Women's Road at New York Athletic Club in NYC

Women's Roads

  • Mallory Anderson


    • Mallory Anderson, 23, attended Columbia University where she ran Cross Country and Track and Field. On the track, she specialized in the 3000m steeplechase--scoring in multiple Ivy League Championships and competing in NCAA Regional Championships. Mallory was a 3-time NCAA Academic All-American. At Columbia she also earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Business Management.

      After graduating in 2013, Mallory decided to focus on longer-distance road races. In 2013, she raced her first half-marathon, winning the Staten Island Half in 1:22:51. She went on to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon in a personal best of 1:21:36. Mallory lives in Manhattan and works in marketing consulting. When she's not working or running, Mallory enjoys biking and reading (usually historical fiction).

      Personal Bests

      Steeplechase: 10:22
      Half-Marathon: 1:21:36
  • Alexandra Cadicamo


    • Alex Cadicamo, 26, graduated from Yale University in 2010 with a BA in Economics and Political Science. At Yale she earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and won the Yale University John Cleary Michael Stanley Class of ’54 women’s cross country award.

      Alex resumed competitive running in 2013 joining the NYAC and setting personal road bests in the 5k, 10k, 20k, half marathon, and marathon. She most recently won the 2014 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. Alex ran 2:51:33 at the New York City Marathon in her debut marathon, placing 26th among all women and winning the Borough award for the fastest Manhattan resident. She was part of the winning NYAC NYC Marathon team, which had the third best performance in NYC Marathon history.

      Alex resides in New York City and works at Goldman Sachs in Investor Relations.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      1500 meters: 4:31.61
      3000 meters: 9:33.12
      5000 meters: 16:41.48

      Road
      5k: 17:40
      10k: 35:32
      1/2 marathon: 1:17:39
      Marathon: 2:51:33
  • Jeanna Composti


    • Jeanna Composti graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003 with a BA in Economics. At Virginia, she earned All-ACC honors as a freshman by placing 3rd in the 800m in 2:10.69 at the Indoor ACC Championships.

      After a seven-year hiatus from running, Jeanna returned to the sport in the summer of 2008 upon graduating from Cornell Law School. Leaving her middle-distance roots behind her, Jeanna gradually moved up to the half marathon and marathon distances. In her first marathon (Philadelphia Marathon), she placed 13th in a time of 2:50:41. She bettered that time at the Chicago Marathon the following fall with a time of 2:47:26, placing 25th and then a 23rd place finish at the 2014 Chicago Marathon with an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 2:42:34.

      Jeanna is currently living in Manhattan and is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in the Government Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement group at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

      Personal Bests

      Road
      Half-Marathon: 1:18:13
      Marathon: 2:42:34
  • Marisa Cummings


    • Marisa Cummings graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in Economics and a minor in Environmental Studies. She ran Cross Country and Track & Field during her 4 years at school and was a member of Princeton’s 2011 Outdoor Track Ivy League Championship team.

      After graduating, Marisa transitioned to road racing. She debuted for the club in the half-marathon at the 2014 Grete's Gallop, finishing in 2nd place in a time of 1:18:39 - the second-fastest time at Grete's Gallop in club history.

      Marisa currently resides in New York City and works at Deutsche Bank. 

      Personal Bests

      Track:
      5k: 17:08
      10k: 36:12

      Road:
      Half-Marathon: 1:18:39

  • Sarah Cummings
    • Sarah Cummings graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2011 with an AB in Economics. During her time at Princeton she was an All-American at 10,000 meters, won four individual Ivy League titles on the track and served as Cross Country captain for the 2010-2011 season.

      After college Sarah made the transition to the roads, winning the 2011 NYRR Grete's Gallop Half Marathon. At the 2011 USATF Club Cross Country Championships she finished 29th (third NYAC), helping the team to a third place finish overall.

      In 2012, Sarah took third place at the Broad Street 10 mile race finishing in a time of 56:53. She took seventh in her marathon debut at the 2012 Philadelphia Marathon with a time of 2:43:03 (2:42.57 gun time). Sarah was named the 2012 NYRR Runner of the Year in the 20-24 age category.

      In 2013, Sarah ran a personal best of 1:15.17 at the NYC Half Marathon (24th overall, sixth American) and followed that up two weeks later with a second place finish and 10k road personal best of 34:43 at the NYRR Scotland Run. After a two year hiatus Sarah returned to the track, winning the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet 10,000 meters in a time of 34:08.

