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Invited Athlete List For Vermont City Marathon 5-27

Invited Athletes

Athlete NameTyler Andrews

Town: Concord, Massachusetts
Originally from: Concord, MA
College & Year: Tufts University, 2013
College Running Highlights: 2x NCAA Division 3 National Championship qualifier
PRs of 14’45/30’22 in college
Occupation: Athlete, STRIVE Trips Co-Director
Club Affiliation: HOKA ONE ONE Elite
Sponsors: HOKA ONE ONE
STRIVE Trips
nuun hydration
Recent Race Highlights: Double medalist with Individual Silver/Team Gold at 2016 50km World Championships
 Broke 22-year old course record to win 2016 Mohawk Hudson Marathon in 2’15’52
 Set course record (2’56’01) with victory at Mad City 50K (2016)
 Treadmill Half Marathon World Record Holder (1’03’38) – Boston, MA. 2015
 National Championship Runner up – USA 50km Road Championships. Caumsett, NY. 2015.
Marathon PR: 2’15’52 in 2016 at Mohawk Hudson Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1’03’38 in 2015 at Treadmill Half Marathon World Record, Boston, MA
Other Racing Highlights: 2016 50K World Championship Silver Medalist
Olympic Trials Qualifier (2014, 2015, 2016)
2x Vermont City Marathon Champion (’14, ’17)
2x NCAA Division 3 National Championship qualifier
PRs of 14’45/30’22 in college

Athlete NameJessica Bashaw

Town: Cambridge, NY
Originally from: Kailua, HI
College & Year: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2005

Occupation: Training Program Coordinator
Club Affiliation: Nark Running Strategies
Sponsors: None.
Recent Race Highlights: 2016:
Salem April Fools Race 10k – 40:10 (1st female, 2nd overall)
Middlebury Maple Run Half-Marathon – 1:25:47 (2nd female)
Vermont City Marathon – 3:05:46 (7th female)…the HOT year
New England Half-Marathon – 1:26:43 (3rd female)
2017:
Salem April Fools Race 10k – 39:18 (1st female, 1st overall)
Middlebury Maple Run Half-Marathon – 1:25:57 (1st female, 4th overall)
Vermont City Marathon – 3:01:21 (4th female)
Silks & Satins 5k – 18:56
Palio Half-Marathon – 1:24:04 (5th female)
Hartford Marathon – 2:59:24
Marathon PR: 2:59:54 in 2017 at Hartford
Half Marathon PR: 1:24:04 in 2017 at Palio Half-Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: See above.

Athlete NameKaren Bertasso

Town: Albany, NY
Originally from: Scotia, NY
College & Year: Union College, 2006
College Running Highlights: 4 year soccer, 4 year indoor and outdoor track athlete, 800m
Occupation: Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Club Affiliation: Willow Street AC
Sponsors: Skechers Performance
Honey Stinger
Willow Street Athletic Club
Recent Race Highlights: 41st overall female 2018 Boston Marathon
1:18:52 2018 Phoenix Half Marathon
2:49:07 2017 Berlin Marathon
1:53:00 18.12 mile Challenge, 1st overall and course record
2:46 at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon
Marathon PR: 2:45:45 in 2014 at Hartford Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:17:45 in 2015 at 1812 Challenge Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2-time Champion Bridge of Flowers 10k
1st American at the 2015 London Marathon
4 year soccer, 4 year indoor and outdoor track athlete, 800m

Athlete NameKarolyn Bowley

Town: Middletown, RI
Originally from: Newport, RI
College & Year: Rhode Island College (undergrad and masters), 1992 & 1999

Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher
Club Affiliation: none
Sponsors: none
Recent Race Highlights: 2016 Philly Marathon 3:04:51
2017 Hartford Marathon 3:06:24
2016 New Bedford Half Marathon 1:24:34
2017 Blessing of the Fleet 10 miler 1:04:30
Marathon PR: 2:57:41 in 2013 at Boston Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:24:34 in 2016 at New Bedford Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: none

Athlete NameHayden Bunnell

Town: Saint Johnsbury, VT
Originally from: Saint Johnsbury, VT
College & Year: Colby-Sawyer College, 2015
College Running Highlights: Colby-Sawyer College Cross Country and Track & Field Runner for all 4 years.
Occupation: Head Track & Field Coach/Assistant Cross Country Coach at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon
Club Affiliation: None
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 7th place finish at the 2017 Vermont City Marathon, 3rd place finish at the 2017 White Mountain Milers Half Marathon.
Marathon PR: 2:37.28 in 2017 at Vermont City Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:12.35 in 2015 at CHAD Hero Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2016 CHAD Hero Half Marathon Winner
Colby-Sawyer College Cross Country and Track & Field Runner for all 4 years.

