FCRC Competitive Racing Team

This year, FCRC is introducing a Competitive Racing Team (CRT). The goal of the racing team is to encourage competitive performance, recognize talented runners within the club (who may be competing at a high level while juggling a full time job/families/life), and in doing so, increase the visibility of the running club at races.

(Scroll down for team members)

Team members requirements

  • Represent the club in at least 4 races, one of which must be FireKracker 5k, Horsetooth Half, or Resolution Run

  • Volunteer for at least 2 club events, one of which must be a club race including tortoise and hare. Participation in a committee will fulfill the full requirement.

Benefits to Members

  • Supportive team environment for training, including group training meetups

  • Opportunity to represent the running club!

  • Potential future support opportunities for elite level performance

Selection Criteria & Term

  • All members achieve a minimum 70% age graded performance (you can check your performance here) during the qualifying window from January 1, 2019 through application close on May 7, 2021. Tryouts are optional and you are able to submit any race(s) that achieve the qualifying standard during the qualifying window.

  • Selected team will be active through the end of 2021, but will have to re-apply for 2022 at which point, all future teams will have yearly terms

2021 Team Members


Jerry Blair

Age: 65

Hometown: Sturgis, SD

College: CSU, CU, & NDSU

Personal Records: 

2:45:53 Denver (‘86)

Evergreen 5K 15:48 (‘88)

10k: 32:30

Half Marathon: 1:12


Weston Christensen

Age: 26

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: South Dakota State University

Personal Records: 

5k 15:40 *during triathlon

10k 31:36 *during duathlon

Half marathon 1:15:29

Marathon 2:40:16


Matt Drake

Age: 32

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

College: Regis University, CU Boulder

Personal Records: 

1 mile: 4:59

5k: 16:29

8k: 26:48 (xc)

10k: 34:38 (xc)

10 mi: 54:34

1/2 marathon: 1:14:26

Marathon: 2:42:28


Grant Fischer

Age: 26

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: Colorado State University

Personal Records: 

Mile: 4:14 (4:08 converted)

3,000m: 8:10 (7:58 converted)

5,000m: 13:44

10,000m: 28:45

Half Marathon: 63:27

Marathon: 2:15:32


Joe Gianetto

Age: 30

Hometown: Loveland, CO

Personal Records: 

Mile: 5:00 

5k: 17:43

10k: 37:27

Half Marathon: 1:25:07

Marathon: 3:00:25


Michael Groves

Age: 42

Hometown: Monroe, MI

College: Concordia University

Personal Records: 

1,600: 4:58

5k: 16:28

10k: 34:??

Half Marathon: 1:31:??


Rob Jenson

Age: 31

Hometown: Anderson, Alaska & Bemidji, Minnesota

College: University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Wyoming, and Colorado State University

Personal Records: 

800: 1:55

Mile: 4:20ish (road race, slight downhill…4:30 on the track)

5,000: 15:40 (course was probably 200 meters short..16:25 is more legit)

Half: 1:17


Andrew Lesser

Age: 30

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

College: Colorado State University

Personal Records: 

5K: 14:25

10K: 30:03

Half Marathon: 1:04:31

Marathon: 2:19:12

Planned 2021 Races: 

Classic 10K

Monumental Marathon

Resolution Run


Adrian Macdonald

Age: 32

Hometown: Westwood, MA

College: Gettysburg College

Personal Records: 

200: 24.97

800: 1:55:4 

Mile: 4:12.78

Marathon: 2:25:59

50 Miles (trail): 6:22:13


Matthew Marshall

Age: 27

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

College: Regis University of Tennessee

Personal Records: 

Mile: 4:21

5K: 15:45

8K: 25:34


Noah Schaich

Age: 24

Hometown: Milton, GA

College: Georgia Tech

Personal Records: 

Marathon: 2:52:14


Rick Schulte

Age: 29

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: Santa Clara University

Personal Records: 

Mile: 4:43

5k: 16:55

10k: 35:51

Half marathon: 1:20:16

Marathon: 2:46:43


Paul Sobczyk

Age: 28

Hometown: Loveland, CO

College: University of Tulsa

Personal Records: 

Mile: 5:08

5k: 18:00

Half Marathon: 1:24:26


Silas Thompson

Age: 27

Hometown: Pagosa Springs, CO

Personal Records: 

10k: 37:08

Half marathon: 1:31:02

Marathon: 3:22:06


Jason Toth

Age: 43

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Personal Records: 

1m: 4:39

5k: 17:05

10k: 36:09

10m: 58:10


Kyle Williams

Age: 31

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: Colorado State University

Personal Records: 

5k: 18:05



Jessica Cunningham

Age: 30

Hometown: Loveland, CO

College: Hastings College

Personal Records: 

5K: 18:28

Half Marathon: 1:33:16

Marathon: 3:43:40


Carolyn Donoghue

Age: 55

Hometown: Whippany, NJ

College: Otterbein University

Personal Records: 

Low 18s for 5k way back

5:20 mile way back

Half Marathon: 1:36:05 half marathon

Recent PRs in her 50s, 6:03 mile. 1:40 half marathon, 21:17 5k.


Kelly Dumesnil

Age: 32

Hometown: Loveland, OH

College: Ohio State University

Personal Records: 

Mile: 5:56


10K: 41:08

Half Marathon: 1:29:40

Marathon: 3:17:59


Jennifer Fishman

Age: 29

Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

College: Virginia Tech

Personal Records: 

5k: 19:32

10k: 41:15

Half Marathon: 1:27:16

Marathon: 3:19:55


Rachel Hulse

Age: 29

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: St Olaf College

Personal Records: 

5K: 18:06

10K: 37:44


Nikki Matthews

Age: 34

Hometown: Kiowa, CO

College: Colorado State University

Personal Records: 

5k: 19:35

10k: 42:05

Half Marathon: 1:34:06

Marathon: 3:23:29


Taylor Robinson

Age: 31

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY

College: University of Wyoming

Personal Records: 

5K: 19:48

10K: 41

Half Marathon: 1:26.04

Marathon: 3:12.42


Taylor Sawyer

Age: 25

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

College: University of Tennessee

Personal Records: 

5k: 19:58

1500: 5:19

8k: 33:57

1,000: 3:20

400: 57 (high school)


Allie Sibole

Age: 28

Hometown: Eugene, OR

College: Santa Clara University

Personal Records: 

800m: 2:16

1500m: 4:34

3000m: 10:18

5k (XC): 18:04

6k (XC): 22:28


Cat Stadie

Age: 30

Hometown: Calimesa, CA

College: Colorado State University

Personal Records: 

Boston Marathon: 3:12:54

Bozeman Half Marathon 2019: 1:31:53

Hideaway 100k: first female, second overall 



Kierann Toth

Age: 37

Hometown: Wahpeton, ND

College: Harvard University

Personal Records: 

Mile: 5:07

5k: 17:37

10k: 37:43

Half Marathon: 1:26


Heli Uusitalo

Age: 54

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: University of Oulu, Finland

Personal Records: 

5K: 23:02

10K: 47:02

Half Marathon: 1:40:15

Marathon: 3:30:06


Ruth Waller

Age: 37

Hometown: Manchester, England/ Fort Collins, CO

College: McNeese State/ Baylor University

Personal Records: 

800m: 2:08.08

1500m: 4:24.44

5k: 17:23


LeAnn Williams

Age: 44

Hometown: Juniata, NE

College: Hastings College (Bachelor Degree), Univ. of Central Missouri (Masters Degree)

Personal Records: 

5K: 21:51

4 miler: 28:11

10K 45:34

Half Marathon: 1:39




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