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Chris Bendtsen

Chris Bendtsen

Chris Bendtsen, 22, graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a BA in Economics. At Princeton he was captain of the Cross Country and Track teams, and is the school record holder in the 10k with a time of 28:49.

Chris's collegiate running accomplishments include winning the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in cross country (2013) and the 5k on the track (2014), and competing in the NCAA Championships a total of 5 times (three times in cross country and twice in the track 10k). His best finishes are 43rd in cross country (2013) and 9th in the 10k (Second Team All America 2014).

To end his collegiate career, Chris most recently competed in the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships, and the 2014 NACAC Under 23 Championships for team USA, both in the 10k.

Chris is currently living in Manhattan and working for eMarketer, a market research company. Chris is excited to join NYAC and take his talents to the roads, while continuing to pursue the 10k on the track.

Personal Bests

  • Mile: 4:06
  • 3000: 7:57
  • 5000: 13:57
  • 10000: 28:49
  • 12k: 36:38
  • Half marathon: 1:04:43

Qualified for the 2016 USA Olympic Marathon trials.

Gian-Paul Caccia

Gian Paul Caccia

Gian-Paul Caccia, 30, was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2008 with a BBA in MIS and in 2010 with an MBA in Finance. He was All-IC4A in both XC and the 5000m indoors at Loyola.

Since graduating and moving back to NYC, Gian has focused primarily on road racing. In 2010, won the 2010 NYC JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge and led the NYAC team at both the 2010 NYRR Team Championships and USATF Club Cross Country Nationals, where he placed 18th overall with a 10K personal best.

In 2011, Gian qualified for the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials at the 2011 NYC Half Marathon with a time of 1:04:46, placing 26th overall and as the eighth American. He repeated as the 2011 NYC JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge winner and placed third at the 2011 NYRR Team Championships with a five-mile personal best of 23:52, leading the NYAC men to their first team win in club history.

In 2012, Gian ran his marathon debut at the USA Olympic Trials, placing 71st overall in a time of 2:22:30. He followed this with wins in the NYC JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge for the third year in a row and the USATF-NY Road 5K Championship, as well as PRs at the 5000m, road mile, 8K and 10-mile distances. He concluded the year with at 14th place finish at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championship, helping the team to a 4th place finish overall.

In 2015, Gian ran the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, TX, in 1:04:55, which qualified him for his 2nd USA Olympic Marathon trials.

He lives in New York City and works full time as a Business Development Manager at GLG.

Personal Bests

  • 5000m: 14:16.01
  • 10,000m: 30:41.36
  • Mile: 4:10
  • 5k: 14:26
  • 8k: 23:12
  • 10k: 30:46
  • 12k: 36:40
  • 10 miles: 49:07
  • ½ marathon: 1:04:46
  • Marathon: 2:22:30
  • 10k: 30:07

Qualified for the 2016 USA Olympic Marathon trials.

Philip Cawkwell

Philip Cawkwell

Philip Cawkwell, 23, was born in Durham, NC, but grew up in Westchester, NY. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. At Penn, he was co-captain of the cross country and track teams his senior year and finished with the sixth fastest time in school history in the indoor 5000m.

Immediately after graduating, Phil focused his energies on attempting to qualify for the Olympic Trials Marathon. He came close with a debut time of 2:21:08 at the California International Marathon in December 2011.

In 2012, he returned to the track where he ran a personal best in the 5000m of 14:10.58 at the Larry Ellis Invitational, followed by a victory at the Penn Relays Olympic Developmental 5000m. He also competed in the US Half-Marathon Championships in Duluth, MN where he finished 40th in a personal best of 1:07:33. He finished the year by rounding out the scoring for the fourth place team at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Kentucky.

Phil currently lives in New York City and attends the NYU School of Medicine.

