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Track & Field

Building a culture of positivity and success.

Rowland Hall's track & field team is made up of talented and dedicated athletes committed to improving their skills and achieving their personal bests. Coaches and staff are supportive and encouraging, helping athletes set and work toward goals while also fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.

One of the things that sets Rowland Hall's track & field team apart is a focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. The team encourages athletes to support one another, whether by cheering on a teammate during a race or offering encouragement and advice during practice. This positive culture creates an environment where athletes thrive.

In addition to the strong team culture, Rowland Hall's track & field team has a long tradition of success. The team consistently performs well at meets, with many athletes earning individual accolades and awards. However, the team's focus is not just on winning, but on personal growth and development. The coaches and staff work with each athlete to help them reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Meet the Coach

Head coach Mark Oftedal has been running for as long as he can remember, from racing alongside boxcars in elementary school to pacing tracks in college. In 1996, he began his coaching career, and he became Rowland Hall's head coach in 2007. Since then, he's led his cross country teams to five state and 21 region championships. Today, Coach Oftedal teaches wellness in addition to coaching cross country and track & field

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Meet Our Alums

As a top-performing track & field program in Utah, Rowland Hall has produced several outstanding athletes who have achieved great success at the college and professional levels. Known for their dedication, hard work, and exceptional performances on the track, Rowland Hall's alums are some of the most respected athletes in the sport.

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Winged Lion LEgacy

Over the years, Rowland Hall's track & field program has produced many state champions, and claimed championships for both the boys and girls teams. The school's commitment to developing well-rounded student-athletes has created a positive and supportive community where athletes are encouraged to reach their full potential, both on and off the track. Every season, new champions emerge and the program's legacy grows stronger.

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If you have sport-specific questions, email the coach. For general athletics questions, email the Athletics Department. For website questions, email the webmaster.

Head Coach
Mark Oftedal

Director of Athletics
Kendra Tomsic

Assistant Director of Athletics
Zack Alvidrez

Project Coordinator, Athletics
Aliette Frank ’96

Robert Lainhart ’11