Professional Athlete Bios 2018-05-30T20:16:48+00:00

Professional Athlete Bios

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BatesEmma Bates: Boise, ID
DOB:07/09/92
PR’s: 15:57 5K, 33:24 10K, 74:57 Half Marathon
Accomplishments:
2nd US Championships 25K
7th 2018 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
2nd 2018 Vancouver Sun Run 10K
9th 2018 Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K
1st 2017 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon
6th 2017 USATF 10 Mile Championships
9th 2016 Manchester Road Race
9th 2016 Falmouth Road Race
11th 2016 Beach to Beacon
7th 2016 B.A.A. 5K

BruceStephanie Bruce: Flagstaff, Ariz.
DOB: 01/14/84
PR’s: 15:59 5K, 32:55 10K
Accomplishments:
2nd 2018 Gasparilla Classic Half Marathon
10th 2017 NYC Marathon
5th 2017 New Haven 20K
8th 2017 USATF Outdoor 10,000m Championships
8th 2017 Bolder Boulder
6th 2017 Columbus Half Marathon
1st 2017 Gasparilla Classic Half Marathon
7th 2017 USATF Cross Country Championships
2nd 2016 California International Marathon
3rd 2016 Dash to the Finish Line
10th 2016 USATF 10 Mile Championships
2nd 2016 Gate River Run 15K

FlanaganLindsay Flanagan: Louisville, Colo.
DOB: 1/24/91
PR’s: 16:01 5,000m, 32:22 10,000m, 33:25 10K
Accomplishments:
2nd 2018 Bay to Breakers 12K
9th 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships
7th 2017 Manchester Road Race
2017 World Half Marathon Championships USA Team Member
3rd 2017 Steamboat Classic 4 Mile
4th 2016 Frankfurt Marathon
4th 2016 Columbus Half Marathon
8th 2016 Houston Half Marathon
9th 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2nd 2015 Pan American Games Marathon
9th 2015 Houston Marathon
12th 2015 US 15K Championships
10th 2015 Cherry Blossom Run

GoodmanKaitlin Gregg Goodman: Providence, R.I.
DOB: 01/31/87
PR’s: 15:29 5K, 31:55 10K
Accomplishments:
4th 2018 Bay to Breakers 12K
10th 2018 Cooper Bridge Run 10K
5th 2017 California International Marathon
5th 2017 Pittsburgh 10 Mile
2nd 2017 Hartford Half Marathon
2nd 2017 Great Cow Harbor 10K
1st 2017 Bellin 10K
11th 2017 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational 10,000m
9th 2017 BAA 5K
6th 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run
7th 2017 USATF 15K Championships
2nd 2016 Bellin Run 10K
7th 2016 USATF Cross-Country Championships
13th 2016 USATF 10K Championships
5th 2015 Pittsburgh 10 Miler

HeckertKristen Heckert: Bolingbrook, Ill. — AWAITING PHOTO
DOB: 11/07/86
PR’s: 33:03 10K, 75:52 Half Marathon
Accomplishments:
5th 2018 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
1st 2017 Chicago Magnificent Mile
16th 2017 Chicago Marathon
1st 2017 BTN Big Ten
6th 2017 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
15th 2016 Chicago Marathon
2nd 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
2nd 2015 Chicago Half Marathon
3rd 2015 Shamrock Shuffle 8K

Kieffer
Allie Kieffer: Buffalo, N.Y.
DOB: 09/16/87
PR’s: 15:57 5K, 34:13 10K
Accomplishments:
5th 2017 NYC Marathon
4th 2017 USATF 10 Mile Championships
6th 2017 New Haven 20K
2nd 2017 Buffalo Chase 4 Mile
3rd 2017 Portland Track Festival 10,000M
3rd 2017 Rite Aid Cleveland 10K
4th 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
10th 2016 Healthy Kidney 10K
2nd 2016 More/Shape Women’s HM
1st 2016 NYC Indoor Marathon
9th 2016 Cherry Blossom 10M
1st 2015 Joe Kleinerman 10K
1st 2015 Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K

