Meet the Coaches

Head Coach- Ben Jacobs

  • 7+ years coaching experience
  •  Assistant Coach @ University of St. Thomas Assistant XC & Track
  •  USATF Level 1 Certified & RRCA
  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

5k- 14:50  10k- 30:59 1/2- 1:08:29 Full- 2:40

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Coach Victoria Phillippi

(Owner)

  • 6+ years of coaching experience
  • RRCA Certified Coach
  • Coached 50+ 1st time Boston Qualifiers
  • 11x Boston Qualifier

5k- 18:36   1/2- 1:27   Full- 3:13

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Coach Scott Sekelsky

(Personal Trainer)

  • Former NCAA Head Women’s Cross Country & Distance Track Coach
  • Non-runner, former smoker turned Boston Qualifier
  • 20 Years Run Coaching Experience
  •  18 Years Certified Personal Training Experience (American College of Sports Medicine)
  •  Master’s Runner, Ultra Marathoner, Boston Marathoner

5k 17:48 – 10k 38:56 – Half 1:23  – Full 3:11

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Coach Meghan Roth

  • 5+ years of Run Coaching Experience
  • Olympic Trials Qualifier
  • 5+ Years Experience Elite Marathoning
  • 5+ years experience Personal Training & Metabolic Coaching

 1/2 Marathon 1:19 – Marathon 2:44

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Coach Mary Thomas

  • Bachelor’s in Kinesiology
  • RRCA Certification
  • 3+ Years of Coaching Experience
  • Ironman & Boston Marathoner

1:30 Half    3:15 Marathoner

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Coach Briana

  • Bachelor’s in Kinesiology
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • RRCA Certified Coach
  • 5+ Years Coaching Experience

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Coach Jason Phillippi

  • 10+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Head XC & Distance Track Coach at UW-River Falls
  • USATF & RRCA Certified
  • Bachelors in Health & Human Performance
  • 5 x Boston Qualifier

5k- 15:28   1/2-  1:13   full- 2:46

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Coach Sam

Julian has over 10 years of running competitive experience, and he has dedicated his life to helping others achieve their goals.

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1 Mile – 4:21    5k – 14:57     8k– 25:00    10 Mile – 52:46


 

  • Assistant Cross Country & Track Coach UW- River Falls
  • Boston Qualifier x2
  • 10+ Years of running experience

Full- 2:40 

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Coach Kate Bucknam

  • Bachelor’s in Kinesiology
  • USATF Certified Coach
  • 4+ Years of Coaching Experience
  • DI Cross Country & Track Coach

1 mile- 4:53    5k (xc)- 17:34

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Coach Jessica

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • 5+ Years of Coaching Experience
  • Self Coached 4:24 down to 3:26 marathon

1:31 Half & 3:26 Full PR

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Coach Ed

  • 5+ years of Marathon & Half Marathon Pacing Experience
  • Helped thousands of athletes reach their goals pacing
  • Masters Runner (40+)

    2:45 Marathoner & 1:17 Half Marathoner

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Coach Tia

  • 9+ Years of Competitive Running
  • High School XC & Track Coaching Experience
  • 2x Boston Qualifier
  • 17:59 5k & 5:09 miler
  • Mom of 2

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Coach Toni

  • 4+ Years of Coaching Experience
  • RRCA Certified Coach
  • Boston Qualifier
  • Mom of 3

Full- 3:16 & Half- 1:35 

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Coach Ashley

  • 2+ Years of Coaching Experience
  • Assistant College Cross Country & Track Coach

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