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
2018 Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Thursday March 22 Ingraham NWAC 2:45pm
Wednesday March 28 Garfield/Chief Health SWAC 2:45pm
Thursday April 12 Bainbridge/Seattle Prep Bainbridge 3:30pm
Saturday April 14 Tacoma Invitational TBD Lincoln Bowl
Thursday April 19 Rainier Beach/Ballard/Cleveland SEAC 2:45pm
Saturday April 21 Eason Invitational Snohomish TBD
Thursday April 26 Nathan Hale/Ballard NEAC 2:45pm
Saturday April 28 Shoreline Invitational Shoreline Stadium TBD
Thursday May 3 Rainier Beach/Cleveland/Lakeside SEAC 2:45pm
Wednesday May 9 Metro Prelims SWAC TBD
Friday May 11 Metro Finals SWAC TBD
Wednesday May 16 District Prelims SWAC TBD
Friday May 18 District Finals SWAC TBD
Thursday May 24 State Track Meet Mt. Tahoma TBD
Friday May 25 State Track Meet Mt. Tahoma TBD
Saturday May 26 State Track Meet Mt. Tahoma TBD
Team
Announcements

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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 his three years as the head coach the Irish have won two Metro League titles, produced six individual state champions, 12 top 8 placers at state in other events, and finished each year in the top 8 at the state track meet as a team.  Coach Butorac has a total of 17 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, that love to be around the track.

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