Professional Athlete Bios

Open (US) | Masters

OPEN DIVISION (US)

Sara Hall

Sara Hall: Redding, CA
DOB: 04/15/83
PR’s: 15:20 5,000m, 32:14 10K, 70:07 HM, 2:30:06 Marathon
Career:
4-Time Qualifier World Cross-Country Championships
12th 2016 London Marathon
2nd 2015 US 25K Championships
4th 2015 US Half Marathon Championships
2nd 2014 US 10K Championships
9th 2014 NYRR Mini
1st 2014 Mountain to Fountain 15K
2nd USATF 10 Mile Championships
4th 2014 BAA Invitational Mile
3rd 2014 US Road Mile Championships
2nd 2014 Bay to Breakers 12K
2nd 2013 US Road Mile Championships
1st 2012 US Cross-Country Championships
8th 2012 World Indoor 3,000m Championships

Serena Burla

Serena Burla: USA
DOB: 09/27/82 (31)
PR’s: 15:47 5,000m, 32:47 10,000m, 70:08 Half Marathon, 2:28:01 Marathon
Career: 7th 2015 Houston Marathon
6th 2015 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run
1st 2014 US Half Marathon Championships
18th 2014 Boston Marathon
2nd 2013 Amsterdam Marathon
3rd 2012 Seoul International Marathon
2nd 2011 US Half-Marathon Championships

Tera Moody

Tera Moody: Chicago, IL
DOB – 12/18/80
PRs – 16:14 5K, 26:53 8K, 33:50 10K, 2:30:53 Marathon
Accomplishments:
8th 2016 Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon
4th 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
5th 2014 Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon
7th 2014 US Half Marathon Championships
13th 2013 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd 2013 USATF 25K Championships
1st 2013 Shamrock Run 8K
1st 2013 Lakefront 10 Mile
2nd 2013 Go! St. Louis Half Marathon
2nd 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Half Marathon
17th 2011 World Championships Marathon
5th 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships
10th 2010 Chicago Marathon
1st 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Brianne Nelson

Brianne Nelson: Golden, CO
Bib#: 4
DOB: 10/27/80 (33)
PR’s: 32:33 10,000m, 40:12 12K, 72:23 HM
Accomplishments:
1st 2016 Newport 10K
3rd 2016 Half Marathon Championships
2nd 2015 US Half Marathon Championships
3rd 2015 US 20K Championships
6th 2015 US 10M Championships
5th 2015 US 10K Championships
5th 2015 Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Mar
11th 2014 Bloomsday Run
5th 2014 US 10 Mile Championships
4th 2014 US 25K Championships
2nd 2014 Grandma’s Marathon
11th 2014 Bolder Boulder
7th 2013 US 12K Championships
5th 2013 US 25K Championships
2nd 2013 US 10 Mile Championships

Meghan Peyton

Meghan Peyton: Bloomington, Minn.
Bib#: 5
DOB: 1/6/86 (25)
PR’s: 15:41 5,000m, 31:59 10,000m. 51:18 15K
Achievements:
8th 2015 USA Marathon Championships
10th 2014 USA Marathon Championships
8th 2014 USA 10 Mile Championships
8th 2014 USA 15K Championships
7th 2014 USA Cross Country Championships
9th 2013 .US 12 Championships
9th 2013 USA Marathon Championships
7th 2013 USA 5K Championships
1st 2013 USA 20K Championships
2013 Edinburgh International Cross Country/U.S. team
9th 2013 USA 10K Championships
9th 2011 Frehofer’s Run for Women
2008 NACAC Track & Field Under-23 Team - 10,000 meters

Katy Moen

Katy Moen: St. Paul, MN
Bib#: 6
DOB: 04/20/92
PR’s: 15:52 5000m, 33:05 10,000m, 74:30 Half Mar
Accomplishments:
9th 2016 USATF Mile Championships
10th 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships 3000m
8th 2014 NCAA XC Championships

Juliet Bottorff

Juliet Bottorff: Brighton, MA
Bib#: 7
DOB: 01/29/91
PR’s: 32:25 10,000m, 32:55 10K
Accomplishments:
5th 2014 Peachtree Road Race
4th 2014 USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m
8 time All American
1st 2011 NCAA Outdoor 10,000m