Personal Bests

  • 3000m: 8:23.08
  • 3000mSC: 9:10.65
  • 5000m: 14:10.58
  • Mile: 4:11.6
  • 5 miles: 24:26
  • 10k: 31:22
  • 1/2 marathon: 1:07:33
  • Marathon: 2:21:10

Ryan Cunningham

Ryan Cunningham

Michael "Ryan" Cunningham, 24, was born and raised in Brewster, NY and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a BA in Neuroscience and Spanish. All-State and All-American in high school, Ryan was Penn's sixth fastest all-time 1500m runner with a time of 3:45.93. He was also All-Ivy-League and All-East in outdoor track, with an 800m relay split personal best of 1:51.72 and a 3,000m personal best of 8:26.74. Since graduating, Ryan recently broke the four-minute barrier for the mile when he ran 3:59.86 at the Ryan Shay Road Mile in Michigan. He also set road personal bests of 14:02 in the 5k at the Red Hook Crit, 24:52 at the Rothman 8k, and 1:13:55 in the half-marathon at the Philadelphia Half. In 2012, Ryan ran on NYAC's 4th place team at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, KY. Ryan currently lives in Manhattan and is a full-time student at New York Medical College, while also working part-time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Personal Bests

  • 800m: 1:51.72
  • 1500m: 3:45.93
  • 3000m: 8:26.74
  • Mile: 3:59.86
  • 5k: 15:02
  • 5 mile: 25:00
  • Half marathon: 1:13:55

Dan Daly

Dan Daly

Dan Daly, 27, was born in Lima, Peru and is a 2007 graduate of Duke University. He was a two time All-East (IC4A) selection in cross country and was part of the 2006 IC4A championship team.

Since graduating from Duke and moving to New York City, Dan has focused on the marathon. He finished 25th at the 2011 ING NYC Marathon and 12th at the 2012 California International Marathon in a personal best of 2:24:22.

Personal Bests

  • 10k: 30:52
  • Half-marathon: 1:07:19
  • Marathon: 2:24:22

Jack Davies

Jerry Faulkner

Jerry Faulkner

Jerry Faulkner, 32, is originally from Oklahoma City, OK and graduated from St. Gregory's University in 2004. At St. Gregory's, he was a three-time All-Conference and All-Region honoree in cross country.

Since graduation, Faulkner has focused on the longer distances on the road. He has run 17 marathons, winning three of them: the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in 2006, Route 66 Marathon in 2008 (with a course record of 2:27:19) and the Rochester Marathon in 2012 (with a course record of 2:26:20).

Since moving from Oklahoma to New York in May 2012, Jerry has lowered his marathon PR to 2:24:09 and won the 2012 NYRR Runner of the Year Award for his age group 30 4o 34. He currently lives in Queens and works at the Nike Running store in Manhattan.

Personal Bests

  • 5000m: 14:30
  • 10,000m: 31:12
  • 5 miles: 25:02
  • 10K: 31:42
  • 15K: 48:31
  • Half-Marathon: 1:07:35
  • Marathon: 2:24:09

Matthew Forys

Matthew Forys

Matthew Forys, 27, was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Bucknell University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. While at Bucknell, he qualified for NCAA Division I Cross Country and Outdoor Track National Championships. He was an IC4A Champion in the indoor 3000m and was named to the All Region, All East, and All Patriot League teams during his collegiate career. Since graduating, Matthew has relocated to New York City and joined the NYAC team. His primarily focuses on road racing and cross country.

In 2011, Matthew qualified for the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials at the NYC Half Marathon with a time of 1:04:56, placing 27th overall. At the 2011 USATF Club Cross Country Championships, he led the team to a fourth place finish with his 14th place finish in a personal best 10k time of 30:04.

In 2012, Matthew competed at the USA Olympic Marathon Trials, placing 48th overall in his debut marathon in a time of 2:19:24. He won the NYC JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge for a second time. He also ran a personal best of 48:56 at the USA 10 Mile Championships. At the 2012 USATF Club Cross Country Championships, he placed fourth overall, helping the team to a fourth place finish. With this finish, Matt qualified to represent the United States in two international competitions along with his brother Craig, as part of Team USA.

At the 2013 BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Championship held in Edinburgh, Scotland, Matthew placed 14th overall in the international field. This helped Team USA win the Senior Men's division. Matthew also qualified to represent the United States at the 2013 NACAC Cross Country Championships in Mandeville, Jamaica. Matt placed fourth overall and second for Team USA, helping Team USA win the Senior Men's division.

He currently lives and works in New York City.