Athlete NameAshley Busa

Town: Portsmouth, NH
Originally from: Concord, MA
College & Year: University of New Hampshire, 2007

Occupation: Marketing
Club Affiliation: BAA
Sponsors: n/a
Recent Race Highlights: -Eversource Hartford Marathon – October 14th, 2017, 26.2, 2:56:21 (9th Female)
-East Bay Half Marathon – August 13th, 2017, 13.1, 1:26:49 (1st Female)
-Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race – June 17th, 2017, 7.6 miles, 1:26:52 (Top 10 – Females)
-Market Square Day 10K – June 10th, 2017, 10K, 38:04 (1st Female)
-Runner’s Alley Redhook Memorial 5K – May 28, 2017, 5K, 18:02 (2nd Female)
Marathon PR: 2:56:21 in 2017 at Eversource Hartford Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:23:48 in 2016 at Jingle Bell Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: -Marathon, 2:56:21, October 2017
-Half Marathon, 1:23:48, December 2016
-10K, 38:04, June 2017
-5K, 18:02, May 2017

Athlete NameJoseph Carpenter

Town: Boston, MA
Originally from: Portland, OR
College & Year: Haverford, 2011

Occupation: PhD student – psychology
Club Affiliation: Boston Athletic Association
Sponsors: none
Recent Race Highlights: 2017 Hartford Marathon – 2:24:34, 6th place (PR)
2017 Boston Marathon – 2:26:40, 37th place
2016 Boston Marathon- 2:27:48, 23rd place (5th american)
Marathon PR: 2:24:34 in 2017 at Hartford Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:09:19 in Brooklyn Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon at 2015
Other Racing Highlights: PRs:
1500 – 3:54
3000 – 8:29
5000 – 14:25
8k road – 24:15
10000 – 31:01
10 mile – 51:23

Athlete NameMary-Lynn Currier

Town: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Originally from: West Hartford, Connecticut
College & Year: Ithaca College, 1986
College Running Highlights: 3th in Nationals Cross Country, Ithaca College Sophomore year
4th Indoor Track Championships 3000 M
1st Outdoor 5K and 10K finisher for Ithaca College
Ran Track and Cross-Country,
Ran 1st Marathon as an exchange student in London England, placing 18th overall 2:55 non-chip finish time 1986 (with a 10 minute walk to the starting line not accounted for) age 20.
Occupation: Special Education Teaching Assistant
Club Affiliation: none
Sponsors: none
Recent Race Highlights: 2:57 Grandmaster time and 2nd overall Master’s division 2016 Hartford Marathon, 3rd overall female 2017 Cape Cod Marathon, 1st Master overall Fairfield 1/2 Marathon 2017, 3:05 2017 Boston Marathon. 4th overall in my division, Won Run to the Rock 1/2 marathon; 1st female overall 2017, Won Hartford Marathon Foundation 10K Collinsville Classic 2016 and 2017 first female overall.
Marathon PR: 2:35 in 1998 at Boston Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:15 in 1998 at New Bedford 1/2 Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 5 Olympic Trials Qualifiers in the Marathon, 2:37 placed runner up in Marathon in 1996, Last Olympic Trails 2004, World Cup Marathon Team Runner 1995, 1997, 1999 (World Championship USA Team Marathon Runner)
3th in Nationals Cross Country, Ithaca College Sophomore year
4th Indoor Track Championships 3000 M
1st Outdoor 5K and 10K finisher for Ithaca College
Ran Track and Cross-Country,
Ran 1st Marathon as an exchange student in London England, placing 18th overall 2:55 non-chip finish time 1986 (with a 10 minute walk to the starting line not accounted for) age 20.

