I watched Casey Jermyn run for years. A native Montanan – he began running when he was 13. Obviously his success while attending Plains High School caught Montana State University Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach Dale Kennedy’s attention. Why wouldn’t it? Casey won 3 Montana High School State Cross Country Titles (still holds the Class B Course record of 14:55), and 3 MT State Track Titles; (2 x 3200m and 1x 1600m). Personal bests while a high school student; 4:20 in the 1600 and 9:20 in the 3200.
Then came his opportunity to run NCAA D1. While running for MSU as a Bobcat – here is what Casey accomplished; 5 Big Sky Conference Championships, 1 in Cross Country, 2 at 10,000m (outdoor) and 3000m and 5000m titles (indoors). Wow. If you have followed Big Sky Conference Championships you realize this is no small feat. One tough conference. From a “small” Montana high school. Well done Mr. Jermyn.
Following his Blue/Gold collegiate days Casey maintained an ambitious training and racing schedule and ran the following personal bests; Half Marathon- 1:09.52 (Missoula Half Course Record), 10K – 29:23, 5K – 14:01, 3K 8:04, and Mile – 4:08. Another wow! A very talented runner with a wide range of skill.
Where is he now? Owner and Manager of the Bozeman Running Company. This is Bozeman’s finest endourance sports (running/triathlon) pro shop. Great downtown location (east Main), quality merchandise, knowledgeable staff, a resource for area races, and a fun place to shop! Equally impressive is BRC’s commitment to support community events.
Casey is a Continental Divide Running Clinic 2011 Staff Member. His Saturday afternoon (July 23, 2011) presentation will focus on the latest trends in shoe design including tackling the minimalist vs traditional debate. As a panelist I am guessing you will also hear a few of his success tactics for training and racing. If you are interested in learning more about the CDRC 2011 email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a clinic brochure.
Next up – “Lions and tigers and grizzly bears, oh my!” Until then – enjoy the run!