CHS Track

Coaching Philosophy

It is my belief that track is a sport of personal improvement and success. My philosophy as a coach is to provide a fun, safe environment to facilitate that improvement and success. It is my desire that the athletes that participate in the Chapman Track program will not only become better athletes but better people through hard work, dedication and respect.

Our Coaches

Michelle Elliott (Head Coach): This is Coach Elliott's 13th year as a CHS track coach, with the past 7 years as the head coach. She attended West Smith County High School where she held the 100M and 200M school record, was League and Regional Champion in both events and a State placer in the 100M. She was a member of the Fort Hays State University Tiger track team. She coaches high jump, sprints and mid-distance.


Cindy Zumbrunn: This is Coach Zumbrunn's 7th year as coach for CHS. She attended Chapman High School where she participated in cross country, basketball and track. She was a member of the 3rd place State cross country team. She attended Emporia State University and Kansas State University. She is the CHS head cross country coach. She coaches distance for the Irish.


Jennifer Kirkpatrick: This is Coach Kirkpatrick's 3rd year as a coach for the Irish. She attended Scott City Community High School. She was a four time State Champion in 100M Hurdles, four time State Champion in Long Jump, three time State Champion in Triple Jump and one year Champion in 300M Hurdles. Along with her State Championships she was a three time State Runner-up in the 300M Hurdles and one time State Runner-up in the 400M. She was a National Champion in the Triple Jump at the National Junior Olympics Meet. She was a member of the Kansas State University track team. In 2014 Coach Kirkpatrick was inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. She coaches long and triple jump, hurdles, sprints and mid-distance.


Anna Nusser: This is Coach Nusser's 3rd year as coach for CHS. She attended Lyons High School holding the school record for Discus and Javelin. Coach Nusser was the League and Regional Champion in Discus and Shot Put. She also placed in State in all three throwing events. While attending Kansas State University, she was a member of the Wildcat Rowing Team both as an athlete and coach. She coaches throws for the Irish.


Zach Lucas: This is Coach Lucas's 1st year as a coach for CHS. He attended Sublette High School. Coach Lucas was a 4-time league medalist in the Shot Put and Discus and state qualifier in the 4x100. He attended Kansas State University and was a member of the Wildcat football team. He coaches pole vault and throws for the Irish.