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Meet the Elites

Zach Baker

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
USATF Running Circuit Championships
• 2015 Gate River Run 15k: 45th
• 2014 USATF Club Cross Country Championships: 60th
• 2014 Quad City Times Bix 7: 18th

Other Races
• 2016 Dam to Dam Half Marathon: 8th
• 2016 Drake Relays Half Marathon: 1st
• 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k: 10th
• 2015 Quad City Times Bix 7: 18th

Awards/Experience
• Male Runablaze Iowa Athlete of the Year (2014-2015)
• Winter training in Kenya (October 2015-January 2016, Anticipated January 2017-March 2017)

Alexandra Niles

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10 Mile

2013 Crim 1:00:22, 13th female
2014 Crim 59:00, 16th female (PB)


Half-Marathon

2014 NYC Half Marathon 1:20:19, 31st female (PB)

25K

2016 Grand Rapids USATF National 25k Championships - 1:37:05
8th place female


Marathon

2011 Wineglass Marathon 2:54:37, 2nd female
2012 Shamrock Marathon 2:57:18, 3rd female
2012 Baystate Marathon 2:55:01, 1st female
2013 Boston Marathon 2:51:46, 55th female
2013 Mohawk-Hudson Marathon 2:49:25, 1st female
2014 Boston Marathon 2:50:23, 52nd female
2014 Chicago Marathon 2:56:03, 81st female
2015 Hartford Marathon 2:45:45, 2nd female (PB)
2016 Shamrock Marathon 2:49:57 2nd female

Josh Deddering

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Notable Running Performances!
- USA Half Marathon Championships, Houston, TX 1/18/15!
- 21st place, 1:03:31 (personal best) !
- USA Olympic Trials Marathon, Los Angeles, CA 2/13/16!
- 64th place, 2:29:09!
- Cherry Blossom 10 Mile, Washington DC 5/13/15!
- 14th place, 6th American, 46:02 (9.4 miles)!
- Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon, Phoenix, AZ 12/14/14!
- first place, 1:05:54 !
- Twin Cities Medtronic 10 Mile, St. Paul, MN 10/5/14!
- fifth place, 49:40 (personal best) ! !
Notable Running Achievements!
- 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier!
- 2012 NCAA Cross Country All-American!
- 2014 WIAC Indoor Conference 5k Champion (14:28 - personal best)!
- 11th place in 5k at 2014 NCAA DIII Indoor National Championships!
- 10th place in 10k at 2014 NCAA DIII Outdoor National Championships!
- Competed in 3 NCAA Cross Country National Championship races! !
Awards/Honors!
- 2013 WIAC Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year!
- Floyd Gautsch Award winner - voted by college team “Most Outstanding Teammate”!
- Cross Country Team Captain - University of Wisconsin La Crosse!
- 6x USTFCCCA Academic All-American!

Katie Kellner

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PERSONAL BESTS
Marathon: 2:43:41 February 2016 5,000m: 15:56.42 May 2014
Half Marathon: 1:14:39 September 2014 3,000m: 9:22.39 February 2013
10,000m: 32:58.73 April 2012 Mile: 4:57.06 January 2012
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Hansons-Brooks Distance Project – Rochester Hills, MI (August 2013-June 2016)
28th at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Los Angeles, CA
5th American 2014 Rock N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA
8th Place 2014 USATF 10K Road Championships Atlanta, GA
8th Place 2014 USATF 10K Track & Field Championships Sacramento, CA
2014 Shamrock Shuffle Champion (USATF 8K Team Championships) Chicago, IL
Team USA member in the 2014 BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country Race Edinburgh, Scotland
Team USA member in the 2013 Chiba Ekiden Relay Chiba, Japan

Fifth Third River Bank Run

PO Box 2194
Grand Rapids, MI  49501-2194
616.771.1590   |   runinfo@53riverbankrun.com

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