Max Pedrotti

​Max swore off running after his 6th grade track championships 1600 meters, where he was disqualified – in the middle of the race – for blocking other runners with his intimidating 85 pound frame. After a year away from the sport, Max returned to track in 8th grade, and then joined the Christian Brothers High School cross country and track teams, in Sacramento, California. Making the varsity team as a sophomore, Max led the team for his final two years and carried the team to the California State Championships in his senior year. On the track, he was the first distance athlete from his high school to make it to the state qualifying meet in over 10 years and the first male cross country athlete to be recruited to a NCAA Division 1 program.

Max attended the University of San Diego, where he was a 4 year varsity runner in cross country and track under the guidance of Coach Will Guarino. As a Torero, he set school records in the 8,000 meters in cross country, and the 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 meters on the track. He received the most improved award his freshman year, and most valuable the following three years.

​With GRC, Max wants to set a new PR in every event, then work his way up to the marathon. Max currently works at on the Hill as a staffer for a U.S. Representative. 

Personal Bests:
1500m – 4:03
3k –  8:41 
5k – 14:38
8k (xc) – 24:46
10k – 31:31
10 mile – 54:28
​13.1 – 1:12:44