Personal Bests

  • 3000m(i): 8:05.64
  • 3000m steeplechase: 8:47.93
  • 5000m: 14:07.83
  • 5k: 14:42
  • 10k: 30:17
  • 10 miles: 48:56
  • ½ marathon:1:04:56
  • Marathon: 2:19:24
  • 10k: 30:04
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Bobby Hartnett

Robert Hartnett

Robert Hartnett, 24, was born and raised in Cumberland, RI and graduated from Columbia University in 2010. At Cumberland High School, Bobby won state championships in cross country and track. At Columbia, he earned All-Conference and All-Region honors in track and cross country.

Since graduating from Columbia, Hartnett has focused primarily on road racing. He has consistently scored in key club championship races and posted top finishes in the NYRR Team Championships. In 2011 and 2012, he placed second in the NYC JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge. For NYAC, he has posted multiple sub 25 minute 8k performances and has ambitions of moving up to the marathon. In 2010, he competed in the Ekiden Relays of Japan against some of the top Japanese University teams.

Bobby currently lives in midtown Manhattan and works full time for State Street-IFS. Aside from running, Bobby is a competitive tennis player and musician.

Personal Bests

  • 1500m: 3:48.50
  • Mile(i): 4:12.10
  • 3000m(i): 8:15.40
  • 5000m: 14:09.34
  • Mile: 4:15.1
  • 4 miles: 20:00
  • 5 miles: 24:43

John Honerkamp

John Honerkamp

John Honerkamp grew up on Long Island, where he was a stand-out high school runner for Chaminade High School. He attended St. John's University in Queens, NY, where he was an eight-time all-Big East and six-time All-East (IC4A) runner.

John was the youngest semifinalist in the 800 meters at the US Olympic Trials in 1996, one of the few college athletes competing at that level.

After graduation, John ran professionally for the Reebok Enclave Track Club from the fall of 1998 through January of 2001. In February of that year, he began running for the New York Athletic Club. John is an eight-time top-10 finisher at the US Track & Field senior nationals and a member of the American record-holding 4x1500 meter relay team.

John has been nominated for an age-group NYRR Runner of the Year the last three years in a row (2010-2012).

He currently works full time for the New York Road Runners and also privately coaches runners of all ages and abilities.

Personal Bests

  • 400 meters: 47.7 (relay split)
  • 800 meters: 1:47.26
  • 1000 meters: 2:22.0
  • 1500 meters: 3:41.58
  • Mile: 4:01.3
  • 8 kilometers: 24:10
  • 10 kilometers: 30:04

Meb Keflezighi

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Meb is an Eritrean-born American long distance runner. He was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon and finished in fourth place in the 2012 London Olympics. He won the 2009 New York City Marathon on November 1st, 2009, and the Boston Marathon on April 21st, 2014, becoming the first American man to win each race since 1982 and 1983, respectively. He is the only person in history to win an Olympic medal and win the NYC and Boston Marathons. Meb is a graduate of UCLA where he won four NCAA championships while competing for the UCLA Bruins track team.

Facts About Meb

  1. Meb won four NCAA championships – in the 5K indoor, 5K outdoor and the 10K outdoor.
  2. Meb is the only person in history to win an Olympic medal, and both the New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon.
  3. Meb has finished in the top-10 of the men's marathon competition eight different times, and he has finished in the top-11 nine times (out of 26).
  4. Meb has finished marathons under 2:10 nine different times in his career – which is more than one-third of his career marathons.
  5. Meb started his competitive marathon running with the 2002 New York City Marathon.
  6. After running his first marathon (the 2002 New York City Marathon), Meb vowed he would never do it again. He did it 25 more times.
  7. Meb participated in four different Olympic games on behalf of Team USA.
  8. Meb is in the NYAC Hall of Fame (Class of 2017)

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
3000m 7:48.81 Berlin (Germany) August 10th, 2003
5000m 13:11.77 Hechtel (Belgium) August 5th, 2000
5000m (indoor) 13:52.72 Indianapolis (USA) March 8th, 1997
10,000m 27:13.98 Palo Alto (USA) May 4th, 2001
Half Marathon 1:01:00 San José (USA) October 4th, 2009
Marathon 2:08:37 Boston (USA) April 21st, 2014

James Kelly

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Career Highlights: James Kelly, 30, graduated with a BA in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2006, and then received his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 2011. He captained the cross country teams at both Harvard and Cambridge, and achieved a top-10 finish in the 3000m at the Heptagonal Indoor Games (2006) and a top-5 finish in the 5000m in the British Universities' Outdoor Championships (2009).

