Officers 2016-2017

Meet the 2017-2018 Season Officers


 President

Will Herriman  (Herriman.3@osu.edu)

Year:  Senior
Major: Business: Finance
Hometown:  Dublin, Ohio
Favorite Event:  800 m
Membership:  Competitive
Running Background: My running career began back in 6th grade when I decided sitting on my butt all day was a terrible way to make friends. Though I like to run both cross country and track, I’d have to say track is my preferred season because of the 800m and the 400m hurdles, both of which are painful. I didn’t actually start off as a mid-distance runner though, mostly because I was way too lazy to do anything farther than 400 meters until my sophomore year of high school, when I got put in a 4×8 team that miraculously made it to states. I decided to go to The Ohio State University where I discovered a great group of people who loved to run. Though I peaked in high school, I joined first semester of my freshman year back when President John Lin was a thing and haven’t looked back since. Hope to see you all on runs this year! Burn it down!
Other Hobbies: I am an avid eater of PB&Js and soups and my roommates don’t know that I can also cook things but just decide not to. I like to pretend I can play basketball well and enjoy pretty much any physical activity.


 Co-Vice President (Head of Racing)

Tessa Dombi (Dombi.3@osu.edu) 

Year: Senior
Major: Communication
Hometown:  Medina, Ohio
Favorite Event:  5k
Membership:  Competitive
Running Background: 2015 (XC): Competed in 3 meets … Finished 43rd at the PSAC Championships with a time od 23:56.3 … went on in a career first at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Cross Country Championships with personal best of 22:32.0 finishing 42nd…PSAC Scholar Athlete and All American Academic.
2015 (Outdoor): Qualified for PSAC Championships in 5000m and placed 19th with 19:15.98 time… Set personal bests in both the 1500m (5:08.69) and the 5000m (18:31.53)… PSAC Scholar Athlete.
2014-15 (Indoor): Qualified for PSAC Championships in the 5000m and ran a season best time of 18:42.44… placed 9th and ran a career best 5:37.04 in the mile at the 2015 Al Hall Freedom Games… ran a career best 10:55.10 in the 3000m at the Kent State Tune Up…PSAC Scholar Athlete.
2014 (XC): Competed in four meets… Finished a season best of 13th and ran a season best of 22:52.5 at the Don Cathcart Invitational… Finished 24:24.3 at the PSAC Championships…PSAC Scholar Athlete.
High School: Lettered four times in both cross country and track at Medina HS in Ohio.
Middle School: State qualifier.
Other Hobbies:  Is happily a member in Cause 4 Paws as a puppy sitter to train dogs to become service animals for children, Furthering the love for dogs with also being a member in Pets for Vets as a patriot partner. Employed at Boyert’s greenhouse and farm, Ethyl and Tank and Under Armor.  Loves kayaking dogs and Taco Tuesdays.


Co-Vice President (Head of Social)

David Rose (rose.1028@osu.edu)

Year: Junior

Major: Environmental Policy(Pre-law)

Hometown: Westland, Michigan

Membership: Competitive

Favorite Event: 4x400m

Running Background:  8th-grade David thought track and field would be a good way to stay in shape for football and basketball.  Lo and behold 7 years, thousands of miles, and a marathon later, I am now the work hard, play hard, run hard guy you see before you.

Other hobbies:  I have a special place in my heart for cornhole, my music (Spotify playlists are fire), and snowboarding.  And if I’m not at running club, one can usually find me at my fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.


Treasurer

Becca Orgorzaly

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Year: Junior

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Hometown: Brunswick, Ohio Membership: Competitive

Running Background: I started running in the 7th grade when I went to the intro cross country meeting with a friend, only because she was giving me a ride home after school. She convinced me to sign up and go to the first practice, and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with everything running has to offer. After winning state as a team my freshman year of high school, I decided to let go of other sports (basketball and softball) to focus on running, to see where it could take me. I haven’t looked back since then, and I don’t regret my decision. I love racing (long-distance), so I’m happy to have this opportunity to continue running competitively at OSU. This will be my second year with Running Club, and I’m looking forward to seeing where all our hard work takes us!


