Tom FitzSimons ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Tom FitzSimons serves as the Assistant Coach and the Youth Track Club Coordinator for SBTC. FitzSimons first joined the SBTC as an athlete during the Fall of 2013 and proceeded to qualify for five straight USATF Outdoor Championships, win the Bronze Medal at the 2014 USATF Championships in the Decathlon and represent Team USA in the Thorpe Cup twice. 

Throughout his tenure, FitzSimons has been integral in developing the SBTC Youth Track Club, privately training top local athletes and also joined the Westmont College Track & Field staff.

After retiring from competition in 2017, FitzSimons became an SBTC assistant coach and also expanded his role with Westmont College. At Westmont College, FitzSimons has coached five NAIA All Americans, both Menโ€™s and Womenโ€™s school record holders and four conference champions, all in the Pole Vault. 

FitzSimons graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2011, coached by legendary Track & Field coach Jim Deegan. He completed his MBA at The Mount in 2013. FitzSimons also operates the podcast The Athletic Experience, which focuses on the behind the scenes athlete grind; the podcast is a platform for young athletes to learn, for established athletes to grow, coaches to evolve and for everyone to enjoy.

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Country: United States
Event: Decathlon / Heptathlon
Birthdate: March 8, 1989
Hometown: Hamden, CT
College: Mount St. Mary's University, Class of 2011
High School: Hamden High School, Class of 2007

IAAF Athlete Profile & Progression Charts

ATHLETIC PERSONAL RECORDS

Outdoor

  • 100m: 11.07 +1.68w (2011)

  • 100m: 10.9 +4.46w (2011)

  • 200m: 22.47 +1.9w (2014)

  • 400m: 48.35 (2012)

  • 1500m: 4:10.81 (2012)

  • 110m Hurdles: 14.95 +1.9w (2015)

  • 110m Hurdles: 14.70 +2.1w (2015)

  • High Jump: 1.99 (2014)

  • Pole Vault: 4.80 (2016)

  • Long Jump: 7.16 +1.1w (2015)

  • Shot Put: 13.12 (2015)

  • Discus Throw: 41.98 (2018)

  • Javelin Throw: 61.22 (2014)

  • Decathlon: 7,791 (2015)

INDOOR

  • 55m: 6.79 (2009)

  • 60m: 7.19 (2009)

  • 400m: 48.47 (2008)

  • 1000m: 2:32.36 (2012)

  • 55m Hurdles: 8.34 (2009)

  • 60m Hurdles: 8.46 (2016)

  • High Jump: 2.01m (2014)

  • Pole Vault: 4.62m (2014)

  • Long Jump: 6.93m (2015)

  • Shot Put: 12.72m (2016)

  • Heptathlon: 5,549 (2014)

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2018

  • USA Outdoor Championships, 10th Place

2017

  • USA Outdoor Championships, 10th Place

2016

  • USA Olympic Trials, 14th Place

2015

  • USA Outdoor Championships, 4th Place

  • Team USA - Thorpe Cup

  • Sam Adams Combined Events Decathlon Champion

2014

  • Team USA - Thorpe Cup

  • USA Outdoor Championships Bronze Medalist

  • USA Indoor Championships 4th Place (Heptathlon) - 4,408pts

 2012

  • 2nd Team NCAA All American - 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Other Notables

  • 3x Northeastern Conference Champion

  • 2016 High Five 400m Dash - Guinness World Record Attempt