Meet Pat Gavin: accomplished distance man turned shoe guru. He is the proud owner of a wicked sweet ‘fro, and the various headbands necessary to tame it. His college exploits—capped by a 4:02 mile in 2006—are the subject of the future bestselling biography, “Beer & Cheetos: The Pat Gavin Story”. In the years since, Pat has devoted his life to your foot mechanics, and making sure you get that cute tech-shirt in every conceivable color and size combination you could possibly desire. You might also remember him as the man who amused/terrified your small child while racing in a full-body rabbit suit at the 2013 Crescent City Classic. Stop and pay him a visit next time you’re in the neighborhood.
Growing up on the mean streets of Abbeville, Louisiana, Roland LeBlanc was forced to outrun his siblings to supper in order to survive childhood. Competing for LSU, he developed an affinity for leaping over large pieces of wood into a puddle of water. Because, as it turns out, that’s an actual thing that people do. His interests include percussion instruments, watching live music, and maintaining a collection of sports cards that most ten year-olds agree is “really cool”. He aims to eradicate running injuries, and learn how to dunk a basketball. If you’re in need of running expertise, or know something about dunking a basketball, come stop by.
Is the head swim coach for Newman, age group coach at Nu Wave and Queen of the LRC. After swimming in the SEC (Arkansas), Kylie transferred to Tulane where she swam and ran cross country. After only running competitively for a little over a year, she qualified for Boston in her first marathon and will be training for the Chicago Marathon in October.
Max Yanker is a 2013 Tulane graduate with a degree in Marketing. He was a 4-year letter winner on the Men’s Track & Field team. In addition to athletics, Max has always had a passion for the music industry and has worked at 4 different record labels across 3 states. He recently however decided to return to New Orleans to return working with his other passion: fitness. Max works at both LRC and New Orleans Lawn and Tennis Club as a personal trainer.
Ashley is currently a senior at John Curtis Christian School. She runs cross country and track & field there and hopes to one day also do so in college. Outside the running arena she teaches dancing to 2-7 year olds at Lydia Spreens Dance Dimensions, and is a 4.0 student. She has been working at LRC since August 2014.
Melissa is from Marietta, GA and is currently studying public health at Tulane University. Melissa has played basketball, lacrosse, and soccer in her younger days but began running more when she moved to New Orleans because of the nice weather and various running paths! Outside of classes and running, Melissa is a tour guide at Tulane, conducts criminology research with her professor, and has a social justice internship in the community. She loves trying new foods! You can find her at any restaurant in the city!
Bri graduated from Tulane University in May 2014 with a degree in Neuroscience while also competing for Tulane Track and Field in the triple and long jump. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s of Neuroscience at Tulane while applying to medical school. When not in the classroom or at the LRC she can be found coaching at empire gymnastics. Briana has been with LRC since July 2014.
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