Maegan Krifchin

Maegan Krifchin: Silver Spring, MD
Bib#: 8
DOB: 04/08/88
PR’s: 69:15 Half Mar, 2:33:30 Marathon
Accomplishments:
3rd 2016 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
7th 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials
1st 2015 Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Mar
2nd 2014 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Half Mar
13th 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
2nd 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships
3rd 2012 USA 15K Championships
3rd 2012 USA 10K Championships

Dani Miller

Dani Miller: Rochester Hills, MI
Bib#: 9
DOB: 11/14/91
PR’s: 16:55 5,000m, 34:45 10K, 34:50 10,000m, 76:30 Half M
Accomplishments:
Division II All American 5,000m
2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Participant
1st 2015 Rock N Roll Seattle Half Marathon
13th 2015 Houston Marathon (Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier)
7th 2015 Shamrock Shuffle 8K

Jessica Watychowicz

Jessica Watychowicz: Silver Spring, MD
Bib#: 12
DOB: 02/27/91
PR’s: 16:27 5,000m
Accomplishments:
1st year as Professional Runner
7 times NCAA II National Qualifier XC, indoor/outdoor1500m, mile, 3000m,5000m, & 10,000m
NCAA II All American XC
NCAA II All American 10,000m

Joanna Thompson

Joanna Thompson: Blowing Rock, NC
Bib#: 14
DOB: 09/24/92
PR’s: 16:03 5,000m, 33:07 10,000m, 74:08 Half Mar
Accomplishments:
2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Competitor
18th 2015 Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon (Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier)
2nd Team All American as freshman at North Carolina State
All American Cross Country as a Junior and Senior
11 time All ACC

Nicole Dimercurio

Nicole Dimercurio: Blowing Rock, NC
Bib#: 15
DOB: 03/21/91
PR’s: 16:17 5K, 34:02 10K, 74:37 Half Mar
Accomplishments:
2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Competitor
12th 2016 Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon (Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier)
1st 2015 Maggie Valley 8K
2ND 2015 Peachtree Road Race

Sinead Haughey

Sinead Haughey: Blowing Rock, NC
Bib#: 16
DOB: 10/15/92
PR’s: 16:26 5,000m, 33:53 10,000m
Accomplishments:
3rd 2015 Peachtree Road Race
2 time NCAA Championship Qualifier 10,000m
4 Time Southern Conference Champion
Furman University record holder 3,000 & 5,000m Indoors and 5,000 & 10,000m Outdoors

Allie Kieffer

Allie Kieffer: New York City, NY
DOB: 09/16/87
PRs: 15:57 5K, 34:13 10K, 32:25 10,000m
Accomplishments:
2nd 2016 Pensecola Double Bridge Run 15K
9th Overall Cherry Blossom 10 Mile (3rd American)
2nd 2016 More/Shape Women's Half Marathon
1st 2015 NYRR Gridiron Classic
1st 2015 Miami Marathon
1st 2015 Joe Kleinerman 10K
2nd 2015 Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K
8th 2015 All American City 10K

MASTERS DIVISION

Sheri Piers

Sheri Piers: Scarborough, ME
DOB: 05/19/71
PRs: 74:27 Half Marathon, 2:37:04 Marathon
Accomplishments:
3rd Master 2016 Boston Marathon
2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Participant
Inducted into the 2016 Maine Sports Hall of Fame
1st Master 2015 Yuengling Shamrock Half Marathon
1st Master 2014 Twin Cities Marathon
4th Master 2014 Boston Marathon
2nd Master 2013 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2nd Master 2012 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
10th overall, 1st American 2012 Boston Marathon
24th overall 2012 US Olympic Trials Marathon
1st Master 2011 Twin Cities Marathon
22nd overall 2011 Boston Marathon
9th overall 2010 P.F. Chang’s Rock 'n’ Roll Marathon
10th overall 2009 Beach to Beacon 10K
*Will run with daughter in the 2016 mother/daughter competition



