Meet The Coaches
ASSISTANT XC COACH
Before beginning her coaching career, Ayla was a stand out runner for Chico State, a powerhouse cross country and track & field program in the NCAA DII. Granados was a 2 time All American for the Wildcats placing 26th at the NCAA DII National Cross Country Championships and following this up in the Spring with a 6th place finish in the 5,000m at the Track & Field National Championships. Granados also holds the Chico State 1500m school record at 4:21.62 while boasting a 5,000m personal best time of 16:37.86. Ayla helped the Wildcats to multiple cross country and track conference titles while harnessing individual honors at the conference and regional level. Currently, Ayla trains professionally for he Strava Track Club in the Bay Area. Since graduating from Chico State, she has finished in the top 10 at the USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships (2017), represented Team USA in the Great Edinburgh XC Challenge (2018) and looks to qualify for the Olympic Trials in 2020. She has run 4:13 for the 1500 (roughly a 4:30 mile) and 16:01 for the 5,000m in her post collegiate professional running career.
Ayla received her Associates Degree from Butte College in 2012 in social and behavioral sciences before attending Chico State to pursue her bachelors degree. In 2017 Granados earned her bachelors degree in Business management. Currently, she is pursuing a MBA which she began in the Fall of 2017.
HEAD XC COACH
Former San Ramon Valley HS, class of 2014. Competed and graduated from Chico State University in 2019. Began coaching career at San Ramon Valley HS in 2019.
ASSISTANT XC COACH
Hi runners, I am very excited to be joining the wolves cross country team this year! I have been running for many years and one of my fondest memories of running stems from my time running high school cross country. The experience was full of exciting races, memorable halloween fun runs and endless pasta feeds. The experience launched my running career and I haven’t been able to stop since. Running requires hard work, dedication and passion and I hope to bring all of these components to the team this year. I am excited to make this a memorable and exciting time for you and I can’t wait to have a great season!
- Coach Lyndsey