After relocating to Spain for work, James began to transition to longer distances, with focus on the half marathon and the marathon. In the year 2012 he set PRs at 5000m and the half marathon (1:05:52), while the year 2013 saw him selected to represent Team England in the marathon, which led to a performance of 2:19:00.

James moved to Manhattan in February 2014 to research small molecule diagnostics and therapeutics for cancer at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He looks forward to representing NYAC on the roads of New York.

Personal Bests

  • 3000m - 8:25.70
  • 5000m - 14:28.33
  • 5km - 14:36
  • 10km - 30:37
  • Half-marathon - 1:05:52
  • Marathon - 2:19:00

David Knowles

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Dave Knowles, 23, graduated from New York University in 2012 with a BA in English and American Literature. At NYU he was a co-captain of the NCAA Atlantic Region Champion Team in 2012 and, garnered numerous All-Academic, All-Region, and National Championship appearances in Cross Country.

Though an early graduation cut short his collegiate running career, Dave has been able to continuously improve on previous personal bests. While new to the competive club running scene, his initial performaces in the half-marathon and 15k will likely push him toward the full marathon in the near future.

Dave currently works in the Managing Clerk's department for Litigation at a major law firm specializing in corporate finance and capital markets. A native New Yorker, he was born and raised on Governors Island off the tip of Manhattan before moving to the town of Manhasset, in Nassau County, for primary schooling. True to his roots, he subsequently returned for college and currently resides in Long Island City.

Personal Bests

  • 5000 - 15:00
  • 10000 - 31:20
  • 8k - 24:48
  • 15k - 49:04
  • Half-marathon - 1:10

Brian Leung

Brian Leung, 25, graduated from Princeton University in 2012 with a BA in Politics. Upon finishing his undergraduate degree, Brian went on to compete for the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a graduate student. At Princeton, he was captain of the Cross Country team.

Brian's most notable collegiate performances came in the longer distances. He finished 21st at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Cross Country (All-American) and 16th at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 10,000. (Second Team All-American).

Brian lives in Manhattan and works for the NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

Personal Bests (Track):

  • Mile: 4:10
  • 3000: 8:09
  • 5000: 13:57
  • 10000: 29:09

Brendan Martin

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Brendan Martin is a New York resident whose specialty is the marathon. Brendan competed in cross country and track while studying economics at Columbia University. Brendan led Columbia to the 2009 Ivy League Cross Country title and was named first team All-Ivy. Brendan graduates from Stony Brook University in June 2018 with his doctorate in physical therapy. He finished 20th in the 2016 US Olympic Trials marathon, 14th at the 2016 NYC marathon and recently finished 15th (5th American) at the 2017 NYC Marathon.

Personal Bests

Event Result Venue Date
1 Mile 4:12.62 New York March 2nd, 2017
3000m 8:11.57 New York January 28th, 2017
5000m 14:01.55 Boston (USA) January 31st, 2015
10,000m 29:43.27 Philadelphia (USA) April 28th, 2016
Half Marathon 1:04:38 Duluth (USA) June 22nd, 2013
30K Road 1:36:07 Tokyo (Japan) February 17th, 2013
Marathon 2:18:28 Fukuoka (Japan) December 1st, 2013
Marathon 2:15:30 Duluth (USA) June 20th, 2015

Paolo Natali

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Paolo Natali, 33, holds personal bests of 2.19.53 for the marathon (London 2011) and 1.05.59 for the half marathon (Rome 2011). During his time at Cambridge University, he was a Varsity Match winner several times in both cross-country and track & field, and as such he holds a Blue and is a member of the Hawks' Club, as well as the Achilles Club. He won the 2012 London edition of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. He was 27th man home in the 2013 NYC Marathon, scoring for the winning NYAC team.

