400m: 49.8, 800m: 1:52, Mile: 4:32, 5k: 16:45
10k: 37:41, 10 Mile: 1:01:12, Half: 1:17:41
Phil Rector grew up playing many sports and always found that he was the fastest player on the field or court, unfortunately a lack of coordination rendered him useless on a fast break and his best defense was getting called for a foul. Upon entering high school he was encouraged to join the cross country and track teams. At this time Phil found his love for running.
Phil had moderate success in cross country, but really excelled on the track where he won conference and district championship’s in the 800m run as well as many other medals as a member of relay teams. He qualified for the Pennsylvania State Championships as a senior where he finished 13th (12 made the final).
His love for running took him to Slippery Rock University where he again found success as a member of the indoor & outdoor track teams setting new PRs each season and helping to win a conference team title as well as conference titles and school records in the 800m run and 4x800m relay as well as a trip to the national championships where he finished 10th (9 made the final.. notice a pattern).
After college Phil moved up to the road racing scene achieving PRs in the 5k, 10k, and even the half marathon. He moved to the DC area in late 2015 and joined NOVA in early 2016 where he has continued to improve at the “longer” distances and chase the PR’s of his younger years. His biggest accomplishment since joining NOVA was finishing the 2016 Cherry Blossom 10 miler hand in hand with MEB with whom he is still best friends with to this day.