Zach is a junior from Austin, Texas studying finance. He joined the team at the beginning of his freshman year. Having done a few triathlons in elementary school he decided to try the sport again. After seeing a huge improvement from year one on the team he hopes to set a PR at nationals. In his free time Zach enjoys golfing. As the president he would like to improve the team from last year and lead the team to another great showing this season.
Meredith is a senior studying journalism at Auburn University from Marietta, Georgia. She joined the team in Spring 2017 with no prior triathlon experience. She competed on her high school’s varsity cross country and track teams while also competing on the swim team. In college she missed being a part of a team and competing, that’s when she found the triathlon team. Since joining the team she has improved considerably, finishing first for the females on the team. Her goal for this year is to see improvement in her time at nationals.
Mack Van Wagnen grew up in Athens, Alabama and came to Auburn to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering/ Computer. In high school, Mack was an all-state level runner in 4 track events and in cross country. Mack also helped lead an underwater robotics team to international honors. Though not a strong swimmer, Mack excels on the bike and run portions of triathlons and hopes to continue improving throughout his college years.
Jacob is a junior on the team studying psychology, and he is from Arlington, Virginia. This is his third year on the team as well as competing in the sport. He had previously been a runner with no experience in swimming or biking. Jacob has set a season goal of a 2:15:00 for nationals this year.
Paige is a junior from Louisville, KY studying Military Science. She has completed her first year on the team. She previously was an endurance runner but fell in love with triathlon. Her goal is to do her first half Ironman before the end of junior year!
Matthew is a sophomore from Cottleville, Missouri studying aerospace engineering. He has just completed his first year on the team. He had previously run cross country and track for four years in high school. He plans on dedicating this upcoming fall to improving his biking and swimming times.