Outside the sport, he is an expert in gas and electricity markets, currently working as a strategy advisor for Norwegian producer Statoil. He is also a visiting professor at Sciences Po (Paris), where he teaches an annual course on energy value chains. In the past he served in the public sector at the World Bank, the Council of the European Union, and NATO. He has published on topics related to natural gas, electricity and energy policy, and has been a fellow of the Transatlantic Academy during 2012. He was educated at the University of Bologna (BA), Johns Hopkins SAIS (MA), and received his Ph.D. in economic history from Cambridge University. He divides his time between New York, London and Paris.

Personal Bests

  • 1500m: 3:47.33 (Treviso ITA, 2003)
  • 3000m: 8:16.30 (Boston, 2010)
  • 5000m: 14:19.10 (Watford GBR, 2011)
  • 10k: 30:20 (Chichester GBR, 2011)
  • Half-marathon: 1:05:59 (Rome ITA, 2011)
  • Marathon: 2:19:53 (London GBR, 2011)

Dave Nightingale

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David Nightingale grew up in West Hartford, CT and went to high school at Loomis Chaffee, where he won Founders League and New England Prep School Cross Country titles. He attended Princeton University, where he was a 3-Time All-American (Cross Country, Indoor Mile and Outdoor 5000 meters), was named a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and captured four individual Ivy League titles on the track.

After college, David ran professionally for the Zap Fitness Foundation, where he ran personal bests in the 1500, 3000, and 5000 on the track. He won the 2009 Armagh International 5k Road Race, finished 4th at the 2009 USATF Indoor 3000, and finished 10th at the 2009 USATF Cross Country Championships. In addition, he placed 3rd overall at the 2010 USATF Club Cross Country Championships and ran a 1:04:29 half marathon at the 2011 Houston Half Marathon to qualify for the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials.

Currently, David is working full-time for Captsone Investment Advisors and living in New York City.

Personal Bests

  • 1500m: 3:43.20
  • Mile: 4:01.61
  • 3000m: 7:57.01
  • 5000m: 13:42.87
  • 10,000m: 28:39.39
  • 4 miles: 19:03
  • 5 miles: 23:56
  • 10 miles: 48:39
  • ½ marathon: 1:04:29

Chris Pannone

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Chris Pannone has been a member of the NYAC since shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado in December of 2008. As a Buffalo, Chris was a multiple time All-Big 12 Conference and Mountain Region team member in Cross Country and on the track. In 2008 he qualified for the NCAA Division 1 National Championships with a personal best performance in the 10,000m, clocking in at a time of 28:49. Chris also ran a personal best of 14:00 in the 5000m that season.

Upon Joining the NYAC, Chris focused on road racing and has fallen in love with the marathon. He successfully qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in a personal best performance of 2:18:05 at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Chris was the fifth American that day and placed 20th overall.

Chris is proud to call himself a Jersey guy, but currently lives in Gardiner, NY with his lovely wife Adele and dog/running partner Mesa.

Personal Bests

  • 3000m(i): 8:15.17
  • 5000m: 14:00.51
  • 10,000m: 28:49.96
  • 5 miles: 24:55
  • 20k: 1:02:40
  • ½ marathon: 1:05:32
  • Marathon: 2:18:05

Jon Phillips

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Jon, 28, is a 2007 graduate of New York University. During his tenure at NYU, he garnered all-American status twice with a 13th place finish in cross country in 2006 and a second place finish in indoor 5000 meters in 2007. The culmination of his collegiate career came in his final cross country season as the NYU team won its first ever NCAA Division III National Championship title.

In his post-collegiate years, Jon has run personal bests in the 5k, 8k, 10k, half marathon and marathon. His top finishes include overall victories at the 2010 BAA Mayor's Cup and the 103rd Run for the Diamonds. Jon has been lucky enough to be a part of the past four USATF National Club Cross Country Championships where the NYAC has continued to improve with ninth (2009), sixth (2010), and fourth (2011 and 2012) place finishes. Jon was also a member of the USATF 5k Road National Championship winning team in 2012.

Although forever claiming Brooklyn, NY as his home, he currently is traveling the country working on a national mobile tour with Brooks Running.

