HPC Elite Team

Mike and HPC has helped me in many different ways.  He assisted me in writing our training plan which has helped my athletes achieve personal bests.  His expertise and knowledge has been integral in shaping my overall training philosophy, which I know will benefit the athletes I work with for many years to come. 

Tom Kaberna, Assistant Track Coach, Lake Park High School


The objective of HPC's Elite Team is to take emerging elite athletes who have not reached their potential and train them to compete with and outperform the best athletes at the highest levels. If you are interested in supporting the HPC Elite Team in their quest for world class performance, please donate via the link below. This will help to cover travel to competitions, lodging, rental cars, etc. All donations will be split amongst team members unless specifically requested.

Eric Broadbent

eric broadbent Eric Broadbent is an up and coming Multi-Eventer from West Grove, PA. He is an extremely talented, but raw athlete who has just recently converted to the Multi-Events from being a collegiate jumper. Broadbent represented HPC for the first time at the 2009 USA Indoor Combined Event Championships where he placed 5th overall in less than two years training for the multis. He repeated that same finish at the 2010 USA Indoor Combined Event Championships. In 2010, Broadbent made great improvements in the decathlon by establishing personal bests in the Wake Forest multi-event decathlon (7137) and TX Greatest Athlete decathlon (7316). In 2010, Eric won the Deacon Combined Events decathlon with a personal best score of 7,558. Prior to joining HPC Elite, Broadbent competed for West Chester University Broadbent and was a 3 Time All-American: once Indoors for Triple Jump and Outdoors for both Long Jump and High Jump. He also set 4 School Records, won 8 Conference Titles, 17 All-Conference honors, and was Male Athlete of the Year during his senior year. Broadbent was also named USTFCCCA Men’s East Region Field Athlete of the Year 3 times and hit 11 provisional national qualifiers in 4 different events.

* Personal Bests: Heptathlon- 5542 (2011); Decathlon- 7558 (2011); Long Jump- 7.44 (2010); Triple Jump- 15.20m (2006); High Jump- 2.15m (2010); 100m- 10.70 (2011); 200m- 21.93 (2009); 400m- 48.09 (2011); 110H- 14.51 (2010); Shot Put- 13.25m (2011i); Discus Throw- 39.14m (2011)

Joe Kindred

joe kindred Joe Kindred joined the HPC Elite Team in 2010 with many accolades as a high and long jumper. Joe was the 2009 NCAA Division II National Champion in the long jump and is a three time NCAA Division II National Champion in the high jump. He led his team at Saint Augustine’s College to win four straight Division II Indoor National Championships. Joe was the NCAA Division II Most Valuable Player and Regional Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009. In 2006, he was the USA Junior Champion in the high jump. In Joe's first competition for HPC Elite, he broke the club record in the high jump with a jump of 2.21m in Kawasaki, Japan.

* Personal Bests: HJ- 2.28m (2010); 15.94m (2009); LJ- 7.79m (2009)

Carin Knight

carin knight Carin Knight, a high jumper, joins the HPC Elite team after a successful career at the University of Connecticut. During her collegiate career, Knight earned Division I All-American honors 3 times. Knight set the Big East conference record in 2010 with a person best jump of 1.84m. At the 2010 USA Championships, she placed 10th. As a sophomore in college, she qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials. In addition, Knight is a 2 time NCAA East Region champion, a 5-time Big East Champion, a 3-time New England Champion, and a 1-time ECAC champion. Knight went to New Rochelle High School in New York, where she was a 4-time high school All-American. Carin has broken both the indoor and outdoor HPC Elite club records in the high jump with performances of 1.77m and 1.80m respectively.

*Personal Best: HJ-1.84m (2010)

Jon McDowell

jon mcdowell Jon McDowell is a 110m hurdler from Odessa, TX. Prior to joining HPC Elite in the fall of 2010, McDowell competed for The University of Texas at Arlington and was a NCAA Division 1 All-American in the 110m hurdles. He also won 2 Southland Conference Outdoor Titles in the 110m Hurdles, and multiple academic and athletic All-Conference honors. In high school, Jon played football for the legendary Permian High School Panthers and competed in track and field. Jon is the current owner of the HPC Elite club record in the 110m hurdles.

