Spring Valley, WI
Spring Valley High School
Minnesota Distance Elite
Part time online run coach for Run4PRs
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
University of Minnesota Duluth
7th, 2023 USATF Club Cross Country Championships; 6th, 2023 USATF 25K Championships; 2023 10th, USATF 10 Mile Championships; Gold Medalist, 2019 NACAC Cross Country Championship team competition; 9-time All-American NCAA DII; Runner-up, 2017 NCAA DII Championships, steeplechase and DMR.
My spouse is Conner Sieracki. My daughter is Addison (2). My parents are Tim and Shirley Colbenson and my siblings are Ben, Brandon and Brian.
Having my daughter and coming back postpartum to a higher level of fitness than I was prior to pregnancy and tackling a new distance! Before having Addy, I was a track 5,000m runner but decided to train for a marathon during pregnancy/postpartum.
My high school did not have a track so we would run around the school parking lot for practice! And, it took me about 15 months postpartum to believe that I could get back to a high level of fitness. Pregnancy and postpartum were not easy for me nor did I "bounce back" quickly.
Running for my Life
Remember the Titans
Favorite TV Show/Series
It changes based on my mood!
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Bagel with cream cheese and jam
Favorite Motivational Quote
"Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." and "Fast is smooth. Smooth is fast."
Favorite Running Memory
Before my first cross country race in 7th grade, I didn't know what cross country was so I went to a high school race to watch. My coach asked if I had my shoes and entered me into the middle school race as a last-minute addition. We called my parents and told them the news and they made it in time to watch me start and win my first-ever cross country race. It ignited a fire within me that is still burning bright to this day! I had so much fun!