January 22, 2016

4:05 p.m. – Sheraton Uptown

Meeting called to Order at 4:05 p.m.., January 22 rd , by NMTCCCA President Kent Hitchens (Carlsbad) Kent Hitchens: Presentation of Special Recognition Award

o Joe Franklin: UNM Women’s Cross Country Coach: NMCCA Champion – 2015

Introduction of Members of the Executive Committee by President Kent Hitchens

  • President Kent Hitchens (Carlsbad) -Present
  • President-Elect – Bob Vandiver (Grants) - Present
  • Secretary Laci Lockwood (East Mountain) - Present
  • Past President – Kelly Osuna (Cobre) - Absent
  • Historian: South – Doc Helm (Alamogordo) - Present
  • Historian: North – Fred Polich (Del Norte) - Present
  • Clinic Director – Spencer Sielschott (Sandia) - Present
  • Chris Jaramillo Luncheon Doug Dorame - Present
  • Executive Director of the NMHSCA: Buster Mabrey - Present

Area Representatives:

  • Northeast Large – Lenny Gurule (St. Michaels)-Present
  • Northeast Small – Joe Giglia (Cimarron) - Present
  • Northwest Large – Chris Carroll (Zuni) - Present
  • Northwest Small – Daniel Otero (Laguna Acoma) - Present
  • Central Large – Kathy Brion (Eldorado) - Present
  • Central Small – Tim Host (Academy for Technology and the Classics-Santa Fe) - Absent
  • Southwest Large – David Nunez (Onate) - Absent
  • Southwest Small – (Vacant)
  • Southeast Large – Brad Fouts (Hobbs) - Present
  • Southeast Small – Doug Santo (Loving) - Present

Absent: Kelly Osuna, David Nunez and Tim Host


  • Secretary Laci Lockwood (East Mountain): Review of Summer NMTCCCA Executive Meeting o Acceptance of NMHSCA proposal to fund NMTCCCA Clinic: $25,000

§ Rationale: In the event of a “winter event”, the clinic losses would be covered.

o Discussion about talking to the APS Superintendent and/or APS Athletic Director about meet limitations on APS School

§ Board felt that we would do more harm than good

o Named NMTCCA Track Coaches of the Year (To be presented tomorrow)

  • Secretary Laci Lockwood (East Mountain) READING “High Lights” of this afternoon’s Executive Board Sessions:
  • All Board Members present except: Kelly Osuna, David Nunez and Tim Host

· We reviewed NMTCCCA Cross Country Coaches of the Year. (To be presented tomorrow)

· We heard from Adam Kedge, Albuquerque Academy concerning the New Mexico Mile Split Web Site

  • NMAA Representatives were not present today.


  • Kent Hitchens: NMTCCCA President thanked all of the Board Members for their service
  • Election of Officers for 2016:

o Per NMTCCCA Constitution, the following are up for Nomination to fill the 2016-2018 Term:


o President Elect: Fred Polich – Del Norte

o Small School Northwest: Daniel Otero – Laguna - Acoma o Large School Northwest: Paul Anderson – Los Alamos

o Small School Southwest : (Vacancy) – David Velasquez – Mescalero Apache

o Small School Central: Tim Host - ATC

o Large School Central: Alex Mikaelian - Eldorado

o Small School: Southeast: Dusti Lofftis - Jal

o Large School Southeast: Bob Jackson - Hobbs

o Secretary: Laci Lockwood – East Mountain

  • Motion to Elect by Acclamation: All Unopposed Nominees:
  • Bob Vandiver : NMTCCCA President presented outgoing President Kent Hitchens with Plaque


· Buster Mabrey: Executive Director of the NMHSCA gave his report

  • Kent Hitchens : Reported for Sports Specific Committee
  • Joe Giglia: Reported on the Web Site
  • Spencer Sielschott : Clinic Director gave a Financial Reports
  • Doug Dorame: gave an update on the Luncheon
  • Discussion of NMAA Rule Clinic
  • Lenny Gurule & Andrea Kexel spoke on the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet
  • Other New Business: None
  • Motion to Adjourn: Doc Helm ; 2nd Chris Carrol -Meeting Adjourned at 4:49 p.m.


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We are the NMTCCCA !!!

Begun in 1987 by a small group of visionaries with the goal of a NM Meet of Champions, as well as developing better communication and unification between all track and cross country coaches, the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association was born and has grown to what you see today. Our association has and must continue to be the guiding force for positive change and the protection of all aspects of New Mexico Track and Cross Country that we believe important to our athletes and our coaches. Changes are a part of life. We are our best "Advocates" for helping to direct that change in a positive and constructive way. We must continue to "Educate" our membership and give them the best tools for success. And, as a professional organization, we must "Celebrate" those successes, those stories, those special moments and actions that make our sports such wonderful tools in helping to mold the youth of New Mexico. We ARE the NMTCCCA !!!