* Personal Best: 110H- 13.60 (2007)

John Strang

john strang John Strang returns to the HPC Elite following a brief retirement. JHe is a young decathlete who teamed up with Eric Broadbent to form one of the better multi – event training groups in the country. While competing in the WAC, John was a 3 time champion in the decathlon and 2 time champion in the heptathlon while at Utah State University. He was a 4 time runner – up in the high jump and scored points in sprints, hurdles, 400m relay and long jump. As an HPC client he gained All – American honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2009 by placing 8th in the heptathlon; he is the Utah State and WAC record holder. As a member of HPC Elite, John established club records in the 110H and javelin throw in 2009. He also took 5th at the 2010 USATF Indoor Multi-Event National Championships before taking a hiatus to coach at the collegiate level. John returned to the club in 2012.

*Personal Bests: 100m- 10.67 (2009); LJ- 7.34m (2009); HJ- 2.14m (2009); 400m- 49.32 (2009); 110H- 14.44 (2009); Decathlon- 7180 (2009); Heptathlon- 5532 (2009)


Karjuan Williams

Karjuan Williams joins the HPC Elite Team as an up and coming 800m runner. Most recently, Karjuan placed 7th in the 800m at the 2009 U.S. Outdoor National Championships and 4th at the U.S. Indoor National Championships. In 2009, Karjuan also ran his personal best of 1:46.06 in Toronto. Prior to joining the pro ranks, he was a 2007 NCAA Division II All-American at 400 and 800 meters while at North Carolina Central, the U.S. Junior Champion in 2005 and 2006 and a silver medalist at the 2005 Pan-American Junior Championships, and 2006 U.S. Scholastic Champion. In 2010 he established a new personal best in the 800m by running 1:45.87 in Rio de Janeiro.

* Personal Bests: 400m- 46.24 (2007); 800m- 1:45.87 (2010); 1:48.40 (2008i); 1000--2:23.37 (2009); 2:27.45 (2009i)

Chris Hoina

chris hoina Chris Hoina is a Skeleton athlete originally from Cary, NC. Hoina is entering is second season of sliding and is poised to compete on various domestic and international races. During his 2010-2011 season he was invited, as a rookie, to compete in the U.S. National Push Championships and U.S. National Skeleton Championships. After only 3 months of sliding under his belt Hoina has seen a PR push time of 5.13. Hoina also placed 2nd (2x) and 3rd place in the Lake Placid Cup series for the 2010-2011 season. His current home track is Lake Placid where he holds a PR downtime of 00:55:83. Hoina continues to train for the upcoming 2011-2012 Skeleton season as well as for the the 2014 & 2018 Winter Olympics.

* Personal Bests: Personal Bests: Push Time (Lake Placid)- 5.13 (2011); Down Time (Lake Placid)- 55.83 (2011)

Tanya Osbourne

Tanya joins the HPC Elite team as a seasoned 800 meter-runner. The Brooklyn, NY native etched her name in the Louisiana State University record books as the seventh best indoor 800m- runner in the school’s legendary history. The four-time All-SEC and SEC champion also became the only collegiate finalist at USA Track and Field Championships in 2005, finishing in eighth place. Tayna was also a contributing member of LSU’s 4x400 meter relay, qualifying for NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2005. Prior to her career at LSU, Tayna rewrote the record books as she won several city titles for Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.

*Personal Bests: 800m- 2:04.97 (2005); 2:06.02 (2006i)

Joel Williams

Joel joins the HPC Elite Team as a seasoned short sprinter and middle distance runner. Joel is a 3 time NCAA Regional Qualifier in both the 400m and 800m runs, an NCAA Indoor National Championships qualifier in the 800m, and a time time USATF National Championship qualifier.

* Personal Bests: 400m- 46.20 (2006); 800m- 1.46.43 (2005i)

Chris Garrett

Chris Garrett is a masters shot putter who took up the sport following a successful basketball career. Chris played at the famous Christian Brothers Academy in Albany as well as the University of Binghamton. Chris began throwing in 2010 and quickly became a national level competitor in the shot put. Chris achieved his best performance at the USATF Southeast Masters Championships with a throw of 13.31m.

* Personal Bests: SP- 13.31m (2010)