My name is Alex Dantzler, and I am a senior in chemical engineering from Houston, TX. I will be your President for the coming year. I ran cross country and track at Cy-Ridge high school for four years, but now I have laid back the pace and focused on the more important aspects of running-- community and camaraderie.
I once quit soccer because I thought it was too much running, and I was the goalie! Somehow, 4 years later I picked up distance running and haven't stopped since. I'm a third year biomedical engineering major at UT who's trying to get into medical school (lol @ me), and I've been with TRC since day 1 of college. After running track and cross country in high school, I've run 3 half marathons, 1 full marathon, 1 Capital to Coast Relay, 2 Texas Independence Relays, and I actually just ran across the country for cancer (ask me about it). My goal for this year is to run the Houston marathon and qualify for Boston!
I’m a third year MPA major from a small town nobody knows about called La Vernia, TX. In high
school, I ran cross country and track, but I thought anything over 3 miles was waaaay too long. Since
then, TRC has poisoned me, and I’ve now run both C2C and TIR relays and finished my first half
marathon. Outside of running, I religiously watch the old TV show Survivor (if you don’t remember it,
you’re missing out), and I’m probably the only person you know who likes country music.
Hey my name is Hannah VanEgmond and I'm the secretary for the 2018-2019 school year. I'm a third year Business major from Friendswood, Texas. I started running cross country in 7th grade and ran competitively for my high school all four years. I joined the track team my sophomore year of high school but let's be real, running fast is hard so that didn't work out. I am always down to run 5ks or 10ks... but most likely just the 5ks. My goal for this year is to complete my first full marathon so prayers plz. Besides running, I enjoy playing guitar, eating fried chicken, and doing all those basic Austin-y things.
Hey I’m Kyle and I’m gonna be putting y’all to work this year! (Don’t worry, it’ll be for a good cause!) I’m a Junior in Mechanical Engineering from Cypress, Texas. I’ve been running competitively since 7th grade and I plan to be saying that until the day I die. So far with TRC I’ve done C2C, NIRCA XC and TIR—things I never would’ve been able to do without this club. My goal this year is to create opportunities for TRC to become involved in the Austin community while growing closer as a group. When I’m not running, studying or getting injured you can find me doing anything outdoorsy, playing guitar, and cheering on Texas Football. I’m excited to get to know y’all this year so dust off the ol’ running shoes and come say hi!
Hey y'all my name is Brittany Phillips and I'm your social chair for this year! I'm a sophomore studying biology from Cedar Park, Texas. I ran cross country and track all through high school and am excited to further my running career. I'm hoping to do some fun 13.1s this year and my goal is to do my first marathon! I love anything outdoors so I'm always up for a hike, bike ride, climb, or frisbee. I have so many things planned for this semester, so get ready to see way too much of me.
My name is Kausthub "Kau" (like moo) Poondi, and I am the TRC webmaster. I am a senior in Computer Engineering from Plano, Texas. I was an orchestra kid all of high school, but I decided to quit that life and start running in college. My running goal this year is to not get injured (yes, I am serious). Outside of running, you'll probably find me in the EER. My goal is to make this website a great resource for potential club members and actives, so let me know if you have any suggestions, and I will try to make it happen! Also that^^ picture of me is probably the coolest I will every look my entire life. I peaked in that picture.
My name is Katherine Deegan and I am one of the three running captains for the 2018-2019 school year. I’m a sophomore studying mechanical engineering from McKinney, Texas. Although I never ran for my school growing up, distance running has always been one of my favorite pastimes. I ran my first 2 half marathons my senior year of high school and have since participated in C2C and TIR with TRC this past year. Beside running, I love to do basically anything outdoors, cook (& eat), and reference episodes of Friends constantly. Running club has been such a great community for me and I have met so many awesome people. I can’t wait for another fantastic year!
Hey I’m Daniel and I’m excited to be one of the three running captains this year. I’m a sophomore from Houston studying aerospace engineering. I joined running club at the beginning of my freshman year and have loved running with a ton of awesome people. Besides running, I’m involved in the Longhorn Rocketry Association, and I like to hike, play the violin and practice my other secret skills (like tap dancing, shhh). My goal this year is to get to know every one of y’all and help to foster the sense of community that makes TRC so awesome.
My name is Will Easterby and I am one of the three running captains. I am a sophomore in computer engineering from Houston, TX. I've enjoyed running my entire life, but I really got into it in high school when I started running cross country and long distance track. Distance running is definitely my forte. I've ran 3 half marathons and one full marathon, and my goal for this year is to get a Boston qualifying time at the Houston marathon in January. Outside of running, I enjoy hiking, and I even do a little bit of rock climbing (but I'm not very good at it).
My name is William Valero, but you can call me Will. I'm from San Antonio, Texas, and I'm a third year here at UT (majoring in "It's Complicated"). I was Track Captain my junior and senior year of high school as well as Cross Country Captain my senior year. I love running long distance to stay in shape, but my favorite season is Track season. My favorite events are the 400 and 4x4, but I've ran the 100, 4x1, 800 and the Mile as well. Running aside, my hobbies include biking (aka my transportation), ultimate (ask about TRC Ultimate), basketball (prone to ankle injury), swimming (I just learned how to swim this summer!) video games (the cake is a lie), making music (rep UTalent Records) and hanging out with friends (let's get the socials rolling). I look forward to another year with TRC, and most definitely C2C and TIR!