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2010 Survey

Professional Credentials
11 physicists/astronomers
4 engineers
4 scientists
1 trainer
 
Athletic credentials
 

 Jenn Burke

B.S. in Health Management Exercise Science

Certified ACSM HFI, NASM CPT and CES. Kettlebell Instructor. Spin Instructor.

HS cross-country and track coach.

Personal Training manager for Crunch Fitness

 Kamalah Chang 

NCAA III Track/Field & Cross Country at Caltech (1999-2003)  

Anna Christian 

NCAA I Track/Field & Cross Country Distance Runner for University of WI-Milwaukee (2001-2004)

 Ava Czapalay

Nicole Drummer

USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Level 1

Team In Training Certified Coach 


2010 President, Pikes Peak Triathlon Club, Colorado Springs, CO

Head Coach/Owner, NEO Endurance Sports & Fitness

Serena Eley

NCAA III Track/Field & Cross Country at Caltech (1998-2002)

 Carie Frantz  Kelley Hess
 Ana Houseal

Stephanie Hutson

Group Exercise instructor certification (in progress)

Employee at Ragged Mountain Running Shop (Charlottesville, VA)

Laura Jakosky

NCAA I Track/Field & Cross Country at the University of Arkansas

5 X Championships qualifier

Nike Run Club (NYC) -- Pacer, trains runners for workouts twice-a-week

Professional Runner (2006-2008)

Fleet Feet Sports, Fayetteville, Marketing Coordinator & Store Manager (2007)

Junior Elite Olympic Training Camp (2001)

Susan G. Komen Train for the Cure Co-Coach (2008)

Brandon Burlsworth Scholar-Athlete Award (2005)

Academic All-American

Kate Kostal

Assistant Cross Country Summer Coach for West Chicago Community High School (2004)

NCAA I Track/Field & Cross Country at UIUC

  Niki Mansukhani

Janelle Ralph

Partial Fitness Management major in college

NCAA Cross country and track ahtlete

Academic All-American

Jordan Wirfs-Brock

NCAA III athlete at MIT
- Cross country (2002-2005)
- Basketball (2002 - 2006)
- Track (2003 - 2005)

Tien-Tien Yu
 
Athletic Goals for 2011
 

 Jenn Burke

Run in Birmingham Marathon.

Complete an Ironman

 Kamalah Chang 

 

Anna Christian 

Ironman Wisconsin

Boston Marathon

50K Trail Run

Sinister 7

 Ava Czapalay

Nicole Drummer

Finish Ironman Florida & some olympic and half-ironman races (TBD)

Dabble in the world of bike racing and get involved with local bike club Southern Colorado Velo (http://socovelo.com) 

 Serena Eley

Earn a belt buckle by doing a 50K in each Dances with Dirt series trail race

Qualify for Western States 100 (run my first 50 mi race & finish in under the WS100 qualifying standard)

Become a stronger uphill and trail runnner.  Run a marathon PR (sub-3:18)

Start training to become an adventure racer

 Carie Frantz  Kelley Hess

Ana Houseal

PR  in a 5K (2 year goal)

Keep healthy (Achilles tendonosis, arrrgh!), learn how to change stride to prevent this 

Yoga at least once a week to increase flexibility

Consistently swim 500 and 1000 freestyle -- drop distance times by 5%

Stephanie Hutson

Complete an Ironman

Do an olympic Tri in under 2:30
 
Qualify for the Boston Marathon

  Laura Jakosky

Help my runners PR in the NY Marathon!

Kate Kostal

Run a sub-3:10 marathon and get into the London marathon

Becoming an RRCA certified running coach

Lower my 10k and half marathon times to a sub 7-minute pace

Consistently prepare for triathlons (of sprint or Olympic distance and maybe a half-ironman)

  Niki Mansukhani

 Janelle Ralph

Continue pursuing goal to run a half marathon in all 50 states  (will have completed ones in 30 states by the end of 2010)

 
Keep half marathon times under 1:35 and try to PR (sub-1:27)
 
Continue to raise awareness for Team World Vision and their humanitarian efforts
 

 Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Run a sub-3:20 marathon ( PR is 3:23) 

Colorado Marathon (Fort Collins), RNR Marathon (Phoenix, AZ), Wineglass Marathon (Corning, NY)

Focus on the half-marathon distance and break 1:35

More cycling and duathlons

More trail races and turn my weakness -- uphill running -- into a strength

pick up something new (maybe telemark skiing or rock climbing)

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Giving back to the community through sports

 

 Jenn Burke

Encourages people every day to participate in races and competitions

Has trained several individuals to accomplish goals such as running marathons, half marathons, and triathlons.

 Kamalah Chang 

 

Anna Christian 

Volunteer coach at local high schools for cross country and track and field

Volunteer for local road races

Always willing to ride my bike with a friend on their long runs!

