Welcome to Flagstaff Eagles Cross Country


Meet the Coaches

  • Boys & Girls X-Country 

    Head Coach

    Trina Painter - Head XC Coach and Distance Track Coach
    Trina has coached both the boys and girls at FHS since 2003  producing over 20 Individual and Team State Titles.  She has earned AZ Coach of the Year and National Girls XC of the Year.  Coach Painter  moved to Flagstaff to train as a professional runner and  competed in 4 Olympic Trials. Coach Painter and her husband David have two daughters, Hannah and Chloe that also ran for FHS.  She also works as a Realtor.
    Assistant Head Coach

    Amanda Allen - Assistant XC Coach
    Amanda  has been helping coach the cross-country team for 7 years.  She teaches math at Flag High.  She loves running with the team and watching them grow as runners and as students.  She also enjoys doing other sports and anything  outside.  She's so excited for this upcoming season and wishes the team the very best!!  

    Assistant Head Coach

    Chris Pabst - Assistant XC Coach & Pole Vault Coach

    Chris has been coaching Cross Country at FHS since 2016.  He began running in high school and kept running for fun throughout his time in college until the present.  Along with coaching Cross Country, Chris also coaches Pole Vault in Track and Field as well as teaching Physical Education at FHS for the past 6 years.


  • Summer Running Club

    Flagstaff ~ 2024

    Please register this summer on final forms and turn your physical in before camp at https://www.fusd1.org/domain/2204. Go to athletics and click Final Forms to register.

    We will start with 3 days a week (M-W-F) and add days each week. See below for Tue. and Thurs. Runs. It is best if you can run 1–3 miles before June 5, but not necessary. The summer is for building up mileage, having fun, running on different trails and getting to know your team! *If the forest is closed we will alter some of these locations.

    ummer Runs Dates: June 3-July 19
    7:30am Monday @ Big 5 Parking Lot 
    7:30am *Tuesday@Buffalo Park * Tuesday runs start June 11
    7:30am Wednesday @ REI parking lot
    7:30am *Thursday @ Biffs Bagels *Thursday runs start June 20
    7:30am Friday @ various locations. Please check the team calendar.

    Additional Community Runs
    6:00pm Rt 66 Run Club @ Run Flagstaff
    4:00pm Friday Hoka Group Run @ 1000 N Humphreys (NAZ Elite office)
    FHS Weight Room Open Monday-Friday 8am-10am
    Important Dates to Remember:
    June 3rd- Start of Summer Running Club
    TBA  8am-1pm $10 Sport Physicals at NAH Orthopedic Clinic
    July 4th Team Run Flagstaff Downtown Mile *optional fun race some athletes do each summer
    July 21-25-Team Camp @ Camp Colton *See registration form for details & cost
    August 5th- 1st Official Practice: You must be CLEARED via Final Forms to be official.
    August 7th- 1st Day of School
    Aug 31st - 1st Meet: Peaks Invite-1st home meet
    Sept 14th 4 Corners Invite-2nd home meet.

    Contact Info: Coach Trina Painter trinap1@msn.com 928-853-8171


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  • We are excited for the season to start and we hope you are too!   Please make sure you check your Final Forms status.. to ensure that your student athlete is CLEARED by the Athletic Director before Monday morning.   Some students still need to sign  their forms, other have not turned in their physicals or taken the Opioid and Concussion courses found on the AIA.org website.The short online courses must be taken once for all HS athletes.. so all incoming Freshmen must complete the courses.   IF you are transferring from another HS, there is an additional form that needs to be turned in.  If the athlete is not cleared, they can not practice until all of the requirements are met per the AIA.
    Click here to access Final Forms

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  • FHS XC Meet Schedule (pdf)

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