      Sarah currently resides in New York City and works full-time at Goldman Sachs.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      Mile (i): 4:51.64
      3000m (i): 9:24.86
      5000m: 16:14.84
      10,000m: 33:55.91

      Road
      10k:  34:43
      10 miles: 56:53
      ½ marathon: 1:15:17
      Marathon 2:42:57
  • Ellen Dougherty


    • Ellen Dougherty, 23, is a Long Island, New York native and Villanova University graduate. At Villanova, she was a perennial scorer in the Big East Championships, consistently provided solid relay legs, and qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships twice as an individual at 1500m.

      Ellen is a high school track and cross country coach in the Greater Philadelphia area and is training under Marcus O’Sullivan.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      800m: 2:07.82
      1000m (i): 2:49.14
      1500m: 4:18.66
  • Esther Erb


    • Career Highlights

      2014
      Twin Cities Marathon - 1st place (USATF National Champion)
      Boston Marathon - 20th place/6th America/led record setting women's team (2:33:15)
      Monument 10k - 5th place (2014)
      NYC Half Marathon - 15th place (2014)
      Tallahassee Marathon - 1st place (2:46: 29)

      2013
      USA Marathon Championships - 3rd place (2:34:30)
      US 20k Championships - 9th place (1:11:54)
      Beat the Heat 5k NC State Championships - 1st place (16:43)
      Peachtree US 10k Championships - 14the place (34:25)
      USA Half Marathon Championships - 16th place (1:14:35)
      Litchfield Hills Road Race - 1st place
      Naples Half Marathon - 6th place (1:15:19)

      2012
      Twin Cities Marathon - 7th place (2:36:24)
      Charleston Distance Run - 1st place
      BAA 10k - 9th place (34:21)
      Portland Track Festival 10,000 (34:09:48)
      Rite Aid Cleveland 10k - 2nd place (34:23)
      Broad Street Run - 1st place (55:26)
      BAA 5k - 11th place (16:41)
      US Olympic Marathon Trials - 27th place (2:37:21)

      2011
      Jacksonville Half Marathon - 2nd place (1:15:58)
      Litchfield Hills Road Race - 2nd place
      Broad Street Run - 4th place (56:34)

      2010
      Manchester Road Race - 8th place
      HCAVA 8k - 3rd place (27:36)

      Post Collegiate
      2010
      Vienna City Half Marathon - 1st place (1:16:22)
      Sevilla Marathon - 6th place (2:39:47)
      LCC 1. Eisbarlauf Half Marathon - 2nd place (1:18:55)

      2009
      Wien Energie Half Marathon - 2nd place (1:21:09)

      2008
      Berlin Marathon - 14th place (2:46:15)

      Personal Records

      5k: 16:41
      10,000m: 34:09:48
      Half Marathon: 1:14:35
      Marathon: 2:33:15
  • Jane Finck


    • Jane Maxwell attended the University of Virginia, where she was the 2003 10,000 meter ACC champion. Jane finished 11th at the NCAAs in the same year, with a best time of 33:55.98, qualifying her for the 2003 USA track and field championships.

      After graduating, Jane continued her running in Los Angeles with the Cal Coast Track Club, where she posted a best time in the marathon of 2:58:23, finishing third at the 2006 OC Marathon.

      She currently works full time for GMAC Financial Services.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      1500 meters: 4:35
      3000 meters: 9:43.01
      5000 meters: 16:28.08
      10,000 meters: 33:55.98

      Road
      10 kilometers:  35:41
      ½ Marathon: 1:18:46
      Marathon: 2:58:2
  • Kerin Hempel


    • Kerin Hempel, née Maganzini, is a graduate of Princeton University. After nearly 20 years of focusing on soccer, Kerin began competing in road races in New York after college. While in Boston attending business school, Kerin was part of the 1st place team in the 2006 Boston Marathon, where she ran 2:59:37. After returning to New York, she captured her first NYRR win at the 2008 WABC Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer 5-miler. She followed up this performance with at 40th place finish (21st American) at the 2008 ING New York City Marathon, running a new personal best of 2:54:05.

      Kerin works at NYRR, has two kids and just ran her marathon PR at the 2012 Philadelphia Marathon.