KrifchinMaegan Krifchin: Bellmore, N.Y.
DOB: 04/08/88
PR’s: 16:10 5K, 33:22 10K
Accomplishments:
1st 2017 Kobe Marathon
7th 2017 Chicago Marathon
13th 2017 Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon
6th 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race
16th 2016 NYRR Mini
3rd 2016 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd 2016 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
7th 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials
1st 2015 Rock `n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
2nd 2014 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Half Marathon
13th 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
2nd 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships
3rd 2012 USA 15K Championships
3rd 2012 USA 10K Championships

mcsheaKelly McShea: Lisie, Ill.
DOB: 09/19/92
PR’s: 9:24 3,000M
Accomplishments:
3rd 2018 Ravenwood 5K
7th 2018 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
2nd 2018 Take the Bridge 2.6 Mile
3rd 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships 3,000m
11th 2016 Iowa State Classic 3,000m

MoodyTera Moody: Chicago, Ill.
DOB: 12/18/80
PR’s: 16:14 5K , 26:53 8k, 33:50 10k, 2:30:53 Marathon
Accomplishments:
4th 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
8th 2016 Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon
1st 2015 Fox Valley Half Marathon
5th 2014 Gaspirilla 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 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
6th 2010 US Half Marathon Championships
1st 2010 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
9th 2009 Chicago Marathon
28th 2009 World Championships Marathon
2nd 2009 Shamrock Shuffle 8K
17th 2009 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
19th 2009 Gate River Run
6th 2008 USA 10K National Championship
5th 2008 USA Olympic Marathon Trials
6th 2008 Gate River Run 15K

NukuriDiane Nukuri: Sante Fe, N.M. OLYMPIAN
DOB: 12/01/84 (30)
PR’s: 15:34 5K, 31:49 10K, 69:12 Half Marathon, 2:27:50 Marathon
Accomplishments:
Three-time Olympian
6th 2018 Manchester Run 10K
3rd 2018 Gasparilla Classic Half Marathon
5th 2018 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
6th 2018 B.A.A. 5K
9th 2017 NYC Marathon
3rd 2017 Falmouth Road Race
5th 2017 Beach to Beacon
1st 2017 Steamboat Classic 4 Mile
5th 2017 NYRR Mini Marathon
5th 2016 NYC Marathon
3rd Falmouth Road Race
1st 2016 Steamboat Classic 4 Mile
3rd 2016 NYRR Mini Marathon
3rd 2015 BAA 10K
4th 2015 NY Mini Marathon
7th 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
5th 2015 Great Manchester Run 10K
3rd 2015 Prague Half Marathon
1st 2014 Great Manchester Run
3rd 2014 Amsterdam Marathon
3rd 2014 Beach to Beacon
1st 2014 Bay to Breakers
7th 2013 Bix 7
8th 2013 Boston Marathon
2nd 2013 NYC Half Marathon
6th 2011 Freihofer’s Run for Women

PaganoSarah Pagano: Brighton, Mass.
DOB: 07/23/91
PR’s: 15:48 5K, 32:31 10K
Accomplishments:
2nd 2018 NYRR Midnight Run
5th 2018 Crescent City Classic 10K
8th 2018 B.A.A. 5K
3rd 2017 Montrey Bay Half Marathon
2nd 2017 Peachtree Road Race 10K
8th 2017 USATF 5000M Championships
6th 2017 B.A.A. 5K
2nd 2016 NYRR Midnight Run
2nd 2016 Manchester Road Race
2nd 2016 Tufts 10K
4th 2016 CVS Health Downtown 5K
5th 2016 Gate River Run 15K

