Aaron Botterman

Aaron Botterman

01/05/1994

About

The creative one. Aaron is the definition of ‘a gift that keeps on giving’. Born and raised in ‘De Pinte’, close to Ghent, Aaron started out as a multi-eventer but quickly realised that he was born to run two laps on the track. Now that he no longer is a student, Aaron targets some more big perfomances. As a lead-singer of his band ‘De Rappe Kerels’ he showcases his talents as a man of many talents.

Studies

Graduated as a Master of Rehabiliation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2013
EC U20 800m, Rieti (silver medal)
2014
EC U23 800m, Tallinn (semi-finals)
2016
EC 800m, Amsterdam (semi-finals)
2017
Universiade 800m, Taipei (semi-finals)
2016 – 2017 – 2018
Belgian champion 800m
2019
Belgian champion 800m indoor

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
400m
47″92
2014
800m
1’46″17
2014
1000m
2’22″17
2018
1500m
3’50″04
2018

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @lemecrapide

Arne Vergison

Arne Vergison

16/04/2002

About

Speedy Gonzales. Arne has shown his potential in the youth categories already and is absolutely ready to shine. As a man of speed and power he might be the next big thing over 800m.

Studies

Arne is enrolled in a Bachelor in Rehabiliation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2019
BC U18 800m (gold)
2019
BIC U18 800m (gold)
2018-2019
Youth Memorial Van Damme
2021
BC U20 800m (gold)

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
400m
49”62
2021
800m
1’52”21
2021
1000m
2’37″71
2019

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @arnevergison

Arnaud Mengal

Arnaud Mengal

8/11/1997

About

Triple power. Arnaud is the very first triathlete to join our ranks and has been a great addition to our team. After starting his journey as a triathlete at the age of 10 he aims to participate in the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

Studies

Arnaud is currently enrolled in his third year at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, where he studies Physical Education.

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2019
European Cup Elite, Liévin (4th)
2019
European Cup Elite, Olsztyn (10th)
2019
EC Elite Sprint Race, Kazan (11th)
2019
EC Elite Sprint Race, Kazan (11th)
2019
EC Mixed Relay U23, Valencia (5th)
2019
WC U23 Duathlon, Pontevedra (gold medal)

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
800m
1’56″68
2019
1500m
4’03″54
2018
3000m (i)
8’26″95
2019
5000m
14’37″81
2020

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @arnaudmengal

Killian Zicari

Killian Zicari

19/9/99

About

The hard worker. Killian is burning with ambition to partake in the longer distances events. His mentality to work hard for it day in day out is an example for many. Every step is a step in the right direction and who knows what this man is capable of in the future?

Studies

Master industrial engineering

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
1500m
3’58’’87
2020
3000m
8’23’’00
2020
5000m
14’27’’22
2020

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @killian_zicari

Manuel De Backer

Manuel De Backer

14/7/96

About

The wannabe Dutchie. Manuel has the Dutch nationality, but lives in Belgium. In recent years he studied and trained in the United States before making the big crossing to our team. His national youth selections let the best shine out for the coming years. No lack of enthusiasm!

Studies

Bachelor in business administration, postgraduate in asset management

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2014
EC XC U20 Samokov
2015
EC U20 Eskilstuna 5000m/10.000m
2017
EC U23 Bydgoszcz 10.000m
2017
EC XC U23 Samorin
2018
EC XC U23 Tilburg
2019
Universiade Napoli 10.000m

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
3000m
8’10’’97
2017
5000m
14’15’’99
2018
10 000m
29’29’’17
2017

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @manuel_debacker

Philip Cortvriendt

Philip Cortvriendt

29/11/94

About

The miler. Philip prefers the 1500m and the mile above any other event. These distances perfectly match his abilities as an athlete. He already has showed his potential in Belgium, but the ambition to make his mark abroad has a strong presence!

Job

Physiotherapist

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2011
EYOF Trabzon 3000m
2013
ECCC U20 Castellon
2018
ECCC Mira
2019
Silver with OEH, ECCC Albufeira

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
800m
1’52’’13
2020
1500m
3’43’48
2016
3000m
8’03’59
2018

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @philip_cortvriendt