Track & Field
2017 – 2018
Coach Hutton graduated in 2012 from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Leadership and Management and a minor in Naval Sciences. Coach Hutton was also apart of the NROTC (Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps) at the University of Minnesota where they educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Coach Hutton went to Apple Valley High School (AVHS) and competed in soccer and track and field. In soccer, AVHS won the Minnesota state title and Coach Hutton was named Minnesota Player of the Year. In track, he was a part of a state winning and record breaking 4×800 meter relay team. While in college, Coach Hutton competed for the University of St. Thomas on the Men’s Soccer and Track & Field teams. Coach Hutton’s soccer highlights included being named team captain and being the conference’s top goal scorer in 2008 and 2012. Coach Hutton’s track and field highlights include being named team captain, and winning the Division III national title in the indoor 800-meter run. During his time in college, Coach Hutton received two Outstanding Men’s Track Athlete honors and owns the school record in the 800. Best Times: 800m: 1:48, Mile: 4:13.
After graduating college, Coach Hutton went into the United States Marine Corps and was selected to be an Infantry Officer. He was stationed in North Carolina and deployed 2 times as a member of 3d Battalion, 8th Marines. Following his second deployment, Coach Hutton was awarded the Tarawa Award which is given to the top Platoon Commander in 2d Marine Division. After nearly 5 years, Coach Hutton left the Marine Corps as a Captain. Following the Marine Corps, Coach Hutton moved to San Diego and accepted a position as a Medical Device Representative for Applied Medical Technologies (AMT). In 2017, Coach Hutton won the “Rookie of the Year” Award for AMT. He has been a coach at GPA for one year.
Coach Ullyott graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2008 after transfering from Riverside Community College. She graduated cum laude with a BS in Kinesiology, and was the recipient of the department chair award. In 2010 she completed her teaching credential at California State University San Bernardino in Physical Education and Life Sciences.
In high school, she helped her team win league champions all four years and competed in CIF her senior year. In college, she competed in Track and Field at both RCC and CSUSM, competing in shot put, discus, javelin and hammer. In 2008, she set the school record at CSUSM for the hammer throw. Best Throws: Shot Put: 10.68m, Discus: 34.4m, Hammer 40.52m
Coach Ullyott has been teaching in a classroom since 2010, but has had teaching and coaching experience going back to high school. She taught Kenpo Karate in Murrieta for 10 years and coached at Murrieta Valley High School before coaching here at GPA. She also was a personal fitness trainer for 3 years in college. In addition to teaching ENS, Advanced Biology, Accelerated Biology, and AP Biology, she was the assistant program director for young scientists in Saudi Arabia in 2016 and volunteers at the International Science and Engineering Fair every year.
Coach Swatek graduated in 2015 with a GPA of 3.8 from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and then in 2016 with her Masters in Applied Kinesiology with an emphasis in education.
Coach Swatek went to Wisconsin Dells High School (WDHS) where she competed in Cross Country, Swimming, and Track and Field. She was the first athlete from WDHS to qualify for the Wisconsin State Cross Country Meet where she placed 11th. In track, her highest finish was 7th in the 1600 meter run. While in college, Coach Swatek competed for the University of Minnesota on the Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Coach Swatek’s highlights include medaling at the Big Ten Championship meet, her team winning the Big Ten Track and Field Championship meet, and being named the BIG10 Sportsmanship Award Recipient. The Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winners are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These students must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Best Times: 800m: 2:10, Mile: 4:52, 6k: 21:32.
After graduating college, Coach Swatek accepted a summer school position as a Health teacher for AVID Students in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a non-profit organization that provides professional learning to improve college readiness for all students, especially those traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Currently, Coach Swatek teaches 8th grade Exercise and Nutritional Science at Gompers Preparatory Academy during the school year and then returns to Minneapolis for the summers to teach Health for the AVID program. Coach Swatek has been a coach at GPA for 1.5 years.