      Personal Bests

      Marathon:  2:52:38
  • Megan Hogan
    • Megan Hogan was a basketball player turned runner her sophomore year at Mount Ida College. She transferred to The George Washington University in 2008 and during her running career was a two-time D1 XC All American, finishing 8th in the 2010 D1 XC Championships, two-time Atlantic 10 Champion, two-time Atlantic 10 XC runner of the year and Atlantic 10 Student Athlete of the year. In 2010 Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University and decided to run for Team USA Minnesota for a short time before returning to Saratoga Springs, NY to work as an Interior Designer. Megan now lives and works in New York City as an interior designer for Tobin Parnes Design.


      Personal Bests:

      Half Marathon: 1:12:12, Hartford Half Marathon, 2014
      10 miles: 55:28, DH Jones 10 miler, 2014
      15,000 meters: 49:57, US 15k Championships, 2011
      10,000 meters (track): 32:34, Stanford, 2010
      10,000 meters (road): 33:40, Holyoke 10k, 2014
      5,000 meters (track): 15:29, Mount Sac Relays, 2011
      5,000 meters (road): 15:37, Westfield 5k, 2014
  • Heidi Hullinger


    • Heidi Martin Hullinger, 30, is a graduate of Duke University, where she competed in track and cross country and had a best finish of 14th in the 10,000m at the 2004 NCAA outdoor track championships.

      Following graduation, she continued competing in Houston Texas while in medical school, completing her first half-marathon. She then moved up to New York to complete her orthopaedic residency, and joined the NYAC team in 2008. While in the middle of her residency, she continued to improve on her half-marathon time, running a personal best 1:18:19 in the 2011 New York Half Marathon to finish 25th overall. She also garnered a nomination for the NYRR Runner of the Year awards for the 2011 year. Her plan to race a marathon during her chief year was not to be as Hurricane Sandy canceled the 2012 NYC Marathon, but she looks forward to training for another marathon in the near future as she finishes up her medical training.

      She is currently in Houston for a year to complete a year of orthopaedic spine training, following which she plans to return to the NYC area to practice. Despite being "long-distance," she is competing for NYAC during this year.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      5,000 meters: 16:49
      10,000 meters: 34:29

      Road
      10k: 36:13
      ½ Marathon: 1:20:47
  • Allie Kieffer
  • Reilly Kiernan


    • Reilly Kiernan, 25, graduated summa cum laude/phi beta kappa from Princeton University in 2010 with a major in Sociology and minors in Urban Studies and American Studies. At Princeton, she was the co-captain of the cross country team (along with current NYAC teammate Liz Costello). She was a scoring member of the team that holds the Ivy League record for most dominant performance in the League Championship, which also placed 5th at NCAA nationals. She was a two time Ivy League champion on the track and the recipient of the Nancy Kramer Award (highest honor for a track athlete at Princeton) and the Princeton athletic department’s Art Lane Award (for “selfless contribution to sport and society”).

      Since graduation, Reilly has competed in both cross country and road racing, proudly wearing the “winged foot”. Reilly qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the marathon. Other notable results include 14th place at the 2010 USATF 20K National Championship (1:11:56), 5th place at the 2010 USATF Club Cross Country Championship (20:06 for 6K), and 17th place at the NYC Half Marathon in 2011 (1:13:44). She has enjoyed success in local NYRR races, with seven NYRR wins under her belt and has been nominated for the NYRR Runner of the Year award. She is also a member of the Brooks ID program.
      Reilly is currently living in Manhattan and is a Consultant at the Bridgespan Group, doing strategy and management consulting for leading nonprofit and philanthropy clients.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      1500: 4:36
      3000: 9:24
      5000: 16:10

      Road
      5K: 16:32
      10K: 34:14
      20K: 1:11:56
      ½ Marathon: 1:13:44
  • Maria Lauretani


    • Maria Lauretani, 40, graduated from Lehigh University and went on to complete her graduate degree at The University of Pennsylvania. Relatively new to the sport, a marathon lottery entrance in 2008 sparked her interest in competing at the local level and she quickly discovered her talent soon after. She has since won two NYRR Runner of the Year awards and has been nominated five consecutive years.

      Upon joining the women’s team in 2012, Maria has steadily improved and set several personal bests at various distances. Now, as a Master’s runner, she hopes to continue to compete and improve in this new age division.

      Maria is currently living in Pelham Manor, NY and starting this fall, she will head the Run Smart Kids Program in Westchester County where she hopes to inspire and encourage young runners, including her own two children.

