Who We Are

RunningWorks Directors

MARCUS O’SULLIVAN 

Head men’s Track and Field Coach/Cross Country Coach at Villanova University.  He is three-time world indoor champion at 1500 meters and a former world record holder.  He is also a four time Olympian and has run over 100 sub 4 minute miles.  In Coach O’Sullivan’s first year as head coach, the women’s cross country team won both the 1998 Big East Championship and the 1998 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.  In 1998, Coach O’Sullivan received honors for the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year Award and was named United States Track Coaches Association National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track Coaches Association.  Last Fall, he led the Men’s Cross-Country team to win the Big East Championship and also the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

  • 1500m: 3:33.61
  • Mile: 3:50:94

CRICKET BATZ 

Cricket Batz

USATF Level II Certified Coach with over 20 years of experience in cross country and track. In her 14 years of Division I collegiate coaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Coach Batz coached All-Americans, All-East, and All-Ivy League athletes. During her tenure, Penn’s team earned national rankings and won four conference championships, including UPenn’s first and only Heptagonal Cross Country Championship. Cricket was an All-East, All-Ivy, All-Heptagonal Conference runner and Captain for the University of Pennsylvania. Cricket is currently a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and personal trainer.

  • Mile: 4:42
  • 3k: 9:30
  • 5k: 16:30
  • 10 mile: 56:04

STEPHEN SHAKLEE 

Stephen Shaklee

USATF certified coach at Cherokee High School in New Jersey where his cross country teams have won five Group IV State Championships. His 2000 cross country team was ranked 8th in the nation by Harrier magazine.  Coach Shaklee has coached 2 Footlocker National finalists and numerous individual state champions.  In 1998, Coach Shaklee was named the New Jersey Coach of the Year. He was also South Jersey Coach of the Year in 1990, 1997 and 2011. In 2009, Coach Shaklee was inducted into the New Jersey Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  Coach Shaklee is a 1978 graduate of Drexel University where he ran cross country and track, and holds the school record in the 10K. In 1998, he won the USATF-NJ Masters Cross Country Championship, and in 1997 and 1998 he finished 4th in the nation in the 3k at the USATF Masters Indoor Track Championships.

  • 10k: 29:42
  • Half Marathon: 1:06.30

Principle Camp Staff


DERICK “RINGO” ADAMSON

Ringo Adamson

Ringo Adamson

Career

  • 19 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Rowan University Alumni
  • NCAA Steeplechase Champion
  • 5-Time All American
  • Inducted into the Rowan Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the NCAA Division III Track & Field Hall of Fame
  • 3-Time winner of the Philadelphia Marathon
  • 2-Time Olympian for Jamaica
  • 7-Time World Cross Country Team Member
  • 1985 Jamaican Distance Runner of the Year
  • Marathon: 2:16.39

Rowan University

  • Head Coach, Women’s Cross Country and Track
  • U.S.A. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2012
  • NJAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008
  • NJAC Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • NJAC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year for 2015, 2013 and 2012

Woodrow Wilson HS

  • New Jersey Coach of the Year and the Outdoor Track Coach of the Year for South Jersey
  • South Jersey Cross Country Group III Championships, twice.

 


CHRISTOPHER GROTTINI

 

Christopher Grottini

Christopher Grottini

  • Head Coach, Track and Cross Country, Timber Creek HS, NJ (2002 – Present)
  • 14 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Won six Group State Group III Championships
  • Won five South Jersey Group III Sectional Championships
  • Won eight straight Olympic Conference Championships.
  • Named South Jersey Track Coach of the Year in 2008.
  • Former Head Coach at Walkill Valley in Sussex County, NJ (1996 – 2002)
  • Coach of the Year during his 6 year tenure
  • Won the Group 2 Sectional Championship (2001).

Career

  • Varsity Division I Athlete in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at Rider University and was on Conference winning teams for Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor track.

CHRISTOPHER TARELLO 

Christopher Tarello

Christopher Tarello

  • Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach at Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
  • 20 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Former Head Coach, Girls Cross Country, Assistant Indoor and Outdoor Track Coach at Lincoln-Sudbury HS, MA where his 2007 Cross Country Team won the Nike Northeast Regional Championship and placed 8th in the National Championship Race
  • Former Head Coach Girls Cross Country and Track at Cherokee HS, NJ
  • Former Assistant Coach at Shawnee HS, NJ , where he coached the Group IV State Championship Team
  • Former Head Coach at Sacred Heart HS, NJ
  • Alumni Rider University
  • 800: 1:50.12
  • 400: 47.68
  • 500: 1:02.15

