Ryan is a senior at Rutgers University and president of the Rutgers Running Club. He started running in middle school and had a strange break in his career during high school. Ryan ran cross country freshman year, then didn’t put on running shoes until indoor track season of his junior year. After that, he went on to run an 18:14 5k and a 4:59 mile as a senior. As a collegiate athlete, he is a middle distance runner who is on a quest to break 17 minutes in the 5k and 2 minutes in the 800m. When he isn’t running, Ryan studies astrophysics, plays golf, and plays piano.