 Ava Czapalay

Nicole Drummer

Coach for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program

Participate in TNT events and fund-raise for LLS/TNT about once-a- year

 Serena Eley

Has encouraged multiple people to run their first full and half marathons (helped with training, diet, etc)

Raised $ for American Cancer Society through the Hood-to-Coast Relay

 Carie Frantz  Kelley Hess

 Ana Houseal

Limits races to fund-raisers (local and national)

Supports local events by volunteering

Hopes to get more involved in the local group that works with youth runners (Hill Toppers)

Stephanie Hutson

Member of the University of Virgina Triathlon team, which welcomes everyone to join us at all levels of ability

Works at Ragged Mountain, which supports the community through sponsoring and volunteering at local races

  Laura Jakosky

Talk about it as much as possible!
 
Pacer for running club in NYC & help the runners achieve their goals.  

Kate Kostal

Volunteer at multiple running and biking races throughout the year

Volunteer for PAWS 

Volunteered at a half-marathon training program through Chicago Area Runners Association

Provide training plans to friends and colleagues

  Niki Mansukhani

 Janelle Ralph

Encouraging friends and family to get involved in running/walking

Participate in a lot of fund raising races

Run for Team World Vision (raising awareness and funds for World Vision's efforts to build stronger communities around the world and specifically money for wells in Africa)

 Jordan Wirfs-Brock

A "running evangelist", has introduced many friends to the sport over the years and encouraging them to run races.

While living in South Korea, coached HS girls in cross country and basketball. In Korea, girls are traditionally not encouraged to play sports, and for many of my students it was their first experience being on a sports team. "Coaching them was one of the most rewarding things I've done."

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2-3 women who inspired you the most and why
 
 

 Jenn Burke

 

 Kamalah Chang 

 

Anna Christian 

Paula Larsen- the first woman I knew in my neighborhood who did an Ironman.  She has been an inspiration to me and countless women in the small town that I grew up in.  She is a big promoter of women's health and fitness, something very important in this day and age of over-worked, busy, on-the-go women.

 Ava Czapalay

Nicole Drummer

Chrissie Wellington - 3xHawaii Ironman world champion. Not only is she an amazing athlete, but she is a great ambassador to the sport of Triathlon. After racing she will often hang out at the finish line for hours to congratulate the age groupers. She even showed up to a race in Boulder that she did not compete in and spontaneously started handing out water cups at the transition aid station. That’s character. 

 Serena Eley

Ellie Greenwood -- She won the women's division of the challenging 125km Canadian Death Race and placed 2nd overall!  She beat most relay teams! She proved to me that becoming an ultrarunner does not mean losing speed.

Diane Van Deren is an ultrarunner and the perfect example of how to turn a potential disadvantage into a strength.

 Carie Frantz  Kelley Hess

 Ana Houseal

Maya Angelo -- Incredible all-around, wise woman who has experienced and overcome great challenges in her life -- with grace and style -- and she supports women fully!!!
Bonnie -- a woman who swims at my pool, she is 85, looks like she is in her mid-60s, and reportedly finally gave up rollerblading at 80 b/c she decided she had no business falling at her age.  She also rides her bike between 6-10 miles every day in good weather. 
Georgia O'Keefe -- Not only for her incredible artistic talent, but also her tenacity and ability to identify what she needed to do for herself and to go against all conventions of her time.

Stephanie Hutson

Andrea Smallings. She really seems to have it all together , and her achievements, though great are not unattainable or unrealistic to the everyday athlete.  

  Laura Jakosky

 Lucille Ball and Deena Drossin.  Lucy was an incredible pioneer for women and society at large.  Both show(ed) tremendous grit and determination under pressure, and thrive!

Kate Kostal

 

  Niki Mansukhani

 Janelle Ralph

My mom - because she is so loving and ecouraging. She always supports me in everything -while I was growing up and now even as an adult

 
Mrs. Cox, my middle school PE teacher - because she introduced me to running and the fun and stress relief it can bring
 
Mrs. Carrigan - my high school assistant Cross Country coach - because she pushed me and encouraged me to do my best, and she ran along side us during practices. She continues to be a menotor as a running and teaching collegue

 Jordan Wirfs-Brock

I know this is cliche, but my Mom really inspires me. She's succeeded as a woman in a the male dominated field of computer science and software engineering, which takes a lot of strength. We ran our first
marathon together (Portland, 2004), and I think it's amazing that she did that in her 50s.

Gina Kolata, science writer for the New York Times, because she is a great journalist and an athlete.

Diane Van Deren, an ultra-runner from Colorado, because she is absolutely fearless.

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Favorite Quote
 
 

 Jenn Burke

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift." -- Steve Prefontaine

 Kamalah Chang 

 

Anna Christian 

 "Do something every day that scares you." - my dad.

 Ava Czapalay

Nicole Drummer

"If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."  --David Viscott 

 Serena Eley

"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for; but, rather something to be achieved."     -- William Jennings Bryan

 Carie Frantz  Kelley Hess

 Ana Houseal

"There are a thousand, thousand reasons to live, each one sufficient" -- From Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Stephanie Hutson

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall" - Confucius

  Laura Jakosky

"The universe provides me with the ability to breathe abundantly." -- Myself

Kate Kostal

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb 

  Niki Mansukhani

 Janelle Ralph

 "I run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free." -Psalm 119:32

 Jordan Wirfs-Brock

 "Remember, it's the belly that keeps the heart up, and not the heart the belly."
--Sancho Panza in "Don Quixote" by Cervantes

 Tien-Tien Yu
 
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