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 Karen Scott

 USAT&F Certified Level I Coach

Coaching Experience: 

Over 28 years coaching high school track and cross country in Maryland and Colorado. Coached state champion track runners and Cheyenne Mountain's first ever Girls State Champion Cross Country Team. Coached numerous school record holders and athletes that have gone on to run at the college level (D1, D2, D3 and NAIA). 

Personal Accomplishments

2x  Maryland High School State 3200m Champion, University of Maryland, Baltimore Country Cross Country and Track & Field-Division I, Montrail / Patagonia Ultra Running National Team Member, Team member of the USA 100k National Team - World Champions.

100 mile PR: 17:47:43

100K PR: 8:22


The University of Maryland-BA, Attended Loyola University in Maryland-Ma.Ed.  Before moving to Colorado was employed as a Baltimore City Police Officer and since 1995 I have been employed as School Counselor in the state of Colorado.

 Stan Lambros

 Coach Certificates: 
  • USAT&F Certified Level I Coach
  • USATF Level 1
  • NSCAA Advanced National

Coaching Experience

  • 27 years coaching 
  • Conference and State Cross Country Coach of the Year
  • Conference and State Track & Field Coach of the Year
  • State champion coach in track, cross country, snowshoe and mountain bike
  • Coach for individual and relay high school state champions
  • Coach of All-Americans, State Record Holders

Personal Accomplishments:

  • USAT National Champion (Off Road Triathlon)
  • 2x World Championship Qualifier (Xterra/Off Road Tri)
  • All American Triathlete

 Matt Thompson
USATF Certified Level 2 Coach in Sprints, Hurdles and Relays
USATF Certified Level I Coach

Member of the USATF Coaches Registry

Sprints and Relays Coach for Cheyenne Mountain High School
Sprints and Relays Coach for CSTC
Assistant Coach Cross Country for Cheyenne Mountain High School

Coaching Experience:

Club Track since 2008
High School Track since 2009
2014 CHSCA Asst. Coach of the Year
Coach of 4 state champion relay teams (3 in a row)

 DJ Russell

 USATF Certified Level I Coach
Member of the USATF Coaches Registry

Coaching Experience:

I have been a track coach for eight years now with experience coaching both track and cross-country at the middle school, high school, and club level. In my time as a coach, I have been blessed to work with some amazing athletes who have set numerous state, classification, and school records. Many of our athletes have gone on to compete and receive scholarships at the NCAA D1, D2, and D3 level. This last year I got the opportunity to work with a young man who would go on to take 3rd place at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Lawrence, Kansas as a sophomore in high school. We are hoping that he will be able to qualify for the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships this summer and have the opportunity to compete against the top U-20 athletes in the nation.


Coaching Philosophy:

I am a 7th-grade teacher and have been around the world several times. These experiences have helped shape who I am and my passion for people. This passion fuels me as both a coach and teacher. I want my students and athletes to know that everyone can bring something to any situation. They do not have to be a 10-second all-star to influence others. I always remind my student-athletes that we compete in a sport where the track will always win. There will always be a faster time or further/higher mark, but when it ends if they are leaders and treat others will then they can leave the world a better place than they found it.


I am a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach and had the opportunity to study under Master coaches here in town and at the national level. I look to give my student-athletes an advantage based off of proven scientific training methods. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and intend of enrolling at the University of Florida Masters Program for Educational Leadership.

Anthony MartinezHead Cross Country Coach for Peyton High School
Asst. Distance and Jumps Coach for Peyton High School
Distance Coach for CSTC East

Coaching Experience:

6 years coaching Track and Cross Country
2019 2A Boys Cross Country State Runner up
Coached 2 All State Second Team Individuals
Coached 5 All State Honorable Mention Individuals
Coached 800m State Champion

Ernie De Rubis
Head Coach for Mesa Ridge High School
Hurdles Coach for CSTC West

Sean O'Day

USATF Certified Level I Coach
USATF Certified Level 2 Coach Endurance
USATF Certified Level 2 Coach Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays

I had aspirations to play in the NHL when I was a kid.  After running a 5:56 mile during freshmen P.E. class, the teacher corralled me into signing up for a sport I had never heard of before - cross country.  Coach Scarborough convinced me that running would make me a better hockey player, so I gave it a try. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, it may have been the one of the most important decisions I have ever made. 

The second one was when my family moved to the Minneapolis suburb of Wayzata after my sophomore year of high school. As a senior in 1992, I had the good fortune to run for the first Wayzata team to ever win the Minnesota state championship in cross country.  Since then, they have gone on to win state another 10 times. They also have qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals meet 9 times, a feat only 3 teams in the nation have done more often. To say the years I spent running at Wayzata High School profoundly shaped me would be a gross understatement.  

I ran collegiate cross country in neighboring Wisconsin, where I had the opportunity to be part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s first NCAA Division III national champion cross country team in 1997.  It was an especially satisfying result as UW-L had finished 2nd over a dozen times in the preceding decades! 

Post-collegiately, I dabbled in triathlon, where I finished three Ironman distance triathlons.  Upon moving to Colorado, I fell in love with the mountains and trails, having competed in a number of races such as the Pikes Peak Marathon and San Juan Solstice 50 mile trail run.  

My other passion has been climbing Colorado’s high peaks. I completed the 14ers in 2010, and finished the list of Colorado’s 100 highest peaks in 2016. I am currently working on the list of “Bicentennials” - the 200 highest mountains in the state. 

Since 2006, I have also organized an annual summer cross country camp in the Colorado mountains for my alma mater, Wayzata.  Last year alone, 20 kids, 4 coaches, and 6 parents came to Colorado for a week of team-building, mountain life, and altitude training.  It is one of my favorite weeks of the year. 

I have been assistant cross country coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School since 2007, and an assistant track coach since 2014.  I am USATF Level 2 certified Endurance Coach. For the first 9 years in District 12, I taught 6th grade at Gold Camp Elementary. For the past two years, I have been the Technology Integration Support Specialist at Cheyenne Mountain High School.   Over this span of time, I have had the pleasure to work with all sorts of wonderful kids fast and slow.
 Erik Huffman