Cambridge Youth Track and Field Club


Cambridge Youth Track and Field Club

Meet Our Coaches

Janei Sewell

Sprints Coach

Janei is a professional track athlete and coach from Wilmington, Delaware. After studying health and exercise science at Clayton State University, where he had a successful athletics career, he began to pursue a professional athletics career with the track club Pace Athletics. [Since joining Pace Athletics he has been afforded the opportunity to train and compete with world class athletes like D’Angelo Cherry and Chris Florence. Janei is very well versed in the ins and outs of sprint mechanics, and is constantly trying to find ways to perfect his craft. He is dedicated to not only being an excellent sprinter himself, but helping others reach their sprinting potential as well.

Chris Florence

Mid-Distance & Relays Coach

Chris is a professional track athlete with 9 years of experience in track and field. He was a Captain of the track team at Clayton State University where he excelled in the 200 meter, 400 meter and relays. Chris is excited to continue coaching youth athletes in tandem with perfecting his own skills as a professional athlete. He has previous experience coaching youth athletes in football and track.

Career Honors and Achievements
2019-20 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Region (400-meters)
2019-20 Indoor Program Record Holder – 4×200-meters (1:33.33 on 2/16)
2018-19 All-Peach Belt Conference Honors First-Team/Champion (4×400-meter)
2018-19 All-Peach Belt Conference Honors First-Team/Champion (400-meter)
2017-18 NCAA Division II Provisional Qualifier (400-meters)
2018 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar (Third-Team)
2017-18 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-Region (400-meters)
2017-18 All-Peach Belt Conference Honors First-Team/Champion (4×400-meter)
2017-18 All-Peach Belt Conference Honors First-Team/Champion (400-meter)
2017-18 Peach Belt Conference Outdoor Champion (4×400-meter)
2017-18 Peach Belt Conference Outdoor Champion (400-meter)
2016-17 All-Peach Belt Conference Honors Third-Team (4×400-meter)

Jonathan Sanford

Long Jump Coach

Jonathan competed in Division 1 Track & Field at Alabama A & M University from 2011-2014 as a long jump and triple jump specialist. He started his professional career as a long jumper in 2015. He has a personal best of 7.75 meters. Jonathan coaches athletes ranging from ages 6-21 while competing as a professional athlete. He is passionate about transferring his experiences and knowledge to younger athletes.

Monica Parodi

High Jump & Core Stability Training Coach

Monica has enjoyed coaching youth track for the past six years and was a former high jump and 400 meter athlete. She received her USATF Level 1 qualifications at the University of South Carolina in 2016. She completed the USATF Science of Long Jump Course in 2021 and recently completed the USATF Level 2 Sports Science Course in 2022. Monica has coached numerous state champion high jumpers, regional finalist, national champions and Junior Olympic medalist. She has coached multiple athletes ranging from 9-17 to the top stage of Junior Olympics every year of her coaching experience. Monica has coached more athletes through the USATF qualifying for high jump than any other club in Georgia. She is passionate about teaching youth athletes proper technique, self-discipline and the importance of a positive attitude while striving for athletic excellence.


Distance Coach

Isabella “Bella” began her running career in 2014 and was a Division 1 Track and Field athlete at Florida Atlantic University where she competed in long distance and the Pentathlon. She graduated from Creekview High School in 2018 and competed all four years as a varsity member. She also competed with the Creekview USATF club program and was an Assistant Coach for long distance and high jump (coached with Coach Monica) for all ages.
Bella retired this past spring (2021) and is now finishing her academic career at UGA. She still loves to run and is training for a half marathon this fall.

Bella looks forward to sharing her experience and passion for running with others. It does not define her, but it is a major part of who what brings her joy.

Gerald Jackson

Assistant Mid-Distance Coach

Gerald is a youth coach and former track and field athlete where he was a State Champion in High School and held the number one nationally ranked time in the 4 x 800 meter relay. He received a four year scholarship to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he competed in the 200 and 400 meter sprints. Gerald’s passion is coaching youth athletes to reach their potential, not just in track and field, but in all aspects of life. Gerald also helps athletes understand that track and field is a confidence sport, which exposes our deficiencies, but helps us grow and overcome adversities. He is really excited to use his 30+ years of experience to help teach, train, and develop productive citizens.

Dwight Phillips

Clinics & Programming for Sprints/Jumps

Six times global gold medalist and five times ranked No. 1 in the world, Dwight Phillips dominated the long jump from 2003-11. During that span he won the Olympic title at Athens in 2004 to go with four World Outdoor golds (’03, ’05, ’09 and ’11) and one World Indoors crown (’03).

His five medals at the World Outdoors is the highest total in meet history in the men’s long jump, as is his tally of seven finals made.

Phillips won six U.S. indoor and outdoor titles and had nine jumps exceeding 28-feet in his career, topped by a 28-8¼ personal best to win the Prefontaine Classic in 2009.

Also a talented sprinter, Phillips four times qualified for the USATF Championships indoors and outdoors, and he clocked personal bests of 6.47 for 60m in 2005 and 10.06 for 100m in 2009. He was an NCAA finalist in the long jump and triple jump for Arizona State, taking silver in the long jump indoors and outdoors in 2000.

Following his retirement from competition, Phillips has continued to serve the sport through coaching and advocacy.

Dwight coaches youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes who seek to improve and master their skills and has helped develop NFL, NCAA, and professional track and field athletes. Three of these athletes have competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in the long jump, all representing different countries. Phillips coached Chantel Malone, Darya Klishina, and Lorraine Ugen on the Olympic stage.

Dwight will lead sprint/hurdles/jump clinics for our Cambridge athletes and also develop innovative training and programming for our coaches.

Jordy Paulemon

Throws Coach

Jordy Paulemon is in his second year in Georgia and coaches the throws for Pace Academy and works with the Georgia State University Javelin throwers. Prior to Georgia, Paulemon worked as an assistant coach at New York University and Trinity School in Manhattan, NY. He worked with the teams’ throwers including Javelin, Hammer/weight, Shot Put, and Discus. At NYU, he coached three regional qualifiers and two top 3 finalists at conference championships. At Trinity, he helped lead the team to a historic year; 2020 Indoor T&F Ivy league prep school and NYSAAIS Champions, for both men and women varsity teams. He Coached two individual 1st place finishers in women’s weight throw for both Ivy and NYSAAIS Championships, each girl breaking school records. On the men’s side, he coached 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers in men’s weight throw for Ivy’s, 2nd and 3rd for NYSAAIS Champs. All breaking school records. A 2012 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, Paulemon was a three-year member of the Wildcats’ football team, including the 2009 NCAA FCS National Championship squad. He went on to earn a Masters of Education from Hofstra University in 2014 as a graduate assistant working in the recreation and intramurals department. Paulemon currently competes for USA Track & Field (USATF) in the shot put, discus, and hammer throw. He won the shot put event at both the 2016 and 2017 USATF Connecticut Club Indoor Championships, the discus throw at the New York State Club Championships in 2015 and 2018, as well as the Hammer throw in 2018.


We Are Recruiting!

We are actively recruiting experienced coaches in hurdles, sprints and all throws (Javelin, Discus, Shot Put). We also have a need for assistant coaches to support our head coaches and no experience is necessary. The only requirements will be to complete the USATF background screening and USATF Safe Sport Training.