TonnJessica Tonn: Seattle, Wash.
DOB: 02/15/92
PR’s: 16:03 5K, 33:16 10K
Accomplishments:
7th 2017 New Haven 20K
6th 2017 Falmouth Road Race
4th 2017 Peachtree Road Race 10K
6th 2016 Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic 5K
3rd 2015 NCAA Div 1 5K Championships

HenkielCassandra Henkiel: Austin, Texas
DOB: 04/30/70
PR’s: 16:45 5K, 34:36 10K
Accomplishments:
4th 2017 USATF Master 10K Championships
3rd 2017 USATF Master 5K Championships
2nd 45-49 age group 2016 USATF Master 5K Championships
1st 2015 USATF Master 8K Championships
3rd 2015 45-49 age group USATF Open Mountain Championships
3rd 45-49 age group USATF Master 5K Championships
1st 45-49 age group USATF Master 12K Championships

jamesLibby James: Fort Collins, Colo.
DOB: 07/12/36
PR’s: 23:30 5K, 50:15 10K, 79:22 10 Mile
Accomplishments:
1st 80-84 age group 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2017 US record 80-84 10K 55:10
2017 US record 80-84 8K 42:34
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
70-74 age group record holder at 5K
75-79 age group record holder at 5K, 10K, & 10 Miles
2011 Running Times Master Runner of the Year in 70-74 & 75-79 age groups
2012 Inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

pardiMary Pardi: Falmouth, Maine
DOB: 12/19/69
PR’s: 18:16 5K, 37:37 10K
Accomplishments:
1st 45-49 age group 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
1st Master 2017 B.A.A. 10K
1st overall 2017 Triple Crown 5K Series
3rd overall 2017 4 on the 4th 4 Mile
1st age group 2017 Beach to Beacon 10K
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

PetersonChristy Peterson: 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 Master 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd Master 2017 Peachtree Road Race 10K
2nd 2017 Masters 5K National Championships
2nd Master 2017 5th Avenue Mile
1st Master 2017 Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon
2nd Master 2017 Falmouth Road Race
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

rhinesJen Rhines: San Diego, Calif. — OLYMPIAN
DOB: 07/01/74
PR’s: 15:45 5,000m, 33:05 10,000m
Accomplishments:
3-Time Olympian at 5,000m, 10,000m, and Marathon
6-Time USA Team member IAAF World Championships
5-Time Individual NCAA Champion
US Master 12K, 5,000m, and 10,000m Record Holder
1st Master (7th Overall) 2018 Bay to Breakers 12K
1st Master 2018 Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K
1st Master 2018 Crescent City Classic 10K
1st Master 2018 Carlsbad 5000
1st Master 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
1st Master (9th overall) 2017 Bay to Breakers
1st Master 2017 Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K
1st Master 2017 BAA 5K
1st Master 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run 10K
1st Master 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race
1st Master 2016 Boilermaker Road Race
8th Overall & 1st Master Tufts Health Plan 10K

samuelsonJoan Benoit Samuelson: Freeport, Maine — OLYMPIAN
DOB: 05/16/57
PR’s: 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+
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

strangeMarisa Sutera Strange: Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
DOB: 06/12/63
PR’s (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

troncosoCarmen Ayala-Troncoso: Austin, Texas
DOB: 04/02/59
PR’s: 15:50 5K, 33:25 10K
Accomplishments:
1st 55-59 age group 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
2nd 55-59 age group 2017 NYRR Mini 10K
1st 55-59 age group 2017 US 5K Masters Championships
1st 55-59 age group 2017 6K Cross Country Masters Championships
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 Masters World Championship 1500 meters
1st 2011 Masters World Championship 5,000 meters
4th Master 2010 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
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 Group) 5000m & 8K XC
1st Master 2005 Freihofer’s Run for Women

Heather Webster: Honeoye Falls, N.Y. 
DOB: 01/02/74
PR’s: 18:04 5K, 38:03 10K
Accomplishments:
3rd Master 2018 USATF 8K Championships
5th Master 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd Master 2016 USATF Cross Country Championships