Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Background: I ran track and XC throughout high school and at Rice University. I took several years off after college and started up again about 2 years ago.
Racing Competitively Since: Freshman Year High School - 2000
1500 m: 3:57 (Houston Invitational, 2008)
3000 m Steeplechase: 9:19 (UCLA Invitational, 2007)
5000 m: 15:07 (2008)
10000 m: 31:33 (2008)
Marathon: 2:37:05 (Chicago Marathon, 2016)
The Fun Questions:
Favorite Race: All time: Texas Relays 2002 - It was my first Big Time meet in High School, and the first time I got to run in a pack with a bunch of fast runners. I was able to drop my 3200 PR by by 30 seconds .... I was giddy for a about a week. Recent: Boston Marathon. I love the crowds and always being around other runners ... not many dead spots on the course.
Words to Live By: Don't Sweat the Petty and Don't Pet the Sweaty
Why I Choose to Run for PRT: I like the camaraderie that PRT provides. It's great for socializing, and the training keeps me focused on my athletic goals.
What I Like to Do Besides Running: I really enjoy camping and hiking, as well as traveling. I spent 4 months hiking and traveling around South America in 2015. I'm don't go to concerts very often, but it's hard for me to pass up a good blue-grass band. I like to read fantasy books.