Career Highlights

Career highlights

Ultrarunning highlights

Past champion of the following races:

  • Catoctin 50K
  • Holiday Lake 50K
  • Mountain Masochist 50 miler
  • JFK 50 Miler
  • The Groundhog Classic 50 Miler
  • Rattlesnake 50K
  • Uwharrie 40 Mile Mountain Run
  • New River Challenge Off-road Triathalon (Bike, canoe and run)
Finisher of more than 80 ultramarathons

One of nine women to ever complete The BEAST ultramarathoning race series

Women's record holder on West Virginia's 302-mile long Allegheny Trail (7 days, 6 hours)

Tri-holder of the women's record on the South Beyond 6000, a nearly 300 mile long run across five mountain ranges with the summit of forty peaks in excess of 6000' feet elevation (6 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes) Read more

First American and 2nd overall woman in the 250 km Jungle Marathon in equatorial Brazil

Professional Recognitions:
  • VIC and/or BRC Cross Country Coach of the Year, 2010-2114
  • AmSECT International President’s Award   March 2002
  • Sixth European Congress of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology
    • Invited Speaker Award     June1995  Waterloo, Belgium
  • AmSECT International President's Award   April 1994
  • AmSECT International Perfusionist of the Year   March 1991
  • AmSECT International Award of Excellence   March 1989
  • AmSECT President's Award  March 1989
Career Experience:
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Women's Athletic Chaplain, Liberty University
  • Cardiovascular perfusionist
  • Developer of online medical education
  • Motivation/Inspirational speaker
  • Author
  • High school teacher/coach

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