At the 2015 USATF National Track Championships, Donn Cabral stopped midway through a celebration lap after making the World Championship Team to commemorate the moment with friends, including members of Tesseract Elite who were there for the Junior Championships.
At the 2011 Haggen to Haggen 5k, David Elliot (L) and Patrick Gibson (R) give a sign of what is to come. David went to Boise State and not only became an All-American collegiate runner by his Junior year, but also climbed to the upper echelons of open running in not only qualifying for the 2015 USATF 1500 meter championships, but narrowly missing the final in a thrilling preliminary heat. David has a mile PR of 3:57. Patrick went to Stanford University on a track scholarship and broke the coveted 14 minute mark for 5000 meters in only his sophomore year.
Tesseract had had several other athletes go on to compete in college, some on scholarship. We have also had athletes move on to their high schools where they have had success, including five state championships and many, many more All-State.
At the youth level, Tesseract has had 20 USATF All-Americans in track and cross country.
In the Junior, Open, and Masters divisions we have had 2 NATIONAL TRAIL CHAMPIONS in addition to more All-Americans.
Tesseract was the most successful local (Whatcom and Skagit counties) sports team, of any sport, from 2011-2017.
In 2008, two Bellingham, Washington area girls ran at The Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships in Virginia, completely unbeknownst to each other. One ran for a Seattle club, The Rain City Flyers, while the other ran unattached. When the local paper listed the two as having run, their parents noticed and contacted each other about forming a training group. One of those parents was a longtime coach, and the other helped coordinate his daughter's middle school team, so they had an excellent foundation to start off with. After a year of picking up a runner here and there, the training group sent a handful of local runners as part of the Rain City Flyers to Junior Olympic competition. The group had some of the best runners in the state of Washington and ended up having a handful go all the way to the National Championships, with one earning All-American status. Inspired by the organization of other youth teams in the area, namely the local swim and soccer organizations, Peter Oviatt and Ed Sullivan decided to fill the gap in opportunities for youth runners and off season high school runners by forming Whatcom Tesseract Youth Running Club. A few years, and several conference champions, state champions, national qualifiers, and All-Americans later, the renamed Tesseract Running Club has established itself as a nationally renowned running club.
Tesseract Running Club is not just about the elites, however. We have a vast array of talent and experience levels and are happy to witness one of our runner's first 5ks in addition having our best runners win it.
Tesseract Running Club developed an elite team and became one of the premier youth clubs in the state of Washington as well as developing national class youth and high school runners.
In 2012-2013, Olympian Donn Cabral trained with the club and lowered his mile time to 3:56.41 as well as placing 10th in the USATF National Championship 15k in 44:20. Our high school runners have gone on to top Division I schools like Stanford, Boise State, Boston University, Pepperdine, and University of San Francisco. Tesseract Elite travels as a team to Oregon and California for high level competitions and sends individuals to National Championships in New York and elsewhere throughout the United States.