A 2019 graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Rachel Walny is the most decorated distance runner in that program’s history. The captain of both the cross country and track teams, she holds school records at various distances including the cross country 5k, cross country 6k, 5,000m indoors, and 10,000m outdoors. A 4X Mid-American Conference First Team honoree in cross country, Rachel is the only Bowling Green athlete ever to have been selected to the NCAA D1 All-Region (Great Lakes) Cross Country team for all 4 years of eligibility. At 10,000m she is a 2X honorable mention NCAA D1 All-American and has posted the 5 fastest times at that distance in school history. Rachel won her first two races as a professional. In her pro debut, she was the champion of the 46th annual Dexter-Ann Arbor (MI) 10k in a time of 34:59, setting a new course record. In August of 2019, she was the top American and 8th place finisher in the highly competitive CRIM 10 Mile race in Flint, Michigan in a time of 56:55. This past November Rachel finished 9th in her professional half marathon debut at the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon in Indiana in a time of 1:14:42. Currently pursing a dual Masters degree in kinesiology and nutrition at Bowling Green, Rachel is coached by Sue Parks, the highly successful head cross-country and track & field coach at Eastern Michigan University.
It has been a remarkable journey for Carlos Trujillo. From humble beginnings as an unrecruited high school athlete out of Middleton, Idaho, Carlos was a walk-on at the University of Oregon where he became the PAC-10 10,000 meter champion and a three-time All-American. He also was an integral member and point scorer for the Ducks national championship cross country team. As a professional, Carlos has competed in road events all over the world from Japan to Russia to the UK to Brazil and to Thailand (where in 2019 he had a podium finish in the Bansaen Marathon). Carlos has been chosen to represent both the United States and Guatemala on the international athletics stage. He competed in the marathon at the World Championships in Moscow (for the USA) and in London (for Guatemala). Carlos became an Olympian in 2016 and competed in the marathon for Guatemala at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio. Last year he represented Guatemala in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, also in the marathon. Carlos has multiple track and road successes to his credit, including victories at the Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon and the Eugene Marathon. He has personal bests of 1:03:19 in the half marathon and his PR of 2:14:21 in the marathon was set at the Chicago Marathon. Carlos lives and trains at altitude in Colorado Springs with his wife, Layna.
Tim Young is a Reebok sponsored athlete and team member of the Reebok-Boston Track Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tim is a 2:14:14 marathoner who set his personal best when finishing 9th at the 2017 U.S. Marathon Championships in Sacramento, CA. He has numerous top 10 finishes in U.S. Road Running Championships to his credit including at the U.S. Half Marathon Championships (6th & 10th) and the U.S. 10 Mile Championships (5th & 7th). Tim’s personal best in the half marathon is 63:44 and he has run 47:45 for 10 miles. In 2016 at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles, Tim finished 11th. This year at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta Tim finished 30th in 2:16:31. In 2016 he was 11th (3rd American) at the Chicago Marathon. Last year Tim finished 7th (2nd American) at the Houston Marathon. Chosen as a member of Team USA by US Track & Field (USATF), Tim represented the United States in the marathon at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada where he finished 7th. His success on the roads includes victories at the Richmond Half Marathon, the Disney Half in Orlando, Florida, and the Marine Corps Historic Half in Washington, DC where he is the course record holder. Tim lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife, Mary Ashley, and their new son, Caleb. He is coached by Chris Fox, former head coach of the NCAA Champion, Syracuse University.
Patrick Rizzo is one of the most decorated and versatile distance runners in the United States. He is a four-time US Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon; a remarkable and almost unprecedented achievement which solidifies his running legacy. Patrick has top 10 finishes at U.S. Championship distances for 8K, 20K, the half-marathon, and the marathon. He set his marathon personal best of 2:13:42 at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Houston, finishing 13th. Internationally, he has had top finishes in the London Marathon (11th), the Ohme 30K in Tokyo, Japan (3rd), and when representing Team USA at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he finished 8th. During his distinguished career, Patrick has been the champion of a number of road races including half-marathon victories in Denver, Seattle, and his native Chicago. He is the 2019 champion of the Colfax Half Marathon in Denver. His half-marathon personal best is 64:20. In 2016, he won the Colfax Marathon. In November 2019, Patrick finished 3rd in the Las Vegas Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon in 1:07:15 and followed that up in December running 2:17:53 at the California International Marathon. Patrick also has turned his attention to trail running and found immediate success winning the Nebraska Trail Run Half-Marathon, setting a course record. Patrick lives and trains in suburban Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Emily, and children Judah and Bonnie.
Born in Massachusetts, Zach Hine now lives and trains in Kensington, Maryland. In December 2019, Zach finished 7th in the California International Marathon in Sacramento, California setting his marathon personal best of 2:16:36. Last January, Zach finished 8th overall, 3rd American at the Chevron Houston Marathon in Houston, Texas, becoming a three-time Olympic Trials qualifier at the marathon distance. In 2016, Zach had a top ten finish and was the top American in the prestigious Boston Marathon, becoming the first Massachusetts native to finish in the top 10 at Boston in 30 years. Zach was the champion of the 2016 City of Lakes Half Marathon in Minneapolis, MN and was 1st American, 16th overall in the Ohme 30K Championships in Tokyo, Japan. A practicing engineer with degrees from Cornell University, Zach was a two-time indoor Ivy League Champion at 5,000 meters and Ivy League 10,000 meter outdoor champion. A former Hansons-Brooks Distance Project athlete, he has personal bests of 13:51 in the 5K, 28:37 at 10,000 meters, and 63:54 in the half-marathon. He ran 2:16:40 at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials in Houston. Zach has had a number of successes on the roads, including top 10 finishes at the Falmouth Road Race (7th, 8th), the USA 20K Championships (8th) in New Haven, Connecticut, and was champion of the largest 10K road race in New England, the highly competitive St. Patrick’s Road Race in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Zach is coached by Jerry Alexander and trains with the Georgetown Running Club in Washington, D.C.