Athlete NameElle Ellender

Town: Hilton Head, SC
Originally from: Hickory, NC
College & Year: University of North Carolina- Greensboro, 2005
College Running Highlights: 2004 SoCon All-Conference
SoCon Athlete of the week multiple times
SoCon Academic Honor Roll multiples times
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll multiple times
Occupation: n/a
Club Affiliation: n/a
Sponsors: N/A
Recent Race Highlights: 2017 Overall Female Rock’n’Roll Savannah Half Marathon Winner
2018 Overall Female Charleston Half Marathon Winner
2018 3rd Place Overall Disney Princess Half Marathon
Marathon PR: n/a in n/a at n/a
Half Marathon PR: 1:23:21 in 2017 at Rock’n’Roll Savannah
Other Racing Highlights: n/a
2004 SoCon All-Conference
SoCon Athlete of the week multiple times
SoCon Academic Honor Roll multiples times
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll multiple times

Athlete NameAndrew Erskine

Town: Brighton, MA
Originally from: Stamford, CT
College & Year: Amherst College, 2013

Occupation: Software Engineer
Club Affiliation: Battle Road Track Club
Sponsors: Battle Road Track Club and New Balance
Recent Race Highlights: 2017 Cambridge Half 1st place
2017 Boston Corporate Challenge 1st place
1:09:11 New Bedford Half Marathon 2016
Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Half Marathon PR: 1:09:11 in 2016 at New Bedford
Other Racing Highlights: 30:35 10k PR

Athlete NameBrian Gilligan

Town: Cambridge, MA
Originally from: Framingham, MA
College & Year: MIT, 2017
College Running Highlights: Cross Country Captain
NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship
NEWMAC Academic All-Conference
Occupation: Graduate Student
Club Affiliation: Greater Boston Track Club
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 10k – 32:01
5k – 15:15
Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Half Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Other Racing Highlights: N/A
Cross Country Captain
NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship
NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Athlete NameKate Hails

Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Originally from: Philadelphia, PA
College & Year: Hamilton College, 2010

Occupation: Clinical Psychology PhD student
Club Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pharaoh Hounds
Sponsors: N/A
Recent Race Highlights: Won Rough Trail 50K in Kentucky, November 2017
Second place in hilly Morgantown Marathon, September 2016
Marathon PR: 2:54:08 in 2015 at Boston Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:19:58 in 2014 at New Bedford Half
Other Racing Highlights: Won Laurel Highlands 50K (June 2015)
Ran Boston Marathon 5 consecutive years, with best placing 40th place in hot conditions (2012)

Athlete NameMatt Hillard

Town: Boston, MA
Originally from: Shorewood, WI
College & Year: Bowdoin College, 2012

Occupation: Consultant
Club Affiliation: Tracksmith Hare AC
Sponsors: Tracksmith Running Company
Recent Race Highlights: 9th at New Bedford Half Marathon (1:08:47)
1st at Milwaukee Turkey Trot (8K Course Record)
4th at 111th Millrose Games (Distance Medley Relay, 1600 Leg)
Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Half Marathon PR: 1:08:47 in 2018 at New Bedford Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2-Time All American, Distance Medley Relay (2010 and 2011)
National Champion, Distance Medley Relay (2011)
Mile PR, 4:08.34
1K PR, 2:28.57
800M PR, 1:56.29

Athlete NameNicholas Hilton

Town: Tucson, AZ
Originally from: Reading, PA
College & Year: Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2011
College Running Highlights: 4-time Division II All-American
6- time PSAC Champion
Occupation: Shift Leader: Fleet Feet Tucson/ Personal Running Coach
Club Affiliation: None
Sponsors: rabbit: Running Apparel
Recent Race Highlights: 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Champion: 2:17:52
2020 Olympic Trials Qualifier
2017 San Diego Holiday Half Marathon: 2nd, 1:04:01
2017 Dana Point Turkey Trot 10k: 3rd, 29:52
Marathon PR: 2:16:18 in 2015 at Grandma’s Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:03:23 in 2015 at 2015 USATF Half Marathon Championships
Other Racing Highlights: 2020 Olympic Trials Qualifier
2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier
4-time Division II All-American
6- time PSAC Champion

Athlete NameZachary Hoagland

Town: Hatfield, PA
Originally from: Hatfield, PA
College & Year: Messiah College, 2012
College Running Highlights: 10k- 32:04
5k- 15:27
Occupation: Teacher
Club Affiliation: North Wales Running Company
Sponsors: N/A
Recent Race Highlights: 2017 Akron Marathon- 3rd- 2:27:47
2017 Pittsburgh Marathon- 13th- 2:28:05
2016 Chicago Marathon- 51st- 2:27:54
Marathon PR: 02:27:47 in 2017 at Akron Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 01:09:42 in 2012 at Philadelphia Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2017 Blessing of the Fleet Winner
10k- 32:04
5k- 15:27

Athlete NameLori Howe

Town: Jericho, VT
Originally from: New Castle, VA
College & Year: Radford University, 2010
College Running Highlights: Made the all-confernece team 2 times in Cross Country (8th-2008, 5th-2009).

