Professional Athlete Bios

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Diane 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


Three-time Olympian
6th 2019 Prague Half Marathon
10th 2019 Prague Marathon
3rd 2018 Freihofer’s Run for Women
7th 2018 Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon 7th
6th 2018 NYRR Mini Marathon
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
7th 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
6th 2011 Freihofer’s Run for Women

Maddie Van Beek
PR’s: 16:06 5K 33:23 10K
7th 2019 USATF 25K Championship
1st 2019 Drake Relays 5000m
10th 2018 Peachtree Road Race 10K
1st 2018 Ames Midnight Madness 10K
6th 2018 Great Cow Harbor 10K
7th 2018 USATF 15K Championship
7th 2018 USATF 20K Championship
5th 2018 Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon
9th 2017 Tufts 10K
9th 2017 USATF 10 Mile Championship

Kaylee Flanagan
DOB 05/08/95
PR’s: 16:13 5K, 33:42 10,000m, 55:57 10 Mile
2nd 2019 SACTOWN 10 Mile Run
10th 2018 Seattle Husky Classic 5,000m Indoors
11th 2018 USATF 15K Championship
8th 2017 Pittsburgh 10 Mile

Katie Newton (Nee Matthews): Belmont, Mass.
DOB: 11/19/90
PR’s: 15:42 5K, 32:22 10K
5th 2018 Gasparilla Classic Half Marathon
11th 2018 Cooper Bridge Run 10K
8th 2017 Cooper River 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 Health Plan 10K for Women
9th 2015 Falmouth Road Race

Elaina Tabb: Watertown, Mass.
DOB: 12/17/91
PR’s: 16:07 5K, 15:32 5,000 m, 32:27 10,000m
5th 2019 BAA 5K
11th 2019 Houston Half Marathon PR 1:10:44
11th 2019 USATF XC Championships
Team Member, IAAF World Half Marathon Championships (2018)
8th 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships
3rd 2017 Tufts 10K
8th 2017 B.A.A. 5K
11th 2017 Gate River Run 15K
8th 2016 Falmouth Road Race
6th 2016 Portland Track Festival 10,000m
9th 2016 Boston Games 5,000m
6th 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships
7th 2015 USATF 5K Championships

Lindsey Scherf: Scarsdale, N.Y.
DOB: 09/81/86
PR’s: 15:42 5K, 32:27 10K
2nd 2018 Naples Half Marathon
7th 2018 Healthy Kidney 10K
10th 2017 Falmouth Road Race
5th 2017 Grandma’s Marathon
3rd 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
6th 2017 Bolder Boulder 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

Kelsey Chmiel: Greenfield Center, N.Y.
PRs: 4:23.8 1500m, 9:18.09 3K, 16:43.80 5K
10th 2018 Freihofer’s Run for Women
Member, Team USA Junior Team Great Edinburgh XC Challenge
2nd 2018 Nike XC Cross Nationals
2nd 2018 New York Federations
2nd 2018 New York State Championships
3-time qualifier for Nike XC Nationals
1st, 2018 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix mile
1st, 2018 New Balance Games
National Title Winner, 2017 New Balance Nationals Outdoor 2-mile
9th 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women

Meghan Peyton: Bloomington, Minn.
DOB: 1/6/86 (25)
PR’s: 15:41 5,000m, 31:59 10,000m. 51:18 15K
2nd 2017 Shamrock Shuffle
15th 2017 USATF 15K Championships
1st 2017 Minnesota Jack Johnson Indoor Classic
8th 2016 Pittsburgh 10 Miler
5th 2016 Great Cow Harbor 10K Run
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
9th 2013 US 12K 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

Jen Rhines: San Diego, Calif. — OLYMPIAN
DOB: 07/01/74
PR’s: 15:45 5,000m, 33:05 10,000m
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
3rd 2019 Carlsbad 5000
1st Master 2019 BAA 5K
10th Overall & 1st Master 2019 Crescent City Classic 5K
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

Melody Fairchild: Boulder, Colo.
DOB: 09/10/73
PR’s: 15:30 5K, 33:06 10K, 1:11:34 Half Marathon, 2:44:44 Marathon
1st Master 2019 Dash and Dine 5K
1st Master 2018 Steamboat Springs 10K
3rd Overall Female 2018 “World’s Toughest” XC Race (Aarhus, Denmark)
1st 2017 US Masters Cross-Country Championships
Maternity break in 2016
3rd Master 2016 US 15K Championships
1st Masters 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
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 Junior Cross-Country Championships (still in high school)

Cassandra Henkiel: Austin, Texas
DOB: 04/30/70
PR’s: 16:45 5K, 34:36 10K
9th 2019 USA MASTERS 5K Championships
1st Master 2019 Outdoor Fest 5K Trail Race
8th Master 2019 Carlsbad 5000
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

Libby James: Fort Collins, Colo.
DOB: 07/12/36
PR’s: 23:30 5K, 50:15 10K, 79:22 10 Mile
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

Christy 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
2nd Master 2018 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
1st Master 2018 5th Avenue Mile
1st Master 2018 Cow Harbor 10K
1st Master (and Master Course Record) 2018 Indy Monumental Half
1st Master 2018 Rothman 8K
1st Master 2018 Run for the Diamonds
2nd Master 2019 Cooper River Run
4th Master 2017 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
3rd Master 2017 Peachtree Road Race 10K
2nd 2017 Masters 5K National Championships
2nd Master 2015 Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K

Edie Stevenson: Boulder, CO
DOB: 07/27/49
PRs (since turning 60): 20:35 5K, 43:08 10K, 53:50 12K (F65 American Record), 68:24 15K, 69:08 10 mile, 1:34:42 Half Marathon
2018 1st F65-69 3M Half Marathon
2017 2nd USATF 5K National Championship
2017 2nd USATF 15K National Championship
2010-2014 1st F60-64 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race
2016-2017 1st F65-69 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race
2011 2nd Masters World Championship 5000m

Marisa 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)
Overall Winner, 2019 XC Masters Championships
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 Ayala-Troncoso: Austin, Texas
DOB: 04/02/59
PR’s: 15:50 5K, 33:25 10K
1st Master 2019 Austin Marathon Manzano Mile
1st Master 2018 Portland Festival of Races
2nd Master 2018 USATF Master’s Championships 800
4th Master 2018 USATF Master’s Championships 1,500
2nd Age Group Master’s 5K Road Race (Atlanta)
6th, 2018 World Masters Athletics Championships 5,000
1st Age Group 2018 USA Club XC 6K
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)
4-time USA Olympic Trials Participant Track & Field
National Masters 5K Road Champion ‘99, ‘00, ‘03, ‘05, ‘06
1st Master 2005 Freihofer’s Run for Women