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Associates of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
United States Naval Academy

Certified personal Trainer, NASM – Bryan University
Food and Nutrition

National Records-5

Krianne McBride (2017) Indoor 1500

Krianne McBride (2017) Indoor 800

Krianne McBride (2017) Outdoor 3000

Krianne McBride (2018) Outdoor 3000

Arethea Roddy (2019) Indoor 1600


Level I AAU Certified Coach
Level II AAU Certified Coach
Level III AAU Certified Coach
Level I USATF Cross Country Coach
Positive Alliance Coach Nominee x 3
Brooks Inspiring Coach Nominee 2015 and 2016
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
CPR Certified

Born in Rotan, Texas and raised in Breckenridge, Texas, I grew up playing multiple sports. As a baseball player, I was a five time little league all-star pitcher/short stop, as well as becoming the runner up for the Texas Little League World Series Team. While playing basketball, I was six a time little league all-star point guard. I helped guide the team to the little league regional playoff. In football, I was given the Rotan “Yellow Hammer Back Award” for the most rushing yards in one season. I have been running competitively since the age of 5yrs and have always enjoyed running middle distance events. In the 7th grade I was a Junior Olympic qualifier in the 800m.

All Americans - 19

Helen Roddy (2013) Outdoor 3000

Joseph Meade (2013) XC 5000

Helen Roddy (2014) Outdoor 3000

Arethea Roddy (2014) XC 2000

Helen Roddy (2015) Indoor 800

Helen Roddy (2015) Indoor 3000

Isa Conde Frankenburg (2016) XC 3000

Krianne McBride (2017) Indoor 1500

Krianne McBride (2017) Indoor 800

Judah Edwards (2017) Outdoor 1500 racewalk

Krianne McBride (2017) Outdoor 3000

Isaiah Edwards (2017) XC 2000

Bella Edwards (2017) XC 3000

Isaiah Edwards (2018) Outdoor 1500 racewalk

Emi Landers (2018) Outdoor Pentathlon

Judah Edwards (2018) Outdoor racewalk

Arethea Roddy (2018) Outdoor 3000

Krianne McBride (2018) Outdoor 3000

Krianne McBride (2018) Outdoor 1500

During my High School Years, I received the “Outstanding Freshman Award” and this pumped up my excitement for track. My event included the 400 (district champ, regional champ, and state qualifier), 800m (4xDistrict champ, 2xRegional Champ, and State Qualifier), 1600m (District Champ), and 1600m relay (3XDistrict Champ, 3xRegional Champ, and State Qualifier). During Cross Country, I was awarded the “Runner’s Golden Shoe.”

I have had the privilege to have been the Varsity Track and Field Coach for Summit Christian Academy in 2001. During that time, I was able to advance 5 runners to the State TAPPS meet.

Currently I am the owner and Head Coach of Texas Thunder Track Club (TTTC). I became affiliated with TTTC in the summer season of 2008 when they were in sudden need of a middle distance coach and was asked to come aboard. We advanced 4 athletes to the AAU Junior Olympics.

In the 2009 summer season, I accepted the TTC offer. Within that year we advanced 4 athletes with a 7th place copper medalist (1500m 9yr, F, 5:44.74). At the end of the season, I was offered the Head Coach position and I accepted.

In the 2010 summer season, we advanced 8 athletes with a 3rd place bronze medalist (800m, 17yr, M, 1:55.82) and an 8th place copper medalist (1500m, 10yr, F, 5:35.23). Also in 2010, we implemented the TTTC cross country which started with only 2 athletes. Both athletes were Regional champs and qualified for the AAU XC Junior Olympics.

In the 2011 summer season, we advanced 14 athletes with a 6th place copper medalist (1500, 11yr, F, 5:17.61) and a silver medalist (3000m, 11yr, F, 11:19.23). During XC of 2011, we advanced 2 athletes to the USATF XC Junior Olympics.

In the 2012 summer season, we advanced 15 athletes with a 5th place copper medalist (3000m, 12yr, F, 11:26.79). During XC of 2012, we advanced 2 athletes to the USATF XC Junior Olympics.

In the 2013 summer season, we advanced 20 athletes with a 5th place copper medalist (3000m, 17yr, M, 9:10.56), a silver medalist (1500m, 13yr, F, 5:02.23) and an “All American” gold medalist (3000m, 13yr, F, 10:47.88). In 2013, our Young Men team placed 2nd at the USATF XC regional meet. We advanced 19 athletes to the USATF XC Junior Olympics with a 10th place “All American” (5K, 18yr, M, 16:26.43).

In the 2014 indoor season we had a Carl Lewis Indoor champion (3000m, 18, M, 9:22.1). At the AAU National Indoor meet, we brought home 15 medals and the 14yr old 3000m “All American” gold medal. In the summer season, our Youth Boys 4X100m relay reigned as the USATF District Champ. We advance 5 athletes to the USATF Junior Olympics. We also advanced 20 athletes to the AAU Junior Olympics and came home with 11 national medals which included the 14yr female 3000m “All-American” gold medal. During our 2014 XC season, we competed in the AAU National XC meet in Kansas. We brought home 6 national medals including the 7yr 2000m “All-American” gold medal.

In the 2015 Indoor season, many personal record were achieved. At the Carl Lewis High School Indoor meet we came home with the silver medal in the female 1600m and the gold medal in the female 3200m.  In the 2015 Summer season we brought home 51 medals from our Nationals qualifying meet. We advanced 33 athletes to the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia and brought home 8 national medals. This year we took Trey and Devon in the 100, 200, and hurdle races. We also took our 4x100 relays. First ever Texas Thunder race walker and first Thunder Thrower placed at this year's national meet. In our 2015 Cross Country season we came home with 2 medalist from the AAU national meet in Alabama. Gold and silver medals were obtained in the Foot Locker Regional meet in North Carolina.