PR’s:
17:25 5k – 2010 Raleigh Relays
9:58 3k – 2010 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
5:06 Mile – 2010 Virginia Tech Challenge
Occupation: Healthy Relationships Project Trainer
Club Affiliation: Green Mountain Athletic Association and Central Vermont Runners
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: New Bedford Half Marathon 2018 – 1:24:17
Hartford Marathon 2017 – 2:56:15 (7th Place)
Clarence DeMar 5k 2017 – 17:56
Vermont City Marathon 2017 – 3:02:34 (5th Place)
Half Marathon Unplugged 2017 – 1:24:26
Marathon PR: 2:56:15 in 2017 at Hartford Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:24:17 in 2018 at New Bedford Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2006 Single A Virginia State Champion in Cross Country (18:15) – 3rd place in all divisions
Made the all-confernece team 2 times in Cross Country (8th-2008, 5th-2009).

PR’s:
17:25 5k – 2010 Raleigh Relays
9:58 3k – 2010 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
5:06 Mile – 2010 Virginia Tech Challenge

Athlete NameErica Jesseman

Town: Scarborough, Maine
Originally from: Scarborough, Maine
College & Year: UNH/Saint Joseph’s College of Maine/ Ball State University, 2011/2014/present

Occupation: Special Educator
Club Affiliation: Dirigo R.C
Sponsors: N/A
Recent Race Highlights: 2016 Olympic trials
Marathon PR: 2:38:14 in 2013 at Hartford
Half Marathon PR: 1:14:43 in 2016 at New Bedford Half
Other Racing Highlights: Olympic trials 2012, 2016

Athlete NameCalvin Lehn

Town: Rosemount, Minnesota
Originally from: Rosemount, Minnesota
College & Year: St. Olaf College, 2016
College Running Highlights: DIII All-American Cross Country 2015 (24:59 8k for 34th)

8k PR of 24:51

10k PR of 31:10.18
Occupation: Retail Saleperson
Club Affiliation: Run N Fun
Sponsors: N/A
Recent Race Highlights: 52:50 at Twin Cities 10-mile (39th)

31:53 at Club Cross Country Nationals 10K (110th)
Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Half Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Other Racing Highlights: 63rd at Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago 3/25/2018 (24:59 for 8K)
DIII All-American Cross Country 2015 (24:59 8k for 34th)

8k PR of 24:51

10k PR of 31:10.18

Athlete NameCalvin Lehn

Town: Rosemount, MN
Originally from: Rosemount, MN
College & Year: St Olaf, 2017

Occupation: Retail
Club Affiliation: Run N Fun
Sponsors: N/A
Recent Race Highlights: 31:36 road 10k (Get in Gear 10k) 4/28/2018

24:59 (63rd) at Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k
3/25/2018

52:50 10mile at Twin Cities 10-mile 2017
Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Half Marathon PR: N/A in N/A at N/A
Other Racing Highlights: 24:51 8k PR
All-American D3 for St. Olaf 2015 (34th overall)

Athlete NameSam Morse

Town: Camden, New York
Originally from: Camden, New York
College & Year: Clarkson University, 2006

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Club Affiliation: Syracuse Track Club
Sponsors: Syracuse Track Club
Recent Race Highlights: 2nd at 2017 Vermont City Marathon
2nd at 2017 Mountain Goat 10 Miler
1st at 2017 Wineglass Half Marathon
1st at 2017 Syracuse Half Marathon
1st at 2018 Tipp Hill Shamrock Run 4 Miler
Marathon PR: 2:20:45 in 2016 at Philadelphia Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:04:38 in 2015 at Philadelphia Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials participant, finished 46th.

