New Brighton, MN
Totino-Grace High School
Raev Endurance, Mill City Running
Physician Assistant, M Health Fairview at The University of Minnesota
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I competed in gymnastics in college and did not run.
2023 Grandma's Marathon, 3rd place; 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (4th American) 11th place; 2022 California International Marathon, 8th place.
College Gymnastics: 6-time Division III National Champion (Vault 2007 and 2008, Floor 2010, Team National Champions 2008, 2009, 2010)
I met my husband, Alex, during my senior year of high school. We attended college together (he ran track and I did gymnastics), and were married a few years after we graduated. When running became more serious for me in 2019, Alex started formally coaching me. Today, he is my full-time running and strength coach and coaches my Raev Endurance teammates as well.
My mom ran throughout her pregnancy with me. I credit my athletic interests to running with her before I was born.
My niece, Tessa, was born at 27 weeks weighing just 1 lb, 1 ounce. Today, she is a fierce and healthy 9-year-old. She comes to all of my races and is my inspiration to keep working hard when things get tough.
I am most proud of becoming a physician assistant. I feel lucky to be trusted by patients and families to take care of hospitalized patients everyday.
I grew up as a competitive gymnast and competed through college. After college, I sampled different sports and found a new love for competition in running. I started training seriously in 2019 and enlisted the help of my husband, Alex, to coach me. I used the pandemic as a time to increase my volume and have more-consistent interval sessions. I ran my first marathon in 2021 and set a goal to hit the OTQ standard in 2022. Since then, I have continued to move the needle and focus on getting as strong and fast as I can. Throughout my training, I have continued to work full-time as a physician assistant. Recently, I dropped down to part-time work to allow me to train for the Olympic Trials.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Favorite TV Show/Series
Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Post-race beer or mimosa
Avocado toast with egg, coffee, and an old-fashioned sour cream donut
Favorite Motivational Quote
"Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent." - Joan Benoit Samuelson
Favorite Running Memory
Celebrating with all of the women who hit the OTQ at CIM in 2022. It was a party at the finish line!