2016-17 Alumnus of the Year

2017 was the dream year for Johnny Gregorek (Columbia ’14) on multiple levels.  Some of it is best explained in the Milesplit produced video above – go ahead, watch it.

Making it onto the Team USA squad is one level of achievement.  Advancing to the IAAF World Championship final in your event is another, especially when you came in as the #3 American and you’re the only one toeing that final line.  It’s a dream come true.  Gregorek admitted it as much on Twitter after his IAAF World Championship experience ended with a 10th place finish (3:37.56) in the 1,500m final.

Along the way, he set new personal bests in the 800m (1:47.12), 1,500m (3:35.00), and indoor mile (3:53.15) and got the chance to compete as a member of the Ivy League Select Team in the 28th Izumo Ekiden race back in October 2016 (hey, it falls within our highlight window).

Hopefully Johnny can keep this confidence for his races to come.

 

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