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MEET THE TEAM

THE NAMES & FACES BEHIND THE STRIDE REPORT

GARRETT ZATLIN
JOINED
MARCH 2017

FOUNDER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

GARRETT ZATLIN

SINCE STARTING THE STRIDE REPORT IN 2017, GARRETT HAS PRODUCED CONTENT FOR THE D1 LEVEL AND OCCASIONALLY THE D2 LEVEL, ALL WHILE OVERSEEING THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS FOR THE SITE. A GRADUATE FROM VIRGINIA TECH, GARRETT OPTED TO SELL THE STRIDE REPORT TO CANADA-BASED COMPANY STREAMLINE ATHLETES IN DECEMBER OF 2021, BUT LATER REACQUIRED THE SITE IN JULY OF 2023.

GAVIN STRUVE
JOINED
DECEMBER 2021

D2 & D3 EDITOR

GAVIN STRUVE

A NOW-GRADUATED JOURNALISM STUDENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, GAVIN HAS HAD AN INSTANT IMPACT AT THE STRIDE REPORT. HIS PROFESSIONAL WRITING STYLE AND MIDWEST KNOWLEDGE IS REFLECTED IN HIS ARTICLES WHICH ARE OFTEN LADEN WITH DETAILS AND THOUGHTFUL ANALYSIS.

BEN WEISEL
JOINED
SEPTEMBER 2018

BLUE OVAL PODCAST CO-HOST

BEN WEISEL

A MIDDLE DISTANCE STANDOUT DURING HIS TIME AT BELMONT UNIVERSITY, THE RECENT GRADUATE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE PERSONALITIES AT THE STRIDE REPORT. A CO-HOST OF THE BLUE OVAL PODCAST, BEN BRINGS A VALUABLE NON-WRITING COMPONENT TO OUR SITE AND OFTEN CONTRIBUTES TO OUR D1 MEN'S RANKINGS.

MAURA BEATTIE
JOINED
MAY 2019

D1 WOMEN

MAURA BEATTIE

FEW WRITERS ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE AS MUCH CONTENT AS MAURA DOES. THE FORMER NORTHERN ILLINOIS RUNNER OFTEN TOUCHES MOST OF OUR D1 ARTICLES AND HAS EMERGED AS AN INVALUABLE LEAD FOR OUR D1 WOMEN'S CONTENT.

GRACE MCLAUGHLIN
JOINED
AUGUST 2019

D2 WOMEN

GRACE MCLAUGHLIN

A LONG-TIME VETERAN OF TSR, GRACE WAS INSTRUMENTAL TO THE INITIAL SUCCESS OF THE STRIDE REPORT’S D2 COVERAGE. AFTER A BRIEF HIATUS, GRACE RETURNED TO TSR WITH TREMENDOUS INSIGHT WHILE BOASTING IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE ON THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTRY.

KEVIN FISCHER
JOINED
JUNE 2020

D3 MEN & WOMEN

KEVIN FISCHER

KEVIN HAS GIVEN TSR A THIRD AND MORE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE ON D3 DISTANCE RUNNING. THE WHEATON COLLEGE MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN OUR LATEST RANKINGS, PROVIDING AN IMPRESSIVE LEVEL OF RESEARCH, SPECIFICALLY FOR RECRUITS.

MARISSA KUIK
JOINED
DECEMBER 2022

D2 WOMEN

MARISSA KUIK

A FORMER MEMBER OF THE WALDORF & UC-COLORADO SPRINGS DISTANCE PROGRAMS, MARISSA IMMEDIATELY MADE AN IMPACT UPON JOINING TSR. HER ATTENTION TO DETAIL HAS EMERGED AS HER GREATEST STRENGTH, SOMETHING THAT PAIRS BEAUTIFULLY WITH HER COMBINED D2 & NAIA EXPERIENCE.

DONNY SPEAS
JOINED
FEBRUARY 2023

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS & GIRLS

DONNY SPEAS

A CURRENT DISTANCE ATHLETE AT MARSHALL, WHO ALSO HAS EXPERIENCE AT THE JUCO LEVEL, DONNY BRINGS AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE PREP SCENE. HE IS THE MAIN LEAD WHEN IT COMES TO TSR's HIGH SCHOOL COVERAGE AND HAS CONSISTENTLY PUSHED TO EXPAND TSR's PRESENCE IN THAT AREA.

FINN BIRNIE
JOINED
FEBRUARY 2023

D1 WOMEN

FINN BIRNIE

THE FORMER BELMONT ATHLETE AND CURRENT LA SALLE GRADUATE STUDENT HAS HAD AN INSTANT IMPACT AT TSR. FINN HAS AN EXCELLENT UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE TALK ABOUT THE SPORT AND IS ABLE TO CONVEY THAT ANALYSIS IN AN EASY-TO-CONSUME MANNER FOR OUR READERS.

CONOR DALY
JOINED
JUNE 2023

D3 MEN & WOMEN

CONOR DALY

A CURRENT RUNNER FOR WASHINGTON U., CONOR HAS ACCLIMATED TO TSR's PREFERRED WRITING STYLE AND HAS SHOWN AN IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT OF DETAIL (AND KNOWLEDGE) WHEN IT COMES TO D3 DISTANCE RUNNING. HIS CONSISTENT HIGH-QUALITY CONTENT HAS MADE HIM A TREMENDOUS PICK-UP FOR TSR.

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