TIMOTHY CALLINAN 

Timothy Callinan

Timothy Callinan

  • Assistant Coach at Cinnaminson HS, Cinnaminson, NJ
  • 17 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Top 25 finisher at National Road Championships for both 10 miles and 20k
  • PR of 49:50 for 10 miles
  • 2x Conference Steeplechase Champion at Widener University
  • 3x NJ Group Champion in XC and Track at Sacred Heart HS
  • Alumni Widener University and Wilmington University
  • 10 Mile:49:50
  • 5k: 14:48
  • 10k: 30:44

MARTY OWENS 

  • Recently named as Guilford College’s Director of Track and Field and Cross Country
  • 13 years on RunningWorks Staff
Marty Owen

Marty Owens

  • As Head coach of the Susquehanna University (PA) men’s and women’s cross country, they won the first four Landmark Conference men’s cross-country championships
  • Won the 2008 and 2010 Landmark Conference women’s cross-country titles.
  • Won the 2008-09 Landmark Conference indoor track & field champions.
  • Six Landmark Coaching Staffs of the Year.
  • Competed in a number of marathons and other road races around the country as well as the famed Ironman Triathlon World Championship in both 1995 and 1997
  • 1999 Southern Nevada Male Runner of the Year
  • PR’s: 1:08.45 half-marathon; 2:27:32 marathon
  • 1991 graduate of Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation
  • Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas  

DAVE WELSH 

Dave Welsh

Dave Welsh

  • Owner of all four RunningCo. stores located in South Jersey – Haddonfield, Medford, Moorestown and Mullica Hill
  • Head Indoor Track Coach and Assistant XC and Outdoor Track Coach, Haddon Twp HS, NJ (2009 to 2016).
  • Won 5 straight state titles
  • Won 8 sectional in XC
  • Individual Meet of Champions winner in XC, indoor 1600 and outdoor 3200
  • Was top ranked sub master (35 – 39 years of age) in the USA for 800 meters (2:00.32), ranked 26th in the world
  • Finished 2nd at the USA 50k Championships (3:06)

KEVIN CUNEO 

Kevin Cuneo

Kevin Cuneo

  • 9 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Cross Country and Track Coach at Timber Creek HS (NJ)
  • Formerly coached at Cherokee HS and Haddon Heights HS (NJ)
  • USATF Level 2 Certified Coach
  • Graduate of Monmouth University
  • Rutgers Law School

KEVIN SCHICKLING 

  • 9 years on Staff
  • Coach at Jackson Memorial HS (NJ)
Kevin Schickling

Kevin Schickling

  • Member of the 2007 All-South Jersey Team (XC)
  • RunningWorks Webmaster
  • Alumni of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
  • 400m: 52.0
  • 800m: 2:00
  • 1600m: 4:30.02
  • XC 5k: 16:09

KAITLYN RINGWOOD

 


DAVID RINGWOOD

 


AMANDA KERNO 

  • 6 years on Staff
  • Coach at Gettysburg College
  • 5k: 18:23
  • 6k: 22:14
  • Alumni of Elizabethtown College

AMANDA ELLER 

  • 5 Years on Staff
  • Runs for Shore AC
  • Assistant XC/Track Coach at Millville HS
  • 5k: 18:26, Van Cortlandt Park
  • 1500m: 4:27
  • 10 mile: 1:05
  • Alumni of Monmouth University

SAMANTHA KELLER 

  • 6 years on Staff
  • 400m: 58
  • 800m: 2:17
  • 5k: 19:20
  • 6k: 23:26
  • Alumni of Rowan University

 


JOHN SIDOROWICH

  • 15 years on Staff
  • Former Assistant Coach at South Kent School (CT)
  • Began running at 40, 1600m: 5:44, 5k: 19:36
  • Alumni of Caltech and US Santa Cruz (PhD, Physics)
  • Tech support for RunningWorks

 


ERIK DUBOIS

  • 5 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Assistant Coach at Rowan University
  • 8k: 25:03
  • 5k: 14:31
  • 1500m: 3:53
  • Alumni of Rowan University

NICOLE HALLENBORG

  • 6 years on RunningWorks StAFF
  • Competes for Garden State Track Club
  • Marathon: 3:14
  • 10k: 36:34
  • 5k: 17:24
  • Alumni of University of Michigan

JEFFREY THOMPSON

  •  4 years on RunningWorks Staff
  • Coach at Cherokee High School
  • 5k: 17:06
  • 10 miles: 63:00
  • Alumni of Moorestown HS and Grove City College

 

 

2 responses to “Who We Are

  1. Hey.
    I was given a flyer by Cricket Saturday at Cherokee for a camp in the summer. by the time i got home is was mush. May I be put on a mailing list also?
    Thank you
    Eddie Ross

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