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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2007



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

2008 XC WAC Champs

1600m STATE CHAMP '08
2006 & 07 XC Region Champ


    XC 6k--21:38.8(PreNat '10)
    XC 5k--17:17.1 (USU '09) 
    XC 3mi--17:38.0 (MSU'08)

Outdoor Track:

5000m - 17:10.71 (April '09)

3k steeple - 10:43 (April '09)

1500m - 4:48 (April '09)

3200m - 11:15.34 (May '08)
1600m - 5:08.37 (May '08)
800m - 2:22.62 (May '08)
400m - 1:03.13 (May '08)

Indoor Track

3000m - 9:59.48 (Feb. '09)       5000m - 17:36.72 (Feb. '09)

Short-Term Running Goals:

*Stay healthy and positive

*Top 3 Individual in WAC XC 

*3k - 9:45, 5k - 16:45, steeple - 10:15

*WAC Champ Steeplechase


Long-Term Running Goals:

*Qualify for NCAA Nationals (XC and Track)
*Marathons after college - FAST!
*Keep working hard & improving


In my fifth semester at Utah State University. A sophomore Cross Country and a junior in Track and Field. Majoring in Math Education, planning to graduate in 2013.

Joy = {roller-blading, running, fancy cheese, friends, ultimate frisbee, Jones Cream Soda, Star Wars and turtles} 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Race: UW Husky Classic (3k) (1.875 Miles) 00:09:47, Place overall: 39, Place in age division: 4
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Woo! I was aiming for a 9:45 today and ended up getting pretty close! Plus, I broke the school record by nearly 5 seconds and PRed by 12! Winner of a day, I'd say. 

Got bumped up to heat 2 of 4, so I raced later in the day - 4pm or so - so I had all day to get nice and antsy. :) Warmed up outside on the trail and got soaked along with muddied before the race. Still, I stayed warm and had just enough time to do some strides, get my spikes on and get ready to go! Bang, and go. Race went out quick, but I stuck to pace pretty well and (from what I managed to hear of splits) hit a 78 400m, then a 2:36 800m and a 5:14 mile. Started passing up the field as I kept on pace as the race got harder. With 3 laps to go, my splits were slipping a bit and I worked to maintain my pace. Still, I managed to keep it up well enough and even had a couple seconds worth of a kick, though a couple girls on the back stretch boxed me in and "threw off my groove." Bums! Finished, exhausted, and treated myself to a caramel filled Cadbury egg. Mmmmmm. 

 Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!! Excited to run even faster! 

From Predog on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 03:06:17 from

Nicely done! Congrats on getting into the record books!

From Jon on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 08:50:26 from

PR and school record? Excellent.

From Bill on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:28:16 from

Most excellent!

From Holt on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:38:08 from

Great job Ruthie - nice little article in Des News for USU athlete of the week!

From Ruthio on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:01:53 from

Thanks! I'm pretty stoked!

From scotthughes on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 13:07:02 from

Awesome job on the race! Nice honors as well. You deserve everything that is coming your way- you work your butt off and it shows with your incredible times!

From Ruthio on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 01:23:08 from

If you want to watch the race, here's a link: http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/238137-Flotrack-Husky-Classic-2011/video/457586-W-3k-H02

From Holt on Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 15:26:50 from

That was fun to watch - but we didn't get to see you patented big move in the last few laps (dang it!)

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