ABOUT ME

I began running in high school (more like walk-running) then transitioned into a dedicated NCAA Division 1 Track and Cross Country athlete. Following my journey from college, I came to Wilmington, NC for grad school with no idea where running would fit into my post-collegiate life. I'd like to name and thank a few of a truly immense number of people for where I am today in my running career and life thus far: High school coaches David Evans and Bob White of Roswell High School; college coaches Todd Harbour and John Capp; and current coach Tom Clifford. If you are looking for a coach, check out Tom! He's pretty cool and knows a thing or two about racing and training.

I'm extremely grateful, humbled, and inspired by people and companies who believe in me as an endurance athlete and a speaker for environmental and social change. Running is a space where people of all different backgrounds should be welcomed to explore and embrace the environment. It is the perfect sport where equity should be at the forefront and where the fight for environmental preservation should not be a question. That's why I'm proudly sponsored by Patagonia , a company whose #1 goal is to save the home planet and enjoy the outdoors in the most sustainable way possible!

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RECOGNITIONS

March 2020

Representation at the Olympic Trials

April 2020

Experience as the only American-Born African American at the 2020 Trials

April 2020

Getting to the Olympic Trials

May 2020

Olympic Trials, running during a pandemic, trails as an outlet

May 2020

Running at the Olympic Trials, Experience as the only American-Born African American at the 2020 Olympic Trials, Marine Biology Research

May 2020

Experience at the 2020 Olympic Trials and being the only American-Born African American

Running content platform for the Black distance community

July 2020

Diversity in distance running, growing up as a minority in running, equity in schools

August 2020

Intersections of running and marine biology, caring for our land and bringing our love of the outdoors to our voting choices

THE RACE 2020 ELITE ATHLETE PANEL

October 2020

Running in 2020, the meaning of representation in the Black community

October 2020

Representation in running and science, climate change, and social justice

RUNNING RESUME

August 2013-May 2017

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, COACH: TODD HARBOUR

XC
4K: Baylor v. SMU 2016, 13:52
5K: Notre Dame Invitational 2016, 16:47
6K: NCAA South Central Region Championships 2015, 20:10
Indoor
3K: Big 12 Indoor Track Championships 2017, 9:37
5K: Iowa State Classic 2017, 16:23
Outdoor
5K: Stanford Invitational 2017, 16:31
10K: Big 12 Outdoor Track Championships 2017, 34:46

August 2017-Present

WITHOUT LIMITS, COACH: TOM CLIFFORD

5K (road): Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run 2019, 16:49 (1st Place Female)
10K (road): Wrightsvile Beach Valentine Run 2019, 35:39 (1st Place Female)
15K (road): Charlie Post Classic 2020, 53:10 (1st Place Female)
Half Marathon (road): Mortgage Network Half Marathon 2020, 1:14:24 (3rd Place Female)
Marathon (road): 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, 2:42:54 (placed 78th)

50K: Stump Jump 2020, 1st Place Female