Athlete NameTeage O’Connor

Town: Burlington, VT
Originally from: Anchorage, AK
College & Year: University of Chicago, 2006
College Running Highlights: All-American in the steeplechase (2006) and still hold the school record (9:10.25)
Occupation: Naturalist Educator and Dad
Club Affiliation: GMAA
Sponsors: Topo Athletic
Honey Stinger
Recent Race Highlights: VCM (2017): 3rd place, 2:24:55
Green Mountain Marathon (2017): 1st place, 2:34:00
USATF Nationals half marathon: 21st place, 68:55 (2017), 33rd place, 69:20 (2018)
Fastest barefoot 100km (2017): 7:13:25
Desert Solstice 100 miles (2017): 1st, 14:24:16
Marathon PR: 2:23:26 in 2009 at Chicago
Half Marathon PR: 1:07:34 in 2016 at New Bedford Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: See above
All-American in the steeplechase (2006) and still hold the school record (9:10.25)

Athlete NameLeslie O’Dell

Town: Albany, New Hampshire
Originally from: Athens, Georgia
College & Year: University of Georgia, 1998

Occupation: EMT
Club Affiliation: Central Mass Striders
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 1st Master Female at the 2016 & 2017 Eversource Hartford Marathon
1st (tied) Female at the 2017 Ragged 75 Stage Race
1st Master Female at the 2016 Manchester City Marathon
2nd Female at the 2018 Hilo to Volcano 50K Road Race
9th Female (2nd Master) at the 2017 National Mountain Running Championship
9th Female (3rd Master) at the 2017 World Snowshoe Running Championship
Marathon PR: 2:55:49 in 2015 at Vermont City Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:22:36 in 2014 at White Mountain Milers Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2016 USTAF-NE Female Athlete of the Year Nominee

Athlete NameJOSE ORTIZ

Town: METHUEN, MA
Originally from: Dominican republic, Santiago
College & Year: None, None

Occupation: [email protected]
Club Affiliation: Whirlaway
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 2:40:31 VCM 2016
2:40:49 Manchester 2016
1:31:[email protected] prep 16miler(FTW)
49:[email protected] Nealson 15k 2018
Marathon PR: 2:40:31 in 2016 at VCM
Half Marathon PR: 70:31 in 2010 at Newburyport half
Other Racing Highlights: Mile-435
3k-848
5k-1501
5mile-2532
10k-3210
15k-4934
Half-7031
Full-2:40:31

Athlete NameAngelica Peck

Town: 16 North sq, Ma
Originally from: Pittsburgh, pa
College & Year: Syracuse, 2015

Occupation: Studio Manager
Club Affiliation: Tracksmith
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: Road PR at Ras na hEireann 17:47
Marathon PR: NA in NA at NA
Half Marathon PR: 1:27 in 2017 at Cambridge Half
Other Racing Highlights: Raced XC and several road races representing Tracksmith this past year.

Athlete NameStephanie Pezzullo

Town: Ocala, Florida
Originally from: Chepachet, Rhode Island
College & Year: Penn State, 2005
College Running Highlights: -High School All American Soccer Player
– played soccer at Penn State- won the Big Ten Championship 4 times and ranked top 10 nationally all 4 years
Occupation: Trainer/Coach
Club Affiliation: Training with Pezz
Sponsors: NA
Recent Race Highlights: Naples Half 2017 – 2nd place: 1:17
Mantanzas 5k 2017- 1st place 17:05
Twin Cities Marathon- 5th overall , first American – 2:44
Marathon PR: 2:32 in 2012 at Chicago
Half Marathon PR: 1:13:12 in 2012 at New York City Half
Other Racing Highlights: 2012- Olympic trials qualifier 3k steeplechase and Marathon

2016 OT qualifier Marathon
-High School All American Soccer Player
– played soccer at Penn State- won the Big Ten Championship 4 times and ranked top 10 nationally all 4 years

Athlete NameJason Porter

Town: Bedford, NH
Originally from: Camillus, NY
College & Year: SUNY Cortland, 1992
College Running Highlights: All-American Mile Run, 3rd place
Occupation: Ultrasound Technologist
Club Affiliation: BAA
Sponsors: BAA
Recent Race Highlights: 2016 New England Grand Prix Masters Marathon Champion
Marathon PR: Under 40 2:24, Over 40 2:33 in 1997 2010 at California International, Bay State
Half Marathon PR: 2:10, 2:14 in 1993 2011 at Covered Bridges VT, Hampton Half
Other Racing Highlights: Vermont City Marathon Second Place, many moons ago.
All-American Mile Run, 3rd place

