Open to High School, Collegiate, and Open athletes.

June 1 and 2, 2024

Due to construction on the campus of St. Mark’s, the JOHN GREEN/TEXAS GREATEST ATHLETE CE INVITATIONAL will be held at GREENHILL SCHOOL.

The school is located at:
4141 Spring Valley Road
Addison, TX 75001

Cost per athlete: $75.00 + USATF Membership Card Cost if not a member
Coach or Parent: Free
Go here for Online Membership Registration:
Youth 18 and under $30 / Adult $55 (Form included!)

The meet application is located below. Please fill it out and send.  It will automatically be sent to me via email. There is NO confirmation email. You can always call or email me to confirm.


Day 1 - 100 meters, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Meters
Day 2 - 110 hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500 Meters

Day 1 - 100 Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200 Meters
Day 2 - Long Jump, Javelin, 800 Meters

The school is located at:
4141 Spring Valley Road
Addison, TX 75001

June 3 and 4, 2023, Saturday & Sunday

Courtyard by Marriott LBJ @ Josey
2930 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75234
$99.00 per night

The Greenhill Track & Field facility is only 1 year old and is set up to host a Decathlon/Heptathlon with 2 venues for every event. It is a very fast, with wide curves. All the venues are right near the track for easy access. The high jump apron is a large “D” at the north end with multiple directions possible. The long jump, pole vault, sprints, and hurdles can go in either direction. The shot put and discus are brushed concrete. The javelin runway will be off the synthetic surface of the high jump area in a south direction.

We will be weighing in all implements on the first day. We will not be doing weigh-in for the pole vault.
*We have implements for both high school and College/Open, male, and female competitors. We also have some pole vault poles (mostly for HS) 165-180.

Will be Fully Automatic Timing (fat)

Call John Turek at 214.346.8183 or email at:

Register Online

Events I Have Competed In (with best marks) (athletes only):
Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m. – Heptathlon
100 Hurdles
High Jump
Shot Put
200 Meters

11:00 a.m. – Decathlon
100 Meters
Long Jump
Shot Put
High Jump
400 Meters

Sunday, June 4
10:00 a.m. – Decathlon
110 Hurdles
Pole Vault
1500 Meters
11:00 p.m. – Heptathlon
Long Jump
800 Meters

Meet Organizers

List of 3 items.

  • John Turek

    Meet Director 

    USATF CE Committee Staff Member
    USATF Coaches Advisory Member

    John has been coaching for 43 years. As a collegiate coach, he produced 68 All-America’s, 9 NCAA Champions, 4 Collegiate Record Holders, 2 USATF National Champions, 7 Olympic Trials Qualifiers, and 1 Olympian. Now, at the High School and Private Level, he has enjoyed the same success.  Most recently,.  he coached 2 women to the 2016 Olympic Trials in the Heptathlon.  in 2015, he coached the Junior National Heptathlon Champion.  He is a USATF Level III, IAAF Level 5 Certified Coach in the Combined Events and is a Level I Instructor. He has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education (biomechanics and motor learning) and has authored a book on the javelin.  He has served on various USA Senior and Junior National Team Staffs since 2005.  He has been at St. Mark’s School of Texas for 30 years and is the founder of the JOHN GREEN/TEXAS GREATEST ATHLETE CE MEET.
  • Richie Mercado

    Junior’s/High School Program Coordinator

    USATF CE Committee Member
    USATF Coaches Advisory Staff Member

    Richie has been coaching at St. John’s (Houston) for 39 years and has worked with local club and junior sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, throwers, and vaulters during that time. A former decathlete at Univ. of Virginia, he is also a USATF Level III, IAAF Level 5 Certified Coach in the jumps and combined events and a frequent Level I Instructor in biomechanics, jumps and throws. He has served as an instructor for the Women’s Jr. Elite Horizontal Jumps Camp. He has also worked with several national class junior athletes in the horizontal jumps, pole vault, heptathlon, and coached the top high school decathlete and 2015 Pan Am Jr. Silver medalist.  He has served on US Junior and Senior international staffs as a coach and manager.
  • Kevin Reid

    USATF Chair, Coaches Advisory Committee
    USATF CE Committee Staff Member
    USATF High Performance Committee

    With over 30 years of coaching at the collegiate and professional level, Coach Reid brings a wealth of experience to the track and on the field. As a Head Coach, he was won 14 collegiate National Championship teams, and has been awarded National Coach of the Year honors 15 times. In 2014, he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. At the professional level, he has been blessed to coach at 3 Olympic Games, and several World Championships. The high points of his Olympic experience are Olympic medals in the decathlon in 1992 (Dave Johnson-Bronze), 2004 (Bryan Clay-Silver) and 2008 (Bryan Clay-Gold). In addition to his coaching, he is active in leadership at every level. Serving on executive Track & Field committees at the NAIA, NCAA and USATF level. Currently he serves as the Chair of the USATF Coaches Advisory Committee and works with the USATF Combined Events Executive committee as well as the USATF High Performance Committee. He is a certified coach with both the USATF and the USTFCCCA and has also had the opportunity to serve on several USATF coaching staffs throughout his career, most recently at Oregon 2022 and Budapest 2023. 

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.