Personal Bests

  • 5000m: 14:05
  • 10,000m:29:52
  • 5k: 14:46
  • ½ marathon: 1:06:39
  • Marathon: 2:23:27
  • 8k: 23:54
  • 10k: 30:33

Scott Price

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Scott Price, 31, is originally from West Des Moines, IA, and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2004 with a B.A. in Dramatic Art. At UNC, Scott was a Scholar-Athlete recipient and set personal bests of 25:35 in cross country (8k); 9:21 for the steeplechase; 8:41 for 3000m and 15:06 for 5000m.

Post-collegiately, Scott's personal bests include 2:35 for the marathon and 1:12 for the half marathon.

Scott is a professional actor, as well as manager of the famed Mudtruck coffee trucks in NYC.

Personal Bests

  • Steeplechase 9:21
  • 3000: 8:41
  • 5000: 15:06
  • Half Marathon: 1:12
  • Marathon: 2:35
  • 8k: 25:35

Hector Rivera

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Hector Rivera, 42, attended Montclair State University and was a baseball player until the age of 28, when he picked up running. Since then, he has improved at every distance from the 5K up to the Marathon on the roads and has become one of the top Masters runners in the country.

In 2009, Hector ran a personal best at the Chicago Marathon 2:22:15, placing 29th overall and 2nd in his age group. In 2011, he represented Puerto Rico in the Central American Games Marathon.

Currently, Hector is continuing his training for road racing. He is a Health teacher and Cross Country/Track&Field coach at Passaic High School in New Jersey.

Personal Bests

  • 5k: 15:03
  • 10 miles: 31:09
  • ½ marathon: 1:06:50
  • Marathon: 2:22:15

David Saunders

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David Saunders, 29, grew up in Minnesota, where he cross-country skied, ranking #3 in the state his senior year and earning All-State honors. He then went to Boston College, where he graduated in 2007 with a BA in Theology. At Boston College he was captain of the crew team, rowing in the mens lightweight four that won multiple races and one championship during his stint.

Upon graduation, David transitioned to running and triathlons, focusing on longer distances. He completed 10 marathons between 2007 and 2011, as well as the Louisville Ironman.

Eventually, he began to focus on shorter races ranging from 1500m to the half marathon. He joined NYAC in the winter of 2013 after moving to NYC, setting new PRs in the 4m, 5m and half-marathon. He is currently focusing on the half-marathon.

David is currently living on the Upper East Side with his wife Jennifer. He is concurrently obtaining his MD at Cornell and PhD at Emory, set to graduate from medical school in 2014 and graduate school in 2015. He plans to go into psychiatry.

Personal Bests

  • 5k: 15:40
  • 4 miles: 19:23
  • 5 miles: 25:02
  • 10k: 31:19
  • 10 miles: 51:37
  • Half-marathon: 68:12
  • Marathon: 2:45:05
  • 1500m: 4:00.9
  • 3000m: 8:45
  • 5000m: 15:01
  • Half-Ironman: 4:19
  • Ironman: 11:50

Sebastian Schwelm

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Sebastian Schwelm originally hails from San Francisco, but moved to New York in 2007 to attend New York University. In college he competed for the Violets in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track.

In 2009, Sebastian had a 30th place finish at the DIII National Cross Country Championship, receiving All-American honors and aiding NYU to a 4th place finish.

In 2010, He was runner-up in the Metropolitan Championship Indoor 3000m, and the winner of the outdoor 5000m. In the fall he returned for All-Region honors, and finished his collegiate cross country career with a 37th place finish at the National Championship.

In 2011, he finally had success on the track, setting his personal bests in the mile, 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m, and also contributing a personal best for the 4x1500m team, which broke the NYU record. With his win at Princeton's Sam Howell Invite he achieved an automatic qualifying bid to the National Championships for the 10,000m, running the 3rd fastest time in NYU history.

In 2012, after nursing a calf injury, Sebastian joined the NYAC. He was able to assist in a team win at the USA 5k Road Championships in Providence, Rhode Island, and hopes to be able to contribute to more team wins on the roads. He works in Manhattan in B2B wholesale eyewear, and in his spare time enjoys skiing, camping, and playing the violin.

