Professional Athlete Bios

Open (US) | Masters

OPEN DIVISION (US)

Renee Metivier

Renee Metivier: Bend, OR
DOB: 12/25/1981
PR's: 5000m 15:15,32:30 10K Half Marathon 1:11:52, Marathon 2:27:17
Accomplishments:
Three-Time USATF National Champion: 2010 3000m Indoor National Champion, 2012 20k Road
National Champion, 2016 1/2 Marathon Trail National Champion
Debut in Marathon of 2:27:17, top five American debut time as well as top ten American marathoners list
Five-Time World Cross-Country USA Team Member
2010 World Cross-Country Team Bronze Medalists
2nd 2017 Newport 10K
6th 2016 Great Cow Harbor 10K
11th 2016 Peachtree Road Race

Sarah 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
Accomplishments:
4-Time Qualifier World Cross-Country Championships
7th 2017 Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon
6th 2017 Tokyo Marathon
4th 2017 Barcelona Half Marathon
9th 2016 NYC Marathon
4th 2016 USATF 10M Championships
7th 2016 Falmouth Road Race
6th 2016 Beach to Beacon
2nd 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
12th 2016 London Marathon
2nd 2015 US 25K Championships
2nd 2015 Falmouth Road Race
4th 2015 US Half Marathon Championships
2nd 2014 US 10K Championships 2nd USATF 10 Mile Championships 3rd 2014 US Road Mile Championships

Nicole Dimercurio

Nicole Dimercurio: Blowing Rock, NC
DOB: 03/21/91
PR’s: 16:17 5K, 34:02 10K, 74:37 Half Mar
Accomplishments:
1st 2016 BMX Dallas Half Marathon
4th 2016 Beat the Heat Fammily 5K
9th 2016 Litchfield Hills Road Race
11th 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
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

Maegan Krifchin

Maegan Krifchin: Silver Spring, MD
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

Meghan Peyton

Meghan Peyton: Bloomington, Minn.
DOB: 1/6/86 (25)
PR’s: 15:41 5,000m, 31:59 10,000m. 51:18 15K
Achievements:
2nd 2017 Shamrock Shuffle
15th 2017 USATF 15K Championships
2nd 2017 Shamrock Shuffle
15th 2017 USATF 15K Championships
1st 2017 Jack Johnson Classic
8th 2016 Pittsburgh 10M
5th 2016 Great Cow Harbor 10K
6th 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
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

Aliphine Tuliamuk

Aliphine Tuliamuk: Santa Fe, N.M.
DOB: 04/05/89
PR’s: 15:22 5K, 32:46 10K
Accomplishments:
2nd 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championship
15th 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship
6th 2017 USATF 15K Championship
5th 2017 Worlds Best 10K
1st 2017 USATF Cross Country Championship
2nd 2016 USATF 10M Championship
1st 2016 USATF 5K Championship
1st 2016 New Haven 20K
4th 2016 Falmouth Road Race
5th 2016 Beach to Beacon
2nd 2016 NYRR Mini

Hannah Davidson

Hannah Davidson: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
DOB: 04/15/90
Pr’s: 16:01 5K, 33:05 10K
Accomplishments:
9th 2017 Cherry Blossom 10M
3rd 2017 University of Washington 5K
10th 2016 Manchester Road Race
10th 2016 Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country 5K
9th 2016 Tufts 10K
1st 2016 Healthcare Stockade-athon 15K
9th 2015 Philadelphia Half Marathon
16th 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
*Injured. Doing school visits.

Ashley Higginson

Ashley Higginson: Morristown, N.J.
DOB: 03/17/89
Pr’s: 16:14 5k, 33:48 10K
Accomplishments:
1st 2017 NYRR Gridiron Classic 4M
8th 2016 Manchester Road Race
5th 2016 Dash to the Finish Line
2nd 2016 Armory World’s Last Chance 3K
1st 2015 Belmar Chase 5K
8th 2015 NYRR Millrose Games 3K
2rd 2014 Ukrop Monument Ave 10K

Jamie Cheever

Jamie Cheever: Seattle, WA
DOB: 02/28/87
Pr’s: 16:24 5K, 35:52 10K
Accomplishments:
8th 2017 Shamrock Shuffle
2nd 2017 St Patrick’s Day Dash
1st 2016 MDRA Victory 10K
6th 2016 Gotenborg Grand Prix
1st 2016 Nodstrom Beat the Bridge
9th 2016 Stanford Invitational 5K
3rd 2016 Bermuda Half Marathon
6th 2016 Tulsa Run 15K

Katie Matthews

Katie Matthews: Rocky Hills, Conn.
DOB: 11/19/90
Pr’s: 15:42 5K, 32:22 10K
Accomplishments:
8th 2017 Cooper Bridge Run 10K
1st 2017 Greater Boston Track Club Invitational 2M
2nd 2016 NYRR Midnight Run
4th 2016 USATF 15K Championship
9th 2016 Houston Half Marathon
7th 2015 Manchester Road Race
10th 2015 Tufts 10K
9th 2015 Falmouth Road Race

