Meet our team coaches, Greg Mitchell and Liz Anjos. Learn more about each coach below.
When you apply for Rose City Track Club, you may request a certain coach, or we will place you with who we think would be a good fit based on your goals. You and your coach will start by setting up a one-on-one meeting to talk about your running history, where you’re at with running now, and discuss short term and long term goals for the year. From there, you’ll receive a training schedule based on your next goal race. You’re encouraged to check in on a regular basis with your coach via email or phone, as well as sharing a training log. Following your goal race, you and your coach will touch base, evaluate how everything went, schedule rest/recovery time as needed, then start planning for your next goal and receive a new training schedule (and so on throughout the year). The coaches welcome your feedback and are always open to making changes. No schedule is set in stone. You’ll have the opportunity to touch base in person with your coach once per week at the team track sessions. Greg will generally be at the Tuesday night session and Liz will typically be at both Tues PM/Wed AM sessions.
Greg Mitchell brings over 20 years of coaching experience to Rose City Track Club. He has coached successfully at the high school and collegiate levels as well as coaching numerous post-collegiate athletes to personal bests. In addition to helping to mentor the athletes of RCTC, he is currently the head cross country coach and distance track coach at Mountainside High School in Beaverton.
Mitchell’s coaching resume includes 10 years as a cross country and track coach at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. From 2006-2009, Mitchell was assistant cross country coach at Linfield before being promoted to associate head coach in 2010, a position he held until his departure in 2016. Prior to joining Linfield’s staff, he spent four years coaching cross country and track at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Both his boys and girls cross country squads enjoyed success, with the boys winning consecutive 5A regional championships in 2004 and 2005. Before becoming a head coach in Colorado, Mitchell spent time as an assistant at Gresham and McMinnville High Schools here in Oregon.
As an athlete, Mitchell was an all-state track competitor for Gresham High School and was a multiple-time conference champion and five-time national championship meet qualifier in cross country and track at Linfield College. More recently, Mitchell has asserted himself as a top-tier masters competitor. Since becoming a master in 2013, he has won 10 national titles in cross country and on the roads and set an American record on the track.
A new addition to the RCTC coaching roster, Liz Anjos would love to help you reach your running goals, whether you’re aiming for a new 5K PR, thinking of venturing into track or cross country for the first time, or going for a Boston Marathon qualifier and beyond.
Anjos’ coaching resume includes assistant coaching the Greenville College women’s cross country team in 2008, where they capped off the season as SLIAC Champions. She has been coaching individual runners for over nine years and served as a leader for the Oregon Volée team from 2014-2016. Anjos is certified as a USATF and NFHS coach and currently serves as assistant coach to the boys & girls cross country and track teams at Mountainside High School in Beaverton, OR. The most consistent feedback she’s received across the board is how she shows equal care and enthusiasm for every runner no matter what their ability.
Anjos discovered her zeal for competitive running as a senior at Greenville College, where she was named SLIAC Athlete of the Week for her improvements throughout the cross country season, and earned a spot on the SLIAC First Team All-Conference in 2007. Since then, Liz has continued to prove herself a competitor on the track and the roads, most recently with a personal record of 36:44 at the 2018 Tenacious 10K and placing 4th at the 2018 Carlsbad 5000. She is a seven-time Boston Marathon Qualifier and is currently aiming to qualify for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials.