Mulvane High School
Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Stormont-Vail Health
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
University of Kansas
11th, 2023 USATF Marathon Championships; Collegiate: 6-time All-Big 12; 2-time All-Midwest Regional Cross Country; 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships qualifier; 4-time USTFCCCA Academic All-American.
Spouse, Caroline Landes, a speech pathologist; daughter, Heidi (7 months). Parents, Dale - a former high school track and cross country coach, and Renie Landes; sibling, Erika Landes. Dogs: Frankie (Treeing Walker coonhound) and Dani (hound mix). Cat- Zoey
I qualified for my first Olympic Trials while in PA school and my second while working as a full-time PA. It’s not something I’d recommend but I’m glad I’ve continued running. There are lots of other examples of qualifiers who are working toward professional and personal goals and I think it’s a good reminder that there are lots of things in life worth pursuing.
Fiction- The Southern Reach Trilogy; Nonfiction-Revolutionary Medicine
Favorite TV Show/Series
If I’m working out on the treadmill I’ll blast a lot of Arctic Monkeys
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Savory-breakfast burrito; Sweet-waffles
Favorite Running Memory
Summer trips for high school cross country. Winning three state team cross country titles with those teammates who I’m still friends with today. Day-to-day training with teammates in high school and college and the relationships and memories you make there. Traveling to road races with friends under our unofficial club name, Hotdog Worldwide Athletic Club.