Two-time Falmouth Elite Mile champion, Craig Engels finished 4th in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m, missing the Olympic team by one place. There was similar heartbreak at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials where Craig finished 4th in the 800m and 5th in the 1500m. In 2019 he was the national champion in both the 1-Mile and the 1500m and at the 2019 World Athletics Championships 1500m, Craig finished 10th in one of the fastest championships 1500m on record.
Mason Ferlic will represent the U.S. at the 2020 Olympics in the steeplechase before heading to Falmouth a week later to run the Falmouth Elite Mile. Ferlic was a three-time All-American at the University of Michigan. Ferlic is the 2016 NCAA Steeplechase Champion and competed for the U.S. at the 2019 World Athletics Cross Country Championships. He currently trains with five-time Olympian and Falmouth Elite Mile two-time runner up Nick Willis.
The 2019 Pan-Am Games silver medalist in the 1500m, Johnny Gregorek holds the second fastest indoor mile time in the U.S. with his 3:49.98 mark set at Boston University in 2019. Unofficially the world-record-holder for the Blue Jean Mile, Johnny ran 4:06.25 in jeans and raised more than $35,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in memory of his brother Patrick. A graduate of Columbia University, Johnny grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts.
Jeremy Hernandez was the first DIII runner to break the 4 minute barrier indoors, setting the National Record & school record, when he crossed the finish line in 3:59.01 at the NCAA Division I BU Last Chance Invitational in 2018. An All-American while running Ramapo College, Hernandez now runs with the NJNYTC.
Daniel Herrea has dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship and holds the Mexican mile record of 3:56.13, a time he hopes to improve this year in Falmouth. He was the 2018 and 2019 Bring Back the Mile Champion.
The 2019 NCAA DII National Champion in the 1500m and six-time All-American, Brett Meyer ran the fastest-ever indoor mile on Kansas soil this year (3:58.39) to break Jim Ryun’s 3:58.8 from 1967. A multi-sport athlete in high school, Meyer focused on cross country and track at Fort Hays State and each year consistently improved his indoor mile personal best from 4:26 to 4:04.23 as a senior. He currently is an assistant cross country and track coach at FHSU.
Drew Piazza grew up in Danvers, Massachusetts and ran for the University of New Hampshire and Virginia Tech. A top finisher in the 800m at USATF and NCAA DI Championships, Piazza competed in the 800m at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track Trials.
Bryce Richards set personal bests in the 800m, mile and the 1500m this year. Richards grew up in Mundelein, Wisconsin, where he was a two-time All-American at the USATF Junior Championships. He ran for Kansas University.
Olympian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot , ‘CPT’, is a four-time 1500m Canadian national champion. He won the bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games 1500m.
PC: Julien Garvi
A volunteer assistant coach at the University of Washington, Alli Cash set world leading indoor marks in the mile this winter, running a 4:30.67. She missed the Trials due to injury, but is back in action running strong. Cash was an All-American at the University of Oregon.
An All-American and NCAA DI DMR champion at Georgetown University, Katrina Coogan was also a member of the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship Team as a freshman. Coogan recently ran the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track Trials and will race both the ASICS Falmouth Road Race and the Falmouth Elite Mile. Coogan is coached by her dad, Olympian Mark Coogan.
The 2019 NCAA 1500m Champion while running for Oklahoma State, Sinclaire Johnson kept the momentum going a month later by finishing fourth in the 1,500m (4:03.27 personal best) at the USATF National Championships. At the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track Trials, Johnson ran the 800m/1,500m double, finishing 12th in the 1500m.
2020 British Olympian Amy-Eloise Markovc competed in the 5000m finishing ninth in her heat in a personal best 15:03.22. Markovc was the 2021 European Indoor Champion in the 3000m this year and runner-up in the 5000m at the National Championships. At the 2021 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in New York City, she broke the British Two Mile indoor record, running 9:30.69. She ran for the University of Washington and was named Pac-12 Cross-Country Athlete of the Year.
Taryn Rawlings set personal bests in the mile (4:28.93) and the 1500m (4:05.02) this past July, while winning both races. An All-American at the University of Portland, Rawlings finished 4th in the 2019 NCAA D1 Indoor Mile Championships and ninth in the 1500m. She is now based in Flagstaff and runs with the Dark Sky Distance team.
The 2018 Falmouth Elite Mile runner-up, Schlachtenhaufen won two indoor Ivy League mile titles for Dartmouth and holds the school 1500m record. At the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track Trials 1500m, she finished 5th.
At Point Park University, Anna Shields was the NAIA Athlete of the Year in outdoor track, indoor track and cross country. She earned 10 national titles and 15 All-American accolades. In high school she set the Connecticut mile record and was an indoor national champion in the 5K.
Finishing second at the 2021 DI NCAA 5,000m championships, All-American Katie Wasserman broke Notre Dame’s school record, previously held by Olympian Molly Huddle, recording a 15:28.68. Wasserman competed for Columbia University as an undergraduate, earning All-Ivy honors.