Carmen Troncoso

Carmen Ayala-Troncoso: Austin, TX
DOB: 04/02/59
PRs: 15:50 5K, 33:25 10K
Accomplishments:
3rd 2015 8K XC World Masters Championships (Lyon, France)
1st 55-59 Age Group 2015 5K National Masters Championships
1st 55-59 Age Group 2015 12K National Master's Championships
1st 55-59 Age Group 2015 Club XC Championships (6K)
5th Master 2013 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2nd 2011 Master’s World Championship 1500 meters
1st 2011 Master’s World Championship 5,000 meters
4th Master 2010 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd Master 2010 Carlsbad 5,000
5th Master 2009 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
5th Master 2008 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
1st 2008 Run for the Water 10 Mile
1st Master 2008 USATF Pacific Assoc. Cross Country Championship
1st Master 2008 Turkey Trot 5K
1st Master 2008 National Cross Country Championship 6K
3rd Master 2008 3M Half Marathon
2006 Running Times Runner of the Year 45-49 age group
4-time USA Olympic Trials participant Track & Field
National Masters 5K road champion 99,00,03,05,06
2005 Masters World Champion 45-49 age 5000m & 8K XC
1st Master 2005 Freihofer’s Run for Women

Marisa Sutera Strange

Marisa Sutera Strange: Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
DOB – 06/12/63
PRs(Since Turning 40): 4:36 1500m, 9:57 3,000m, 17:22 5,000m (road)
Accomplishments:
1st 2015 USATF 10K Masters Championship
2015 Broke Joan Samuelson’s Indoor 3K American Record at the Armory in NYC
National Champion in 50 Age Group for 3K and Mile

Libby James

Libby James: Boulder, Colo.
DOB: 07/12/36
PRs: 23:30 5K, 50:15 10K, 79:22 10 Mile
Accomplishments:
Masters LDR Road Runner of the Year for 2015
1st Age Group 2015 US Cross-Country Championships
1st Age Group 2014 Syracuse Festival of Races
1st Age Group 2014 Equinox Half Marathon
2013 World Age Group (75-79) Record in Half Marathon 1:45:56
Started running at 40-years-old
70-74 age group record holder at 5K
75-79 age group record holder at 5K, 10K & 10 Miles
2012 Inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame
2011 Running Times “Master Runner of the Year” in 70-74 and 75-79 age groups



Joan Samuelson

Joan Benoit Samuelson: Freeport, ME - OLYMPIAN
DOB – 05/16/57
PRs – 15:40 5K, 2:21:21 Marathon
Accomplishments:
1st Age Group 55-59 2013 Boston Marathon – set US Age Group Record 2:50:29
2010 – Set American Record for 10 Miles for Women 50+
6th Master 2012 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
5th Master 2010 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd Master 2009 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2009 – Set American Record for 3,000m for Women 50+
2008 – Set American Record for Marathon for Women 50+
2008 – Set American Record for 5K for Women 50+
2nd Master 2005 Twin Cities Marathon
1st 1985 Chicago Marathon
1st 1984 Olympic Women’s Marathon
1st 1983 Boston Marathon
1st 1979 Boston Marathon

Renee Tolan

Renee Tolan: Clifton Park, N.Y.
DOB: 11/01/74
PR’s: 18:03 5K, 37:14 10K
Accomplishments:
1st Master 2016 BAA 5K
3rd Master 2016 Carlsbad 5K
3rd Master 2016 USATF 10K National Championships
2nd Hartshorne Masters Mile
1st Master 2015 Rothman Institute 8K
3rd Master 2015 USATF 5K National Championships
2nd Master 2015 USATF X-Country National Championships
1st Master 2015 Stockade-athon
5th Master 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women

Erin Corcoran

Erin Corcoran: Schenectady, N.Y.
DOB: 04/26/74
PR’s: 17:18 5K, 37:00 10K
Accomplishments:
2nd Master 2016 BAA 5K
1st Master 2014 Firecracker 4 Race
1st Master 2014 Adirondack Distance Run
5th Master 2014 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2nd Master 2014 Memorial Mile