Race Team

Race Team

  • Lucas Manring

    MIDDLE DISTANCE

    Lucas is a 5-time collegiate All-American (indoor and outdoor track & field), holds two high school state championships in the 800m, a top 3 finish at the Outdoor NAIA national championships, two USA Indoor Championship qualifications, multiple middle-distance records for the CMU Eagles, and a personal best of 1:48.43 in the 800m. Off the track, Lucas is an accomplished piano player, budding triathlete and topnotch accountant who enjoys spending his time reading up on how to grow a better beard and stamping things with his newly acquired Notary Public stamp.

  • Shane Niksic

    MIDDLE DISTANCE

    Shane is a multiple time national championship qualifier and 2X All American. He currently races the Mile, 1500m and 800m. His 2017 goals are to break the 4:00 minute mile, 1:50 minute 800m, land his USA championship qualifying slot, and comprehending why he can run a 4:05 mile but his best beer mile time is 19:37. In his spare time he is working on his trail running, learning how to use his new fangled non-flip phone, and trying to figure out why the first thing you read about the Texas Two Step is that it has three steps.

  • Wyatt Collins

    TRIATHLON

    Wyatt is best known for his trouble with the law. While commuting to work on his bicycle, he was recently pulled over for speeding and was clocked at 33 MPH in a 25 MPH zone. We allowed him to stay on the team despite his tendencies toward rule-breaking and hooliganism because, well… that story is AWESOME. Wyatt swam collegiately at the University of Texas at Austin, where he now coaches, and began competing in triathlons in 2013. He moved up from Sprint and Olympic ITU to Ironman distance races in 2016 and qualified for the 70.3 World Championships, as well as his pro license, early in the 2016 season. Wyatt plans to compete at the professional level as well as the local Austin triathlon circuit while maintaining his position as swim coach for the University of Texas.

  • Alan “Monopod” Leonard

    TRIATHLON
    MARATHON

    Alan is a distance runner, badass para-triathlete, and two-time cancer survivor. He has qualified for Boston multiple times, secured podium finishes at both TriRock and the Nation’s Tri Olympic triathlons, and has completed the Austin Ironman 70.3 and Oilman 70.3 in his first two years as a triathlete. Alan is currently training for the Ironman 140.6 in Wilmington, NC and his cheetah leg is his pride and joy. Off the road and out of the water, he is currently a transportation policy analyst for the Texas state legislature. So if you have an opinion about MoPac, he’d love to hear it. Oh wait, no… no he wouldn’t.

  • Ben Munguia

    TRIATHLON

    Ben is an elite triathlete who loves spending time with his lovely girlfriend Lauren and his awesome dog Tucker. He enjoys trying new restaurants that use almond butter as a main ingredient, cooking with almond butter, and traveling to places that are known for their almond butter. He has been told that he has the bone structure and Chi flow of a true Kung-Fu genius, but has decided to delay his destiny and continue working towards his reign of terror in triathlon for the moment. His goals include snagging a top 3 overall amateur finish in Ironman 70.3 and qualifying for the World Championships in the next year. Notable accomplishments include: 2016 Jack’s Generic Olympic – 1st overall, 2015 Ironman Austin 70.3 – 1st AG, 6th overall amateur; 2015 Marble Falls Tri – 1st overall, 2015 Couples Tri – 2nd overall, 2013 Chicago Tri – 3rd elite amateur.

  • Rory Tunningley

    MARATHON

    Rory is a 2013 graduate of the University of Texas, serving as cross country Team Captain his senior year. During his time with the Longhorns, Tunningley recorded personal bests of 29:30.36 in the outdoor 10,000m and 14:15.87 in the indoor 5,000m. His 50th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships (second among UT runners) helped propel the team to a 9th place finish overall. A three-time All-South Central Region performer, Tunningley also helped the UT men win back-to-back regional titles. Tunningley ran a U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying time of 1:04.50 at the Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in 2015 With just 210 men achieving the 2016 qualifying standard, he finished a solid 89th at the Olympic Trials in 2:35:53, his first marathon ever. When not running, Rory likes to spend time with his wife Megan and their dog Bella, drink beer, and work on perfecting his ideal physique…the Dad-Bod.