      Personal Bests

      Half Marathon: 1:21:18
      Marathon: 2:52:56
  • Caroline LeFrak


    • Caroline LeFrak, née Bierbaum, 29, grew up in Manhattan and spent five years at the Groton School in Massachusetts. She began her collegiate career at Duke, but quickly transfered to Columbia University where she graduated in 2006 as the most decorated cross-country athlete in the school's history. Caroline exited her college career with five All-American awards, including three runner-up finishes at the NCAA championships in 2005: the 5,000 meters indoors, 10,000 meters outdoor and cross country. She also left with a third place finish in cross country in 2004, and was the recipient of the 2005 Honda award for cross country, the equivalent of winning the Heisman trophy for football. Caroline was a two-time Ivy League individual cross country champion and has held Ivy League records in cross country, the indoor 5,000 meters, the outdoor 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters.

      In early 2010, Caroline set out for and achieved the USA Olympic Trials women's marathon standard, running a marathon time of 2:44:33. She bettered her personal best at the 2012 Olympic Trials with a time of 2:38:14.

      Caroline completed her law degree from Yeshiva University‘s Cardozo Law School in New York City in 2009 and promptly passed the New York City Bar exam. She currently owns her own company, Empire Athletics Management, which represents runners world-wide. She has one son and a second on the way.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      5,000 meters: 15:52
      10,000 meters: 32:44.51

      Road
      ½ Marathon: 1:15:38
      Marathon: 2:38:14

      Press

      Bierbaum of Columbia Settles for a Runner-Up Finish
      Displacing the pressure is key for Caroline Bierbaum
      Bierbaum Takes Second in 10,000m; Dusen Finishes 21st Overall in Men's 10,000m
      Perseverance pays off for Columbia runner
  • Julia Mallon
  • Emily Mareb


    • Emily Mareb, 29, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business and Spanish. While at UNH Emily was a Cross Country and Track Team Captain and won the 2006 New England 10k championships. Emily attended Boston college for her MBA where she also competed for the cross country and track teams.

      Emily competed for New Balance Boston after business school before moving to New York City. Emily transitioned to the roads in Central Park and was the 2011 Corporate Challenge winner. In 2012 she won the Gridiron Classic and Queens 10k. In 2014 she achieved a personal best in the New York Half Marathon (1:16:17), won the Boston Buildup Series, and completed her first marathon at Boston (2:52).

      Emily lives in the West Village and is part of the buying team for Cashmere and Dylan Gray at the Bloomingdale’s Central offices.

      Personal Bests

      5k: 17:15
      4M: 22:44
      10k: 35:31
      15k: 57:00
      20k: 1:15:15
      25k: 1:35:54
      1/2 Marathon: 1:16:17
      Marathon Debut: 2:52
  • Arianne Perry (née Field)


    • Arianne Field, 25, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she was the team captain. Arianne had a best finish of 11th in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA championships in 2006, and ran a personal best of 10:14.53 at the NCAA championships in 2007. Arianne has already gained valuable post-collegiate experience by competing in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the USA national championships in June 2007. She is currently working full time for JPMorgan Chase.

      In 2008, Arianne had both the Olympic trials qualifying standard in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and ran her marathon debut of 2:51:49 at the ING NYC Marathon.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      800 meters (indoor): 2:14.91
      mile (indoor): 4:50.86
      1500 meters: 4:41.57
      3000 meter steeplechase: 10:14.53

      Road
      1/2 marathon: 1:20:35
      Marathon: 2:51:49

      Press

      Blue looks to roll on plains of Bowling Green
      Lifelong friends run from K-zoo to nationals

  • Caitlin Phillips


    • Caitlin Phillips graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. A team captain for both XC and track teams, she earned All SEC honors seven times, was SEC champion in the 5000 meters and an individual qualifier to the XC National Championships.

      Following a move to New York City to complete her studies, Caitlin joined the NYAC team in 2010 and transitioned to road racing. In 2013 she was awarded NYRR Runner of the Year for the 30-34 age group. Recent notable results include a 14th place finish at the Philadelphia Rock and Roll half in 2012, 32nd place at the Chicago Marathon in 2013 and a 5th place finish at the Brooklyn Half in 2014.

      Caitlin currently resides in Manhattan and is a producer and casting director for advertising agency AR New York.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      Mile: 4:45.40 ind
      3000: 9:26.52 ind
      5000: 16:28.9 ind

      Roads
      Half Marathon: 1:17:14
      Marathon: 2:49:45
  • Cate Robbie


    • Cate Robbie was a New Jersey high school stand-out, with a best finish of seventh place finish at the 1998 high school cross country Footlocker championships, and a two-mile high school state record on the track, running a time of 10:27.20. In her senior year of high school, she anchored Middletown South to the distance medley title at the National Scholastic championship, a team on which she was joined by her twin sister, Maggie.

