Greg Swiatocha

Personal Records:
800 – 1:58.09, 1500 – 3:59.47, 3K – 9:05, 5K – 15:49,
10K – 32:25, 10Mile – 55:04 , 1/2 Marathon – 1:13:40,
Marathon – 2:44:21

Greg Swiatocha began his running career in 8th grade cross country when one of his classmates told him he was fast and should run track. Little did he know, cross-country was not the same as track . . . and he was not fast. After demonstrating his prowess in the middle school mile (10:30), he decided to continue his success in high school cross-country (5K). He went undefeated in 9th grade against the “saggin’ wagon,” eventually chipping his 5K down to 27:30. However, very hard work, consistency, perseverance (and perhaps stubbornness) are key to running success.

Fast forward years later and Greg went on to run Division I Track and Cross-Country at Lafayette College. Following a few post-collegiate years spent running the New York track racing scene, where he achieved an all-time PR in the 800m, Greg moved to the DC area in 2013. He has continued his running career with NOVA, where he served as President. Vice -President, and Membership Coordinator. He hopes a few more all-time PRs are in the books for him and plans to focus on the 10-mile and above distances.

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