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7/11/19
Pablo Sanchez named as Hopkinsville new assistant athletic director

Hopkinsville High School Principal John Gunn today named Pablo Sanchez as Hopkinsville new assistant athletic director to oversee and guide the cross country, track & field programs.

Pablo Sanchez brings more than 16 years of experience in coaching cross country, and track & field at the collegiate level (10 years at the Division I level) and 7 years of High School Cross Country and Track and Field, most recently at Shaw High School in Columbus, GA where he lead the boys team to 3rd place in the State AAAA in 2008 and to 4 Top 10 finishes in Track and 5th in state in 2010 and 4 Top 10 finishes in Cross Country. Prior to Shaw High School, Coach Sanchez was at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, where he led a program to finish in the top 30 from 2004 through 2007. Pablo Sanchez’ college coaching experience is eminence, having coached Cross Country and Track and Field at The University of Nevada Las Vegas, Murray State University, Nicholls State University, Converse College, Brevard College, and The University of Southern Mississippi (graduate assistant coach). He ran in college for Columbus State University (1986-1988) and University of Georgia (1988-1991).

“Pablo has tremendous leadership and coaching experience in major college programs, and he is a terrific fit for Hopkinsville Athletics as we work to ensure our student-athletes succeed on the track and in the classroom,” Gunn said. “Those who know him describe him as a man of character who cares deeply about education and the student-athletes he serves. For all these reasons, we are thrilled to have him in this position at Hopkinsville High School.”

Coach Sanchez have coached 4 Olympians, 10 All-Americans, 28 conference champions, 50 all-conference performers, and 28 national qualifiers in track & field; 55 all-conference runners and 63 all-conference second team members in cross country.  While at Murray State, he recruited and coached Wesley Korir from Kenya – winner of the 2009 & 2010 Los Angeles marathons, the 2013 Boston marathon, and member of the 2016 Kenyan Olympic team.  Michelle Suzek (2009 Miami ING Marathon winner), and Joyce Chepchumba – three-time London Marathon (97-99) winner – of Kenya. Coach Sanchez is a member of USA Track and Field Association, and he possess USATF Level I, Level II and USATF Level III Coaches’ Certification (Endurance and Jumps), NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification.  He ran professionally from 1992-1999, and qualified for the 1992 U.S. Olympic trials in the 10,000 meters.

Additionally, Pablo served as host coach to the Kenyan Olympic team for 8 weeks prior to the 1996 Olympics at the University of Southern Mississippi.  Created national media exposure with pre-Olympic training program.  Attended the Olympic games with the team.  Also, he has experience as a Camp Director for Brevard Distance Runners’ Camp, the largest running camp in North America (1992-2002). He coordinated running schedules, conducted video running analysis, and lectured on diet, training, biomechanics, and psychology of running.

And has tremendous experience in meet management, as Meet Director/ Fully Automatic Timing operator for Muscogee County School District  2006-2010 Cross Country and Track & Field meets (2 meets a week for 6 weeks for the fall and spring), the 2006 Outdoor Track and Field Championship for the Mountain West Conference, 2003 Cross Country Championship for the Ohio Valley Conference, 2001 Outdoor Track and Field Championship for the Ohio Valley Conference and  1997 Outdoor Track and Field Championship for Conference USA in Hattiesburg, MS. Worked as head official for 1997 SEC Cross Country Championships in Columbia, SC.

 

And as a Trainer for Hy-Tek/Finish Lynx, Experience as Technical Advisor and Trainer for Finish Lynx, and Ipico Timing systems. Experience as Technical Advisor and Trainer for Finish Lynx systems and Hy-Tek programs (meet manager and team manager) for Muscogee County School District (2011-Present).

