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Track and Field


FAQs 2023


*Note that the official meet schedule, along with all other sports schedules, are located on rSchool.

Head Coach: Fred Van Remortel 

Sprints and Relays
Coach Fred is in his first year as the Spartans Head Boys and Girls Track & Field Coach, after several years of coaching at Mullen, Ralston Valley and Littleton. He coaches for Angel Flight Track Club where he has developed several D1 athletes. Coach Fred also coaches defensive backs and receivers for the TJ
Football team. When he is not coaching, he runs a law firm in Littleton.
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Assistant Coach: Woody Bonner

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  • Temple High School
  • University of Southern Colorado
  • Coach at Thomas Jefferson for 13 years 12 years track
  • 3 city titles at TJ 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Fun fact “I was a bounty hunter for 8 years”


Assistant Coach: Jessica Popper

Jessica Popper is the distance coach for track. She is also the head boys and girls cross-country coach, as well as a social studies teacher here at TJ. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado.  Jessica was an avid cross-country and track runner throughout her high school career, and she continues to compete in races today.