Kirk Reynolds, the women's cross country and track coach, has been at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges since 1989.
Reynolds has twice been selected as the NCAA III West Region Track and Field Coach of the Year, and he has been a SCIAC Coach of the Year nine times in cross country and track and field, including cross country in 2014, and track and field in 2015. Highly-knowledgeable in all the event groups, he is a USATF-certified coach, and is also a Correspondent for 'Track and Field News' magazine. Reynolds has served as the USTFCCCA West Region representative for cross country, and also is the Historian for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Executive Committee and the NCAA Division III Track & Field Executive Committee, and keeps a Historian's Report for Division III Cross Country Nationals, as well as a Historian's Report for Division III Track and Field Nationals. In addition, Reynolds has published numerous articles on the sport. In 2014, Reynolds earned the inaugural USTFCCCA Excellence in Communications Award.
During his Fall 2010 sabbatical, he compiled an archive for NCAA Division I Cross Country Nationals and wrote an extensive article analyzing distance running form. During Spring 2004, he traveled on sabbatical to Kenya in East Africa to study the wildly successful men and women distance runners there. In addition to his coaching, Reynolds serves on the board of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy. He lives in Claremont with his wife Carla Jackson (a former 800m/1500m runner at Cal Berkeley), daughter Kalinda and son Caden.
Reynolds grew up in Camas, Washington and earned a psychology degree from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, where he competed in track and cross country. He has an M.S. in Cognitive Psychology from The Claremont Graduate University. From 1986 to 1989, Reynolds was an assistant coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, where he coached the men's and women's distance runners.
Reynolds is a Professor of Physical Education and teaches activity classes in weight training, cardio/strength, Wallyball, running/jogging, tennis, ultimate frisbee, aqua-fit, and wellness education.
Natashia Harris began coaching for the Sagehens in 1999 serving as assistant coach for both the women's track and field team and women's basketball team. Harris, a USA certified coach, has served as interim head coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams; and currently coaches sprints, hurdles and relays for the Women's Track and Field team.
Natashia Harris is a 1998 graduate of Pitzer College with a degree in Human Biology. She also has a Master of Science degree in Physical Education Administration from Asuza Pacific University and another in College Counseling and Student Services from the University of La Verne.
Harris played basketball and ran track for the Sagehens where she compiled eight letter in total. While competing for Pomona-Pitzer, Harris started as a point guard for the women’s basketball team in the winter; and competed in the sprints, hurdles and relays for the women’s track & field team during the spring season. She was named team captain during both her junior and senior years for both basketball and track and field, and was named as the Most Valuable Player her senior year for both the basketball and track & field teams.
During her basketball career, Harris was part of the SCIAC championship team in 1997 and the team tallied a 70-32 record. In track & field, she earned six SCIAC titles – three each in the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles; which is tied for the 11th most in SCIAC history.
On the track and field team Harris was also a part of SCIAC champion 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams for Pomona-Pitzer. As a senior, her hurdle times of 15.04 in the 100 hurdles and 64.18 in the 400 hurdles stood at second and third on the Sagehen all-time lists and qualified her to the Division III National Championships. Recently, she was inducted into the 2017 Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame for her significant achievements in basketball and track and field.
In addition to her coaching duties, Harris has taught science, mathematics and physical education for at-risk youth at Bassett High School and physical education at Torch Middle School in the Bassett Unified School District. She currently teaches physical education and coaches cheer at Serrano Middle School in the Ontario-Montclair School District.
Emma DeLira has served as both an Assistant Coach and Interim Head Coach for Women's Cross Country and Women's Track & Field.
DeLira completed her fifth season as an assistant coach with the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Cross Country and Track and Field programs in 2017 after a standout collegiate career at Azusa Pacific University.
In 2010, DeLira helped Azusa Pacific to an NAIA national championship in track and field while running the Marathon, finishing with a time of 3:28:02. She also finished in the top 50 nationally in the NAIA Cross Country national championships in 2009, helping APU rank No. 4 in the country.
Prior to competing for Azusa Pacific, DeLira ran for two years at Mount San Antonio College, where she served as a team captain. She placed in the top five in both the 5K and the 10K at the California State Championships.
DeLira's running experience has extended outside of college as well, as she ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 3:26:40 in 2008 to qualify for the Boston Marathon, where she ran a 3:28:45 in April of 2009. She also finished third among women at the Pasadena Half Marathon in 2010, finishing in 1:28:07.
Her running career has continued, but now off the roads and on the trails instead. Trail running is how she chooses to express her competitive spirit, and it has paid off with victories in races like the Leona Divide - 50K and the Ray Miller 50K among others. She hopes to build on those victories and continue racing on the trails and eventually a 100 mile ultra race.
A double major in history and English, DeLira graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2012. A USATF-certified coach, she has also coached high school cross country/track at Diamond Ranch, and most recently at the Webb Schools in Claremont, beginning in February of 2013.
Ryan Sanders enters his second season as the Assistant Track and Field/Cross Country Coach for the Sagehens.
Sanders will focus primarily on coaching athletes in the triple jump, long jump, and high jump while also assisting the cross country program in the fall. Sanders will also assist in recruiting athletes for both programs.
Sanders competed locally at Mt. San Antonio College where he won a California State Championship in the triple jump. After transferring to Long Beach State, Sanders won a Big West Championship for the 49ers in the triple jump.
Additionally, he is a two time USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships qualifier. He ranked in the top-30 in the nation in the triple jump after the 2017 season when he set a personal of 16.15 meters.
Sanders, a native of West Covina, CA, prepped locally at Diamond Ranch High School where he later spent a year serving as the triple jump, long jump and high jump coach for the Panthers. He earned an A.A. in Kinesiology from Mt. SAC and a B.A. in Human Development from Long Beach State.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Track and Field Coach|
|Previous College:||Concordia (Irvine)|
Josh Allen has completed his third season as an assistant coach with the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team, where he works with the throwers.
Allen graduated from Concordia University of Irvine, where he was a team captain and was a two-time all-conference selection in the shot put. Prior to attending CUI, Allen attended Chaffey College, where he was All-Foothill Conference in the shot put two years and in the discus one year, while twice advancing to the SoCal finals.
Allen was a member of the football and track and field teams at Alta Loma High School, where he was a two-year CIF qualifier in the shot put. He also was a sophomore All-American offensive lineman selection by StudentSports.com, while attending Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga.
Allen has five years of personal coaching instruction with kids aged 9-18 in the throwing events. He holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from Concordia University.