St. Petersburg, FL
Hamilton West High School
PhD Student in Marine Biology at University of South Florida
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
9th, 2021 Amway River Bank Run 25k; 8th, 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon; 2nd, 2023 Philadelphia Marathon
My biggest accomplishment was finishing second in the Philadelphia Marathon this past November. After running my PR in 2022, I had a few ups and downs with running, including some injuries and coaching changes. This race wasn't my fastest, but I think I raced it well on a tough course, and I coached myself for the entire build.
I ran my first marathon in June 2019 in 3:29. After getting a coach and taking my training a lot more seriously, I improved that to 2:33 by January 2022. Moving to Florida and joining a training group helped a lot.
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Favorite TV Show/Series
I don't ever run to music
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Favorite Running Memory
One time during college cross country training, my friend and I were on a run through the woods, and we got chased by a pack of turkeys. It was scary at the time but pretty funny in hindsight. Whoever knew turkeys could run fast?