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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 220+ marks on the all-time top 10 performance list for track and cross country and set 33 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 five years. In 2023, Fayers coached Creighton's first ever NCAA qualifier.

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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

Haley joined the Creighton Athletic Performance staff in June of 2023, beginning her first season as a Graduate Assistant. She works directly with the Bluejay cross country & track programs, tennis and rowing teams.
Before coming to Omaha, Abrams spent 2 years at Drake University as an Assistant Rowing Coach and Strength and Conditioning Intern. With the Bulldogs, she was responsible for designing and implementing training programs for Volleyball and Rowing. She also assisted with women's basketball as well as men's and women's cross country.
Haley graduated from Drake in 2018 with a BA in Biology. She spent four seasons as an athlete herself, competing for the Bulldogs Rowing squad.
Abrams completed her Certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist in February of 2023 and also has a Level 1 Certification from United States Weightlifting.


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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Psychologist & Mental Coach

Meghan Fruth completed 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 post-doctoral fellow 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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