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:
After graduating I went on to getting a full time job as an RF design engineer and also pursuing the marathon. I ran my marathon debut in 2:20 and it is still my PR. After a few years of decent performances I have turned to Ultra and Trail races and ran my first 50miler at the USATF 50mile Trail Championships 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 continue my pursuits on both the road and the trail now and think they compliment each other very well.
Recent Career Highlights:
US 50km Road Championships (Caumsett 25/50k) March 2016 2:57:50 1st US 50mile Trail Championships (Cayuga 50mile) May 2015 7:00 2nd Syracuse Half Marathon March 2015 69:34 1st Mohawk Hudson Marathon October 2014 2:26:25 1st US Mountain Championships (Loon MTN) July 2014 56:00 13th Utica Boilermaker 15k July 2014 47:57 18th Boston Marathon April 2014 2:33:26 142nd Philadelphia Marathon November 2013 2:26:11 11th Chicago Marathon October 2013 2:24:28 45th Hartford Marathon October 2012 2:20:24 5th