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Track & Field Experts

At Fleet Feet Sports, our Fit Professionals have a variety of running experience and all are experts in our Fit Process.  Below is a highlight of three of our Fit professionals that also have extensive experience in HS and College Track and Cross Country.  All are available as resources to area Coaches and athletes for any questions ranging from training tips to the college recruitment process and more.  Please stop by to talk or send them an email.  


Peter Johnston

Peter is a Memorial High School alum who participated in Cross Country, Swimming and Track. During his senior year he made it to state as an individual in Cross Country. He ran the mile and 2 mile in track and after high school attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he ran Cross Country and Track. During his senior year he made it to the D3 National Cross Country meet and earned All American honors. In college track he ran the 5k and 10k.

Advice: “I think the biggest lesson I learned during my years in running in high school and college was that you have to be patient and know that you are not going to be the best in the country, conference or team over night. It takes time and consistent training. I also learned to my body and understand when to take a rest day or to recover from a hard workout and run. There is a good quote that one of my coaches used to say, “It is better to be 90% strength and healthy than 100% present and hurt.”


Shannon Audretsch

Shannon attended St. Louis High School in Michigan and was a two time first team and two time honorable mention All-State selection in Cross Country, as well as a two time Honorable Mention All-State selection in track. Her events were the 5K in Cross Country, and the 800, 1600, 3200 and 3200 meter relay in track.  Shannon attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale Michigan and ran the 3000, 5000, and 10K in Track, and 5k and 6K for Cross Country.  She was All GLIAC team in 2004, ran the 6th fastest 6K in school history at the time, and was All GLIAC team honorable mention in 2006 for the 10K at the GLIAC championships.

Advice: Trust your training. If you put in the work, your body will respond. Don't be afraid to put it all out there either. You will never know how good you can be if you don't test your limits.


Matt Groose

Matt hails from Watertown, where he made his mark has one of the top high school middle distance runners in the late 90's. Although, he fell short of a state title his senior year, he finished the year with the state's best 1600 time and second best 800 time. At UW-Oshkosh, he developed into one of the better runners in state history. From 2001 to 2003, he won 4 consecutive NCAA Division III 800 meter run titles (losing his 5th and final outdoor race to 2012 Olympic finalist Nick Symmonds). Matt still holds the DIII NCAA Indoor Championship meet record for the 800 meter run, set back in 2002 with a time of 1:49.73. Later that same year, Matt was part of UWO's 2002 DIII NCAA Champion Cross Country team.
Advice: The strongest runners NEED!!! to go for a run, they never just need to go for a run. 
NOTE!- Matt G is the coach for SpeedPlay! - our Tuesday night speed workouts which are open to runners of any age.  Click here for more info.