Welcome to the MAGIC BOOST Class of `22

CITIUS MAG x Hayward Magic Announce Magic Boost Class of `22

Magic Boost

CITIUS MAG and Hayward Magic are pleased to announce the Magic Boost Class of `22. These six women and seven men are active on all platforms of new media, and already deliver on the goal of attracting new, young track & field fans to the sport through their storytelling efforts. Over the course of ten Zoom sessions, these new Boosters will be exposed to the wisdom and experience of numerous in-the-field experts as they explore topics like the Concept of Story, Navigating the Freelance Space, Improving Interviews, and Helping Athletes Amplify Their Voice. The capstone for this year’s class will be an in-person gathering at the University of Oregon for the 2022 Nike Prefontaine Classic.

Elijah Agurs

Elijah Agurs is a freelance photographer out of Baltimore, MD. His art primarily focuses on telling the stories within the sport of running and pushing the boundaries of photography.

Alex Andrei

Alex Andrei is an unashamed jack of all trades. When not working as a pediatric mental health specialist, he is independently creating his documentary on pro track & field in America titled “State of the Sport.”

Jay Bendlin

Jay Bendlin is a moment-driven sports photographer pairing his love for track & field and desire to capture emotions through images that will last a lifetime. 

Anderson Emerole

Anderson Emerole is a lifelong educator who is passionate about teaching and telling stories to connect track & field’s past with its present and future.

Sam Farris

Sam Farris is Executive Producer for Duck TV Sports, a student-run weekly sports telecast at the University of Oregon. She lives and loves track & field, and likes BBQ and country music.

Katelyn Hutchison

Katelyn Hutchison runs for Ithaca College and wants to show that Division III athletes deserve just as much love and attention as anyone else. She also hopes to encourage people to set crazy goals and do everything they can to reach them despite what people say.

John Larracas

John Larracas is a Filipino-American storyteller who lives to tell the in-between moments and moving stories of people through his photos and motion work.

Jillian Michales

Jillian Michales is a former Division III runner working as an Assistant Editor in the sports broadcasting industry, hoping to raise the profile of track & field in media.

Johnny Pace

Johnny Pace is a lifelong runner now rediscovering the sport through the lens of a camera. He aims to capture both the larger-than-life and the very human sides of track & field.

Cole Pressler

Cole Pressler is a student journalist and club runner at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In September 2019, he stood trackside at the Bowerman Track Club 5000, and was so inspired by Woody Kincaid’s 12:58.10 that he ran a PR at his high school cross country season opener the next day.

Diana Ramos

Diana Ramos is a student-athlete at the University of Arizona, majoring in journalism and competing in the high jump. She hails from Guatire Miranda, Venezuela, and wants to pursue a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies and become a foreign reporter.

Jasmine Todd

Jasmine Todd is a professional sprinter and long jumper, and winner of a silver medal in the 4 x 100 at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in 2015. She looks forward to learning how to be a better storyteller and interviewer.

Sheridan Wilbur

Sheridan Wilbur is a writer and editor with a focus on women athletes who prioritize their mental and physical health while pursuing ambitious goals. She is a former Division I distance runner and works in editorial and brand at Tracksmith.