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RAPTOR COACHING STAFF

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CHRIS CARHART

HEAD COACH

2024 will be Coach Carhart's 3rd year at Eaglecrest and 21st season coaching Track & Field.  In his first 2 seasons, the Raptors have racked up 24 podium finishes in the 5A State Meet, including back-to-back State Championships in the Girls 4x200m Relay and the 2022 Girls 200m Dash (Haley Esser).  In 2023 the Raptor boys broke the 22 year-old School Record in the 4x100m Relay, running 41.68.  The Raptors also brought home 4 All-American Relays from Hayward Field at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2022, with National Championships in the 800m Sprint Medley and Swedish Relay. Carhart was voted the Boys and Girls Centennial League Coach of the Year in 2023.  Prior to coming to The Nest, he was the Head Coach at Rangeview from 2018-2021 and Hinkley from 2008-2017.  He has coached 10 Teams to Conference Championships, 22 Individual/Relay State Champions, and was named the CHSCA "Young Coach of the Year" in 2017 after leading the Hinkley Boys to Back-to-Back top 3 team finishes at the 5A State Meet.  Coach Carhart teaches Weight Training at EHS and holds a Masters in Coaching and a Bachelors in Human Performance & Sport.

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SEAN INGRAM

SPRINTS

Coach Ingram is entering his third track & field season at EHS in 2024.  He had a lot of success with the sprint group in his first two outdoor seasons and aims to build on that progression.  He is looking forward to supporting our athletes in reaching their goals in all sprint and relay events.

This will be Coach Ingram's 10th year coaching track and field.  He started off coaching club track and still participates with USATF and AAU organized events during the Winter and Summer months.  While coaching club he has worked with multiple National Champions, and now State Champions at the high school level.  He received the majority of his coaching knowledge hands on in high school and college running open sprints and relays.  Coach was initially coached/trained by Donald Gatewood, (Montbello HS) which is the base of all of his coaching.  He also drew a lot of knowledge from his club coaches:  Marcus Walker and Robert McReynolds (Marcus Walker TC).  In college, he trained under Tom Flood (Grand Canyon Univ. Head Coach) at Colorado State University where he gathered more useful track and field knowledge.

As an athlete he was a member of the 1995 & 1996 Colorado State Championship track teams at Montbello; and took second in 1997.  Coach had some individual and relay success as well, winning the 100m, 200m, 4x100, and 4x200 relays.  At the collegiate level he still holds the school record at Colorado State University in the 100m dash, and 4x100 relay together with his teammates.

Coach plans to pour all of his passion and knowledge into the student-athletes of Eaglecrest High School for years to come.  Coach Ingram is USATF Level 1 & 2, Sports Science, and SafeSport Certified.

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MELISSA MYERS

DISCUS

Coach Myers is an Eaglecrest graduate and threw Shot Put and Discus as a Raptor.  She still holds the #2 all-time performances in EHS history in both throws. Coach Myers teaches Health, Adventure, and PE for Eaglecrest now and has been coaching the throws here for the last two seasons.

She has an undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and a Masters degree in Education. She has three boys ages 14, 12, and 2, 3 dogs, and loves to travel.

Coach Myers absolutely loves coaching the shot put and discus! The spring season is the most fun, being able to be outside in the sunshine throwing big metal objects out into an open field and watching the athletes be successful! She looks forward to working with her returning throwers and meeting and working with all new throwers that have an interest in the sport.

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FRANCISCO PADILLA

HURDLES

Coach Padilla will be in his third season at the Nest in 2024.  He has over 10 years of coaching experience in Track & Field, Tae Kwon Do, Soccer, and Personal Training.  He is credited for being at the helm of the hurdle program at Hinkley when it was known as "Hurdle High" in the late 2010's.  During this time Coach Padilla's hurdle group produced 2 State Championships, and countless podium finishes in the 5A State Meet.  In his first year at the Nest in 2022, he created the largest and most successful hurdle crew that EHS has seen in many years.  As an athlete, Coach Padilla ran track and cross country at Hinkley High School, and ran for 3 more years at the collegiate level. He holds an Associate's Degree and two Bachelor's Degrees from Johnson & Wales University, a Masters's in Sports Nutrition from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and his license as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Outside of coaching, Coach Padilla works as the Head of Nutrition at Life Time in Parker where he works with a variety of populations ranging from the average gym goer to Elite level athletes. 

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LACRESHA FFRENCH

HIGH JUMP

Coach Ffrench will be in her third year of coaching at the Nest in 2024. In 2023, she coached 2 boys to podium finishes in the 5A State Meet. While attending Hinkley High School she was the High Jump League Champion in 2011. When offered a position at the Nest to work under her high school mentor and coach, Coach Carhart, she JUMPED at the opportunity! Coach Ffrench has over 6 years of coaching experiencing, serving as the Head Middle School Track & Field Coach at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy. Outside of coaching, Coach Ffrench is a Restorative Practices Liaison in APS and is currently getting her masters in Social Work. 

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CARI ROBERTS

POLE VAULT

Coach Cari is entering her second season as the Pole Vault Coach at the Nest in 2024.  She has two children who are 19 and 24 years old, both of whom pole vaulted in high school.  In 2017 Cari started Ladd’s Flying Circus Pole Vault Club with her son where she manages and coaches throughout the year.  Cari retired from education in 2019 after 28 years.  She is known for her infectious enthusiasm and ability to make meaningful connections with the athletes she coaches. 

