Brent Ayer has participated in more than 1,000 races and has run more than 100,000 miles in training. He is a marathon runner, Master Meters All-American, and Regional Masters Champion; he established the Frederick Community College record in the 1, 2, 3, and 6 miles and a marathon run. As a master long distance runner, it was perhaps inevitable that Ayer would create a competitive program for Hood College. Starting the college program as a volunteer, he began with a team of seven participants and eventually created a team of more than 70 athletes for cross-country and indoor track and field. Ayer is a proficient coach with a Level II certification from the U.S.A. Track and Field Association for throwing and distance events.