Kyle was born in Portland, OR and raised in Ventura, CA. The deep-rooted surfing culture in Ventura helped Kyle find skateboarding, a competitive and progressive outlet from the turmoil of home life. Always looking to push the limits of what his mind and body could accomplish on the board, it is clear in hindsight why running became so tantalizing to Medina. In the 10th grade Kyle ran a 5:19 mile In sagged jeans and a sweat shirt that was two sizes too big… Little did he know his PE teacher was the Head Track Coach, Kory Anderson. Kyle gave sprinting a try that Spring. He saw running as a way to push the limits of his mind and body, without the physical detriment that skateboarding brought along. This decision would change Kyles life and he would later join the Cross Country team, only to find that he was better suited for the endurance events and would focus on the Middle Distance races throughout High School.
HS PBs: 1:53, 4:17, 14:51(XC 3mile), 15:33 (XC 5k)
After a relatively successful HS career, an opportunity to attend and compete for Chico State University was presented.
Under the guidance of Gary Towne, it was at Chico State that Medina truly learned what hard work, consistency and camaraderie could accomplish…Improving his Personal Bests and Championship finishes each successive season. Eventually earning a spot at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships.
After Graduation, Medina joined the up and coming team in Boulder, CO… Tinman Elite wanting to push himself and those around him in the pursuit of challenging the sport of Athletics and the worlds best runners. After a year on the Team, Kyle found that his personal obligations were not allowing him to be as involved in the day-to-day operations of Tinman Elite, so he decided to step away from the team…but still choosing to pursue the highest standard of Athletics.
Kyle is now embracing the challenge of coaching himself and wants to use his education, experience and passion to coach other athletes.
Chico State University, BA in Kinesiology; Movement Studies and Athletics Administration (May 2018)
9x NCAA D2 All-American for the Chico State Wildcats
- Cross Country: 34th (‘15), 11th (‘16), 4th (‘17) and helped the Wildcats to a Podium Finish (4th) in 2016
- Track and Field: 5th (1500m), 4th (5k), 3rd (5k), 2nd (1500m), 2nd (1500m), 2nd (Steeplechase)
Competed at the 2018 and 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships in the Steeplechase.
2018 USA Club Cross Country Team National Champions (31st overall).
800m - 1:50
1500m - 3:41
5k - 13:54
Steeplechase - 8:34
”Running, like any meaningful journey in life, is largely a personal endeavor.”
Evan was born in Columbus, OH and learned to love running from an early age. His Dad instilled a love of the sport in Evan in middle school and that motivates him to this day. Evan was semi-competitive from 9th to 12th grade with high school PRs of 1:59 for 800m, 4:34 for 1600m, 9:43 for 3200m and 15:54 for 5k XC. He was able to join the Ohio State cross country team as a walk-on after he graduated high school.
His transition to college running was tough including battling through numerous injuries his freshmen year of college as he adapted to the environment. Sophomore year found more success, including a 32:12 10k at the end of the cross country season, but the Head Coach cut him from the roster after not running fast enough to retain a roster spot.
Evan turned to longer distance road racing and ran his first half marathon in 2014 (69:08) and first marathon in 2015 (2:31:58). Finding success in high mileage and longer races, Evan began to compete on the USATF road racing circuit for the next few years and qualified for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials after running 2:18:19 at the 2017 California International Marathon. He moved to Boulder, CO in 2018 to pursue distance running and work for Stryd.
The Ohio State University (2015)
John Glenn College of Public Affairs (BA)
USATF Club 8k Road: 2015 - 43rd, 2016 - 44th, 2017 - 16th
USATF Club 10k XC: 2016 - 84th, 2017 - 174th
USATF 15k: 2017 - 55th
USATF 20k: 2017 - 18th
USATF Half Marathon: 2016 - 36th, 2017 - 18th
USATF 25k: 2017 - 15th, 2018 - 15th
USATF Marathon: 2017 - 34th
5km - 14:24
10km - 30:09
Half Marathon - 67:28
Marathon - 2:18:19
”The first step towards achieving something is believing you can do it!”
Hailing from Princeton, Texas, Colby-Wayne is a student of the sport and has been running for the last 16 years. Colby had some amazing coaches throughout his prep years. He eventually got the opportunity to attend and compete for Steven F. Austin, an NCAA Division 1 University, where he competed against the best collegians in the country. SFU is a relatively small program, but that didn’t stop Mehmen from training hard and chasing the big guns up front.
Using that underdog mentality, Colby qualified for the 2016 West Regional Championships in the 10k after running 29:34 at the Mt. SAC Relays. From there he began his post-collegiate journey.
Now, Mehmen is self-coached and transitioning to the Marathon with the goal of qualifying for the 2020 USA Olympic marathon Trials. But he still has a passion for passing on the knowledge he has acquired throughout the years. That passion, paired with his studies in Computer Information Systems at Stephen F. Austin State University, allow him to work with data and find real life uses for the many metrics that can be derived from running. Colby strives to use that data to show athletes their progress and potential ways they can improve throughout the journey, to reach their goals.
Studied Computer Information Systems at Steven F. Austin University
Dallas Half Marathon Winner (2016 and 2017)
Dallas Marathon Winner (2017)
5000m - 14:24(i)
10,000m - 29:34
Half - 1:05:15
Full - 2:22:38
”Keep hammering the rock, one day it will break”