FTHR USATF Team Members

Here are the bios of our current From the Heart Racing USATF Team captains and members.

FTHR USATF Team Members
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Team Captains

Brittany Telke USATF Team

Brittany Telke | Women’s Team Captain

Current Hometown: Bristol, CT
Job Title: Physical Therapist
Favorite race: Red Dress Run, West Hartford, CT
High School/College: Terryville High, Uconn undergrad and Sacred Heart University for graduate studies
Favorite motivational quote: “What you think you become.”
Race PRs: 1500m 4:33, Mile 4:59, 3000m 9:46, 5K 17:06, Marathon 3:07

Ryan O’Connor |Men’s Team Captain

Current Hometown: Bristol, CT
Job: Carpenter
Favorite race: Lake Michigan Marathon
High School/College: Bristol Central High School
Favorite motivational quote: “Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”
Race PRs: 1mile: 5:02 5k: 17:04, 5mile 27:36, 1/2 Marathon: 1:18:36, Marathon 3:05:27

USATF Team Members

Ryan Acey

Ryan Acey USATF Team

Current Hometown: Plainville, CT
Job: Substitute Teacher
Favorite Race: 3000m High School/College: Plainville High/ Post University
Quote: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”- Steve Prefontaine
Race PR’s: 5k- 16:17 10k: 35:15 13.1: 1:24:02

Kassandra Banks

Current Hometown: Wethersfield, CT
Job: Sales Associate at Marshall’s and Assistant Cromwell High School Cross Country Coach
Favorite Race: Faxon Law Half Marathon in Fairfield CT, 2017
School: Wethersfield High School/Eastern Connecticut State University Favorite motivational quote: “In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” -Shalane Flanagan
PRs: 1 mile 5:44 (2019) 5k 19:15 (2017) half-marathon 1:34:23 (2017)

Harrison Brooks

Current Hometown: Stratford, CT 
Job Title: Press Secretary 
Favorite Race: Fairfield Half Marathon 
High School: Stratford High School
College: Eastern Connecticut State University 
Favorite Quote: “Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith.”
PRs: 5K: 17:50 10 mile: 1:15:16 Half Marathon: 1:37:13 

Haley Knox

Current hometown: Bristol, CT
Job Title: Data Engineer @ Cigna
Favorite race: 3k SC because the water-pit is fun to jump into & watch others jump into!
HS/college: Bristol Central / ECSU
Favorite motivational quote: “Keep showing up.” -Des Linden
Race PRs: 800m – 2:22 1500m – 4:55 3k SC – 11:29 5k – 19:58

Sherri Odell

Current Hometown: Litchfield, CT
Job Title: Community Wellness Dietitian at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Favorite Race: White Memorial 5k XC Race Series
High School/College: The Gilbert School/University of Saint Joseph
Favorite Motivational Quote: “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.”  By Ronald Rook
Race PR’s:
5k-Jingle Bell Run 5k (December 2019)-19:37
Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial 5 mile Road Race-November 2019- 32:11
Goshen Turkey Trot 10k November 2019-41:38
Hilacious Half Marathon-November 2019-1:33:13
Hogsback Half Marathon 2017-1:32:35-Best Time Roxbury Marathon November 2019-3:30:21 (Hilly!)
Savin Rock Marathon March 2018-3:21:56-Best Time

Marc Raby

Marc Raby USATF Team

Current Hometown: Southington, CT
Job Title: Development Engineer
Favorite race: TBD
High School/College: Xavier High School/University of Connecticut
Favorite motivational quote: “When have you done something for the first time”
Race PRs: 100 Miles: 27:40, Marathon: 3:56, Half Marathon: 1:47, Worlds Toughest Mudder: 55miles

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