We have started our 2016 track season off with a bang! Our athletes did great at the Texas A&M and University of Houston venues. Many PRs!! Texas Thunder has our first participant in the New Balance National Indoor meet in New York!! In our 2016 summer season we brought home 63 regional medals. We had 35 athletes compete at the national level in Humble, TX. 9 of our athletes are in the top 10 AAU 2016 Outdoor rankings. The Texas Thunder athletes earned 14 national medals. During our 2016 cross country season, 19 athletes qualified for and 6 athletes competed at the national meet in Florida. Our athletes brought home 5 medals and 1 All-American national champion. Isa won the 11yr 3000m girls race.

The 2017 season has many exciting things to come. From competing at multiple national level meets and receiving an invitation to compete at an international meet. Our 2017 indoor season was indeed exciting. We had many athletes excel in the Texas A&M and University of Houston meets. We took 7 athletes to the USATF National meet in New York and brought home 6 medals and 3 national records!!! This years outdoor season has been our most successful outdoor season thus far. 37 of our athletes qualified for the National meet in Michigan and 33 competed. First, I would like to   break down the qualifiers and medals from regionals by events. In the 400m we have 1 qualifier with 1 silver medal. In the 800 we advanced 7 athletes and brought home 6 medals, 2 gold, 1silver, 2 bronze. In the 1500 we advanced 14 athletes and brought home 11 medals, 5 gold, 5 silver, and 1 bronze. In the triathlon, 2 athletes advanced while bringing home a gold and a silver. 3 pentathlon athletes advanced bringing 3 medals, 2 gold and 1 bronze. We had 6 steeplechase athletes compete, all advanced while bringing home 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. In the 3000, we advanced 10 athletes while bringing home 5 medals, 2 gold, and 3 silver. 2 hurdlers advance with 1 gold and 1 bronze. Both 4x800 relays advance and bringing home 4 silver and 4 bronze medal. Our 4x100 relay advanced. In the shot put, 3 athletes advanced with 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Javelin athletes, 3 advanced and came home with 1 silver medal. Silver for our triple jump athlete. We advanced 2 high jumpers with 1 gold medal. One discuss athlete advanced to nationals. Our athletes brought home a total of 19 national medals, 1 all american, and 1 national record. Our race walker won All-American at the Club Championships in Florida. National Medal breakdown: 2nd place in the race walk, 5th place in the high jump, 7th place in the hurdles, 3rd, 5th, and  8th, in the 800m, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 2 6th place in the 1500,  4th and 6th place in the 2000m steeplechase, 1st-all american-natioinal record, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 6th place in the 3000m. We were also named one of the top 25 youth clubs in the nation. (Click here to read article) Our cross country season has been exciting. Our Middle School girls team finished the season undefeated and brought home many plaques and trophies. We had our first Footlocker champion in the 10 and under. XC Nationals we took 7 athletes, came home with 5 medals, 2 all americans, and 1 national champion.

Our 2018 Season was an amazing season. During our indoor season we had records broken and set at the LSU youth indoor meet. Our athletes showed up and showed out at the University of Houston and Texas A&M Meet. We had a great showing during our summers season. We had 55 competitors in district and all athletes qualified on to Regionals. We had 58 compete at the regional meet at 41 athletes moved on to Nationals. We took multiple athletes in every race. 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, race walk, Turbo Jav, Shot, Discus, Hurdles, 4x100 realys and multi-events. Our athletes did amazing and brought home some hardware. 15 medals came home this year which included 6 gold medals!!! Isaiah came home with the gold in the 9 yr boys race walk. Judah came home with the gold in the 12 yr boys race walk. Emi came home with gold in the Pentathlon, 3rd in the triple jump, and 4th in the 100 hurdles. Daiton came home with his first national medal in the race walk, finishing 5th. Arethea came home with gold in the 11 yr girls 3000. Krianne came home with the national record and gold medal in the 1500m , gold in the 3000m, and 3rd in the 800m. Logan came home with 3rd in the steeple chase. Ianna took 3rd in the shot put. Leona fought back up and took 3rd in the 1500m. Paige came home with her first national medal, finishing 3rd in the 3000m. Bella came home with 3rd in the 3000m. There was a great article written by TxMileSplit about the club. Click here to read article. During our XC season, we had an amazing turn out for our District AAU meet hosted by Texas Thunder. We 5 athletes compete at the AAU XC National Junior Olympic meet and everyone came home with medals. We had a great showing at the cold and wet footlocker meet in North Carolina. 

Our 2019 Season has already been off to a great start. During our indoor season, we had top performances at the Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and University of Houston meets. Our youth broke and set records at the LSU Indoor meet and at the Alamo City Mile at Trinity University. Arethea broke and holds the record at LSU for the 12 yr girls 1600m run and Krianne broke and holds the record for the 13 and 14 yr 800 records at LSU. We are looking forward to a great summer and cross country seasons. Our 2019 Summer nationals was amazing. Many medals came back home to Texas, 3000m, 1500, 800, 100, shot put, and multis. We are so proud of all of our athletes. Visit our videos page to see the interviews with all of our athletes. We showed up and showed out during the 2019 cross country season. All of our athletes came out to handle an amazing course at the USATF XC regional meet. We had athletes ranging from age 5 to age 18.

Our 2020 Season started off to busy start. We competed, brought home medals, and set records at the University of Houston, Texas AM, and Texas Tech. The University of Houston meets included Fastrak, Carl Lewis, and Joe Deloach meets. All of our athletes had amazing times navigating the 200m oval. Krianne McBride brought home the gold medal at the Texas AM Meet. Our Summers season has been different due to Covid but we are continuing to prepare our athletes for when the running world opens up again.