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

    • Adjusted Schedule due to Fire Restrictions/ Closures: 
      7:30am Monday- Big 5  Parking Lot
      7:30am Tuesday Buffalo Park 
      7:30am Wednesday Biffs Bagels
      7:30am Thursday FHS -Senior Parking lot 
      7:30am Friday @ REI parking lot 
      7:00am Saturday Long Run @ Various Locations -email or text Coach Painter for location and to confirm.  Trinap1@msn.com 928-853-8171

    Important Dates to Remember:

    • Summer Runs Dates: June 7-July 24
    • Team Camp July 25 - 30 @ Camp Colton *See registration form for details & cost 1st Official Practice: August 9
    • You MUST have your PHYSICAL complete and register on FamilyID PRIOR to the first practice.
    • 1st Day of School: August 11
    • 1st Meet: Peaks Sept 4


    Contact Info:

    Coach Trina Painter



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  • Below is the 2020 XC Public Health Plan! Please review and become familiar with the safety protocols we will be following for this season. 

    2020 XC Public Health Plan 

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  • Welcome to the 2020 Season! Please review the document below to see the practice schedule for the first few weeks. 

    2020 Practice Schedule 

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