Training Schedule
Competitions & Results
High Performance Profiles
Visiting Athletes

Anatoly Bondarchuk
High Performance Throws

Jarett McLean
Head Coach

Bruno Mazzotta

Tanya Little
Masters/Junior Development

Mike Kern
Junior Development


Anatoly Bondarchuk - High Performance Throws

Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk is renowned as an athlete (1972 Olympic and European Champion in the hammer throw as well as a former World Record Holder) and coach. He developed the USSR National Team throws program from 1976 to 1992, from which he produced numerous World and Olympic Champions in the Hammer, Discus and Shot Put. From 1992-2004 he was coaching for Portugal and Kuwait.

Dr. Bondarchuk is a Doctor of Pedagogical Science (University of Kiev) whose research into technique and high-performance training methods formed the basis for many of the common techniques and practices used by the world's top athletes today. A common focus is training to maintain performance and technique.  He has authored 11 books and 195 articles in his areas of expertise.

For the City of Kamloops this is an unprecedented opportunity for the coaches and athletes of the sport of athletics to learn and excel under one of the greatest coaches in the sport's history. With the City's new 37.5 million dollar upgrade to its current athletics facilities, which include a fully competitive throws competition and training venue, this great news ensures that the athletes of Kamloops and its surrounding region are going to be in one of the most enriching and productive athletic environments in the entire world. It is the goal of the Kamloops Track and Field Club to ensure that all athletes in the sport of Athletics locally, provincially, and nationally thrive under Mr. Bondarchuk's guidance. To this end we are fully committed.

Major Championship Victories (men's hammer throwers only, all performances achieved by athletes under Mr. Bondarchuk's direction):
1976 Olympic Games, Montreal – Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists.
1978 European Championships, Prague - Gold medallist
1979 World Cup, Montreal - Gold medallist
1980 Olympic Games, Moscow - Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists.
1982 European Champ., Athens - Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists.
1983 World Championship, Helsinki - Gold and Silver medallists.
1984 World Cup, Belgrade - Gold medallist
1985 European and World Cup, Canberra - Gold medallist
1986 European Champs, Frankfurt - Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists.
1987 World Championships, Rome - Gold and Silver medallists.
1988 Olympic Games, Seoul - Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists.
1989 European Champs, Yugoslavia - Gold and Silver medallists.
1991 World Championships, Tokyo - Gold and Silver medallists.
1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona - Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists.

Mr. Bondarchuk's athletes, while members of the USSR National Team,   broke 12 World Records. His athletes won all hammer throw medals in 4 consecutive non-boycotted Olympic Games.

In addition to the above, the following are examples of results that his athletes have achieved:


Yuri Sedych - Olympic Champion (1976, 1980), Silver Medal Olympic Games (Seoul), World Champion (1991), European Champion (1978, 1982, 1986). 6 Time World Record Holder (still current record holder – 86.74m set in 1986), best result: 86.74m.

Sergey Litvinov - Olympic Champion (1988), Silver Medal Olympic Games (Moscow), World Champion (1983, 1987). 3 Time World Record Holder, best result: 86.14m.

Andrey Abduvalyev - Olympic Champion (1992), World Champion (1993, 1994) best result – 83.60m.

Yuri Tamm - Bronze medal Olympic Games (Moscow, Seoul), World Cup Champion (1985) and European Cup Champion (1985). Former World Record Holder, best result – 84.40m.

A. Krykun - Bronze Medal Olympic Games (Atlanta), best result-80.46m. A. Debely - World Junior Champion (1989, Athens). Best result - 79.98m.

In total Mr. Bondarchuk has coached 17 athletes over 80m in the hammer throw.


D. Armstrong - Champion of Canada (2006-08), 4th - 2008 Olympics, 21.04m
A. Baryshnikov - Silver Medal Olympic Games 1980 - 22.00m World Record
B. Stepansky - Champion of Ukraine (1989) - 20.89m
A. Samolik - Champion of Ukraine (1990), best result - 20.52m.
D. Kovzun - Champion of Ukraine (1987), best result - 19.35m.
E. Koslova - Champion of Europe (1987) (junior), 19.99m
S. Butova -18.56m.


D. Kovzun - Champion of USSR, 68.62m.
A. Mandyk - Champion of Ukraine, 62.84m.

C. Savinkova - Silver Medal European Championship (1982), Silver Medal in World Cup (1985), Former World Record Holder, 73.26m.
S. Suchova - Champion of Ukraine, 66.50m.

Dr. Bondarchuk can be contacted at: bondarchukhammer@hotmail.com.

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Jarett McLean - Head Coach

Jarett joined the Kamloops Track and Field Club in March of 2006 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was a staff coach with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club for six years, and a coach with the University of Saskatchewan track and field teams for two years. He coached athletes to the Canadian National Youth Team in 2003 and 2005 as well as numerous high school athletes to provincial medals. In 2005 he received coach of the year honours in Saskatchewan for his dedication and commitment to track and field. You can contact Jarett at: jarettm@telus.net or (250) 851-2512.

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Bruno Mazzotta - Cross Country/Distance

Bruno is a former athlete of the Kamloops Track and Field Club and still continues to train and compete on his own. His resume includes: BC High School Cross Country champion (1997), Canadian Junior Cross Country champion (1997,1998), Canadian World Cross Country Team (1999), World University Cross Country Team (2000), NCAA All-American Team (2001) and North American Road Relay Championship Team (2003). Bruno coaches all levels of athletes in our program, from Junior Development to Senior. You can contact Bruno at bmazzotta@shaw.ca.

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Tanya Little - Masters/Junior Development

Tanya came to the Kamloops Track and Field Club as an athlete training for the Highland Games in 1997. She soon found a love and an aptitude for athletics and took over head coaching duties for the club's Junior Development program in 2000. Tanya has done an excellent job in that capacity over the years and continues to be involved. 

Tanya is also heading up our masters program this year. This is the first year we have offered this program as we prepare to host the 2010 World Masters Championships. Tanya is currently working as a nurse at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. To contact Tanya please email at:

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Mike Kern - Junior Development

Mike has been coaching with the Kamloops Track and Field Club longer than any other coach. He coaches mainly in the Junior Development program, where he coaches all speed / power events. Mike has been appointed to numerous provincial Juvenile teams as a coach in various events. He is also a teacher in School District # 73. Mike can be reached at: mikekern@shaw.ca.

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