 “My family and I are thrilled to be asked to join Dr. Gunn’s and Coach Leach’s leadership team at Hopkinsville High School,” Sanchez said. “It was clear from this year that Dr. Gunn and Coach Leach, they have a deep love for the school and understand and appreciate the positive role athletics plays in the school community. Through our conversations, it became evident we share a common belief that the student-athlete experience prepares young people for the challenges they will face throughout life. I am excited to work with the student-athletes, coaches, staff, the community of Hopkinsville and the incredible fan base to build on and create a shared vision for the future of Tiger Cross Country/Track & Field and Tiger Athletics.”

 A Georgia native, Pablo and his wife, Gaye Haynes, have a son, daughter-in-law and daughter, Nick, Kayla and Jaye and three grandchildren.



5/8/19
Top 10 All-Time

5000-meter Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Girls List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 20:14.71 Allison Wood 2022 KHSAA Region 1 AAA  Oct. 27, 2018
2 20:23.01 Aunye Christian 2014 KHSAA State Meet Nov. 13, 2010
3 20:25.11 Meghan Easton 2018 KHSAA State Meet Nov 7, 2015
4 20:37.60 Lataviya Felder 2017 Christian County Invitational  Oct 20, 2012
5 21:32.00 Jennifer Range 2001 Gatorland Run Sep 23, 2000
6 21:35.54 Ashley Baker 2012 Fast Cats Classic Oct 15, 2011
7 21:49.16 Cherish Higgs 2018 Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct 18, 2014
8 21:57.05 Frankie Mullen 2013 Webster County Invitational  Sept 25, 2010
9 22:19.90 Caroline Noel 2015 KHSAA State Meet Nov 10, 2012
10 22:34.78 Britteny Croney 2004 Owensboro Invitational Sept 20, 2003

 

5000-meter Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Boys List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 16:37.27 Chase Atkins 2022 KHSAA Region 1 Class AAA  Oct 27, 2018
2 17:12.81 Tyler Hancock 2013 Mustang Stampede Oct 6, 2012
3 17:15.33 Johnny Kvietkus 2009 KHSAA Region 1 AA Nov 8, 2008
4 17:22.44 Blake Denkler 2022 Mustang Stampede Sep 29, 2018
5 17:30.00 Vincent Hawkins 2007 Trigg County Invitational Sep 29, 2005
6 17:37.63 Kenny Longstreath 2014 St. Mary Invitational Sep 17, 2011
7 17:50.15 Anthony Frank 2007 St. Mary Invitational Sep 17, 2005
8 17:52.40 Lance Nosbusch 1998 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet Nov 8, 1997
9 17:56.62 Bryce Margle 2017 Mustang Stampede Sep 17, 2016
10 18:17.87 James Northcutt 2011 St. Mary All-Comers Oct 19, 2010

 

3-mile Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Girls List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 20:48.90 Meghan Easton 2018 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
2 21:38.29 Cherish Higgs 2018 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
3 22:30.43 Allison Wood 2022 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
4 24:42.62 Jakayla McSwain 2018 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
5 32:16.06 Emma Lile 2020 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017

 

3-mile Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Boys List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 17:02.46 Chase Atkins 2021 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
2 20:07.61 Max DuBois 2021 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
3 23:24.05 Tyler Turner 2018 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017
4 27:38.53 Austen Turner 2022 Fenton Dawson Invitational Sep 2, 2017

 

4000-meter Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Girls List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 16:02.80 Leslie Quarrels 1993 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet Nov 7, 1992
2 18:05.90 Lyssa Clark 2003 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet Nov 8, 1997

 

3000-meter Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Girls List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 11:28.00 Sandy Jones 1984 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet Nov 5, 1983
2 11:30.00 Amy Rueff 1983 Trigg County Invitational Oct 10, 1985
3 23:25.83 Rachel Downs 2013 Logan County All-Comers Sep 8, 2009

 

3000-meter Cross Country 
Top 10 All Time Boys List

Rank Time Athlete Class Meet Date
1 14:59.48 Benjamin Downs 2015 Logan County All-Comers Sep 8, 2009
2 15:19.18 Greg Hoptown 2015 Logan County All-Comers Sep 8, 2009