The Federal Way senior will be a sprinter at Oklahoma after putting together one of the best youth résumés in the United States. Cunliffe finished up in fourth place at the 200 meters at the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Ukraine for 16-17 year olds with a time of 23.44. During the 2013 outdoor season as a 17 year old HS Junior, Cunliffe ran a personal-best time of 11.38 in the 100 meters and ran a 23.10 in the 200.
In the 2014 indoor season ran a personal best of 7.30 in the indoor 60M which is US#14 ALL-TIME for HS Girls and 6.79 in the 55M which comes in at US#11 ALL TIME for HS Girls. Her 60M time is faster than Alyson Felix, and Sanya Richards in HS to name a few. She also holds the US National HS Record for freshman girls in the 60M (7.47). Hannah opened up the 2014 outdoor season with March meet at the TX Relays running a first meet 100 time of 11.40.
Hannah’s father is certified as a USATF Level2 Sprints/Hurdles/Relays & USATF Emerging Elite Coach in Sprints/Hurdles/Relays. Cunliffe has previously worked with some of the elite coaches in Track & Field and sport development throughout the United States.
“Working with many of the elite coaches in the country I’ve been very blessed to pick up best practices from some very smart people throughout my coaching career. I’m adding John Opfer to that list. I’d say that He’s among the top trainers in the country in the area of biomechanics and kinetic expression in regards acceleration and max velocity running. He’s also one of the top trainers in regards to elite optimization which is critical for competition at the highest levels in the world. John has impacted greatly Hannah’s start mechanics all the way through her acceleration phase right into her max velocity phase. As a coach of multiple elite athletes; I can say without hesitation that John is at the top with the best. To any Track & Field athlete these mechanics are not only crucial to your performance, but critical. No matter how much weight room work or track work an athlete does, they aren’t expressing it to the fullest without pelvic positioning and this allows optimum expression – this is THE key factor.
“Opfer’s training trains the body quickly so you can express maximum power, output and speed. He has unlocked the mystery of the pelvic bowl in order for premier athletes such as Hannah to run and express maximum power for maximum strength and velocity”, said Cunliffe. “If you’re not in the correct pelvic position for drills, lifting, or set position then you are not optimizing what you have built. “John Opfer is the only guy I know that has figured it out and knows how to optimize it to the exact degree, without the use of chiropractors and body workers”.
Congratulations to David Fluellen’s career night in football for Toledo Athletics.
Attached below is the article write up from the Toledo Athletics website on this Proformance athlete.
Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Kalamazoo, MI – Junior running back David Fluellen rushed for a career-high 213 yards and three touchdowns to lead Toledo to a 37-17 victory over Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium Saturday night.
Fluellen shattered his previous best of 109 yards in the first half alone, gaining 123 yards and scoring twice on nine carries as Toledo held a 20-7 advantage at the break. Fluellen’s third TD of the night made the score 34-9, effectively putting the game out of reach midway through the third quarter.
Junior quarterback Terrance Owens balanced the Rocket attack by connecting on 22-of-33 passes for 243 yards.
The Rockets outgained the Broncos, 521-405, as Toledo’s defense kept Western Michigan off the board until late in the second quarter. The Rockets’ defense also picked off WMU quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen three times, recovered one fumble and had a defensive score, a 63-yard interception return by sophomore cornerback Jordan Haden in the third quarter.
Toledo wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, scoring on its first three possessions while WMU failed to make a first down. The Rockets pounded out a eight-play, 67-yard drive on its first possession as Fluellen bulled in from six yards out to give Toledo a 7-0 lead. The Rockets followed that up with an 11-play drive on its next series that led to a 20-yard field goal by sophomore Jeremiah Detmer.
Toledo then bumped the score to 17-0 on a career-best 53-yard bolt by Fluellen with 4:32 to play in the first quarter. Another field goal by Detmer, this time from 28 yards, made it 20-0 Rockets with 7:59 left in the half.
The Broncos finally got on the scoreboard with 3:00 left in the half when QB Tyler Van Tubbergen survived a blitz and connected with Jaime Wilson for a 22-yard scoring strike to cut the lead to 20-7.
WMU cut Toledo’s lead to 20-9 early in the third quarter when Dwight Macon fielded a booming punt on the one-yard line and was tackled in the end zone. But the Rockets put the game out of reach with Haden’s interception return and Fluellen’s third TD run of the game, a 22-yard scamper with 6:47 to play in the quarter to make the score 34-9.
The Broncos cut the lead to 34-17 on a 48-yard TD run by Brian Fields with 39 seconds left in the third quarter. Toledo extended the lead to 37-17 on Detmer’s third field of the game, a 23-yarder with 9:44 to play.
The Rockets will return to conference action next week when they host Central Michigan in a MAC West battle.
Intro: This exercise is a great way to develop pelvic stability that applies to sprinting mechanics. Most athletes are way over developed in their hip flexors and quads. This drill allows the glutes to fire first, which ultimately frees up hip flexibility, needed for sprinting.
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Proformance Sports Training is proud to announce the signing of basketball player Mitchell Watt, and are proud to have been a part of his success. Mitchell Watt, after a great Portsmouth Invitational in which he led the entire tournament in blocked shots, signed a contract with and has been competing with the NBA’S Memphis Grizzlies summer league team. More recently, Watt signed with Israeli team Gilboa/Galil, in one of Europe’s top leagues.
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Nutrition is of the highest importance for athletes. When athletes come here we always get a three day log of their nutrition. We want to know everything these athletes are eating from the minute they wake up to the minute they go to sleep. If, for example, an athlete is drinking a lot of soda or pop, then that athlete has a lot of sugar and a lot of carbonation that is actually not benefiting them on the field. If this athlete was to excel at a higher level, they’re going to need to change their diet. So, we don’t only want to look at athletes now, we want to look at athletes in the future, what they’re going to be in the future. So we bring that nutrition and we bring it on a larger scale, say This is what you want to be eating, how you want to be eating. We want athletes to know they have options, but they want to choose good options.