  • Austin Roth

    MARATHON

    As a Sagittarius, Austin is often touted as altruistic and introspective, and having a certain amount of duality, though as a Sagittarius, Austin is also secretly ashamed of not knowing what the word ‘duality’ means. Born in cosmic alignment with the likes of Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and legendary frontman Jim Morrison, the Dallas native, Austin, moved to Houston where he leads the charge as the city’s RunLab team captain, and deserves a special t-shirt because of the effort. At the University of Texas, Austin specialized in the 3000m steeplechase, where he finished his career as 4-time All-Big 12 in the event with a personal best of 8:53. After turning to the Marathon on a dare, he debuted at the Houston Marathon in a time of 2:21:38, finishing 20th overall and as top Texan. He hopes to continue to focus on the marathon when he feels like it, and to someday beat his Dad’s personal best of 2:19:12.

  • Will Nation

    MARATHON

    Fueled by beer, Will has quickly risen to the top of the local and national road-racing scene following his time as a preferred walk-on at the University of Texas. In his brief time running post-collegiately, Will won his first ever road race at the 2015 3M Half Marathon in Austin. Will followed up that effort with a 10th place finish at the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon in Duluth, MN where he earned his Olympic Trials qualifying time for the marathon. After completing the 2016 Olympic Trials, Will now has aspirations of returning to the track in hopes of qualifying for the USATF Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m. Notable recent accomplishments include: Track and XC Letterwinner at UT, 4th place finish in the 10,000m at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, 2 time All-Big 12 performer in the 5k, All-Region performer in XC, Nationals semi-finalist in the 10k, 2015 3M Half Marathon Champion, Olympic Trials qualifying time at the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon (1:04:56), 41st at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, 5th at the 2016 USATF 25K Championships (1:16:38). Will currently works full-time as a software developer for Pruvan, Inc. in Round Rock and serves as a brand ambassador for Oatmega Bar.

  • Mark Pinales

    MARATHON

    Mark was born and raised in Austin, Tx and is a University of Texas at Austin graduate. He was a 2016 marathon Olympic Trials qualifier and is training to run a sub 2:15 marathon this year. His goals for the upcoming year are to take the overall win at the Run For The Water 10-miler, Dallas Turkey Trot, and several local Austin races. Mark also hopes to take the championship for the second year in a row with his RunLab teammates at the Zilker Relays and CarToGo Marathon Relays. Outside of running, Mark helps run a local financial firm and loves spending time with his family, his lovely girlfriend Katie, and his troublesome cat.

  • Jason “Kiwi” Savill

    MOUNTAIN BIKE
    OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON

    Jason is a Cat 1/Pro mountain biker, elite Xterra triathlete, husband and father who is currently working on his path to world domination. Along the way, he hopes to win the Xterra South Central regional title, take the overall win at a South Central Xterra event, run a sub 5 min mile, run a sub 1:30 half marathon, not have any more children, learn Spanish, and raise as much money as possible for child cancer research through The Pablove Foundation. Notable recent results include: Bull DU duathlon – 1st overall, Cinco De Mayo 10K – 1st overall , Xterra ATX – 1st AG 4th overall, Mellow Classic mtb race race -16th (cat1/Pro), Storm Hill country mtb race -12th (cat1/Pro). Career highlights include an 8th place finish at the 2010 Xterra World Championships and a 12th place finish at the 2011 Xterra World Championships.

     

    Kayleigh WilliamsonKayleigh Williamson

    HALF-MARATHON

    Kayleigh has been a Special Olympics athlete for 14 years, competing at both the local and state level in cycling, tennis, track, discus, bowling, basketball and swimming. In 2013, she started her journey to getting healthier and fitter by working on running and swimming. Four years later she has proudly improved her freestyle swim from 25 yards to 1,600 and has completed many 5k running races. In 2016, she decided to start training for her first half marathon. During that year, she completed her first 8k race and became the first Down Syndrome runner to ever complete the Run for the Water 10 miler. In 2017 and with the help of the RunLab team, Kayleigh became the first Down Syndrome individual to complete the Austin Half Marathon. She seeks to inspire other runners as she perseveres to conquer goals and break down barriers all around her. In her spare time, she can be found dancing to Britney Spears, making new friends everywhere she goes, and inspiring us all to show each other a little more love.