Great Hurdlers I Have Coached

planet14 A Tribute To Courage planet14
Updated April 23, 2014

Juliana Haile, Julie Osborne, Sarah Owenby and Vonda HarrisonThis website is my tribute to the many great hurdlers  I have had the privilege of working with as a hurdles coach for A. C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, North Carolina and the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Team. It is also a record of their accomplishments in hurdling and a testimony to their individual success in one of the most difficult and challenging athletic events on the planet. A hurdles race, regardless of the distance,  is essentially a savage event by nature, since the element of danger is always present. The hurdler must run at top speed clearing hurdles in his or her lane on the track, and falls and injuries frequently happen,  even at the elite level. Courage, coordination and concentration are the hallmarks of great hurdlers, and when done properly hurdling is not just an athletic enterprise but an artistic expression of extraordinary grace and elegance. It becomes performance art of the highest order. This site is dedicated to my daughter Susanna and my son Daniel, two of the first hurdlers I ever coached, and two of the best.       
                                                                                  Coach Lee Pantas

2005 AC Reynolds Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team
Juliana Haile, Julie Osborne, Sarah Owenby, Vonda Harrison
    Broke 45 year-old record at 2005 Volunteer Classic: 1:05.04* 

All Former Hurdlers    Star Hurdlers Past & Present -Female    Star Hurdlers Past & Present -Male   All-Time Rankings

  State Champions   Conference & County Champions   Record Holders   Hall of Fame    Masterpieces    Shuttle Hurdle Relay Teams

         College And Beyond   Year By Year Photo Galleries   Slideshow Of Hurdlers I Have Coached   Hurdling Links   Videos

  Coach Pantas' Rain Forest Website      Current Hurdlers      Coach Pantas' Coral Reef & Ocean Website

If I am coaching you, you have your own records and photos page!
Check it out by clicking on your name below.

Arboleda , Ethien Frempong, Anu Koch, Hunter Ray, Christen Williams, Racquelle
Barker, Drew Gilkerson, Will Koppe, Carley Reeves, Lana Yin, Yiwen
Bradshaw, William Gorman, Matt Kovacs, Chad Richardson, Mariah  
Caldwell, Brooke Harris, Tyrique Kluge, Adam Ruley, Garrett  
Cole, Jesse Hughes, Tyerell McDowell, Kenzie Ryman, Lila  
Coles, Kourtnai Johnson, Patrick Nelson, Sophia Shepard, Maralena  
Cooper, Emily Jones, Miah Neuhauser, Aaron Smalls, Tyanna  
Correa,Loren Kania, Hannah Ortiz, Phoenix Soule, Kendall  
Cross, Mitchell Kania, Lee Phillips, Mikaela Twitty, Austin  
Finley, Deshawn Kessinger, JoJo Proffitt, Josh Wiggins, Damiyah  

Find Your Name On This Website

Slide Show of Former Hurdlers

   Girls/Young Women: The Fastest Times
55M H (MS): Tia Ward 9.00
55M H (HS): Brittany Carroll 8.22*
60M H (HS): Penny Lane Buckner 10.48*
80M H (JO): Kenzie McDowell 13.92*
100M H (JO): Sophia Treakle 16.54*
100M H (HS): Brittany Carroll 14.14*
200M H (JO): Sophia Treakle 30.53*
300M H (HS): Sophia Treakle 43.15*
400M H (HS): Sophia Treakle 61.11*
2000M Steeple: Whitney Thornburg 7:23.75*

Cade Liverman and Kris Fant -Five NC 4A Hurdles State Championships
Cade Liverman           Kris Fant
Same Race!    13.86*      

      Boys/Young Men: The Fastest Times
55M H (MS): Deshawn Finley 8.08
55M H (HS): Cade Liverman 7.34*
60M H (HS): Cade Liverman 8.11*
80M H (JO): Andrew Altice 13.84*
100M H (JO): Cory Moore 15.26*
110M H (HS): Kris Fant 13.86*
200M H (JO): Andrew Altice 27.53*
300M H (HS): Cade Liverman 37.60*
400M H (HS): Kris Fant 55.83*
2000M Steeple: Jason Capps 7:15.14*

ACR Meet today at Reynolds

Congratulations to freshman Sophia Nelson on her first ever high school hurdle race!
56.31 in the 300M Hurdles. A great start!

PR's today also for Josh Proffitt, Jesse Cole, Anu Frempong, Kourtnai Coles, Christen Ray


Congratulations to Anu Frempong
7th place in the 300M Hurdles at the Tri-Cities Classic in Tennessee
with a personal best of 49.78*. Now #14 on my All-time list for that race!

Photos from recent races -Blue Ridge Classic, Tri-Cities Classic, Middle School Meet and practice



Susanna Pantas            Daniel Pantas

Contact Coach Pantas

Copyright Lee James Pantas 2007-2014