Randy McDermott

Born:  September 20th 1958 in Deadwood, SD
Residence:  Shawnee, KS
Career:  Senior Energy Resource Analyst at KCP&L
Married:  Jacqueline Ross McDermott
High School:  Rapid City Stevens (1976)
College:  BS in Civil Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (1980), MBA in Economics and Finance from Washburn University (1986) 

Masters PR’s:
800M             2:25.30 – 2008 Age 50
1500M           5:01.23 – 2012 Age 54
Mile               5:26.83 – 2013 Age 54
3000M         10:51.02 – 2012 Age 53
3000M SC   12:43.20 – 2012 Age 54  
5000M         19:42.40 – 2012 Age 53
5K Road      18:26.60 – 2013 Age 54

Masters Achievements/Awards:
2013 USA Masters Indoor M50 National Champion in the 4x800m relay.
2012 USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships M50 – 4th Place 400m Hurdles, 5th Place 3000 Meter Steeplechase
2012 USATF All American in M50 3000 Meter Steeplechase
2005 USATF Southwest Regional Champion (M45) in the High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump

I was a golfer in high school and college and didn’t start participating in track and field until around 2001.  At that time I started training for and participating in the jumping events.  I started doing some sprinting events a couple of years later.  I started doing an occasional longer race through the years but without any distance training.  I began the shift to distance running around 2007 but was only training 10-20 miles per week and was not getting any faster.  At the continued behest of Kevin Miller, I finally started to increase my weekly mileage and got in several 50+ mile weeks in late 2011 and early 2012 before being sidelined by bilateral hernia surgery.  I got my weekly mileage back up to the 40-50 mile range later in 2012 and was able to set new lifetime pr’s in several events.  I have set a new lifetime mile pr in 2013 and look forward to setting several more pr’s this year.  I look forward to competing for the KC Smoke and enjoying competing in a team environment.