Amy Van Alstine

Amy Van Alstine: USA
DOB – 11/11/87
PRs – 15:42 5,000m, 25:50 8K
Accomplishments:
12th 2014 Peyton Jordan Invitational 5,000m
8th 2014 BAA 5K
8th 2014 Carlsbad 5000
3rd 2014 US 15K Championships
2nd 2013 Sun Angel Classic 1500m
2nd 2013 Newport 10,000m
2nd 2013 Sun Angel Classic 1500m
4th 2012 Shamrockin Run 8K
1st 2012 Sally’s Run 5K
5th 2012 Manchester Road Race
3rd 2012 HCA Virginia 8K
1st 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship 1500m
1st 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship 5K

Lindsey Scherf:

Name: Lindsey Scherf:
Residence: USA
DOB: 09/18/86
PR's: 15:42 5K, 32:27 10K
Accomplishments:
5th 2017 Times Colonist Garden City 10K
4th 2017 Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K
2nd 2016 Honolulu Marathon
1st 2016 Standard Chartered Singapore Half Marathon
6th 2016 Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
8th 2016 USATF 10M Championships
8th 2016 CVS Downtown 5K
4th 2016 Fifth Third River Run 25K

Becky Wade

Becky Wade: Boulder, CO
DOB: 02/09/89
PR's: 16:03 5K, 32:32 10K
Accomplishments:
10th 2017 Bloomsday 12K
7th 2017 Crescent City Classic 10K
9th 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run
3rd 2017 Houston Marathon
5th 2016 Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
8th 2015 LA Marathon
7th 2014 New Haven 20K

MASTERS DIVISION

Melody Fairchild

Melody Fairchild: USA
DOB: 09/10/73
PRs: 15:30 5K, 33:06 10K, 1:11:34 Half Marathon, 2:44:44 Marathon
Accomplishments:
1st 2017 US Masters Cross-Country Championships
Maternity break in 2016
3rd Master 2016 US 15K Championships
2nd 2015 US Masters Cross-Country Championships
1st 2014 US Masters 20K Championships
2nd Master 2014 BAA 5K
1st Master 2014 Yuengling Half Marathon
2012 Member of Gold Medal team at World Long Distance Mountain Run Championships
1st 1996 NCAA Indoor Championship 3,000m
2-time Kinney Cross Country Championships (high school)
3rd 1991 World Jr. Cross Country Championships (still in high school)
*Injured. Doing school visits.




Rhines

Name: Jen Rhines – USA
DOB: DOB:07/01/74
PRs: 14:54 5,000m, 31:17 10,000m
Accomplishments:
3 time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008)
5 time NCAA Individual Champion
3 time US 15K Champion
10th 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
8th 2014 Carlsbad 5000
3rd 2014 Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon
1st 2011 US Half Marathon Championship
1st USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m

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:
3rd 2017 USATF 8K Masters Championships
3rd Master 2017 Tufts Run
5th 2017 USATF Masters Cross-Country Championships
4th 2016 USATF 5K Masters Championships
1st Master 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2015 USATF Masters 5K Champion
1st 2015 USATF 10K Masters Championship
4th Master 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women
2015 Broke Joan Samuelson’s Indoor 3K American Record at the Armory in NYC
National Champion in 50 Age Group for 3K and Mile

Carmen Troncoso

Carmen Ayala-Troncoso: Austin, TX
DOB: 04/02/59
PRs: 15:50 5K, 33:25 10K
Accomplishments:
5th 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

Christy Peterson

Christy Peterson: USA (North Wales, PA)
DOB: 10/13/74
PR’s: 17:01 5K, 59:48 10 mile, 1:19:06 Half Marathon, 2:47:59 Marathon
Accomplishments:
4th 40-44 Age Group 2017 Gate River Run 15K
3rd Master 2017 Broad Street Run 10M
3rd 2017 Hartshore Elite Masters Mile
3rd Master 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
1st Master 2016 Tufts Health Plan 10K
2nd Master 2016 Rock `n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
1st Master 2016 Gore Tex Philadelphia 8K
9th 2016 US 5K Championships
2nd Master 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
5th Master 2015 US 15K Championship
2nd Master 2015 Naples Daily News Half Marathon
4th Master 2014 California International Marathon
1st Master 2014 CNO Indy Monumental Marathon

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

Libby James

Libby James: Boulder, Colo.
DOB: 07/12/36
PRs: 23:30 5K, 50:15 10K, 79:22 10 Mile
Accomplishments:
1ST 80+ Age Group 2016 USATF Masters 5K Championships
1st 80+ Age Group 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
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



Sara Dunham

Sara Dunham: Plattsburgh, NY
DOB: 09/22/76
Pr’s: 36:30 10K, 2:56:13 Marathon
Accomplishments:
New to Masters Competition in Fall of 2016
3rd Master 2016 Tufts Health Plan 10K
1st 2016 Erie at Presque Isle Marathon



Mary Pardi

Mary Pardi: Falmouth, ME
DOB: 12/19/69
Pr’s: 18:16 5K, 37:37 10K
Accomplishments:
9th Master 2017 Tufts Health Plan 10K
2nd Master 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
7th 2015 USATF Masters 10K Championships
1st 45-49 Age Group 2015 TD Beach to Beacon 10K
1st 45-49 Age Group 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K



Edie Stevenson

Edie Stevenson: Boulder, CO
DOB: 07/27/49
Pr’s: N/A
Accomplishments:
2017 8K USATF W65 National Champion
2016 8K USATF W65 National Champion
2016 10K USATF W65 National Champion
2015 12K USATF W65 National Champion
2015 15K USATF W65 National Champion
2015 5k USATF W65 National Champion