Krista Ankeny has been coaching track and field since 1986. Prior to joining SMC, she was the head coach for the New Roads High School track and cross country teams. Krista was a heptathlete who competed for Bellevue Community College and Mount San Antonio College, eventually joining the University of Oregon track and field team. She is a Level 2 USA Track and Field coach in combined events, a NASM certified personal trainer and performance enhancement and injury prevention specialist, a NASE certified specialist in speed and explosion training, and a Foundation Training student instructor. Krista earned her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Communications with a minor in English, and Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Injury Prevention, and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.