So, you’ve signed up for Ultimook Track Club….let’s meet who’s coaching.

Josh Huffman, Youth Coach

Josh was four-time most valuable cross country runner at Tillamook High School and two-time 3,000m track & field state finalist.  He is a running enthusiast finishing the Boston Marathon in 2:53.19 in 2008.  He’s completed the McDonald Forest 50k ultramarathon in both 2009 and 2012 with a 5:39.44 best time.

Chelsea Yarnell, Youth Director

Chelsea attended her first track meet at just six months old and running has been an integral part of her life since. After being an 8 varsity letter for cross country and track at Lakewood High School in WA, she spent three years running for the Bruins at George Fox University. She’s coached cross country and track at both the high school and junior high level in Tillamook County since 2014.

Eric Brinkert, Community Club Director

Eric Brinkert has competed in almost every distance from 50m to the Half Marathon. Eric was a sprinter and hurdler in high school and college, earning All-State honors twice in the High Hurdles for Oregon City High School. Eric went on to compete for Claremont McKenna College where he still ranks in the school’s Top 10 list for the  High Hurdles, Intermediate Hurdles and 4x400m relay. In addition to working with the Community Track Club, Eric is also an assistant track coach for Tillamook High School.

Patrick Zweifel, Track Club Director

Patrick is the head cross country and track coach at Tillamook High School.  He has been a part of six state championship team titles, four as an athlete and two as a coach.  He has three individual state titles and has coached numerous individuals to state titles.  He competed collegiately at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He is founder to both the Ultimook Race and Ultimook Running Camp.

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