Ryan Laemel
Ryan Laemel
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Orange, Conn.
High School: Amity Regional
Major: Geology and geophysics
Residential College: Timothy Dwight

Yale PRs

1500 4:03.99

Mile 4:24.92

3000m 8:18.65

3000m Steeple 9:40.68

5000m 14:40.48

XC 8k 25:14

High School PRs

3000m 8:33.42

2 Mile 9:03.10

Mile 4:20.69

5k 15:05.23

2013-2014: Served as XC team captain...Finished third on the team with his season-best time at the New England Championships...Finished 11th on the team at XC Heps...Competed in 3,000-meters at indoor Heps...Finished second in 3,000-meters at Shamrock Invitational...Placed fifth in 3,000-meters against Harvard.

2012-2013: Competed at Paul Short, New Englands, CCSU, and Heps...Won the junior varsity race at the New England Championships...First on the team and second overall at the CCSU Mini-Meet...Struggled with injury during the track season...Placed 13th in the 3,000-meters against Harvard and Princeton.

2011-2012: Was the fastest Yale runner at the New England Championships, where he set his PR… Second on the team at the Princeton Invitational (25:18)… Also competed at cross country Heps (26:26.6).

2010-2011: Competed in 5000m run at outdoor Heps … Placed sixth in 5000m at Harvard-Yale … Ran PR of 14:45.80 at Larry Ellis Invitational … Indoors, ran 8:34.37 in 3000m at Dartmouth-Columbia … Opened cross country season at Dartmouth Invitational.

High School: All-American in track & field … National champion in 4x1 mile relay … State champion in 3200m … All-State cross-country and track & field … Set school records in 3000m, 2-mile, 5000m and 1600m (indoors) … Captained cross country and outdoor track teams … Helped team win state championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track … Academic honors include CABE Award for Leadership, Phillip M. and Matthew A. Oravetz Scholarship for Scholar?Athletes and Bryant University Book Award for Leadership.

Personal: Timothy Dwight College … Hobbies include photography and guitar… Grandfather played Division I basketball for the University of Bridgeport; held the record for most points scored until NBA star Manute Bol erased it.

Q: If you could set a World Record in one event, which one would it be?

A: I would like to set a World Record in the 10,000m because it's the longest and perhaps the most difficult of the standard track events. The 10,000m requires exceptional levels of aerobic endurance, as well as finishing speed, and most importantly, it requires a steely resolve to push through the fire burning in one's legs and chest, as well as the doubt welling up in one's mind over the course of 25 laps.

Q: Favorite motivational quote?

A: "When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. He is the richest man who pays the largest debt to his shoemaker." - Ralph Waldo Emerson