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COACH JAKE JAYWORTH

Personal Athletic Accolades

  • 14:56 5000m PB and 2:26:37 Marathon PB

  • 14th place finish at 2021 AACR Philadelphia Marathon

  • 7th place finish at 2021 Eversource Hartford Half-Marathon

Jake has been a competitive distance runner since joining his middle school cross country team. He graduated from Fordham University in 2017, where he competed on the Rams’ Division I Cross Country/Track and Field teams. Since graduation, he has completed the USATF Level I Coaching Certification and is currently a Masters student in Southern Connecticut State University’s Masters in Exercise Science program with a concentration in Human Performance. Jake currently serves as Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country program at Fairfield University. In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Jake writes weekly workouts for the New Haven Road Runners racing team and has helped athletes achieve personal bests in distances ranging from the mile to the marathon including Boston Marathon qualifiers. Whether you are an experienced runner looking to compete at a high level or just beginning your journey into running, Jake will be there every step of the way to support you along the path to achieving your goals! In addition to coaching, Jake continues to compete as a member of the New Haven Road Runners racing team and is currently training to run marathons.

 

COACH MAX MCNEILL

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Personal Athletic Accolades

  • 14:38 5000m PB

  • 30:22 10000m PB

  • 1:06:20 Half-Marathon PB

  • 2:18:55 Marathon PB

  • 8xNAIA All-American

  • Represented Scotland five times on the roads/XC

Max has been running and competing for over 12 years now. He competed in college for Oklahoma City University where he earned 8 All-American honors in track and cross country and was part of the teams national cross country wins in 2017 and 2018, he has also represented Scotland on five occasions in road and cross country, including winning the U23  Celtic nations cross country championships in 2015. Max still competes at a high level today with recent pr's of 2.18.55 in the marathon and 66.20 for the half. He still has the goal of representing Great Britain and Scotland at a major championship in the near future. Currently Max is assistant Cross Country and Track coach at Marymount University in Arlington, in his short time there he has helped grow the program from an inexperienced team into contenders in their conference championship. Max is also a team member of the Hartbeat Track Club based out of Hartford, CT.