Coach Dawn

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Owner of SpeedKIDZ & SpeedKIDZ Elite  |  Professional Track & Field Athlete

Dawn Grunnagle is a professional track and field athlete currently sponsored by Nike, GenUCAN, CryoUSA and Sherman Sport and Spine. She has ten years experience as an elementary school teacher and has spent many years working with school-aged children to improve their speed and agility with a focus on having correct fluid movement in their running form.  Dawn Grunnagle recently placed 12th female overall in the Tokyo Marathon and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials and is a 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 1500m.  She is an Indoor National Qualifier in the 800m, 2015 Dallas Half Marathon Champion, 2015 & 2016 Texas Big Star Half Marathon Champion, 2014 Fresh 15K Champion,  2013 Patriot Half Marathon Champion, 2013 Maui Half Marathon Champion,  2013 Dallas All-State 13.1 Champion and 2013 Dallas Turkey Trot Champion.   Dawn was chosen as the Dallas Female Runner of the Year in 2012 by Clines Running Corner.

About Dawn…

  • Dawn grew up in Green Bay, WI with 5 brothers.
  • She is a huge PACKERS fan!
  • She started running the sprints (50m, 100m, 200m) in the 8th grade to socialize with my friends and because I loved to run!
  • Dawn attended Green Bay East High School and went on to become an 8- time City and Conference Champion and placed 4th at the Wisconsin State meet in the mile.
  • She received a full college scholarship to Texas Tech University to run track & cross country. Dawn finished her college career at the University of Houston.
  • In college, she was a NCAA qualifier in the 1500 meters and the Conference Indoor Mile Champion.
  • Dawn graduated Cum Laude in Interdisciplinary Studies and went to graduate school to study business at UALR.
  • She taught 3rd/4th grade for ten years and started competing professionally in 2011.
  • She has a husband named Harry and a 123 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback named Roscoe.
  • Her favorite food is sushi and she loves to travel to new places.
  • Dawn thinks that your education is the number one most important gift you can give yourself.

 

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