I am an electrical engineer from Syracuse NY who enjoys running, travel, family, cooking, and eating.
I first got into running as a middle schooler who split time between lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. I really found my love of the sport when I went to high school and enjoyed the camaraderie between my teammates on the cross country team as well as a pursuit to achieve personal bests but also team success. I found my place on the roads, the trails, and the track and knew that I would always be a runner for life.
I ran for Fayetteville - Manlius High School, where in 2004 we won New York State and Federation Cross Country titles. We went undefeated the entire season, setting team records at several meets until we became Runner Ups in the inaugural Nike Team Nationals. I ended my high school career on a high note coming in second at the state meet in outdoor track running a 9:10 for 3200m.
In college at RIT, I had a very tough time managing school and running and my performance was up and down. We made it as a team to nationals in cross-country twice and my personal bests came out to be and still are:
- 800m: 1:57
- 1500m: 3:58
- 3000m: 8:40
- 5000m: 14:44
- 10,000m: 31:14
After graduating I went on to getting a full time job as an RF design engineer and also pursuing the marathon. I’ve run PRs of:
- Marathon: 2:20:25
- Half Marathon: 67:56
- 15km: 47:51
I have recently started to venture into the Ultra and Trail world and ran my first 50 miler at Cayuga Trails 50 in Ithaca, NY. I came in 2nd and feel that the trail and longer races have opened my mind to a whole different world of running. I'm very excited to join the MPF / RNR team and look forward to joining a strong and growing trail/ultra community.
Recent Adventure Highlights
- IAU World Trail Champs 2016: 10:26 | 51st (First American)
- Whiteface Sky Race 2016: 3:01 | 5th
- US 50mile Trail Champs 2016 (Cayuga 50mile): 6:55 | 2nd
- US 50km Road Champs 2016 (Caumsett 25/50k): 2:57:50 | 1st
- US 50mile Trail Champs 2015 (Cayuga 50mile): 7:00 | 2nd
- Montezuma Half Marathon 2015 - Savannah, NY: 1:18:05 | 1st
- Mohawk Hudson Marathon 2014: 2:26:25 | 1st