Johnny Gregorek

Birthday: December 7, 1991

Hometown: Seekonk, Massachusetts

College: Columbia University / University of Oregon

Personal Bests: 800m-1:47.33, 1500m- 3:35.00, Mile-3:53.15, 3000m-7:49 3k

Notable Accomplishments: 

2017 World Championship Finalist 

2016 Olympic Trials Finalist (6th Place)

2016 Indoor National Championship 1500 Finalist (5th place)

2015 Penn Relays DMR Champion

2015 Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Team Champion

2 x NCAA All-American

High School: National Honor Society, Valedictorian, Eagle Scout, Team Captain

Why NJNYTC?  I enjoyed running in Oregon, but wanted to train on the east coast near my family and girlfriend. My grandparents are New Yorkers so my roots are in this area, as well. Finally, I knew the legendary Coach Gags and Tommy Nohilly from my time running at Columbia and knew he was building a great training group. After convincing a few people to join, such as Kyle Merber and Donn Cabral, I knew it was going to be a good fit. Best decision I have ever made.

Greatest Strength: I am very tough and hardworking and talented.

Greatest Weakness: I care too much. That and I have a pretty low aerobic capacity. However, my aforementioned toughness gets me through most things.

Favorite Gags Quote: “All you need is this (points to his head) and this (points to his heart).”

Role Model: My dad

Hobbies: Dancing, reading, playing with my friends, thinking about names for a dog that I don’t have yet, and doing crossword puzzles.

Running Idiosyncrasy: Checking my watch a lot. I’m a curious guy.

One Run with Anyone: Everyone is writing actual historical figures who obviously could not keep up on a run. I’m going to keep things practical and say Luke Wilson, brother of Owen Wilson. He apparently ran a solid 800 in high school and I bet he is a pretty cool guy.