Jim Schlentz, Camp Director and Coach – Head Cross Country/ Track & Field Coach at Colts Neck High School, NJ. Jim, who has over 25 years coaching at the high school level www.coltsnecktrack.com Jim’s 2006 girls XC team won the NJ Meet of Champions and finished 4th at the Nike Team Nationals. His 2016 boys team finished 2nd at the Meet of Champions. He has coached 6 National champions (individuals/relays), 21 All-American individuals or teams, NJ State indoor & outdoors girls 2 mile record holder & outdoor boys 2 mile record holder, 4 different Footlocker/NXN finalists, 17 individual Meet of Champion titles & 28 individual and 9 team State Group champions. In addition, Jim has 9 years of collegiate coaching experience & 20 years of experience coaching elite runners, 6 of whom qualified for the Olympic Trials with one winning the 1996 Trials 10k to make the Olympic team. Three of his former high school athletes competed at either the 2012 &/or 2016 Olympic Track & Field/Marathon Trials and two made the finals, both years.
Jen Loxton, Admin– Jen is your first point of contact for any questions you have about XCU. She processes the applications and payments and is responsible for the website. You will also see her at sign in on the first day of camp. During the school year, Jen is a Library Media Specialist in the Eatontown School District. She doesn’t run much, but she sure loves to read!
Tim Collins, Co-Director and Coach – Head Cross Country/Track Coach at Lawrence High School. His girls won the 2016 Group 3 Central Jersey Outdoor Track Sectional Championship. Tim also has 8 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level at The College of New Jersey where he was head Distance coach for both men and women during which he coached 2 individual national champions, 2 national runner-ups, and 12 All-Americans in events ranging from 800 to the 5k. He was a 2 time Atlantic Region Cross Country Coach of the Year. In high school, he was also an All County XC runner and school record holder (800) for St. John Vianney High School.
Tim Mulligan, Co-Director and Coach – Assistant Coach at Colts Neck High Coach and Middle School. Tim attended the University of Dayton where he set indoor and outdoor school records for the 5000 meters. He ran a personal best of 14:37 in the 5000 meters in Boston. He continues to train for marathons and triathalons.
Jennifer Malavolta, Instructor – Jen was a two time Division III All-American in college. She competes for New Balance Jersey Shore ( NJ) and has personal bests of 17:18 for 5000 meters, 28:59 for 5 miles, 36:39 for 10,000 meters, and 2:54:55 for the marathon. She teachers Yoga, Zumba and Core classes at XCU.