Contact us

Gavin Jones is a junior studying Aerospace Engineering. He grew up in Maryville, Tennessee and ran Cross Country and Track throughout high school for Maryville High School.  He can be reached at:

Vice President
Nicole Esslinger is a junior at UT from Mount Juliet, TN. She is majoring in Political Science and Economics with a concentration in Public Administration. She has been running since 2013, and ran cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track in high school. She can be reached at

Caroline Chapman is a freshman studying Biology on a pre-Med track. She ran cross country and track in highschool and can be reached at

Eli Sharp is a freshman studying accounting. He is from Knoxville, Tennessee where he ran across Country and track for 4 years at Farragut High School and can be reached at

Fundraising Coordinator
John Neal is a sophomore from Christiana, Tennessee. He is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Mathematics. He ran track at Riverdale High School, and he competed twice at the TSSAA State Meet for the Men’s 4x800m Dash. He will inevitably slide into your dms to ask if you want to volunteer for a local race. He can be reached at:

Recruiting Coordinator
Grace Avery is a junior with a math major and minors in geology and VolsTeach, with plans to become a high school math and science teacher. She is a recruiter and our designated “social runner” and will be MORE than happy to walk/run/jog with you as you come into the club. We are so excited to start doing more social events around Knoxville, so if you have any suggestions, let her know! If you have any questions at all, feel free to email her at