Athlete NameTammy Richards

Town: Williamsvillv, VT
Originally from: Mastic, NY
College & Year: Hamilton College, 1996

Occupation: Business Broker
Club Affiliation: None
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 2017 NYC Marathon – 2:59:45
2018 Portsmouth Half Marathon – 1:25:29
Marathon PR: 2:56:29 in 2015 at NYC Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:22:53 in 2015 at Catamount Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2015 VCM 1st Women’s Masters

Athlete NameBess Ritter

Town: Wilder, VT
Originally from: Quaker Hill, CT
College & Year: Swarthmore College, 2009

Occupation: Research Analyst
Club Affiliation: Upper Valley Running Club
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 1st – 2016 Mercedes Marathon – 2:53:01
3rd – 2016 Hyannis Half Marathon – 1:23:23
Ran 1:23:04 at the 2018 Houston Half Marathon
Ran 3:04:04 at the 2018 Boston Marathon
Marathon PR: 2:52:14 in 2014 at Grandma’s Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:22:45 in 2014 at Rock and Roll Chicago
Other Racing Highlights: 1st (Tied) – 2017 Trapp Lodge Mountain Half Marathon
1st – 2017 TARCkey Trot

PRs:
5k – 17:46
8k – 28:54
10k – 38:08

Athlete NameRuben Sanca

Town: Chelmsford, MA
Originally from: Santa Maria, Sal Island
College & Year: UMass Lowell, 2009
College Running Highlights: All American 5k, 10k, Cross Coutnry
Occupation: Associate Director, Student Affairs Financial Administration
Club Affiliation: Whirlaway Racing Team
Sponsors: Whirlaway Racing Team, New Balance
Recent Race Highlights: New Bedford Half Marathon 2018 (2nd)
Frank Neleon 15km 2018 (1st)
Marathon PR: 2:18:43 in 2011 at Rotterdam Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:05:23 in 2011 at New Bedford Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: 2012 Olympian
5k PR – 13:56
All American 5k, 10k, Cross Coutnry

Athlete NameMichael Stadolnik

Town: Plainfield, CT
Originally from: North Haven, CT
College & Year: University of Rhode Island, –
College Running Highlights: Ran track and cross country in high school but was a spring board diver on my college swim team.
Occupation: Applications Engineer
Club Affiliation: Mohegan Striders
Sponsors: None
Recent Race Highlights: 2016 Vermont City Marathon, 2 place Masters
2016 New Haven Road Race 20K, 1:11:39 1st place Masters
2016 Blessing of the Fleet 10M, 59:38 1st place Masters
2016 Hartford Marathon, 1st place Masters
2017 Vermont City Marathon, 2 place Masters
2017 Blessing of the Fleet 10M, 59:03 1st place Masters
2016 New Haven Road Race 20K, 1:12:17 2nd place Masters
2017 Hartford Marathon, 2:36:41 1st place Masters
2017 Stone Cat 50 Miler 4th place
2018 O’Putnam 5K, 1st place 6th years in a row
On April 16th I will be running my 8th consecutive Boston Marathon
Marathon PR: 2:34:46 in 2015 at Hartford Marathon
Half Marathon PR: Colechester 1/2 Marathon in 2016 at 1:19:00
Other Racing Highlights: Named the Connecticut masters runner of the year by New England Runner magazine 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Ran track and cross country in high school but was a spring board diver on my college swim team.

Athlete NameDani Steinbacher

Town: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Originally from: Grand Rapids, Michigan
College & Year: Grand Valley State University, 2007

Occupation: nutritionist
Club Affiliation: Ann Arbor Running Company
Sponsors: Ann Arbor Running Company
Recent Race Highlights: Carlsbad Marathon 2017: 2nd overall female
Mercedes Marathon 2017 & 18: 4th overall female
Chicago Marathon 2016: 34th overall female
Marathon PR: 2:47:16 in 2013 at Boston Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:21:45 in 2014 at Dexter-Ann Arbor Run
Other Racing Highlights: Grand Rapids Marathon champion 2011

