Elite Roster

High Performance Training Group

Coached by 1996 Olympian, Juli Benson and Assistant Coach Scott Slade.
Our High Performance athletes train together full-time with a goal of representing Team USA at National and International competitions.
Together, our athletes boast a combined 17 All-American performances, 13 USATF National Championship appearances, and have represented Team USA at the NACAC Championships and World Military Games. 

Annette Melcher   Dana Mecke   Amanda Rego  
Carina Gillespie   Jess Watychowicz   Jennalee Thurman 



Elite Racing Team
Our Racing Team consists of local runners who represent CSTC on the track, roads and trails. Many of our Elite Racing Team athletes work full-time jobs and train at odd hours of the day. Although their specialties range from Mile to the Marathon, they come together under the same name and represent Colorado Springs at local, national and even international competitions. 


Heather Bates


Dan Castle


Riley Coates


Tanner Fruit


Lindy Long Jones


Adrian Neal


Ben Payne


Chris Rego


Carlos Trujillo


Alexis Wilbert


Emily Van Meter