2014-2015 Officers



Colin McCatharn - President

Lauren Lewis - Treasurer

Andre Russell - Webmaster, Historian

Michael Arishita - Partnerships, Apparel

Kat Racine - Race Coordinator & Safety Officer

Mackenzie Walsh - Social Events, Swim Coach

John Hesse - Fundraising

Colin McCatharn - President

Major and Graduation Year: Accounting '15

How did you get into triathlon: I ran cross country in high school and when I got to college I signed up for a marathon. While training for the marathon I stumbled upon the triathlon team and tried it out the next semester. Long story short, I won't be running another marathon any time soon.

Favorite thing about triathlon: I just love that the long course races are known and referred to as "Ironman" races. Despite being owned by a for-profit company, the name does do a great job of describing those who are able to go through so much physical and mental pain in one day. I hope to complete at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona one day.

Favorite race: Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, AZ

Sports background: Cross Country and Track in high school.

Other hobbies and interests: Cooking and eating, but mostly eating.

Anything else unique or awesome:  I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I own a cheesehead hat and have been ice fishing.


Lauren Lewis - Treasurer

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 Lauren Lewis


Andre Russell - Officer

Major and Graduation Year: Applied Mathematics 2016

How did you get into triathlon: My Coach in High School offered to send me to one of his races for free because I helped with the local Triathlon Team newsletter. After my first race, I was hooked.

Favorite thing about triathlon: Training and competing with some of my close friends

Favorite race: Nationals and MotoGP

Sports background: Soccer from 5th to 9th Grade, Intramurals in college

Other hobbies and interests: I spend most of my time taking things apart and putting it back together

Hidden talents: I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you

Anything else unique or awesome: Ask me about Jerry Don Self

Michael Arishita - Officer

Favorite Sport: Running

Major and Graduation Year: Biomedical Sciences, 2016

How did you get into triathlon: Always been a little Tricurious...finally tried it, fell in love, and coundn't get enough of it

Favorite thing about triathlon: Peeing in my wetsuit when the water is cold

Favorite race: Chocolate Milk Mile!!

Sports background: Swam club Swimming age 4-8. Played soccer when I was in Kindergarden for 1 game.  Ran Track 7th grade - 12th Grade.

Other hobbies and interests: Capture the Flag and Poptarts!

Hidden talents: Make the best Omelets and flips them like a pro!

Anything else unique or awesome: Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord"



Kat Racine - Officer

Favorite Sport: Running and soccer

Major and Graduation Year: Nutrition and Food Science Double Major, '15

How did you get into triathlon: I was tired of just running after high school and wanted to try something new

Favorite thing about triathlon: How supportive everyone is and the variety of the sport, oh and I can eat whatever I want whenever I want

Favorite race: Nationals, duh. 

Sports background: Played soccer since I was 5, track and cross country and soccer and band in high school 

Hobbies and interests: Eating, studying, running marathons, sending out hilarious cat jokes on the listserv

Hidden talents: I have a genetic mutation that allows me to function on 4 hours of sleep and stay awake for a very long time.

Anything else unique or awesome: Not that I can think of right meow. 


Mackenzie Walsh - Officer

Major and Graduation Year: Civil Engineering 2016

How did you get into triathlon: I was a competitive swimmer in high school and wanted to try something that would let me enjoy swimming again but also train in different areas

Favorite thing about triathlon: My older brother (class of '08) does them in NYC and it's fun to keep up with each other on how training is going! Also, the road trips with the team are the best!! 

Favorite race: USAT Collegiate Nationals 2014

Sports background: Club Swimming

Other hobbies and interests: Hiking, camping, traveling, & hanging out at the beach

Hidden talents: If it's a hidden talent, it's supposed to stay hidden, am I right?

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 John Hesse

John Hesse - Officer

Favorite Sport: 

Major and Graduation Year: Mechanical Engineering - 2017

How did you get into triathlon: My uncle introduced me to it when I was 10. After graduating from high school I wanted to get back into it.

Favorite thing about triathlon: It's a great way to stay in shape. It's both challenging and exciting to do multiple sports in one race.

Favorite race: My favorite experience was Nationals in 2014 in Tempe, Arizona...although my best race was a Duathlon at the Texas Motor Speedway in 2013.

Sports background: Football, Basketball, Track, Cross Country, and Baseball. And tee-ball and soccer when I was a young lad.

Hobbies and interests: I love to go camping outdoors and hiking in the moutains.

Hidden talents: I'm good at working cattle and wrestling baby calves.
And I can burp on command.

Anything else unique or awesome: There are 9 kids in my family.
6 boys and 3 girls.


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