ALLIANCE RUNNING TEAM

 

BYRON KIMMEL
TIPP CITY, OH

Byron Kimmel

A graduate of Brookville High School, Byron helped lead the 1991 team to SWBL and District Titles. Kimmel began running regularly in 2000 and returned to competitive racing. He won the first Arnold Schwarzenegger Pump and Run in Columbus, OH in 2001. That summer he was featured with two others in the August edition of Runners World in the Human Race section. Kimmel began Alliance Running in the summer of 2003 and was inducted into the Dayton Area Running Hall of Fame in September of 2003. Byron is also the head cross country coach at Tipecanoe High School. His personal best are 16:44 (5K), 34:53 (10K), and 1:18:52 (half marathon).


JEFF RAWLINS
TIPP CITY, OH

Jeff Rawlins

Jeff is one of the area’s all-time best road racers (14:12 5K and 29:20 10K).  He began running in high school after the Tipp City football coach told him he was too small for his team. Rawlis was all-Ohio in track and cross country for the Red Devils. He continued his running career for Malone College where he was a three time All-American.  He currently holds the Malone College record in the Marathon (2:17:39).  Rawlins is a 3 time Olympic Trials Qualifier in the MarathonJeff has been a force in road racing since graduating from Malone 1981. Jeff is a 1994 inductee of the Dayton Distance Running Hall of Fame in 1994.  In 2009, Rawlins won the USATF 10K championship for grand masters.

 

JACK LINTZ
ENGLEWOOD, OH

Jack Lintz

 



In the fall of 1967, one of the area's all-time great running careers began at Springfield North High School. After an outstanding high school career, Lintz moved on to Otterbin College where he qualified for the both the NCAA Cross Country Championships (62nd as a senior) and the NCAA Track Championships. While teaching and coaching Jack continued training and road racing in the Dayton area. He recorded PR's of 15:05 (5K) and 31:15 (10K) and over the past decade has established himself as one of the top master's runners in the state. His competitive longevity is nearly unmatched in the area. Jack has been elected to the Dayton Athletic Association Running Hall of Fame and the Ohio Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. At Northmont, Lintz built the T-Bolts' cross country program into one of the state's best. The T-Bolts have collected two state cross country titles (Boys 95&96), numerous conference and district titles, and his program has sent dozens of runners to the college level.

 



MARK TRICK
BROOKVILLE, OH
Mark Trick
Mark began running at age 26 to stay in shape.  After a not-so-fast debut at the Vandalia 5 Miler, Trick began to get serious and was soon hooked.  The Vandalia grad worked his way up to the front pack.  Mark's best year occurred in 1986.  He recorded PR's of 15:24 (5K) and 32:22 (10K).  His 1988 top 10 finish at the Turkey Trot (26:01) remains one of his best performances.  Two years later he recorded his marathon PR at Rocket City (2:49).  Trick met his wife Kelli at a road race.  The two formed one of the area's top husband-wife duos.  Mark is still racing and is one of the top runners in the 55-59 division in the state.

 

 

BRENT COPPOCK
LEWISBURG, OH
Brent Coppock
Brent started running in 1994 with his wife for weight management and physical fitness.  Coppock set a personal best 17:48 (5K) at the 2005 Lou Cox Memorial.  Brent has continued to race and serve as a mentor for young runners.  Brent served as the Tri County North's head cross country coach for 6 years. His enthusiasm and compassion for the sport has added numbers and improved the quality of the Panther's CC team. Coppock moved on to an assistant position for Northmont High School for track and XC in 2012. Brent also ran the Germantown 17K (Hills Gallore) in 1:18:23 (7:25 pace) with a his daughter in the baby jogger (that's nuts).

 

LEVI FOX
TROY, OH
Levi Fox
Levi Fox began his running career at Troy High School. He finished 4th in the state in cross country as a junior and runner-up as a senior.  In track, he finished 2nd in the state in the 3200 as a junior and won the event as a senior(a school record 9:10).  He also added an individual championship at the Mid East Cross Country Classic (top seniors from the Midwest). He also earned all American honors by finishing 10th.  Levi ran for the Ohio State University recording personal bests 14:56 5K and 30:06 10K. Fox also won the 2011 Cincinnati Mini Heart Marathon.

 

NICK CULVER
TIPP CITY, OH
Nick Culver
Nick ran for Hall of Fame coach John Agnew at Carroll High School. However, he began to emerge as an elite runner while serving as a program assistant for cross country at Tippecanoe High School. Culver has been a part of five state qualifying boys teams and two state qualifying girls team. He has established himself as one of the area's top road racers. He's recorded personal bests of 16:07 (5K) and 34:18 (10K). Culver recorded a personal best 26:25 (5 Mile) at the 2012 Turkey Trot.

