Age:  30

Events:  Middle Distance/Long Distance

Hometown:  Seattle, WA

College/University Competed for:  Georgetown University

Personal Records:

200 meters: 26.89
400 meters: 57.13 (open), 56.88 (on a relay)
800 meters: 2:07.87
1500 meters: 4:22
Mile: 4:42
5k: 16:14
10k: 34:55

Career Highlights: 

·         2012    USTAF 1500m and 5k Champion
·         2012    F5 St. Patrick's Day Dash
·         2010    Washington State Road Race Champion (Bloomsday)
·         2011   F5 St. Patrick's Day Dash
·         2010    USTAF 1500m and 5k Champion
·         2010    PNTF 8k Champion (Beat the Bridge)
·         2010    Henry Weinhard's St. Patrick's Day Dash
·         2009    USTAF Club XC Championships, Top 10 finish
·         2009    USATF Northwest Regional Club XC Champion
·         2009    PNTF XC Champion
·         2006    PNTF 5k Champion
·         2005    Boston Marathon Qualifier
·         2005    2nd place Women's Hood to Coast Relay team
·         2004    ECAC Championship Qualifier, 1000 meters indoor
·         2001    NCAA 1500m Junior All-American
·         2001    Big East 4x800 Meter Relay Champion

Volunteer work: Various fundraising events for the Ballard Food Bank, Redeeming Soles, and the Special Olympics, Bishop Blanchet High School assistant track and cross country coach, Ballard Swedish Medical Center Physical Therapy Department assistant, Blessed Sacrament Soup Kitchen

Personal:  Rose Wetzel grew up in Seattle, WA, the eighth child in a family of nine, running to keep up with her older siblings.  Her two-time 3A 800 meter state champion achievement in high school garnered her a track scholarship to Georgetown University.  After four intense, competitive years in college, Rose relaxed for a few years and enjoyed running by racing many local road races in costumes such as Wonder Woman, Bat Girl, a leprechaun, and a turkey.  For fun, she tried out the STP (Seattle to Portland) bike ride, a couple of marathons, the Hood to Coast Relay, and a couple of sprint triathlons, while teaching others to be fit through her personal training business, RoseRunner Sports & Fitness. She recently stepped up her training with the goal of being one of the very best middle distance runners in the nation!

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