Meet the RISE Elite Team

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Nell Rojas

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments: 2x 1st American women at the Boston Marathon, finishing 6th in 2021 and 10th in 2022

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials? To qualify for the US Olympic Team.

Fun Fact About You: I have a dog called Babs who hates going outside.


World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/nell-rojas-14320192

Instagram Handle @nell_rojas_running

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Lauren Goss

 

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/lauren-hurley-14747968

Instagram Handle @laurengoss

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Molly Grabill

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/molly-grabill-14462725

Instagram Handle @mollyjgrabill

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Hiruni Wijayaratne

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/sri-lanka/hiruni-wijayaratne-14404179

Instagram Handle @hiruni_w

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Bryn Morales

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/bryn-morales-14909370

Instagram Handle @brynmora

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Sarah Piampiano

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/sarah-piampiano-14423980

Instagram Handle @spiampiano

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Brianna Boehmer

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/briana-boehmer-14737576

Instagram Handle @briboehmer

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Heather Oliva

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Qualifying and running in the 2020 Olympic Trials. 


Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

I want to compete and surround myself with women at the highest level. When I surround myself with women faster than me, it helps raise my bar higher: I’m here to find out how high my bar is. 

 

Fun Fact About You: 

I am a mom of 2 boys. 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/heather-oliva-14909376

 

Instagram Handle @heather_oliva1

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Cristina McKnight

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments: 

PR’s: 15k - 52:47, Half - 1:16:04, Full - 2:40:02

49th at US 2020 Olympic Trials

South Carolina 15k record holder (MCG Long Run 2020)


Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

I feel like I have the potential to run under 2:37 and there is nothing more fulfilling in life than giving your best effort and working towards your dreams! 
 

Fun Fact About You: 

I have never ate a fast food burger in my life!
 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/cristina-mcknight-14875853

Instagram Handle @cristina_mcknight_

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Ruby Wyles

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments: Not much so far but I have big goals!


Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials? To qualify for the Great Britain Olympic Team. I hope to compete with the best of the best and celebrate this sport through racing.


 

Fun Fact About You: I've lived on my own since I was age 15, just me and my cat.
 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/great-britain-ni/ruby-wyles-14924260

Instagram Handle @rwyles_xctf

Katie Watson

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/katie-watson-14507129

Instagram Handle @kwatsrun

Luis Orta

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:
Running 2:59:17 for the marathon at CIM in 2021.

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Watching the Olympics on TV changed my life. During the '92 Olympics Ximena Restrepo became the first Colombian to earn a bronze medal in any running event. Watching her inspired me to become a runner. As a result of this experience, I believe in representation and the power to positively change someone's life through athletics. I hope to one day represent Colombia in an international field so others, like me, can be inspired. 

Fun Fact About You: 
 I share my birthday with my husband and our cat! 

World Athletics Page: 
https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/ana-maria-de-vries-14585822 

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Dan Nestor

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/daniel-nestor-14462041

Instagram Handle

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Matt Fox

 

 

Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://worldathletics.org/athletes/australia/matthew-fox-14179683

Instagram Handle @mattinglisfox

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Top Running Accomplishments:

Why do you want to run the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Fun Fact About You: 

 

World Athletics Page: 

https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/katie-watson-14507129

 

Instagram Handle @ortaluis15

Ana Maria Cohen