Back in middle school, Jennie originally discovered a love for distance running, and spent the next decade competing in cross country and track throughout high school, college, and on post-collegiate club teams. In 2009, after several years of injury and cross training, Jennie decided to sign up for her first triathlon, buying her first road bike and relearning how to swim. After placing well in the race, she was hooked on the sport. Jennie spent the next two years gradually stepping up to the 70.3 distance and finding greater success with longer distance racing. In 2011, she won her age group at IM 70.3 Worlds, and earned her professional license.

Jennie has since been competing professionally since 2012, the same year in which she competed in her first full Iron-distance race, where she found her true niche in the sport. In that time, she has amassed multiple IM and IM 70.3 distance podium finishes, including the overall win at IM Lake Placid in 2013. She also qualified for the Ironman World Championships that year. After missing the 2015 season due to injuries sustained in a bike crash at the end of 2014, Jennie returned to competition in 2016 at the 70.3 distance. She is continuing to build in distance, and looks forward to returning to full Ironman racing in 2017.

Outside of competing, Jennie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009, and continues to work part-time as an outpatient PT. She also is a USAT certified coach who works with a variety of age group athletes. Jennie lives in Rochester, NY with her husband, also a triathlete, and their dogs. She enjoys approaching sport and life with passion and heart, while maintaining a sense of humor through it all.


Outright Champion At Ironman Lake Placid