Whenever significant events occur with Spike Up Athletics and its athletes, we'll use this space to provide a snippet of information about the event.
Our head coach came up with the idea to bring a running, jumping, and throwing club to Canyon County.
May 19, 2019
Spike Up Athletics was chosen as our official name. No one won the contest due to our name being created by an independent group using the various submissions received to create a name that was unique.
June 3, 2019
Spike Up Athletics officially announced to the public.
Spike Up Athletics applied for and was granted USA Track & Field (USATF) affiliation.
September 6, 2019
Abagail Krzemien, 8th grade, Lone Star Middle School, became Spike Up Athletes' first registered athlete.
December 15, 2019
Spike Up Athletics entered 9 athletes into competition: Cortland Friedli, 10th grade, Nampa High School; Lily Goode, 8th grade, Nampa Christian Schools; Danika Hartman, 9th grade, Nampa High School; Augustus Haynes, 9th grade, Ridgevue High School; Vincent Jaso Castillo Jr., 10th grade, Nampa High School; Abagail Krzemien, 8th grade, Lone Star Middle School; Bryar Lords, 9th grade, Nampa High School; Logan Miller, 9th grade, Ridgevue High School; and Caleb Washington, 9th grade, Ridgevue High School.
January 18, 2020
At the BYU HS Indoor Invitational @ Smith Fieldhouse, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Danika Hartman and Abagail Krzemien became Spike Up Athletics' first athletes to stand atop the medals podium. Danika finished 4th in the long jump with a distance of 16' 9.25" and Abby finished 4th in the 1 mile with a time of 5:38.02 and 3rd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:27.84.
May thru July, 2020
USATF canceled the outdoor track & field season due to the COVID pandemic, and as a result Spike Up Athletics was not able to compete. The club instead offered free training 3 days a week to it's athletes and perspective athletes.
Spike Up Athletics applied for and was granted Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) affiliation, which allows Spike Up athletes to compete under both USATF and AAU affiliation.
January 19 thru May 12, 2019
A "Name Your Track Club" contest was ran on our temporary website titled "New Athletic Club Nampa" for the purpose of community engagement.
May 27, 2019
The Spike Up Athletic name was officially filed with the Idaho Secretary of State. Our club was officially born.
June 3 thru July 14, 2019
Our head coach selected a young 14 year old artist named Kaden Pendell to design a logo for Spike Up Athletics.
July 21, 2019
Our current logo, designed by 14 year old Kaden Pendell who attended Sage Valley Middle School at the time, was accepted as our official logo.
October 28, 2019
Spike Up Athletics held its first practice at West Middle School in Nampa, with 3 athletes in attendance: Lily Goode, 8th grade, Nampa Christian Schools; Abagail Krzemien, 8th grade, Lone Star Middle School; and Caleb Washington, 9th grade, Ridgevue High School.
January 10, 2020
Spike Up Athletics competed in its first indoor meet: The Snake River Open @ Holt Arena, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. Abagail Krzemien and Danika Hartman became the first Spike Up Athletics' athletes with a first place finish. Abby placed 1st in the 800 meters with a time of 2:36.14 and 1st in the 1 mile with a time of 5:38.30. Danika placed 1st in the triple jump with a distance of 34' 4.5".
February 7, 2020
At the Nike Boise Indoor @ the Jacksons Indoor Track Facility, Nampa, Idaho, Caleb Washington became Spike Up Athletics' first male athlete to stand atop the medals podium. Caleb finished 8th in the triple jump with a distance of 40' 10.75"
October 2020 thru February 2021
USATF canceled the indoor track & field season due to the COVID pandemic. 18 athletes still committed to training during the entire winter season in hope of being able to compete during their school seasons.