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The Differentiating Factor

*Please note that not all staff are on-site for every camp/clinic.

Staff: Welcome



Chris Gannon is the Head Cross Country & Track Coach at Creighton University. Since taking over in 2018, athletes under his guidance have put 199+ marks on the all-time top 10 performance list for track and cross country and set 27 school records.




Matthew is the Assistant Cross Country & Track Coach at Creighton University, along with the recruiting coordinator. Coach Fayers was a multi-time All American in college and clocked multiple sub4 performances in the mile. Athletes coached by Fayers have completely rewritten the CU record books in the mid-distance events, over the last four years.

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Psychiatrist & Elite Mindset Coach

Doc has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist working as a high-performance mindset coach. Doc works with CEO’s, Pro-athletes, Olympians, and multiple NCAA Teams. He has been integral in many high school championships and five NCAA Division I National Championships, developing elite mindset skills and “Ultimate Trust”.

Doc is the author of "Max Out Mindset."



Sports Psycholgist

Dr. Anne Shadle is Director of Mental Performance for the New York Jets. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where she was an NCAA National Champion in both the indoor mile and the outdoor 1500 meters. Following graduation, Shadle ran three years professionally for Reebok and was a 2008 Olympic Trials semifinalist. Shadle is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC) and is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee's (USOPC) Sport Psychology registry.

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Physical Therapist

Terry Grindstaff is a physical therapist and athletic trainer with over 20 years of clinical experience. He has a PhD in Kinesiology and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. He provides clinical services in the athletic training room at Creighton University and is a member of the volunteer medical pool for USA Wrestling. His research investigates the neuromuscular consequences of lower extremity joint injury and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 national and international presentations.



Registered Dietitian

Megan is the Registered Dietitian for Creighton University Athletics. While going to school at the University of Nebraska, she began working with the athletics department in nutrition for sports performance. Megan has worked as a dietitian and with athletes for the last twelve years. She has a particular interest and passion for working with runners. A runner herself, Megan has completed nine marathons and over a dozen half-marathons.



Strength & Conditioning Coach

Scott Bankers is the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance at Creighton University. Scott began at Creighton in 2016, following his tenure at the University of California Sand Diego, where he served in a similar role.  Scott works primarily with the men's and women's soccer teams at Creighton, while also overseeing the cross country and track program. Bankers earned his Master's Degree in Sport Science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2014 and is also a 2012 Creighton alum, having majored in exercise science


College Athletes


Each year, current and former college athletes from around the region assist with camp. These athletes are able to provide unique and special insight to running at the next level.

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Psychologist & Mental Coach

Dr. Spencer received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University; she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Iowa State University and her post-doctoral internship at Washington State University, Athletic Medicine; she is currently a psychologist for Creighton Athletics. As a psychologist, Dr. Spencer specializes in working collegiate athletes. Her work includes discussing mindset, mental toughness, and performance anxiety, along with treating general mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and disordered eating. Dr. Spencer also provides team-based interventions to improve cohesion and communication, along with providing mental health workshops to Creighton Bluejays.  

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Mental Performance Coach

Meghan Fruth is a doctoral candidate, pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. Currently, she is working at Creighton University in the Student Counseling Center as a pre-doctoral intern and works with both students and student athletes. Prior to her time at Creighton, Meghan earned her MS in Sport & Exercise Science from Brunel University London where she wrote her dissertation on the psychology of injury among professional soccer players. Meghan’s training is primarily in evidence-based therapies and her therapeutic approach is supportive, focused, skills-based, and goal-oriented. Prior to graduate school Meghan was a collegiate athlete and coach for the track & field and volleyball teams at Occidental College in Los Angeles. 

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