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Elaine Bingham

Elaine Bingham

Elaine Bingham – Track & Field Head Coach

Coach Bingham is entering her ninth year of coaching with Storm. She has been coaching youth track and field for over 32 years. She started coaching her 4 kids in another program and was instrumental in creating the Canyon Country team in 1994. She has served in the Valley Youth Conference as League President and Commissioner of Track and Field. She has also coached at the high school level at Canyon High School. Coach Bingham has attended countless coaching clinics to continue to learn and teach the sport. She is starting her second generation coaching with her grandkids & children of athletes she coached as youth.

Coach Bingham has completed 19 marathon and countless other races, she began running in 1994 a gift that was giving to her by her children’s interest in Track & Cross Country. As a child Elaine had Polio and was told she would never run. She is very thankful they were wrong.

When she is not coaching Track she spends most of her time with her family, 5 adult children, and 14 grand children. She enjoys Duke Basketball! and riding on the back of her Harley Davidson Motorcycle with her husband of 40 years Alan. They have toured most of the southwest.

Coaching Track & Field is her passion and she enjoys the success of every member on the Storm Team.

Mark Cruz

Mark Cruz

Mark Cruz – Director, Track & Field
Mark is beginning his 9th year with Storm Track Club as director and coach. He enjoys introducing kids to the fundamentals of Track & Field with a philosophy of strong work ethic, self discipline and goal setting. These skill sets are fun, competitive and social, while developing their self confidence and knowledge to the importance of a health and fitness program. His goal is that athletes apply this philosophy to all aspects of their everyday life, as well as develop a higher standard of achievement in other sports, academics and life.

During his college years, Mark was a member of The Santa Monica Track Club, well known for producing countless Olympic athletes and setting numerous World and National records. In his 10 years with SMTC, he competed in events from 1500 meters to Marathons.

Mark and his family truly enjoy being part of the Storm Track Club program. His wife Lillian is the team Candy Mom, son Cameron is now a high school storm alumni athlete and daughter Madison is a Youth athlete.

Alan Bingham

Alan Bingham

Alan Bingham – President Santa Clarita Track Club

Alan is the founder and president of the Santa Clarita Track Club, Alan has been involved with track and field for 31 years when his children first started, now his grandchildren are on the team. He has been timing track meets back as far as he can remember. As the founder of Santa Clarita Track Club 14 years ago he wanted to start a program that was specifically for Track & Field athletes. As president of the corporation, his primary duties and responsibilities are to manage the club’s business.

Alan still oversees the timing of the Santa Clarita Track Club events, from track meets, cross country meets, or SOAR’s 5k/10K run Mardi Gras Madness.

Santa Clarita Track Club has 3 divisions, Track & Field, Cross Country, and SOAR (Students off and Running).
Santa Clarita Track Club has approximately 575 athletes that it serves every year.

Alan served in 2011 – 2013 as commissioner of the Valley Youth Conference Track & Field and is currently on the VYC Executive Board of Directors as CFO.

Alan has ran 9 marathons and 3 half marathons. When he’s not at a Storm event, he’s out on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle touring the back roads with his wife Elaine.

Alan has 5 adult children and 14 grandchildren. Alan has been married to Elaine Bingham for 41 years.