEAC (Rainier Beach) 2:45pm
Wednesday April 12 Prep/Bainbridge Bainbridge 2:45pm
Saturday April 15 Mt. SAC Relays Torrance, CA TBA
Saturday April 22 Nike Eason Invitational Snohomish, WA 10am
Thursday April 27 Ballard/Nathan Hale NEAC (Nathan Hale) 2:45pm
Saturday April 29 Shoreline Invitational Shoreline Stadium 12pm
Thursday May 4 Beach/Lakeside/Cleveland SEAC (Rainier Beach) 2:45pm
Wednesday May 10 Metro Prelims SWAC (Chief Sealth) TBA
Friday May 12 Metro Finals SWAC (Chief Sealth) TBA
Friday May 19 District Prelims SWAC (Chief Sealth) TBA
Saturday May 20 District Finals SWAC (Chief Sealth) TBA
Thursday May 25 State Track Meet Mt Tahoma, Tacoma TBA
Friday May 26 State Track Meet Mt Tahoma, Tacoma TBA
Saturday May 27 State Track Meet Mt Tahoma, Tacoma TBA
Team
Announcements

There are no announcements at this time. GO IRISH!

Coach's Corner

Track Butorac

Vince Butorac has been O’Dea’s Head Track & Field coach since 2015 after spending the previous six years as an assistant coach at O’Dea.  In the two years that he has been the head coach the Irish have won one Metro League title, produced four individual state champions, placed in the top 8 in state in 9 other events, and finished both seasons in the top 8 at the state track meet.  Coach Butorac has a total of 16 years of coaching experience (Kent and Mexico City) and ten years of experience as an athlete (Elma HS and Central Washington University). Over the course of his coaching career he has worked with throwers, sprinters, and hurdlers, but his area of expertise is coaching the jumps. Off the track, Coach Butorac serves as the Chemistry teacher at O’Dea. He and his wife Courtney have two young boys, Leo and Mario.

For more information about Irish Track & Field please contact O’Dea Athletic Director, Monte Kohler, at (206) 624-2068 or odad@odea.org

 

 

History
State Champions
1995
2003
2004
Relay State Champions

1979 – 440 Yard Relay (43.6)
Kerry Hickey, Brian Brooks, Larry Swegle, Marc Lowe

1993 – 400 Meter Relay (42.63)
Jovan McCoy, Kyle Roberts, Kyle-Roth Patton, Charles Young

1996 – 400 Meter Relay (42.80)
Ryland Brown, Paul Arnold, Quinn Gillis, Carl-Philippe Pierre-Antoin

2003 – 400 Meter Relay (41.62)
Jon Reese, Chancellor Young, Brandon Jones, Anthony Brown

2004 – 400 Meter Relay (41.92)
Reggie Cole, Chancellor Young, Brandon Jones, Taylor Mays

Individual State Champions

1974 – Triple Jump (47-0 1/4) – Dennis Cook

1991 – Triple Jump (46-1 1/2) – Laeres Patton

1995 – 800 Meters (1:53.40) – Matt Pearson

1995 – Shot Put (59-11 1/2) – Kurth Connell

1996 – 800 Meters (1:52.22) – Matt Pearson

1996 – 1600 Meters (4:10.10) – Matt Pearson

1999 – 300 Meter Int. Hurdles (38.70) – Nate Burleson

2001 – 300 Meter Int. Hurdles (38.27) – James Rabb

2003 – 100 Meters (10.95) – Chancellor Young

2003 – 200 Meters (21.98) – Chancellor Young

2003 – 110 Meter High Hurdles (14.78) – Anthony Bowen

2004 – 100 Meters (10.88) – Taylor Mays

2004 – 200 Meters (22.27) – Taylor Mays

2005 – 100 Meters (11.00) – Brandon Jones

2008 – High Jump (6-8) – Johri Fogerson

2012 – 100 Meters – Tatum Taylor

2015 – 100 Meters – Myles Gaskin

2015 – 400 Meters – Evan Mafilas

2015 – Shot Put

Metro League Champions
1988 1990 1991 1996 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2015