Evansville North High School
Working Man’s Track Club
Engineering/Science Management at Eli Lilly and Company
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
9th, 2022 USATF Half Marathon Championships; 10th, 2021 California International Marathon; 12th, 2022 Grandma's Marathon; 4-time USATF Indiana Men’s Long Distance Runner of the Year," 2021 Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash Champion (Indy area runners know this is the biggest accomplishment)
My wife, Katie is the Purdue record-holder in the mile (4:36, 2016) and an All-American. I’m still in her running shadow.
Same as it was in 2020: Getting Katie to marry me.
I quit the track team in 7th grade after getting last among boys AND girls in an 800m run. Thankfully, a growth spurt and some encouragement from my parents got me to go back to it a year later. Also, I had surgery on both Achilles after college in 2016 and didn’t run for a year. Getting to the Trials was the goal that brought me back to the sport.
Range by David Epstein
Favorite TV Show/Series
I don’t listen to music while running
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Cookies and Cream Chik-fil-a milkshake
Favorite Motivational Quote
"It’s hard to fail, but it’s worse never to have tried to succeed." - Teddy Roosevelt
Favorite Running Memory
Qualifying for the 2020 Trials by three seconds and being nearly tackled by my wife in the finish area. I had been behind the pace for every single mile until the last one.