Jerry Smith


Jerry has coached at the high school and collegiate level.  He has been involved with the Syracuse Track Club in almost every possible position since its inception. He is also an accomplished masters runner. 


Kathy Wheeler 

Cross Country Coordinator

Masters Team Captain

I have been a part of the STC family for about 20 years now. I can honestly say that not only has the STC family improved my running and racing capabilities, it has brought me great joys, memories, and friendships that are everlasting. I am currently the XC Coordinator and Captain of the Women's Masters XC team and would love to have you join our STC family. 


Katie Mutter

Women's Open Captain

I have been running with the track club since moving to Syracuse in August 2013 to attend graduate school at SU. I love racing all distances from 5ks to marathons and have completed 9 full marathons so far. Racing locally in Syracuse is my favorite, especially the Mountain Goat in the Spring. I am a Registered Dietitian, currently working clinically as the Lead RD at Upstate Medical University with a concentration in oncology. I love teaching nutrition and meeting new local training partners who keep those long miles interesting!



Roxane Niezabytowski

Women's Veteran Captain


Sharon Ames

Women's Super Vet Captain

SHARON AMES has been running and volunteering with the STC for over 20 years.  Her favorite local road races are the Mountain Goat and the Tromptown Half Marathon, but she prefers the trails, and Cross Country is her favorite time of year! (The STC Supervet Women placed first in the Upstate NY Cross Country Series in 2018.) She and the supervet women will travel to road or cross country races, having run in Buffalo, Boston, Virginia Beach, Tallahassee and Lexington(KY) in 2018.     Fun is always part of our agenda! 


Jon French

Men's Open Captain

Jon started running for the 5 and 6th grade track meet and has not stopped since. Jon has raced half miles to marathons but currently enjoys the 15k to half marathon distance



Kevin Vanboden

Men's Masters and Veteran Captain

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Pat Riccardi

Men's Super Veteran Captain

I always enjoy filling my race calendar with novel races for the new experience and challenge it provides. However, I always pencil in as many of the Pete Glavin Upstate XC series as my schedule allows. Anyone who has participated on a team knows the great bonding and support that your teammates provide. The competition is the very best runners from Syracuse/Rochester/Ithaca and Buffalo in beautiful fall foliage in our picturesque parks and trail systems on forgiving soft if you have yet to add this to your calendar, please call one of the STC captains and join in on the fun and fellowship.


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