Meet The Oval Magazine Team



I’m Tristan Forsythe, a junior at Georgetown University studying Finance & International Business while competing for the XC & Track teams. I think The Oval highlights the best aspect of our sport- the people. Hopefully you can find someone whose story resonates with you!

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Chief Operating Officer


Hi, I'm Joe! I run for Duke Cross Country, and getting involved with The Oval has been a thrilling experience. Helping athletes share their experiences--their highs and lows--in their own words has been a gratifying feeling as we try to push the sport we love forward. 

Chief Digital Officer


Hey everyone! My name is Tyler Adams. I am one of the Social Media directors here at The Oval Magazine!

I currently run for UNC Greensboro, but have Pennsylvania origins. I’ve always been in love with the sport since I joined and have experienced a great deal of the journey we call running. My goal is to push this sport we call ours along to the best it can be, and help unite the national champion to the freshman on JV with our content


Chief Content Officer


I’m Katie Dammer, a track and XC athlete for Georgetown University. I’m passionate about distance running, women in sports, and human connections & stories—three things I think and hope The Oval has highlighted.

Chief Marketing Officer


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Head of Outreach


Hi I’m Mikaela Vlasic. Distance running has been a pivotal part of my life. The Oval has given me the opportunity to see how impactful it is for others! Running affects each of us differently, but we all have one thing in common; we would not be the same without it! I love having the ability to hear so many journeys!


Head of Graphics


Hey! I’m Ian Pierson a junior cross country and track and field runner at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the past 8 years I have passionately indulged myself into running culture and found that the best part of running is the community. Helping out with The Oval Magazine is thrilling, as we bring light to so many remarkable stories from the running community.


Chief Technology Officer


My name is Chris Theodore and I am a junior student-athlete at Duke University. Running has been such an integral part of my life, from watching old Olympic highlights to competing in big meets across the country. I hope that The Oval helps you pursue your dreams and love for the sport, while also opening your eyes to the beautiful humans around us.


Head Editor


Hey everyone! My name is Ethan. I am the Editor here for The Oval Mag!


I study at Drexel University while running for Philadelphia Runner Track Club. I found that I wanted to choose a college best suited for me academically, but didn’t want to lose a team aspect with my running. I joined a track club full of adults as an 18-year-old and it changed my running life. I bring the road less traveled to The Oval as I continue to explore what it’s like to run competitively during college!

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