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Welcome to the Flying Phoenix Youth Track Club!!!

Welcome to the Flying Phoenix Youth Track Club!!!


Sandy Lanning- Founder and President/ Head Bantam and Junior Coach
Sandy has always had a love for running starting at the young age of 3. She has been running and involved in the sport for 25 years. Prior to founding the Flying Phoenix Track Club, Sandy coached hurdles, Bantams and Gremlins with the Warriors and CTC Hawks. Sandy is a two time  4A State Champion in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She also competed in the competitive SEC Conference for Mississippi State University. She competed in sprints and hurdles during her time there. Sandy has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. She works as the Los Angeles Site Quality Manager for Eaton Corporation, Aerospace Division. Sandy does not have much free time but she loves supporting her two sons Alex and Khalil in all of their activities. Sandy wants to inspire all athletes to be the dream that they aspire to be. She hopes that every one of them can see their potential, gain a love for the sport, and RISE UP to any challenge they face and push through it. She is so excited about the upcoming season!

Coach Christy Zhart- Head Distance Coach
Coach Christy brings many years of experience coaching youth athletes. She has a passion for running and loves to share that passion with other young athletes. 

Coach Tiffany Contreras-  Assistant Gremlin  and Bantam Coach

Coach Tiffany Contreras began running while she was in junior high, a star athlete in long distance running, competing in the mile and shotput events, earning a first place gold medal. She was an inspiration to her classmates and most of all to her older sister, who outgrew her asthma and became a college competitor in the 1500 meter, running a time of 5:28 seconds. Throughout the years, Coach Contreras has continued running on her off time while also supporting her four children. Today she has decided to contribute back to the sport which has been pivotal in shaping her character as well as taught her essential lessons of leadership, sacrifice and dedication. 

Coach Jason Craig- Head Long Jump Coach and Youth  Coach

Jason was a 4 year varsity track athlete in high jump, triple jump and long jump.  Jason was previously the long jump coach for CTC Hawks for 2 years.  He received his degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. He works as Practice Technology Sr Analyst for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. In his free time Jason enjoys spending time with his daughter.

Coach Will Humphries- Head High Jump Coach

Open - Head Shot Put
Katie Morrison - Head Javelin Coach
Coach Anthony Valdez- Assistant Distance Coach
Coach Monet Grzecka- Assistant Distance Coach
Coach Gabriel Perez- Assistant Coach


Flying Phoenix Track Club
Sandy Lanning, P.O Box 2112
Canyon Country, California 91387

Email: [email protected]

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