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Wey is in her fourth season as a coach for the Johnston Running Club and her third season as the co-head coach. For the track & field club, Wey coaches sprints and jumps and also handle the administrative duties, including handling registrations for the club and the meets, sending regular communications to parents and club members, and monitoring the club's e-mail and responding to inquiries. She also is the primary organizer of the Johnston Running Club's home track meet and serves as the meet director. During the fall, Wey serves as an assistant coach on the JRC's cross country team.
Before coaching for the Johnston Running Club, Wey served as an assistant track & field coach for Simpson College from 2007 through 2009. As a member of the Storm's coaching staff, Wey coached sprints and jumps and assisted Head Coach Dave Cleveland in administrative duties. Wey's time on the Simpson coaching staff followed three seasons on the Storm's cross country team and four seasons on the track & field team. In track, Wey regularly participated in six events each meet and ran sprints, the 4 x 100 relay, the 4 x 400 relay, and did the long jump and triple jump. During her senior season, she added the 400 hurdles. As a captain of the Storm's track & field team her senior season, Wey led the team in overall points scored. She graduated from Simpson with a degree in sports administration.
Prior to her collegiate career, the Rush City, Minnesota, native ran and jumped six seasons for her hometown Rush City High School and also ran six season's for the Tigers' cross country team.
Wey lives in Johnston with her husband, Kevin, and their two children, Adam and Reagan. Of note, in addition to being a certified USATF coach, Wey is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise.
Co-Head Coach Britta Wey
Track athlete: Allison Felix
Distance athlete: Nick Symmonds
Thing about running: Alone time
Running shoe brand: Saucony
Event to watch: Triple jump, long jump
Event to compete: Triple jump
Track/running memory: Competing in USATF track meets as a kid.
Training tip: Always give 100 percent.
Reason you're involved in the JRC?
Because I love track and I enjoy watching the kids see the rewards of their hard work and improve over the course of the season.