Category: Cross Country Alumni

News · Dock Alum Blends Marathon Running with Music Career


Liz Derstine Anjos is a 2003 Dock graduate and was a cross country runner while attending Dock. Liz is daughter of Mr. Rod Derstine, recently retired and distinguished teacher and choir director of Dock Mennonite Academy.

Below is an interview with Liz about blending her high level performance in both distance running and music. A great read!

Liz Anjos is Portland-based musician and runner who is equally adept at performing on stages and roads around the world. Known musically as Pink Feathers, she tours with Grammy-winning artist RAC on keys and vocals, and has played at large festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. When she’s not electrifying crowds, writing music or releasing albums, Anjos races with The Rose City Track Club, a grassroots running team she helped launch earlier this year, and she also moonlights as a coach. Anjos, who will compete in Sunday’s New York City Marathon, has a marathon personal best of 2:59:22 and dreams of one day qualifying for the Olympic Marathon Trials.

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