Blog

One of the most practical ways The District Track Club intends to contribute to the running community is by asserting ourselves as a source of quality and freely accessible information that pertains to our sport. The content in our blog is generated both internally, from the experiences of our athletes and coaches, and externally, from practitioners and thought leaders of the running community at large.

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    Weekend Recap + Weekend Preview

    Williamsburg, VA / Washington, D.C. - Crocker wins men's 800m, Mahalsky races Cherry Blossom Results: Men’s 800m: 1) Will Crocker - 1:50.88 Women’s 800m: 2) Myah Hicks - 2:08.38, 4) Merrecia James - 2:08.51 Men’s 1500m: 3) Edose Ibadin - 3:49.82, 26) Gio Mowatt - 3:57.38 Men’s 10-mile: 15) Ryan Mahalsky - 48:26 Summary: Last weekend, DTC was at William & Mary for the 2017 [...]
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    Weekend Recap – February 18, 2017

    Staten Island, NY - Ibadin steals the win away from Jock at the line in the men's 1000m Results: Men's 1000m: 1) Edose Ibadin - 2:21.48, 4) Derek Holdsworth - 2:23.35   Women's 1000m: 6) Myah Hicks - 2:45.71   Men's Mile: 3) Sam Penzenstadler - 4:00.78 Summary: In the men's 1000m, Edose Ibadin and Derek Holdsworth took on the likes of Charles Jock (2016 Olympian - 800m) and [...]
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    Weekend Recap – February 4, 2017

    New York, NY / Bend, OR - Quartet of Parker, Holdsworth, Ibadin & Penzenstadler took home the elite 4x800m relay title in New York, while Ryan Mahalsky finished in the top-20 at USATF Cross Country National Championships Results: 4x800m: 1) District Track Club (1:55.64/1:49.42/1:48.81/1:49.05) - 7:22.92 Men's Mile: 9) Will Crocker - 4:12.90 USATF XC National Championships : 20) Ryan [...]
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    Weekend Recap – January 28, 2017

    Fairfax, VA - District Track Club won three events in 2017 indoor season opener this weekend at George Mason University's 2017 Patriot Games. Results: Men's 600m: 1) Edose Ibadin - 1:17.81, 2) Derek Holdsworth - 1:19.23, 3) Julian Parker - 1:20.76 Men's 800m: 1) Sam Penzenstadler - 1:50.40 Men's 1000m: 1) Will Crocker - 2:25.33, 2) Giovanni Mowatt - 2:27.36 Women's 1000m: 2) Myah Hicks - [...]
  • JimEhrenhaftTeaching

    Taking Splits: Coaching Sensibly and Preventing Burnout, Second Installment

    This is the second of a blog series by coach and educator, Jim Ehrenhaft written exclusively for the DTC. He addresses a prevalent issue all too common in our sport; overtraining. View the first installment here.
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    Introducing: James Carey

    As a multi-time national champion and one of the best middle distance track athletes in the Bahamas, James Carey brings a unique background to the District Track Club.  Track in many Caribbean Islands is like football in the United States.  With an obvious love for the sport James decided that he was still hungry to compete after graduating from Howard University in 2016. Although he will [...]
  • Ryan Mahalsky

    Introducing: Ryan Mahalsky

    Ryan Mahalsky is a New Jersey native and graduate of Lehigh University. Ryan was not a top recruit out of high school but steadily improved throughout each year at Lehigh, finishing with a breakout senior season. He was nearly an All American at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships and continued that success in track season qualifying to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the [...]
  • JimEhrenhaftTeaching

    Taking Splits: Coaching Sensibly and Preventing Burnout, First Installment

    Jim Ehrenhaft has taught and coached at St. Albans School in Washington, DC since the fall of 1987.  Head cross country coach and at both St. Albans and its sister school National Cathedral since 1998 (and distance track & field coach at St. Albans through that time and at National Cathedral since 2001), Ehrenhaft has led St. Albans to 14 Interstate Athletic Conference cross country [...]
  • Introducing: Giovani Mowatt

    Giovani Mowatt graduated in 2015 from Howard University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science at his alma mater. Giovani enjoyed his time as a student-athlete at Howard and made some solid improvements from high school but he decided that he was not done training and competing after college. After meeting and interviewing Giovani, the DTC administrative staff [...]
  • Andrew Smith

    Introducing: Andrew Smith

    After graduating from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andrew Smith stayed in the Baltimore area to train with his college coach Matt Gitterman.  Andrew was a part of the UMBC coaching staff last year and used his experiences as a team captain to further help his former teammates through the 2014-2015 season.Andrew graduated from high school as a 1:55 half-miler and after three solid [...]