Secretary


Webmaster

Evan Sergent (sergent.31@osu.edu)

Year:  Sophomore
Major:  Business: Marketing (Minors in Design and Studio Art)
Hometown:  Amherst, Ohio
Favorite Event: 8k (Cross Country)
Membership:  Competitive
Running Background: In 7th grade, my parents told me I could either keep doing (and sucking at) soccer, or I could join the Cross Country team. I chose to run Cross Country because I was way better at chasing the ball than doing anything with it. Seven years and 3 teams later, I’m still running competitively and enjoying every moment of it. 

Other Hobbies:  Painting, drawing, writing, and photography are all things that I’m very passionate about. I’m a music and art nerd, so I spend a lot of my free time talking about those things. I also enjoy outdoorsy things such as hiking, rock climbing, and casually trespassing to find interesting places. 


Racing Committee

Victoria (Vicky) Evankovich

Year: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Waterford, PA
Favorite Event: 6K (Cross Country), 4 X 800 (Track)
Membership: Competitive
Running Background: I started running cross country back in 7th grade on what I later learned was a fractured foot. Despite the hobbley mess that was my first season, I continued running between my soccer seasons, and after middle school, I quit soccer to join the cross country team. I can’t say I haven’t looked back; soccer made me want to throw up a lot less, but I am glad I stuck with running. I moved up from a solid-not-close-to-varsity-kicked-off-the-big-kids’-relay JV runner to a state qualifier in cross and track. It took me a lot longer to fall in love with track, but the relays and the amazing teams I’ve gotten to be a part of have really helped me find my place (anywhere with a baton in hand). This is my third year as a competitive member of running club, and I can’t wait to see what the new season will bring!
Other Hobbies: I am passionate about attempting to cook, spending my rent money on tattoos, and hanging out with my goats (they are the best running buddies).

 

 


 Social Committee

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Year: Sophomore
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Membership: Competitive
Favorite Event: Half Marathon/ Any Cross Country Race
Running Background:  I started running the end of my senior year of high school.  I decided to do track because my best friend Morgan was on the team and convinced me it would be fun.  I used to run every once in a while before that, but nothing serious.  Once I started racing I fell in love with the sport.  I wasn’t very good in the beginning and I’m still not the best, but I love running because I can put the work in and I continue to see results.  The Running Club has helped push me to work harder and has been a great outlet when it comes to the stressful life of an engineering major.
Other Hobbies: I was a dancer for most of my life and I used to dance competitively in genres ranging from contemporary/lyrical to Spanish Flamenco dance.  I also have been really into art all my life.  I love to do portrait drawings and paintings and sometimes landscapes.  Most of my landscape drawings consist of images of Toronto (aka the 6).  I also did diving towards the end of high school.

 

Daisy Opka 

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Year: Senior
Major: Animal Sciences
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (kind of)
Membership: Competitive
Favorite Event: 200 Meter Dash
Running Background:  Competitive Running Background: I’ve pretty much played soccer my entire life, so in a way running has always been a part of me (c’mon soccer players run a lot). Officially, I started track in the 7th grade and wanted to compete in every event. I mainly did 100, 200, 400 and 100HH in junior high, occasionally I would be thrown in a relay or field event and my last 2 years of high school I competed in the heptathlon. When I got to high school, I didn’t run track until my sophomore year because I wanted to play soccer instead and they were during the same season. Just like in junior high, I pretty much did everything under the sun in high school that was 400M or less and didn’t involve throwing anything. State qualifier my junior year in the 200M, didn’t qualify my senior year due to hamstring issues. I had a go with the varsity team here, but the coach and I came to an understanding and I walked away. My lovely sophomore year roommate, Emma Dalan, got me to join running club for the spring semester that year and I haven’t looked back since.
Other Hobbies: Soccer, hammocking, Netflix, lifting, biking, dogs of all shapes, black coffee. Also, Lego Star Wars.

 


Female Sprint Captain

spring capts

Emma Dalan

(Dalan.1@osu.edu)

Year: Senior
Majors: Microbiology
Memberships:  Competitive

Hometowns: Warrenville, IL

Favorite Events: 400M Hurdles

Running Backgrounds: I started track and field in high school and continued onto NIRCA at OSU.

Other Hobbies: I enjoy working out, dogs, and eating.


Male Sprint Captain