Personal Bests

  • Mile: 4:19.59
  • 3000m: 8:27.46
  • 5000m: 14:33.97
  • 10,000m: 30:07.75
  • 5k: 15:25
  • 8k: 24:50

Conor Shelley

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Conor Shelley, 25, is a Long Island native who graduated from Marist College in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science. He was All-MAAC in XC (3 years), the indoor 3000m and the outdoors 1500m and 5000m while at Marist.

Since joining the New York Athletic Club in 2011, Conor has focused his attention on the roads as well as cross country. In 2011, he scored for the NYAC in its NYRR Team Championship win with a 25th place finish. Conor ran his debut in the half marathon at the RNR Philadelphia Distance Run with a 64th place finish in 1:09:00, a week before running a personal record of 4:15.5 at the 5th Avenue Mile. He was the overall winner of the Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor's 5k in 15:26, 34th place at the BAA Mayor's Cup 8k in 25:05, 32nd place at the iconic Manchester Road Race in 24:09 and 78th place at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in 31:37.

In 2012, Conor began his season with a course record at the Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Brewery in 53:27. He then scored for the NYAC with both a 12th place finish in 15:38 at the Coogan's Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5k and a 39th place finish at the NYRR Team Championships. He continued his winning ways with overall wins at the Oyster Bay Supervisor's 5k in 15:16 and the NYRR 4 Mile Race to Deliver in 20:02. Conor closed his season as the NYAC's 6th man at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships with a 134th place finish. Conor was nominated for 2012 NYRR Runner of the Year in the 20-24 age group.

He already has begun his season with another overall win at the Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Brewery in 52:45.

Personal Bests

  • 1500: 3:56.9
  • 5000: 14:52
  • 10,000: 30:33
  • 5k: 15:15
  • 4 miles: 20:02
  • 10 miles 52:27
  • Half Marathon: 1:09:00
  • 8k: 24:39
  • 10k: 31:37

Sean Swift

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Sean Swift, 28, graduated from Lehigh University in 2007 with a BA in Accounting. At Lehigh he was captain of the Cross Country and Track teams and won the 2007 Patriot League steeplechase.

Upon graduation, Sean quickly moved his focus to longer distances on the road. During his beginning years of the NYC running scene, he placed as the top American finisher at the Newport 10K and won the 2009 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. In 2011, he ran personal bests at the Philadelphia Half Marathon (1:06:52) and the Chicago Marathon (2:25:26).

Sean is currently living in Hoboken, NJ and is an Associate at JP Morgan in their Global Commodities business group.

Personal Bests

  • 5K: 15:07
  • 5 miles: 25:00
  • 10K: 31:09
  • 20K: 1:04:56
  • Half-Marathon: 1:06:52
  • Marathon: 2:25:26

Jeff Weinstein

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Jeff Weinstein, 23, was born and raised in New York City, attended the Dalton School and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He was All-East in the Indoor Distance Medley in 2010, fifth all-time at Penn in the indoor 1000m and ninth all-time at Penn in the indoor mile.

In 2009, Jeff represented Team USA in the World Maccabiah Games and earned a bronze medal in the 10,000m. In 2011, in his marathon debut, he came 2nd in his age group at the ING New York City Marathon, running 2:33:51. In 2012, Jeff won the NYRR Back to Football Run 4 mile race in 20:16, and ran the Fifth Avenue Mile in 4:15.9.

He currently lives in New York City and works full-time at Lux Capital.

Personal Bests

  • 1000: 2:25.9
  • 1500: 3:50
  • Mile: 4:05.95
  • 3000: 8:26.6
  • 4 miles: 20:16
  • Marathon: 2:33

Thomas Young

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Thomas Young, graduated from Connecticut College in 2002 with a BA Economics and Political Science. While in school Thomas was focused on competing as a professional cyclist but cross trained with the track and cross country teams on occasion. Upon graduation, Thomas deferred matriculation to graduate school so that he could compete in domestic and international cycling races until 2006. In 2011 after a five year break from training Thomas began running seriously and competing in road races.

Thomas is currently living in Fort Lee, NJ and works in finance.

Personal Bests

  • 5k: 14:30
  • 4 mile: 19:12
  • 10k: 30:16
  • Half Marathon: 1:06

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