Zürich, Switzerland, 22 June 2022: Today, global performance brand On announced the official partnership with four NCAA athletes after impressive performances. Learn about the athletes and their accomplishments below.
Courtney Wayment, BYU Graduate and this years NCAA 3000m Steeplechase champion and Collegiate Record Holder (9:16).
At BYU she's thrived under coach Taylor, being one of the most dominant NCAA runners across multiple events. She has one indoor 5k NCAA championship title, one 3k, one steeplechase and multiple relays. She’s run 15:15 this past year indoors, as well as placing 4th in the Olympic Trial steeplechase in 2021, running 9:23.
“I am excited to be representing On because of their authentic support they give to me. I am grateful to be a part of such an innovative brand, that values me as an athlete and person. I am excited for future opportunities and redefining limits with On.” - Courtney
Yared Nuguse, son of Alem Nuguse, a refugee from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Yared Nuguse grew up in Louisville, KY as one of 6 siblings. In his four years at ND Yared won 7 ACC conference titles (5 individual titles, 2 relay titles), 2 NCAA National titles (1 individual, 1 relay), set an NCAA record (1500m) and qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“I chose On and OAC because, both brand and team, are filled with people who are trying to compete at the highest level, while still having fun with each other. I’m looking forward to seeing how I continue to grow as a runner and seeing what I can achieve during my time with OAC. With them, it truly feels like the sky’s the limit.” - Yared
Hannah Steelman, is a NC State Graduate. 11x All American across multiple distances - focusing primarily on the 3k Steeplechase and 5000m. Hannah competed in the 2021 Olympic Trials in the Steeplechase, and placed 3rd in the steeplechase at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championship
“On has quickly established themselves as a premier brand over the past few years, and I am extremely excited to join them. Their innovation and commitment to excellence is something that was very appealing to me. I feel very honored to become a member of the On family.” - Hannah
Mario Garcia-Romo, ninth total NCAA runner-up outdoors in Ole Miss track & field history and the seventh ever by the Rebel men. In his track career across both the indoor and outdoor seasons, Garcia Romo has won one NCAA title (indoor mile, 2022), finished as an NCAA runner-up twice, earned six First-Team All-America nods, scored 30.25 total NCAA points, won five SEC titles and scored 42.5 points at the SEC Championships.
“When I was 8 years old and I first started running I used to dream of racing against the best on the biggest stages, the Olympics, World championships, European Championships, Diamond Leagues… slowly I realized it wasn’t going to be an easy path. It was going to take a lot of training, work, patience and dedication. But I had one thing clear, in order to be one of the best you have to work among the best.
Now I’m proud to say I will be able to work under the support of one of the best brands and training programs in the world, hand in hand with some of the best athletes.
I’m excited for the next chapter, and ready to show all my potential on the track while making my impact in the sport.
Game On. “ - Mario
Yared and Mario, will join the successful OAC team in Boulder coached under Dathan Ritzenhein, while Courtney and Hannah will stay under their coaches.
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