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New York State Representatives
Upper New York State Rep. - Michael Eighmey
Michael, a 12 year veteran of US Naval Special Warfare, has competitive experience that includes: trail and road running; multisport events; and mountain and road cycling. His current personal running endeavors are focused around ultra-distance running, with an eye on the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.
Michael’s background also includes professional coaching experience at the collegiate, scholastic and youth levels. He and his wife, Sarah, reside in Geneva NY with their four children; are co-founders of the Seneca Lake Running Club and currently coach high school cross country.
Lower New York State Rep. - Nicoletta Nerangis
Nicoletta began running cross country and track in her native Batavia, New York as a youth, and has been running ever since. She has completed numerous marathons, including the New York City and Boston Marathon, as well as half marathons, 5K’s, and 10K races. She ran the 2012 NYC Half and 2013 New York City Marathon for Team for Kids, a New York Road Runners charity that helps to fund youth running programs.
Nicoletta previously coached the NYRR’s Young Runners and Mighty Milers programs at her son’s elementary school, PS 321 in Brooklyn for three years,energizing hundreds of youth to run throughout the NYC Metro area.
Nicoletta’s background as a Licensed Masters Social Worker, opera singer, teacher, and as a runner has encouraged her to create a unique youth running club. In September 2013, Nicoletta with the inspiration of her son and youth runners, founded and coaches Run4Fun Youth Running Club in Brooklyn, New York, where she has lived for over 20 years. She created Run4Fun to provide an environment for youth runners to foster friendships, promote self-esteem and instill a love of running. Nicoletta looks forward to introducing the Run4Fun family running program, inspiring parents to run with their youth runners.
Nicoletta loves to train in the New York area, and also in Greece during the summer, and whenever she can has been honored to sing the National Anthem before races, including the 2013 Brooklyn Half Marathon.