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
1st native born South Dakotan to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trails
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
Marquette University '17
Current Location: Milwaukee, WI
Indoor Mile: 4:47
Indoor 3k: 9:25
Outdoor 5K: 16:34
Outdoor steeple: 10:36
Big East Athlete of the Week (Fall 2016)
My favorite workouts are mile repeats or 400 m repeats! I think workouts that have some variety in them are fun too. For example, like a pyramid scheme (400, 800, 1600, 800, 400).
Favorite running gear:
My favorite running gear are my Nike Pegasus. I have been wearing that brand/style since college and love them. I have tried a few other daily trainers but nothing compares to the Nike Pegasus. A few months ago, I discovered the Track Smith twilight split shorts and instantly became obsessed. They fit great, are comfortable, and make me feel fast.
Favorite running memory:
It is hard to narrow down my favorite running memory. If I had to choose, I’d say Big East Indoor Conference meet 2015. I had two break-through races, both mentally and physically that helped lead me to future success in the sport. If I am ever doubting myself or being critical, I think back to that experience because it is a reminder of how strong I am and the potential that is within me.
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