Olympic Development Athletes – Women

Danielle Groff Daniellerun ODP

Hometown: Binghamton, NY
College: Houghton College
Occupation: Instructional Designer, Eagle Productivity Solutions

Favorite Race: Seneca 7
Favorite Place to Run: Canal Path or Trails
Shoes: Brooks Launch
Why GVH: I enjoy running with a community of energetic, motivated runners, and this is just what GVH is about. Coaching and team support, unique workout options and locations, flexibility, and opportunity for growth are just a few of the highlights!  

PR’s:

  • 3K: 9:50
  • 5k: 17:08
  • 10k: 36:10
  • halfmarathon: 1:19:40
  • marathon: 2:48:34

Accomplishments:

  • 2012 NAIA National Marathon Championships/ 1st Place
  • 2012 NCCAA National Championships/ 1st place in both 10k and 5k
  • 2015 1st place individual at PGXC Championship Race and Series
  •  2016 and 2014 / 2nd place Johnny’s Runnin’ of the Green 5-mile
  • 2015 Seneca 7/ 1st place Overall and record-holding team for Women!

 Ashley Nevol

            Ashley Nevol ODP

Hometown: Andover, NY
College: Alfred University
Occupation: Process Engineer II at Corning Incorporated
Favorite Course: Wineglass Half Marathon
Favorite Place to Run: Hometown
Shoes: Saucony Kinvaras or Type A6 for racing
Why GVH: GVH has helped aspire me to continue to drive myself to a higher level. GVH has also allowed me to network and access new avenues of running (races, people, experiences), and GVH also does a good job and finding competitive races to help guide the growth of their athletes.
PR’s:

  • 5K – 17:15
  • 5mile – 28:45  
  • 10K – 36:47  
  • Half – 1:20
Accomplishments:                                                                                                                                               

  • I am still evolving as a competitive athlete.   I never ran in high school or college–and picked it up in 2013 as a social hobby.  It has since become competitive and I continue to learn over time–and love it.
  • JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Mixed Team Championship Winners (London 2014) and Female Team Championship Winners (NYC 2016).

 

Kathryn Potter 

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 Kpotter ODP

Home Town: Honeoye Falls
College: Niagara University
Occupation: HS Math Teacher
Favorite Race: 5K
Favorite Place to Run: Road or Track
Shoes: Asics
Why GVH After playing Division I Soccer, I missed team camaraderie and competition and my new love became running. GVH allows me to be part of a team again!

PR’s:

  • 5k 17:25
Accomplishments: 

  • 2015 Bergen Road Race 5k – 17:37
  • 2015 Webster Turkey Trot Female Winner
  • USATF XC National Championship 2015
Heather Webster gvhlogomenu
heather ODP

Hometown: Honeoye Falls
College: SUNY Cortland

Occupation: I am currently a stay at home mom. I hope to be returning to work soon as a Mental Health Counselor.

Favorite Race: Johnny’s Runnin O’ The Green

Favorite Place to Run:
I usually run around my town but I prefer someplace more scenic. I loved running along the bay in San Francisco, along the Niagara River and down to the falls in Niagara Falls, and around the lake in Lake Placid, etc.
Shoes:
Asics Cumulus, Hoka Cliftons, and race in New Balance Zante
Why GVH:
GVH provides great support to post collegiate runners and has a friendly team atmosphere. I was particularly drawn to competing on the Masters team

PR’s:

  • Mile: 5:00
  • 3000m: 9:57
  • 5k: 17:09
  • 5 mile: 29:05
  • 10k: 35:56
  • 20k: 1:15.13
  • halfmarathon: 1:19:52
  • marathon: 2:49.11
Accomplishments:

College Accomplishments:

  • 4 consecutive NCAA team champions in Cross Country
  • National Champion in 5000m in Indoor Track, 2nd place in Cross Country
  • 8 time All-American

Post-Collegiate:

  • Running a 2:49 for my first marathon
  • 5 time winner of Johnny’s Runnin’ of the Green…my favorite local race.
  • Running the New Haven 20K in the pouring rain from start to finish in 1:15.

Masters:

  • Placing 11th at the USATF Cross Country Club Championships in 22:58

 

Amanda White gvhlogomenu
 amanda ODP

Hometown: Watertown, NY
College: Rochester Institute of Technology

Occupation: I am currently a stay at home mom. I hope to be returning to work soon as a Mental Health Counselor.

Favorite Race: Johnny’s Runnin O’ The Green

Favorite Place to Run: Trails, especially in the woods

Shoes:
 Any kind that makes them in my size.  With big feet you can’t be picky =)
Why GVH:
 My college coach recommended the team and I’ve really enjoyed meeting people outside college who share my enthusiasm for running. 

 PR’s:

  • 800m: 2:10.38 
Accomplishments: 

College Accomplishments:

  • indoor and outdoor 800m record at RIT
  • indoor and outdoor 800m record at RIT
  • e All-American

Post-Collegiate:

  • 3rd place Outdoor nationals