Athlete Bios

Phillip Reid

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:46
Qualifying Race: 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon

Phillip Reid
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

San Luis Obsipo, CA


Oxnard, CA

High School

Rio Mesa High School

Current Affiliation

HOKA Aggies Running Club


High School Special Education Teacher

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Career Highlights
2013 USATF 8K Club Champion (Shamrock Shuffle); 3-time Top 10 finisher, USATF Cross Country Club Championships; Finalist, 2011 USATF Outdoor Championships, 5,000m; member of Team USA 2012 and 2013, BUPA Great Edinburgh XC Run; member of Team USA, 2013 NACAC Cross Country Championships; 2-time NCAA Division I Cross Country All-American; 4-time Big West Conference Champion
My wife Krista teaches 8th grade science and I teach special education. Our son, Calvin (4) attends transitional kindergarten. He loves going to the park, playing with his friends and big bells! Both my wife and son are very supportive of my running adventures. I started running youth track back in the 1990s at age 5 or 6. At one point my dad, Steve, was the co-president of our local team, the Oxnard Stars. My younger sister, Lauren, was an elite long and triple jumper in high school and college. She attended UC Riverside and placed first in the women’s triple her senior year. As a result, the Reid siblings have 5 individual Big West Conference titles across track and field and cross country. Shoutout to my parents for supporting us over multiple decades!
Greatest Accomplishment
Getting married and building a family has been extremely rewarding and inspiring. It s something I appreciate every day.
Interesting Story
In 2019, I underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. That year, my son Calvin was also born. Between rehabbing my knee and caring for a newborn while also working full time, I missed nearly a year of running. Then the pandemic hit in 2020, meaning I would go two years without competing. I was finally able to build some momentum in 2021 and 2022 to point where I ran 2:16 at the Houston Marathon in January of 2023.
Favorite Book

Jurassic Park

Favorite Movie

Deep Impact

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

TI: Go Get It

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Burrito and Chips and Salsa

Favorite Breakfast

Oatmeal, Yogurt, Banana, Coffee, Gatorade

Favorite Running Memory
In 2012, USATF Club Cross Country championships was in Lexington, KY. We are getting ready to start the race with around 350 other athletes on the start line. It's brisk out, maybe 37F degrees or so. My friend, teammate and roommate at the time, Brandon Shirck, comes to the front of our starting box next to me and says "I want to be on the front, I'm getting out hard." I responded, "you sure?" I was a little hesitant, as his training had been inconsistent up to that point. He replied, "you don't understand, I'm GETTING OUT HARD." I didn't argue. We line up and the gun goes off. Brandon sprints out the box like he's Noah Lyles and immediately gaps the entire field by 30 meters. He stays on the gas for the first 800m or so before settling into the pack. But the race up front didn't really settle in. I remember being exhausted 2 kilometers into the 10K race but still somehow snuck into 8th place. Surprisingly, Brandon placed in the top 40, helping us secure 2nd place as a team that year. Brandon’s gutsy racing and our team’s resilience to the punishing pace simply highlight the Aggie Way.