Leadership

Name: Violet Sackett
Position: Captain
Class: Senior
Concentration: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hometown: Chicago, IL

An active member of the club since her freshman year, as our “puppet master”, Violet is responsible for coordinating club activities and making sure the other leaders do their jobs. Coming back from an injury, Violet is excited for her last year of racing with the club. Outside of running, Violet enjoys hiking, sewing, and concert-going, and can put her leg behind her head, a very useful skill. As one of the designers of a new course on aquatic ecosystems, Violet spent much of this summer feeding fish.

Name: Trevor Houchens
Position: Captain
Class: Junior
Concentration: Computer Science
Hometown: South Burlington, VT

In his second year on the leadership team, Trevor is in charge of planning weekly workouts and serves as director for our home meets. Trevor enjoys photography, and often takes pictures at races. When he’s not running, biking, coding, or chugging maple syrup straight from the bottle, he can often be seen wandering campus, lost and late to his next obligation. If you see him, feel free to help out by giving directions, but be warned: he startles easily.

Name: Julia McClellan
Position: Captain
Class: Junior
Concentration: Computer Science
Hometown: Carlisle, MA

Another returning leader, Julia is responsible for race registration and club communications. Julia is excited for NIRCA regionals to take place in her hometown, and thinks the meet might be the only event occurring in Carlisle all year. When she’s not high on LSD (long steady distance), Julia enjoys reading, knitting, and aquajogging. She is good at showing up unreasonably early to things, so you can usually find her at the bear statue long before practice starts.

Name: Max Heller
Position: Vice Captain
Class: Sophomore
Concentration: Computer Science
Hometown: Albany, NY

Joining the leadership team this year as Vice Captain, Max is responsible for managing club finances. Max took an active role last year in planning cross training opportunities, and according to his custom belt is the men’s NCAA aquajogging champion. One of his passions in life is nut butters, of which his favorite is cashew. A believer in the importance of hydration, Max takes great pride in his large water bottle, which he is rarely seen without.

Name: Eliot Laidlaw
Position: Recruitment Chair
Class: Sophomore
Concentration: Computer Science
Hometown: Barrington, RI

After two successful seasons of racing, Eliot is excited to join the leadership team as our Recruitment Chair. In this position, he is responsible for finding new runners to join the team and retaining current members. A saxophone player and jazz enthusiast, Eliot is a member of the popular campus band Orange Guava Passion (OGP). Seemingly impervious to the cold, he can be found running in the middle of winter in his brightly colored short-shorts.

Name: Adam Janik
Position: Captain Emeritus
Class: Senior
Concentration: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Hampton Falls, NH

You may have thought he’d graduated, but fear not, he’s back for one last semester! Adam has lofty goals for himself and the team in his final cross country season, though he is still unsuccessful in his attempts to enforce a 9pm curfew. Adam claims that he’s handing over the reins of Running Club to the other leaders, but we’re not entirely sure we believe him.