Athlete NameAnnmarie Tuxbury

Town: New Hartford, CT
Originally from: New Hartford, CT
College & Year: Bryant University, 2016
College Running Highlights: • 2012 Northeast Conference XC Rookie of the year
• Bryant Univeristy 3000m steeplechase record holder and former indoor 3000m record holder
Occupation: Data Analyst
Club Affiliation: Milford Road Runners
Sponsors: Woodbridge Running Company
Recent Race Highlights: • 1st Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon 1:21:00
(CT Half Marathon Championship)
• 4th 2017 Litchfield Hills Road Race 42:59
• 1st 2017 Fairfield Road Race Half Marathon 1:20:10
• 18th 2017 New Haven Road Race (USATF 20k Championships) 1:13:08
• 5th Hartford Half Marathon 1:18:45
• 3rd 2017 Anthem Richmond Marathon 2:46:22
Marathon PR: 2:46:22 in 2017 at Anthem Richmond Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:18:34 in 2016 at Hartford Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: N/A
• 2012 Northeast Conference XC Rookie of the year
• Bryant Univeristy 3000m steeplechase record holder and former indoor 3000m record holder

Athlete NameShawanna White

Town: Columbia, South Carolina
Originally from: Atlanta, Georgia
College & Year: University of West Georgia, 2004
College Running Highlights: 4 time All Gulf-Conference team for Cross-Country
2nd in Gulf South Conference in 2001 for Cross-Country
Occupation: Physical Education Teacher
Club Affiliation: Columbia Running Club/ Greenville Running Company
Sponsors: Skechers Performance
Zensah
Cora Physical Therapy
Massage Works
Cocoa-Elite
Enertor Insoles
Greenville Running Company
Recent Race Highlights: 2017:
Rocket City Marathon – `2:49:26 ( 1st Female)
Magic City Half Marathon- 1:19:09 ( 1st Female)
Run Hard Marathon- 2:56:47 (1st Female)
Akron Marathon- 2:53:27 (2nd Female)
Dam 10k- 36:04 (1st Female)
Reindeer Run- 17:18 ( 2nd Female)
Pigeon Forge Midnight Run- 8k 29:13 ( 3rd Female)

2016:
China Grove 5k- 17:54 (1st Female)
JailBreak 5k- 17:33 (4th Female)
Rocket City Marathon – 2:54:25 (2nd Female)
Mercedes Benz Marathon- 2:56:36 (2nd Female)
Marathon PR: 2:45:19 in 2018 at Newport News One City Marathon
Half Marathon PR: 1:19:09 in 2017 at Magic City Half Marathon
Other Racing Highlights: USATF SC Female Long distance Runner of The Year 2016 & 2017
39th Running Journal Grand Prix Female Winner
4 time All Gulf-Conference team for Cross-Country
2nd in Gulf South Conference in 2001 for Cross-Country

Athlete NameDevon Yanko

Town: San Anselmo, CA
Originally from: Seattle, WA
College & Year: University of Washington, 2003
College Running Highlights: Played one year of college D1 basketball
Occupation: Bakery owner/operator
Club Affiliation: Ohio Valley Running Company
Sponsors: Oiselle, HOKA ONE ONE
Recent Race Highlights: Winner Leadville 100 mile 2017, winner Dick Collins 50 mile 2017, London Marathon 2:54 2nd Caumsett 50km 2017 (50km national championship), Western States 100 mile 3rd place 2016, Winner American River 50 mile 2016, Winner Sean O’Brien 100k 2016, Houston Marathon 2:47-2016
Marathon PR: 2:38:55 in 2012 at 2012 Olympic Trials
Half Marathon PR: 1:18 in 2013 at KP SF Hald
Other Racing Highlights: Run more than 50 Marathon and 50 Ultras since 2006. 4 time member of the USATF 100k National Team including 2009 Gold Medal winning team in Belgium. 2007, 2012 & 2015 RRCA Marathon National Champion. 2010 50 mile road National Champion. 2012 Olympic Trials marathoner and has a marathon PR of 2:38:55 2011 100k National Champion. Set Fastest Known Time on the Grand Canyon R2R2R trail with Krissy Moehl in April 2011. 3rd place at the prestigious Two Oceans Marathon (56k) in Cape Town, South Africa and 5th in Comrades Marathon (89k, as well as first novice and first American in 2012). Has three times on top 10 fastest lists for performances by North American runners including 50km, 100km and 100 mile. 3rd fastest all-time trail 100 mile time. Won the inaugural Ultrarunning Magazine Race Series. 3rd at the 2016 Western States 100 mile.
Played one year of college D1 basketball

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