Jeremy Garrett

Born: April 9, 1977

Residence: Kansas City, MO

Career: Research Faculty, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Personal Bio: I ran middle distance events for two years at Odessa High School (MO) before transferring to a small private school and focusing on basketball as a junior and senior.  After nearly 20 years of relative inactivity, I rediscovered my love for running and racing while trying to regain basic fitness to compete in various events at the KC Corporate Challenge.  Since then, I’ve raced in many venues (road, track, trails, and cross-country) and at a variety of distances (ranging from 400 meters to the marathon) and have enjoyed the differing challenges that each venue and distance presents.

My focus now that I’ve entered the Masters ranks is to compete in track, cross country, and road races ranging between 800 meters and 10K, both in national-level Masters events and in regional collegiate meets and road races.

High School PRs & Achievements (run as a Sophomore)

400 meters (split)                     :54
800 meters                          2:03
1600 meters                        4:31
–  Conference Champion, 800 meters, Missouri River Valley Conference, 1993
–  Missouri 3A State Meet Qualifier, 1600 meters, 1993

Masters PRs (since turning 40 in 2017)

1500 meters 4:28.22 (Show Me State Games Track Meet, July 2019)
Mile 4:44.38 (KU Bob Timmons Challenge Indoor Meet, December 2019)
5K (Road) 16:07 (Dad and Daughter 5K, September 2019)
10K 34:44 (Winged Foot Fast 10K, September 2019)
Half-Marathon 1:15:31 (Longview Half-Marathon, November 2019)