      Cate went on to be an NCAA DI cross country All-American at Boston College, with a best finish of 34th at the national championships in 2000. She was the Big East cross country individual champion in 2001, setting a 6k course record at Van Cortlandt Park of 20:04.

      Cate was 55th overall, the 25th American female, at the 2004 ING NYC Marathon, with a personal best of 3:07:18. She finished 24th at the 2009 USATF XC championships.

      Cate has her Teacher's License from the University of Colorado at Denver and is working on her MA. She is married to men's team member Jason Robbie and they now have three children: a daughter, Elle; son, Hunter; and youngest daughter Lila.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      3000 meters: 9:35

      XC
      6 kilometers: 20:04

      Road
      Marathon: 3:07:18

      Press

      Guineys back racing again for NYAC elite team
      Running Fast and Free, Elite Team Keeps It Simple
      Interview: Cate Guiney
  • Kirsty Smith


    • Kirsty Smith graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University in 2005 with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. During her time at Villanova she was a 4 time NCAA All-Academic recipient, 4 time Big East Top Scholar, 2 time XC All-Mid Atlantic, and captain of the women’s cross country team in 2004.

      Since graduating from Villanova, Kirsty represented Canada at the World XC Championships and NACAC XC Championships. From 2006-2008, Kirsty competed for Canada in ITU Olympic Distance Triathlons.

      In 2012, Kirsty Graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Mathematics of Finance. Kirsty resides in New York City and works full time at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

      Personal Bests

      5k: 16:27
      10k: 34:11
      Half-Marathon: 1:16:38
  • Maggie Guiney


    • Maggie Guiney Tursi was a two-time NCAA DI cross country All-American at Boston College and was the team captain for both the 2001 and 2002 seasons. The highlights of Maggie's career at Boston College include a 13th place finish in 2000 and a 10th place finish in 2001 at the NCAA DI cross country championships. She finished her college running career with a fifth year at the University of Wisconsin, while earning her MBA. She is currently a Vice President at Tenantwise.

      In 2013, 9 months after giving birth, Maggie was the eighth female finisher at the Walt Disney World Marathon. In 2012, she competed in nine of the 11 races on the NYRR team points competition schedule despite giving birth in April of that year. In 2011, she won the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and placed fourth female at the NJ Marathon. In 2010, she was the second American female at the London Marathon. In 2009, Maggie qualified for Team USA with her 14th place finish at the USA Cross Country Championships, and competed in the Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Championships. In 2008, she was the 24th American female at the 2008 ING New York City Marathon. In 2007, she was the leading point scorer for the team, having scored in nine of the 11 races on the NYRR team points competition schedule.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      1600 meters: 4:41 (relay split)
      Mile: 4:47.4
      3000 meters: 9:30.38
      5000 meters: 16:21

      Road
      5k: 16:58
      4 Miles: 22:08
      5 Miles: 28:07
      ½ Marathon: 1:18:23
      Marathon: 2:54:28

      Press

      Guineys back racing again for NYAC elite team
      Running Fast and Free, Elite Team Keeps It Simple
      Keeping Track of... Maggie Guiney
      It Was the Run of Their Lives

      Running Shoes
  • Elisabeth (Lisa) Uible


    • Elisabeth (Lisa) Uible, 29, graduated from University of Michigan in 2008 with a BS in Mathematics and a Masters in Accounting. At Michigan she was a member of the Track and Cross Country teams.

      After a few years hiatus she returned to competitive running with her first race with the NYAC in March of 2012.
      Lisa is currently living in Manhattan and is a software engineer.

      Personal Bests

      Road
      5k: 17:55
      4 miles: 23:08
      10k: 36:30
      1/2 marathon: 1:19:06
  • Caroline Williams


    • Caroline Williams, 22, recently graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. At Columbia, Caroline was captain of the Women’s Cross Country and Track teams and was a multi-Eastern Regional qualifier in the 5k and the 10k, as well as a top scorer for the team at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.

      She looks to continue her running career post collegiately with the NYAC both on the road and the track. She debuted for the club at the 2014 Oakley Mini 10k, running a time of 36:06 and placing 26th overall and 5th for NYAC, contributing to the team’s fastest average time ever at this event.

      Caroline currently resides in New York and works full-time for Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice.

      Personal Bests

      Track
      3k: 9:22.73
      5k: 16:14.20
      10k: 34:30.45

      Road
      10k: 36:06