Aaron Ballew

Born:  October 16, 1985
High School:  Gardner-Edgerton
College:  Pittsburg State University
Residence:  Shawnee, KS
Career:  BVSW High School Science Teacher & Head Cross Country Coach

High School & College Bests
1600m – 4:31 (2004 Frontier League)
3200m – 9:54 (2003 State)
1500m – 4:13 (MSSU – 2005)
3000m Indoor – 9:02 (MIAA Indoor– 2005)
3000m Steeple – 9:49 (CMSU – 2006)
5000m – 15:38 (MSSU – 2005)
8k XC – 26:28 (MIAA XC– 2005)
10k XC – 34:10 (DII Regional XC – 2004)

Post-Collegiate Bests
5k – 16:11 (2018 NFM 5k)
10k – 34:21 (2018 Plaza 10k)
Half Marathon – 1:16:31 (2018 Kansas Half Marathon)

Personal Bio
As my college career at Pittsburg State was wrapping up, I got away from all things running for a few years as I got my professional career going.  Eventually I got myself into a job teaching & coaching cross country where my love for running came back.  As I attempted to help & motivate athletes to be their very best I became inspired by their journey.

I just want to focus on improving my training in quantity, quality & consistency.  If I can stay healthy I hope to keep running PR’s each year.  I would love to get back to the level I was competing at when I was when I was in college.