Track & Field
MMA’s track program trains cadets to push themselves further than they imagined they could, helping them work to achieve their greatest potential on and off the course. Developing as disciplined competitors, cadets gain a strong sense of personal accomplishment and self-confidence as they improve their running, jumping and throwing records.
Traevonne Smith, Head Track Coach
Coach Smith brings a variety of coaching methods to MMA’s track team, pulling from his experiences leading the Colonels as a physical education instructor, head track coach, assistant basketball coach and assistant football coach.
Athletically, Smith plans to help cadets improve their form and performance with technical coaching. On a more personal level, Smith hopes to hopes to use track to instill values of hard work, personal motivation and team skills.
“My coaching philosophy is this: hard work will out-work talent that doesn't work hard,” Smith said. “For me, it's not about who’s performing better than who, it's about who’s willing to work harder – and that directly correlates to life.”
Visit the Missouri State High School Activities Association web site to view a calendar with MMA athletic events. For any past events, click on the date to view results in the sidebar.