|High School:||La Salle|
Personal best: 8K – 27:14 (UCR ’10)
Brian Conroy's earliest memories of running involve chasing his older sister around the block at age six. He was a scrawny boy until the onset of adolescence, after which he remained scrawny, but slightly taller. So one thing led to the next, the pituitary gland did its thing and now he is a sophomore at Harvey Mudd College. Throughout his time at La Salle High School he could be classified as an athletic nerd-type, spending most of his time studying and running.
His best result in high school was a respectable 15:50 at League Finals and his dedication earned him team captainship and MVP his junior and senior years. By the time Helen and Patrick Conroy watched their son leave for Tahoe, he had finally learned the value of intelligent training. Now, this biochemistry major continues running, for what reason? Simply put, he does not run because running is said to be good. He believes in being caught by things and running has certainly caught him. Despite the pain and confusion of his absurd habit, he can experience a feeling of beauty and rapture while running. For him running is something without which he would be a miserable wreck.
Major: Mathematical Biology
Favorite athlete: Chris Solinsky.
Favorite activity outside of your sport: Backpacking.