Iowa State University '03
Current Location: Eagan, MN
2 Time Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier - 2012, 2020
3rd at 2013 Half Marathon Championships 1:11:33
PB - 2:43:21 Houston Marathon, 2018
5K Minnesota age record holder (32) - 16:02
1 mile Minnesota age record holder (36) - 4:58
Favorite workout: 3 x 3 mile or long snowball
Favorite running gear: Nike pocket sports bra
Favorite running memory: 2013 US Half Marathon Champs in Duluth, MN. My whole family was watching, finished 3rd, only 6 seconds behind Des Linden and out "kicking" Steph Bruce in the final mile.
South Dakota State University '16
Current location: Omaha, NE
2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
PB - 2:41:10 Chicago Marathon, 2019
2018 Fargo Half Marathon Winner
Favorite workout: Long 20 mile snowball. You can't beat the feeling after defeating one of those.
Favorite running gear: My GPS watch with podcasts + mapping
Favorite running memory: Crossing the finish line at the 2019 Chicago Marathon with giant goosebumps
Winona State '15
Current Location: Harrodsburg, KY
2015 Northern Sun DII Steeplechase Conference Champion
2015 - NCAA Division II Steeplechase 9th place finish
Completing in first marathon, that was a special one for me. Didn’t think a steeplechaser could turn marathoner!
Personal best 2:58:15 marathon ~ Indianapolis '19
Favorite workout: 8 mile snowball or some hills.
Favorite running gear: A Lululemon headband (it is the only one that works) to hold back my thick hair
Favorite running memory: For my bachelorette party, my friends surprised me and signed me up for a fun 5k for the morning of my wedding. Some ran, and some cheered me on for the race. 25ish of my closet ladies all on one course was an amazing experience. And the celebration after was pretty epic too. ;)
Columbia University '14
Current Location: Coarlville, IA
New PR - 2:47:15 Marathon - Berlin, 2019
Ran 2017 Chicago Marathon 9 days after appendix was removed
1500 PR - 4:30
Favorite workout: I have three... 20 x 200m, 12 x 400, 6 x 400m + 2 all out 300's!
Favorite running gear: any shirt made by Eric Pooley
Favorite running memory: running the Chicago Marathon nine days after an appendectomy.
Southwest Minnesota State '03
Current Location: Luverne, MN
2018 Manitoba Marathon Winner
2016 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon Winner and Women's Course Record Holder
Completed in 15 marathons and has taken more than 60 minutes off original PR going from 4:00 to a current PR of 2:51:12
Favorite workout: 800 or mile repeats
Favorite running gear: hands free waist leash so I can run my dog Wallace with me
Favorite running memory: running into the stadium and getting to break the finish line tape at the 2018 Manitoba Marathon