Major: Forensic Psychology
College: Social Science
Hometown: Rochester, MI
High School: Stoney Creek High School
Favorite Event: 5000m or 400m
Other Activities Outside of MSURC: Ultimate Frisbee
Jaden likes socks. He has literally over 30 pairs of weird socks and 0 normal white ones. What does he do with these socks? Show 'em off with his XC short shorts of course! Watch out for Jaden in this year's edition of the Chocolate Milk Mile - the dude's a pro (kind of but not really). He once chugged a quart of chocolate milk and then proceed to race a mile without throwing up! Oh and he wants to join the FBI later, so watch out.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Omaha, NE
High School: Omaha Westside High School
Favorite Event: Cross Country or 2-mile
Other Activities Outside of MSURC: Baja SAE, Cru
He is a twin and he loves cars. That's all you need to know.
College: College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
High School: Dana Hills High School
Favorite Event: Whatever involves a travel meet
Other Activities Outside MSURC: PCMA (a management and event planning club), and Spartans Rebuilding Michigan ( community service club)
Surprisingly, Britt is actually the only redhead in her family! She also used to be a competitive swimmer but has since transferred to running. However, if you are also into swimming, she would still be down to swim some laps with you. Britt also has a love for fashion and a big interest in college sports, and thus hopes to work with collegiate teams in the future.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Muskegon, MI
High School: Muskegon Catholic Central High School
Favorite Event: Mile, but is more of a social runner
Other Activities Outside of MSURC: IM Soccer Ref, Engineering Student Council
Dean is a transfer student from Muskegon Community College after receiving his Associates Degree, and so this is his first semester on campus. Dean is from a small high school that didn't even have a cross country team. However, there was a track team that he was a part of. One of his fondest memories from track was finishing last in the 800m and 1600m his senior year. Thus, he would rather label himself as more of a cyclist, having logged over 2,800 mile the past two summers! Dean now mostly uses running as a stress relief (yeah engineering!) and to meet new people.
Dean likes his name. If you can't remember it, just think of Jimmy Dean or Dean's ice cream or something like that. Or maybe just remember food. Dean loves food. You love food. You love Dean.
Major: History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (Minor in Spanish)
College: Lyman Briggs
Hometown: St. Joseph, MI
High School: St. Joseph High School
Favorite Event: Cross country, mile/1500m
Other Activities Outside of MSURC: Recently joined the Red Cross Club
Natalie loves to eat. She definitely would not describe herself as a food critic, food snob, or any of those things, but she does love to try different foods as much as possible. And as an aid to her enjoyment of trying different foods, Natalie also likes to travel. So while abroad, she will make a point to get the real “taste” of the culture of the area that she is in.
Natalie is also the VP of Administration for this club. In fact, she was actually the person who started this Featured Member thing last year when she served as Webmaster!