Our 2019 RunLab Race Team is comprised of athletes who share the same values as RunLab in promoting healthy, lifelong running for everyone and supporting individuals from all walks (runs) of life. We are proud to have an incredible team show their passion for running throughout their local running and/or triathlon communities. Learn more about our team members below. If you are interested in applying to be part of our next RunLab Race Team please email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mitch grew up in Dallas, Texas. He majored in biology at the University of Arkansas. Growing up he spent most of his time outside, riding bikes, swimming and just being in the sun. In high school he played football, ran track and cross country. After taking a few years off from running he recently took running to a competitive level. Mitch has been busy on the roads the last 6 months. He competed on the RunLab elite team in the 199 mile Hood to Coast Relay where they placed 3rd overall in 2018 and 2nd overall in 2019 with a finishing time of 17:48. In 2018, he set a new PR in the Run For The Water 10 miler of 55:30, good for 5th place, and most recently set a new marathon PR of 2:23:08 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon! In his spare time you can find him on the green belt with his white lab Jonnie or out on the streets at 5:30 every morning training for his next race.
Allison has qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2016 and 2020. Her most recent accolades include an Olympic Trials qualifying time in the half marathon with a 1:12:47 at the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon. She then ran the Olympic “A” standard of 2:36:15 at the California International Marathon in December 2018. She is a two-time Austin American Statesman Capitol 10K champion and two-time Austin Half Marathon champion. She is in nursing school and will be graduating in December.
ANTONIO FERREIRA DA SILVA NETO
Born and raised in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo – Brazil, Antonio graduated with a Physical education degree and completed a post graduate degree in Exercise Physiology. He competed in his first triathlon in 1997 and has been racing ever since! In 2000, he decided to share his knowledge and passion with other triathletes as a coach. He is an Ironman University Certified coach, USA Triathlon Coach Certified Levels 1 and 2, USA Triathlon Certified Coach Youth & Junior, USA Cycling Coach Certified Level 3, and completed the Training Peaks University. Antonio conquered two Silver Medal and one Bronze Medal representing Team USA at the International Triathlon Union Long Distance Triathlon World Championship in 2017, 2018 and 2019
Pablo is a first-year professional triathlete and coach from Bogota, Colombia. After being sidelined by an injury from the tennis courts, Pablo decided to start running to stay in shape, and this quickly led him into the triathlon world. In 2011, Pablo moved to Austin, and since then has accumulated multiple Overall and Age-Group wins and podiums in distances ranging from super-sprint to Half Ironman. Pablo has managed to qualify to numerous World Championships in the 70.3 and Olympic distances, as well as to finish the year rank 1st in the Ironman 70.3 world ranking for his age group, and accumulates more than 28 Half Ironmans in his short career. In his free time, he enjoys watching Netflix shows, reading social science books, discovering new podcasts and spending time with his friends.
ROAD | TRAIL 5K & 10K
Lucas is a five-time collegiate All-American (indoor and outdoor track & field), holds two high school state championships in the 800 meter, 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 800 meter. He helped lead the RunLab Elite Race Team to 3rd place in 2018 and 2nd place in 2019 at the Hood To Coast Relays! Lucas is an accomplished piano and trombone player, triathlete, adventure racer and accountant who enjoys spending his time reading about how to brew beer, stamping things with his Notary Public stamp, and leading RunLab’s free Tuesday night meetup group: The Speedshop Mafia.
MARATHON AND ULTRA RACING
Raised in Manhattan, Kansas as an avid Kansas State Wildcat football fan. Colby fell in love with running at 10 years old when he signed up for my first road race. It was a 2-mile road race on St. Patty’s day and Colby won his age group! After that he was hooked on running. After relocating to Texas at the age of 12, he was lucky enough to be a part of a great cross-country program at Boerne High School. He was a part of two cross country state titles and during his senior year the team won the national championship. This experience fostered Colby’s love for running and gave him the opportunity to compete at the college level. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University on a track scholarship and majored in Kinesiology. Each summer Colby work with high school kids as a running camp counselor because he is passionate about giving back to the youth and using the sport of running as a catalyst to develop character and a healthy lifestyle. He considers himself a running nerd and loves reading about the science and history of the sport. These days Colby still runs and competes at the highest level he can with the goal of qualifying for the US Olympic Trials in 2020. If not running in his current home of Flagstaff then he is probably watching MMA, listening to hip hop, or planning out his ultra trail race ventures in the next few years!
Ben is an elite triathlete living and training in Austin, Texas. Ben likes to say he is equally bad at all three sports, but somehow manages to go fast in triathlons. He has multiple overall and age group wins and podiums in distances ranging from sprint to half ironman. In his free time, that doesn’t really exist, he enjoys relaxing with his wife, daughter, and ever vocal vizsla.
Fueled by pizza and beer, Will has taken his talents to the road-racing scene following his time as a preferred walk-on at the University of Texas. As a post-collegiate runner, Will won his first ever road race at the 2015 3M Half Marathon in Austin, and followed up that effort with a 10th place finish at the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon in Duluth, MN where he earned an Olympic Trials qualifying time for the marathon. After competing in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, Will has since gone on to earn three top 10 finishes at USATF National Championship events, and has qualified once again for the Olympic Trials in 2020. Perhaps most importantly, he helped RunLab win three consecutive Zilker Relays titles from 2015-2017. Notable 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, 2 time Olympic Trials Qualifier (2016 and 2020), 3 time top 10 finisher at USATF Championship events, PRs of 2:15:43 in the marathon (CIM) and 1:04:16 (Garry Bjorklund) in the half marathon. Will currently works full-time as a software developer for FantasyPros, but still can’t seem to find a way to win any of his fantasy football leagues.
ROAD 5K & 10K
Born and raised in Southern California, JT Sullivan took his talents to Stanford University, where he was a steeplechase specialist and 3 x All-American. Upon leaving The Farm with personal bests of 4:00.02 in the mile, 7:57 in the 3k, 8:37 in the steeplechase, and 13:52 in the 5k, JT made the move to Austin, Texas to continue pursuing his distance running dreams in 2013. JT has since compiled 3 runner-up finishes at the Thundercloud Turkey Trot, a couple of top-5 performances at the Statesman Cap10k, and multiple Zilker Relays championships. However, his proudest running accomplishment is taking home the team title in the 2018 and 2019 Hood to Coast Relay in Portland, OR….a feat he hopes to repeat with the RunLab squad in 2020.
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. In 2019, Rory Qualified for a second time for the US Olympic Marathon trials by running a new PR of 2:16:25 at the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. When not running, Rory likes to spend time with his dog Bella, watch movies, and eat Mexican food!
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.
MARATHON AND ULTRA RACING
Lucky enough to be a part of a great running program in high school, Lorin not only went on to win the 2007 Texas 4a State Championship in the mile but also went on to earn a track scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin. Lorin graduated from the The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in business. While still attending UT, he began coaching distance running at St. Stephen’s Episcopal school where he would coach student-athletes to break school records in the 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter, 3200 meter, 5000 meter, 4×400 meters, and 4×800 meters. Lorin has a marathon best of 2:37:05 (5:59 per mile pace) run at the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon. He ran his first 100 miler in 17 hours 30 minutes (10:15 per mile pace) in Flagstaff, Arizona in September 2018. He ran the 2019 Boston Marathon in 2:37:59. He also has three top 10 finishes (5th, 7th, and 10th) in the Capital 10,000, the largest 10k in Texas, with the latest two being 2016 and 2017.
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