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Diljeet Taylor

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

Adam Kedge

Albuquerque Academy

Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Messer has been coaching distance runners for 19 years and guided two different schools to nine state championships and four Nike Cross Nationals top 8 finishes. Messer has also helped three individuals qualify to five Footlocker Finals. He has coached both boys and girls at Desert Vista and has been successful with both. Dr. Messer serves as the department chair in exercise physiology at Mesa Community College and is regarded as one of the brightest scientific minds in our sport. Dr. Messer is one of the nation's most sought after clinicians and will be speaking on the current science and it's application in endurance training as well as training theory.

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Howard Russ

Beavercreek High School


Emmans is the girls coach at Wayzata high school in Minnesota. His girls are perennial Nike Cross Nationals qualifiers and Heartland region champions. In 2013 the Wayzata girls won the Nike Cross National Championship and this past season they finished third. The Wayzata girls have won five Heartland championships and finished top 7 at NXN five times as well. He is a USATF coaching instructor and will discuss training theory and communication.

Juris Green

The Woodlands High School

The Woodlands, TX

Finnel is the head coach at Middleton high school in Wisconsin. His boys are one of the strongest up and coming programs in the nation as they have qualified for Nike Cross Nationals each of the last two seasons. Personally a great runner himself, Finnel recently finished 54th overall in the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:26.26. He will discuss team culture and training theory.

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