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Willie Williams Invite (3k steeple)

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Location:

Logan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

2008 XC WAC Champs

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

PRs:

    1/2--1:20:21(Bryce'09)
    10k--36:53.7(USG'07)
    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

*TEAM WAC CHAMPS!

Long-Term Running Goals:

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

Personal:

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: Willie Williams Invite (3k steeple) (1.875 Miles) 00:10:46, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.002.008.00

First steeplechase of the season! I forgot how sore you get after the first one and my legs are dead. Still, it was an ok race, felt stiff and fatigued going in but managed to hit an alright time for the first race of the season (though I was aiming for a 10:40). Started off the race right with the pack, we hit a fast first lap so we relaxed a bit for the next which was nearly on pace. Then the pack fell back really fast and I was by myself for the last 6 laps. Tried to keep the pace up between hurdles, but kept hitting 91 instead of 90 (long track for an outside water barrier) . My hurdling was pretty good overall, my left lead wasn't too great, and by the end all of them were less graceful. Water barriers were awesome though! I hit all but one with my good leg and one-footed every landing - I didn't even got my shorts wet. Champion! Still, I can do lots better. And run at sea level next time. :) 

Comments
From Scott Ensign on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 16:00:12 from 129.123.3.84

nice job Ruth. And I saw in the paper you took another first in California last week, with the 3rd or 4th best steeplechase time in USU history. Keep up the great work!!!

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