Age:  35
Event:  5k up through marathon
Hometown:   Puyallup, Washington
College/University Competed for:  Seattle Pacific University (1999-2003)

All Time Personal Bests:
-    5K            17:06 (road, 2011)
-    10K        35:14 (road, 2014)
-    12K        43:48 (2011)
-    15K        56:07 (2012)
-    Half Marathon     1:16:14 (2011)
-    25K        1:33:25 (2014)
-    Marathon        2:40:02 (2014)

Career Highlights:
-    2016  520 Go Long 10k, 36:02, 1st place
-    2016  US Olympic Marathon Trials finisher
-    2015 Greenlake Gobble, 10k, 36:37, 1st place (returning from broken hip & torn Achilles and very little running base!)
-    2015 PNTF 15 Mile Champion (1:30:17)
-    2015 FSRC 10 Mile Champion & third overall (course set up .25 mile long…10 mile calculated to 59:30 - returning from hamstring tear and only 3 speedwork sessions)
-    2015 Fort Steilacoom Running Club 5 mile champion and second overall (29:52 returning from hamstring tear and no speedwork prior to this race)
-    2014 USATF Marathon Championships 9th place (2:40:02)
-    2014 Fastest Washington State Female Marathon time of the year
-    2014 PNTF Half Marathon Champion
-    2014 PNTF 10k Runner Up (road)
-    2014 USATF 25k Championships 8th place (1:33:25)
-    2014 Vancouver Sun Run top 10 finish (9th place, 35:14)
-    2014 Seahawks 12k Champion (44:01, hilly course) – course advertised as 7.71 miles (12k calculated to 42:53)
-    2014 Mercer Island Half Marathon Champion and Course Record (1:17:35, VERY hilly course)
-    2014 FSRC 15 Mile Champion (1:31:48)
-    2014 Love Em or Leave Em 5k 3rd place (17:07)
-    2014 FSRC 10 Mile Champion (1:01:21)
-    2013 PNTF Half Marathon Champion
-    2013 PNTF 10K Champion (road)
-    2013 PNTF 5K Runner Up (road)
-    2013 Run of the Mill 5k 2nd place
-    2013 USATF Club Track & Field 10K 4th place finisher and 5K 5th place finisher
-    2013 Sound to Narrows 12K Champion
-    2013 Tacoma City Marathon Champion
-    2012 USATF Club Cross Country Championships 51st place
-    4th Place, 2012 PNTF Club Cross Country Championships
-    2012 Tulsa 15k 7th place finisher
-    2012 You Go Girl Half Marathon Champion and course record
-    2012 Olympic Trials Marathon competitor
-    2011 PNTF 5k Champion
-    2011 Run of the Mill 5k champ and course record
-    2011 Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon Champion
-    2011 Sound to Narrows 12K Champion
-    2011 USATF 25K Championships competitor (12 th place)
-    4th Place Washington Female, Washington 12K Road Championships, Bloomsday 2011
-    2011 USATF ½ Marathon Championships competitor
-    2010 USATF Club Cross Country Championships team member (CNW 6th place team)
-    7th Place, 2010 PNTF Club Cross Country Championships
-    2012 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
-    10th Place and 2 nd American, 2010 Twin Cities Marathon
-    2010 Fastest Washington State Female Marathon time of the year
-    4th Place, 2010 PNTF Half Marathon Championships
-    2010 PNTF 10K Runner Up (road)
-    2010 Pacific Northwest Track & Field Association (PNTF) 5K Champion
-    2010 Tacoma City Marathon Champion and course record
-    2009    USATF Club XC Championships, 5th
-    2009    USATF Club Cross Country Regional Champion
-    2009   USATF Club Cross Country Pacific Northwest Champion
-    2001    NCAA D.I All-American, 1500 m
-    2001    Big East 4×800 meter Relay Champion

Volunteer work:   Sunday School Teacher

Personal Info:  Ruth grew up in Yelm, Washington, and graduated from SPU with a degree in Exercise Science.  She now lives in Puyallup with a supportive and loving husband, two young children (Ryan and Gracie), a black cat and a bunny.  She has been running competitively for over 20 years.  She has been coached by Tom Cotner since May 2010, and is sponsored by Club Northwest, Brooks, BeHive Massage, and Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation.  Ruth works as a personal trainer at the Mel Korum YMCA in Puyallup and as a Private Running Coach.  She joined Club Northwest in October 2010.



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