Olympic silver medalist Ryan Bailey returned to the Portland area to resume training with John Parks, his former coach at both McKay High School and the professional level.
Parks formed a Portland training club, Ultimate Speed Athletics, that includes Bailey and other successful athletes.
Bailey still holds the all-time No. 2 rank in all Oregon high schools for the 100-meter dash. At McKay High, he won the 2007 Oregon State Championships 6A title in the 100 meters and 200 meters and finished second in the 200 meters at the Nike Outdoor Championships.
He studied part-time at Chemeketa Community College in Salem before attending Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois—one of the top junior college track and field programs in the U.S. In 2009 his 100 meter time landed him the 13th fastest American sprinter of the year. He signed for a sponsorship with Nike and turned pro to begin Olympic training.
Bailey previously trained with John Smith in Los Angeles while gearing up for the 2012 London Olympics where he and the U.S. 4×100 relay team were awarded a silver medal.