Michael Stewart began his running career at Peddie during his freshman year. He was the captain of the track team and cross-country team during his senior year and then went on to run in college. After a hiatus from running of almost 12 years, Mike and fellow coach Mark Gartner teamed up to run the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC. That sparked Mike’s return to running, and he has been running for fun and fitness ever since. He competes regularly in distances from the 5k to the marathon. Mike has been head coach of the spring track program for 5 years, and has been coaching track and cross country for more than 20 years.