About Us

The Plainfield Tsunami Track and Field Club is a year-round community program that has been serving young people between the ages of 6 and 18 of Plainfield , NJ and the surrounding communities since 1994.  The program continues the rich track and field tradition that pre-dates the emergence of legendary Plainfield High School product Milt Campbell, who won a gold medal in the decathlon in the 1956 Summer Olympics.  It strives to cultivate scholar athletes by emphasizing the value of strong academics, while providing opportunities to develop the full athletic potential.  In the process, the athletes learn life lessons of discipline, leadership, sportsmanship, responsibility and character.

Our volunteer staff serves as stable, positive and successful adult role models with whom children identify, form mentor relationship, and utilize for counseling and advice, on and off the athletic field.  Training is offered four days per week.  To implement skills learned in practice, our athletes regularly participate in developmental meets.  

Over the years, large percentages of our athletes consistently have qualified to compete at regional and national championships in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.  Indeed, the club has developed top athletes in the state who have won regional and national track and field titles, with some setting national age-group records in the process.  Many of our student athletes earn their pick of magnet, private and parochial high schools from which to choose.  Moreover, many go on to obtain college scholarships throughout the country at universities such as Princeton, Harvard, US Air Force Academy, Syracuse, Lincoln, Hampton, Texas A&M, and Morgan State, to name a few.

Our Creed:  The Most Important Element in Scholar Athlete is the “Scholar”!

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