Christina Black joined T3 in 2017, which was also her first season of triathlon. Previously, she was a runner, but training for the Chicago Marathon in the hot and humid summer of 2016 convinced her to try other sports. Now, she has completed five 70.3s and countless shorter triathlons. She loves racing, training, and cheering with T3 teammates, especially on the road. When not training for triathlons, Christina is a plaintiff’s lawyer. She lives in Fishtown with her cat, Meowy.
Eric is a consulting manager for Adobe and recently moved from Philly to Ambler with his wife, Maureen where he hopes to someday build a " T3 North" contingent. He got into triathlon on a whim in 2015, having only swam a bit in high school, then steadily got faster, more competitive, and more obsessed. Training for the Philly Half Marathon in 2017, he discovered T3 during a track workout, and found a great support system and resource as he looked toward longer distance tri.
Kurt D'Andrea & Jenean Lane
Kurt and Jenean currently live in Philadelphia with their dog Ruby. This will be their 4th year with T3, having been introduced to the club by Lee (shocker) after moving back into the city from South Jersey. Kurt did his first triathlon about 10 years ago with Jenean catching the bug shortly after that. Kurt has a competitive side to him while Jenean enjoys the training aspect, running races in the fall and winter, and the Aquabike! They both feel strongly about supporting local business, independent and local races, as well as ETA Coach's offering at YMCA of the Pines, which offers some of the best training grounds in our area. They hope to increase the visibility of T3 at races and member participation. Their love of racing and training, as well as a great party, make them excited to be part of the T3 board. Their favorite term is "one more" which applies to both "recovery drinks" and races"
Team Development Rep
Kate joined T3 when she moved to Philly in 2019. She got into triathlon in high school at the encouragement of her swim and cross country coaches. Over the years, Kate has raced many sprint and olympic distance tris, 2 70.3's, and just finished her first full Ironman last year! Her favorite T3 workouts are Track Tuesdays and Saturday Donut Rides. When not training, Kate is playing with her dog Tyrion and cat Gritty, and works in concussion research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Katie Duquette started out as a cross country runner in high school but always had recurring injuries. After discovering her injuries eased up through cross-training, she picked up multi-sport training in 2016. Katie joined T3 in the summer of 2017, which provided the community to get involved with triathlon racing over the past few years. She loves the T3 workouts, but her favorite runs are with her training buddy and perfect pacer - Tess (her dog). Katie lives in Northern Liberties and is a clinical research coordinator in neurology at Thomas Jefferson University. Previously, she was an international tax law consultant.
Mark Yanagisawa joined T3 in 2017 and is new to the Board. He started triathlons in 2015, after 17 years of competitive swimming and discovering his love of cycling and running. One of his favorite things about T3 is the workouts and seeing every member crush their goals. When not training, Mark is an engineer that makes toilet paper.
Maria Paredes Fernandez
Team Development Rep
María Paredes Fernández first joined T3 in early 2020 pre-COVID-19 pandemic through the weekly Track Tuesday workouts and continued her involvement through their weekly Zwift workout meet-ups. A lifelong runner, María began to embrace the other two-thirds of triathlon to help strengthen her leg after breaking her foot in 2018. Since 2019, María has competed in various distances except for the elusive long-distance Ironman (hopefully coming in 2021). When she is not training, María can be found procrastinating on her doctoral schoolwork dreaming of different cycling routes, and boring her English as a Second Language (ESL) students with her bike ride stories. Luckily, she is in good company with T3 and loves to have found her niche with her teammates. She looks forward to helping continue to build upon this already flourishing community.