We believe all students can participate with running and develop a variety of skills that will benefit the student for their future positively. Coach Axtman's training principles are the following. 

Enjoyment - coach and athlete's expectations have to be aligned
Rest and Recovery - feeling excited about the next hard training          session
Hard/Easy method of training - mixing the energy systems
Moderate Training Loads & Diaphragmatic Breathing
Consistency - staying healthy, injury free, use of non-weight    bearing activities.
Pace Judgement- know your racing rhythms Tempo vs Goal pace
Goal Oriented - Staying focused - positive expectations
Diet- Hydration - Vitamin D3, Iron,
Running Mechanics - Strong hips, gluts, hamstrings = postural strength


Timberline Cross Country is committed to developing all athletes on the team. Team consists of 100+ distance runners, 70 boys 35 girls. With one of the largest and most competitive combined teams in the state of Idaho. 


Our History

Our Coaches

Paige Olivetti-Schmasow

Coach Paige enters her Second season as an assistant coach for Timberline cross country. She has a tremendous amount of experience coaching Timberlines sprint crew for the past 3 seasons.  Paige's own athletic successes include wining an individual conference championship in the 400m while running Track and Field for Boise State. And participating in sever NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National championship meets. 

Bachelors Degree Elementary Education Boise State University

Masters Degree Educational Leadership Boise State University

Ty Axtman

Former Boise State University Cross Country/Track and Field Athlete.  Coach Axtman began his running career his freshman year and learned quickly the hard work you put into Cross Country pays off at the end of the season. Axtman worked his way through the ranks of his team starting out as the  7th boy on Elma High Schools team and finished his Freshman year placing 4th at district meet leading the Eagles to their first ever District title. 

During Axtman's past 10 years coaching at Timberline High School he has coached 35 all state cross country runners, one individual state champion, one individual NXN qualifier, 1 state championship team, 4 state team runner ups, and 7 state placing teams Coach Axtman is committed to develop today's youth as runners and individuals. 

Coach Axtman's high school personal bests are:

High School:
5k-15:28, 3k- 8:36, 3200-9:12, 1600-4:17, 800-1:55.3

Coach Axtman's Collegiate accomplishments included being named the 2006 Western Athletic Conference MVP and High Point Scorer at the Track and Field Conference meet.

Axtman's college PR's include:
10k-30:30, 8k-23:56, 5k-14:04, 3k steeple-9:09, 1 mile-4:06,1500-3:48, 800 -1:52

Coach Axtman Believes in: Hardwork, personal respect for yourself and others, goal setting, believing in your goals, and a harmonious and synergistic team atmosphere.

Bachelors Degree Boise State University, Communications.
Bachelors Degree Boise State University, Special Education.
Masters Degree Boise State University, Educational Leadership.

Who We Are

Matt Yocum

Coach Yocum has been an intergral part of the development of the Timberline Cross Country program. Yocum brings a wealth of youth coaching experience to the coaching staff. A former Junior High Cross Country coach at East Junior High. Coach Yocum was influential in developing and establishing EJH as one of the premier Junior High Cross Country teams in the city. Leading both the boys and girls teams to top 2 places in the city

How We Train

Timberline Cross Country 

Micah Drew

Coach Drew has brought youthful talent and another great perspective to the training plan for the Wolves cross country team. A former standout at the University of Montana Cross County and Track program. 

Micah is currently pursuing his Masters degree through Boise State University. 

1998 – Timberline High School opens its door. Wolf PACK Cross Country enters the state.
2010 – Ty Axtman begins coaching at Timberline High School. Leads the boys team to its first ever state place with a 2nd place finish. 
2014 – Girls program earns first Team Trophy with 2nd place finish at state. 
2017Both boys and girls teams qualify for state Boys place 3rd at state with a close finish for the state championship.

2018 –


Both boys and girls teams qualify for the state championships. Boys place 2nd losing the state title by 1 point. Girls place 4th at state. Timberline finishes the season the #1 overall combined XC team in the state of Idaho. 

​Best TEAM finish in program history! Boys bring home the programs first State Championship. Girls team finishes the season ranked in the top 30 of the country and finish a strong 2nd place at state.