Since graduating from WWU in 2017, Andrew has spent the last two seasons in Rocky Mountain National Park as a maintenance person for the Park Service, and spent a lot of the off season traveling with his partner (and BDP teammate) Brittany, in their VW van. Andrew is a very occasional distributor to Citius Mag (having written on NCAA D-II T&F, the relationship between public lands and distance athletes, as well as the party that is Club XC Nationals).
One of Andrew’s fondest running memories includes the Great NW Athletic Conference T&F Championships in 2015. “I was doubling back in the 5k after the steeplechase the day before. I was a sophomore and had barely qualified to be in the meet. We were down by just a few points to heavily favored Alaska-Anchorage, and as the 5K was the second-to-last event, and one of their best, it was up to me and the others guys from my team in that race to try and make up those points. My plan was to serve as a pacer for my teammates, helping anybody who might fall off the lead pack to hang on and get back in position. In the last couple of laps, with the entire team spread around the track screaming at us from every direction, I along with another teammate managed to push ourselves into the top 6 and overcome Alaska’s advantage. It was our turn, minutes after the finish, to scream at the guys in the 4×400 and when it was all over we’d won the meet by less than 5 points. It was the first time I’d felt I’d contributed to a team victory in a meaningful way, and there’s simply no better feeling.
- 3K – 8:23
- 3000m ST – 9:05
- 5K – 14:39
- 10K (XC) – 30:30
- 50K (Trail) – 3:27:52
- First & foremost, to continue enjoying the everyday task of training
- Sub-30 10K
- Sub-9 Steeple
- Make a US Team on the trails
- Qualify for the Olympic Trials in the Marathon, 2024
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A few of Andrew’s favorite things…
Chicken-fried steak breakfasts