Nike Track Clinic

Chris Bennett

Senior Director, Nike Global Running

Chris Bennett is the Global Head Coach of Nike Running. Prior to that Bennett coached at CBA, NJ. He ran 5 years for the Olympic Development Nike Farm Team running 3:43 for 1500m.

Chris taught and coached at CBA in Lincroft, NJ. While at CBA the Colts won National Championships in the 4xMile (2011, 2013 & 2014), the NXN XC National Championhip (2011), the National Championship Outdoor 4x800 (7:34), set the National Record in the Indoor 4xMile (17:07.17) and set NJ state records in the Indoor 4x800 (7:41 2012) the Indoor DMR (10:02 2011) the Outdoor 4x1500 (16:08 2012) as well as team average course records on the XC courses at Portland Meadows, OR (NXN Course), Van Cortland Park, Holmdel Park, Great American, NC, Warinanco Park and Ocean County Park as well as running the 2nd and 3rd fastest team averages in US XC History (15:03 & 15:08). CBA won the HS Championship of America DMR at the Penn Relays in 2011 and finished 4th in 2014, 3rd in 2013 and 2nd in 2012. The CBA teams won the last 4 NJ All Group State Championships in XC, the last 4 Parochial A State Championships in XC and the last 4 NE NXN Regional Championships and set meet records at each Championship in the process.

CBA also won 6 of the last 7 Parochial A Indoor State Relay Championship since Bennett returned as well as 6 of the last 7 Parochial A State Indoor Championships. CBA also won the 2012 Outdoor Parochial A State Championship. The Colts also were runnerup in the 2011 and 2013 Indoor National Championship DMR and 2011 Outdoor National Championship 4xMile as well as 3rd place in the 2012 Outdoor National DMR. Amazingly CBA has been All American in the Indoor 4xMile for SIX straight years. In 2012 CBA became the first US HS boys team to have 2 teams named All American in the same event as the Colts A and B teams finished 4th and 5th at the Indoor National Championships. Bennett served as Co-Director of Bennett Running with his wife Tammie. Bennett Running operated both Track and Field and Cross Country camps (2014 marked the ELEVENTH year in a row that Bennett Campers qualified for XC national championships (Footlocker or Nike XC Nationals/NXN). Some of our campers were state champions in 2014, and some were national champions!

Bennett also Co-Directed with his wife, Tammie, the Wicked Pumpkin XC Run, the Summer Twilight Miles Series, The Greatest Runner Ever Competition, Tuesday Night Speed Runs, Sunday Long Runs and the Bennett Running Middle School Outdoor Track Twilight Series. Bennett Running offered private and group coaching.