Christensen – Stillwater High School (MN)
Scott Christensen has been the boys head
cross country and head track coach at Stillwater High School in Minnesota since
1981. During that period Stillwater has won nine state titles and has been
ranked by The Harrier
five different years in the National Top 10 High School Rankings. In 1997
Stillwater was named the National High School Champions in cross country. Since
1995, five different Stillwater milers have captured Minnesota State 1600 meter titles. Since
2003, four different Stillwater alumni have run sub four minutes for the mile.
That list includes: Luke Watson, Sean Graham, Jake Watson, and Ben Blankenship.
Christensen worked 13 years as a lead instructor in the USATF Level II
Endurance Schools from 1997-2010. He was USATF Chairman of Endurance Education
from 1999-2010. In
2003 he served as the USA Junior Team Leader to the IAAF World Cross Country
Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland and in 2008 served as the USA Senior
Team Leader to the IAAF Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Human Performance Physiology Lab
Stillwater Senior High Biology
5701 Stillwater Blvd
Stillwater, MN 55082
- B.A. Biology and Chemistry, Gustavus
- M.A. Biology, University of Nebraska.
- Chairman of Life Science, 12 instructors, Stillwater
Senior High School.
- Instructor of Human Anatomy and Physiology.
- Presently the USTFCCCA Lead Endurance Instructor.
- Past Chairman of USATF Endurance Coaching Education.
- Past Lead Level 2 Instructor USATF Endurance Education.
- USA Junior Leader, World Cross-Country Championships,
- USA Senior Leader, World Cross-Country Championships,
- 22 published training articles, 2 books, 2 online classes.
- Over 50 endurance clinic presentations.
- 11 State Track and Cross-Country team titles at
- 24 Individual State Champions at Stillwater.
- 1997 National Cross Country Champions
- 2011 Nike Cross Country Team Nationals, 10th
- 4 alumni have run under 4:00 in the mile, and 4 under
13:53 for 5K.
- Inducted Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame
- Married, wife Shelly, daughter Megan.