Cleveland Park Store
|Travis Leyhe, Store Manager
Hometown: Taneytown, MD
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Travis could state that he dabbled with running on and off in college, but running really became vital to him more recently in 2012. Turning the exercise into a hobby, then a passion, Travis decided to enter a career centered on running and feels that he can directly relate to a slew of runners. With the marathon being his first race ever, he plans to continue to make that distance his focal point, but will race in shorter distances. He also aspires to enter the triathlon scene.
Favorite....Quote: "If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind." – Lao Tzu
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Jenna started running as a freshman in high school as a member of the cross country and track team. She soon fell in love with the sport and ran her first marathon senior year of high school. Now as a college student, Jenna just enjoys running for fun and to keep in shape, but plans to run more marathons in the future.
Favorite....Quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right" - Henry Ford
Hometown: Washington, DC
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Zach began running cross country in 8th grade as something to do when he wasn't playing baseball, but he quickly realized he enjoyed running a lot more, even though he wasn't any good at it to start. He ran for four years at Georgetown Day School in DC, and then ran track and cross country for Haverford College in PA (go Goats!), focusing on the 1500m and mile. Since graduating, he has been focusing on not getting horribly out of shape, hopping in some road and trail races for fun and perpetually making fanciful plans for a big heroic comeback to racing, which to date has not yet happened.
Favorite....Quote: Freshman: "So we don't take a day off from running each week?" ...Tom Donnelly (Haverford Coach): "Do you take a day off from eating?"
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Rene was a two sport athlete in Junior College. He played basketball and ran track at Montgomery College Rockville Campus. He currently is ranked top ten best times in 400m(49.3) and 800m (1:53.09) at Montgomery College. His 4x400m(3:19.34) team and 4x800m(7:57.51) team currently hold the school record for best time in the history of Montgomery College track and field. In 2008, Rene’s relay team was ranked 3rd in the nation in both 4x400m and 4x800m events. To end his Junior College career Rene’s relay team placed 4th at NJCAA Track and Field Championship and 4th in both the 4x400m and 4x800m events. Rene finished 8th in the 400m and 800m events at NJCAA nationals.
Favorite....Quote: “Get it done by any means.” – Coach Jamaal Schools
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Julie started her running career in middle school as a sprinter, and soon realized that was not her forte. In high school she discovered her love for long distance running, and ran her first half-marathon at the end of her senior year. She later went on to run cross-country and track for Denison University, and spent two summers coaching her former high-school team. Now that she is out of college, Julie enjoys running for pleasure but hopes to soon get back into racing half-marathons.
Favorite....Quote: "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have" -Vince Lombardi
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Alex started running in high school after never even thinking about running before. She became part of a small distance team for Winter Track and worked hard in that New England weather to build distance. This got her into cross country where Alex really found her passion for running distance. During her senior year, Alex ran her first half marathon. Since then, Alex has run over three dozen half marathons. It is her favorite distance and she continues to add more races each year. Alex just loves to run! She trains on her own and still gets so much excitement lacing up her sneakers each morning.
Favorite....Quote: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Karen's running career began when she made the middle school track team and got her first pair of real running shoes. These days her run training is mixed in with swimming and a lot of biking. She believes in the power of the group workout for motivation, especially when the weather is bad, has learned that drinking some Coke at the right time during a long race can change everything, and prefers a trail in the woods to a sidewalk. Karen also serves as an Assistant Coach with PRR Training Programs.
Favorite....Quote: Nothing worth doing is ever easy.