 

 

DAVE LARSON
COVINGTON, OH

Dave Larson

Dave started running in junior high because his dad was a runner and Covington had a great tradition of distance running.  He ran cross country and track for Covington High School as well as for Bowling Green State University (3 years cross country, two years track).  Since college he's raced at local road races and ran four marathons. Dave has personal bests of 15:38 (5K) and 2:47 (Marathon).  Dave served as Tippecanoe High School's cross country head coach from 2003-2006 leading the 2006 boys team to a 7th place finish at the state meet. He has since moved into administration serving as superintendent for the Covington School District.

 

 

JEFF MCDANIEL
TROY, OH

JEFF MCDANIEL

Jeff ran for long-time Milton Union coach Kenny Beard. However, it was McDaniel's road racing career that has proved even more impressive. His most impressive performance came at the 2009 Atlanta Marathon. McDaniel finished 7th overall at the age of 49, recording a personal best 2:49:12. This effort age graded to a 2:32 and 81.6%. In 2012, Jeff won the 50-54 age division at the ORRRC Turkey Trot. His 30:12 (5 Mile) age graded to 25:59 and 82%. Jeff has also served as the head cross country coach at Troy Christian High School for the last 10 years.

 

 

STEVE VERHOFF
VANDALIA, OH

Steve Verhoff

Steve Verhoff's trek to distance running began as a track coach at Tippecanoe High School. Before teaching and coaching, Verhoff was a standout running back for Wellington High School and the University of Dayton football teams. In 2007, he began coaching the distance runners at Tippecanoe. Running quickly became a new found passion for him. Steve coached four all Ohioans at Tipp including: Jason Salyer, Katie Landwehr, Sam Wharton, and Allison Sinning. He's recorded personal bests of 16:50 (5K), 35:05 (10K), and a 2:58 (Marathon).

 

 

JASON BRUNS
MIAMISBURG, OH

JASON BRUNS

Jason made an important decision in the fall of 2006 by giving up football and joining the cross country team. Bruns made an immediate impact on the team and helped the Red Devils finish 8th in the state meet in DII. In track, Jason won the regional meet in the 800 in 2009. He was a 3-time all-CBC performer in cross country and track. Bruns continued his running career at Wright State University. He was an all-Horizon League runner for the Raiders. His personal bests include 14:56 (5K), 32:41 (10K), and a 2:33:23 (Marathon).


 

JASON SALYER
TIPP CITY, OH

Jason Salyer



Jason Salyer began his running career as a standout in junior high at Tippecanoe. He continued his success at the high school level as well. Salyer was instrumental in bringing forth a mini dynasty at Tippecanoe. As a sophomore, he helped the Red Devils reach the state cross country meet for the first time since 1975 in 2006. This marked the first of four consecutive state appearances for the Red Devils. Salyer was a 2-time all-Ohioan in cross country finishing 3rd at the 2008 state meet with a 15:45. Bowling Green was his next stop. He recorded personal bests of 14:43 (5K) and 31:41 (10K). Salyer was All-Mac as a senior marking the first time in 15 years a Falcon has earned All-Mac honors in XC.


 

 

SARAH GLENDENNING
VANDALIA, OH

Sarah Glendenning



Sarah began her running exploits at Sidney High School where she earned all-Ohio honors as a senior finishing 6th at the state meet. After competing two years for the Ohio State University Cross Country and Track teams, Sarah began what was to become a stellar road racing career. Her best year occurred in 1987 when she finished 4th at the USATF Marathon Championships with a 2:41:31. That spring she set the Cincy Mini Heart 15K age group record with a 55:02. Her personal bests include a 17:23 (5K), 35:36 (10K), and 1:18:42 (Half Marathon). Sarah was inducted into the Dayton Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2013.


 

 

BARRY MARTENS
WEST MILTON, OH

Barry Martens



Barry Martens picked up road racing in his mid 30's. He quickly established himself as a solid competitive runner. Martens' best year occured in 2007. As a masters runner, Barry recorded an 18:18 at the Lou Cox 5K. That fall he clocked in at 3:17:30 at the Columbus Marathon which qualified him for the Boston Marathon. In 2009, Martens ran a personal best 1:29:29 at the ORRRC's Xenia Half Marathon. Barry has maintained solid performances on the masters level since 2005.