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JIM CAMPBELL

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
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SHANELLE ROBINSON

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH

Coach Robinson will be in her third year coaching at the Nest in 2023, where she also coaches the Cross Country team and teaches Raptor Academy.  Coach Robinson definitely lives up to her Jamaican heritage in her passion for Track & Field.  While attending Hinkley High School, she was the Cross Country League Champion and the Team Captain on Coach Carhart's legendary 2010 League Championship team.  She has over six years of coaching under her belt, two of which were spent at Rangview High School as the Junior Varsity Head Coach.  Prior to beginning her high school coaching career, Coach Robinson served as the Athletic Director for the Vickers Boys & Girls Club of Denver.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, where she majored in Sports & Exercise Science and minored in Coaching.

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JARON MING

DISTANCE

Coach Ming is entering his fourth season as the Distance Coach at EHS.  He is also our Head XC Coach. His coaching experience includes 6 years coaching Youth Track & Field (CA Club Ages 6 to 14--feeder club to Newbury Park HS), and 4 years coaching High School Track and Cross Country (VA & CO). He is a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach, and has coached 6 High School All-Americans, 9 State qualifiers in VA, and 5 State qualifiers in CO (with more to come!)

Coach Ming attended Jenks H.S. in Oklahoma where he was a 2x State Champion in XC and 2x State Champion in the 800M.  He was the #1 ranked runner in the Quad-State Area (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas), and set the Kansas Relays Meet Record in the 800m.

He attended Georgetown University on a full athletic scholarship and was an NCAA All-American, an Academic All-American, set the American Record in the Indoor DMR, was an NCAA Semi-finalist in the Outdoor 800M, a USATF Quarter-finalist in the Outdoor 800M, met the U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Standard in the 800M, was a 2x Penn Relays Championship of America winner in the 4x800, and was an 8x Big East Champion (3 Indoor, 5 Outdoor).

So far in his Masters Athletics career, has been a USATF Masters All-American in the 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon (35-39) & (40-44).

Coach Ming holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Science and Law Degree from the University of Miami (FL).  He is currently working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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MIKE PRESKORN

SHOT PUT
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EVERETT BIBLE

HORIZONTAL JUMPS

Coach Bible was born and raised in Aurora, CO. He participated in many sports including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and track & field. In high school, he was awarded All-Conference Honors 2 years in a row for football. He then traveled up to the University of Northern Colorado where he studied his undergrad in Sports and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Education. He was also part of the UNC Bears Football program playing Defensive Back. When he completed his undergrad, he started teaching at Rangeview HS where he began his coaching duties as well. While at Rangeview, he coached both football and track & field. On the football field, he coached over 20 student-athletes who received All-Conference and State recognition. On the track, he coached 10 State Qualifiers. In 2021, he coached a Triple Jumper who qualified for the High School Nationals in Eugene, Oregon. Coach Bible joined the Eaglecrest community in the Spring season of 2022. During the summer of 2022, he received his Masters Degree in the School of Kinesiology with a focus in Coaching. He is currently the Defensive Coordinator for the EHS football program, and the horizontal jumps coach for the Track and Field team. He teaches Physical Education at EHS (weights, PE, and sports training). He has built a strong presence in the community through his relationships with his athletes, coworkers, and community members. He prides himself in being a servant leader for those around him, while pushing his athletes to compete at their highest level.

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BRIANNA PATTON

HURDLES

Coach Patton joined the EHS coaching staff in 2023.  She previously coached the hurdlers at Denver East High School.  She is an Eaglecrest alum, where she began hurdling as a Junior.  In her senior season, under the tutelage of legendary Coach Tony Wells, Brianna set the EHS 110m Hurdles record and became the 5A State Champion.  She competed collegiately for the University of Cincinnati.

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JARED LEWIS

HEAD JV COACH

2024 is Coach Lewis' second year at Eaglecrest and he is very happy to be able to coach track.  He works in the building as a School Counselor for students with last names Kr-Mea.  He has over 5 years of coaching experience and loves being able to give back and help students grow. Coach Lewis ran for Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver for four years.  Two of those years he had multiple top finishes at the State Meet in the 100m, 4x100 and 4x200.  He still holds the 100m School Record at TJ.  Coach Lewis went to the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a bachelors degree in Communication Studies and a master’s degree in Counseling Services.  During his time as an undergrad at UNC he ran sprints for th Bears.

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LISA CHENOWITH 
MS, LAT, ATC, CES

ATHLETIC TRAINER

BS-Athletic Training, Concordia University-Wisconsin, Dec 2003

MS-Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Rehabilitative Sciences, California University of PA, August 2005

 

Lisa is originally from Wisconsin. She has always wanted to be an Athletic Trainer, and truly loves her profession! She moved to Colorado after she graduated in December of 2003 and I has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since June of 2004.  Lisa has spent her career working in the secondary school setting. She first worked at Overland High School (4/2004-6/2010) and has been at Eaglecrest High School since June 2010.  She loves working with the high school athletes, watching them grow as both athletes and people over the 4 years she has with them. Being able to help them understand what their injury is, how they can make it better and then watching them return to play is some of the most rewarding work she does. Since August 2020, Lisa has been employed by UCHealth-Steadman Hawkins Clinic at Inverness. She spends her daytime working in the PT clinic, before heading to the school in the afternoons. 

She has experience working all types of events, from the school setting to contract work covering volleyball tournaments, soccer tournaments, and  various sports camps. She has served on the Colorado Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Directors and currently serves on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium Planning Committee. 

Lisa is married to Chad and they have 2 kids, Matt and Lindsey.  Fun fact, she has worked with Jim Campbell since he hired her in April 2004 (that's 18 years!!). 

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