Ruth Allen
Ruth Allen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Palatine, Ill.

High School:
Palatine HS

Birthdate:
10/31/1991

Personal Bests
Event
Date
Time
4K
Hawkeye Invitational
09.02.11
16:33.03
5K
Illinois Intercollegiate
09.11.10
19:16.00
6K
NCAA Pre-Nationals
10.16.10
23:22.40

2011: (Cross Country): Ran a personal-best 16:33.03 4K at the Hawkeye Invitational to kick-off the season ... ran a season-best 19:19 5K at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by ISU ... ran a 19:35.3 5K at the 2011 State Farm MVC Championships.

2010: (Cross Country): Ran to a personal-best 5K time of 19:16 at the Illinois Intercollegiate and finished in 55th place ... crossed the finish line in 40th place (19:55) at the 5K Illini Open ... competed at the NCAA Pre-National 6K open race and finished in 23:22.40.

At Palatine HS: Team qualified for the Nike Team Nationals and finished 19th nationally ... named a team captain her senior season for the cross country and track and field teams ... finished 13th at the IHSA AAA cross country state meet individually, leading her team to a first place title ... earned all-conference, all-regional and all-sectional and all-state honors in cross country ... state runner-up at the IHSA state track meet in the 800-meter dash ... set a school record in the 800 with a time of 2:11.60 ... a member of the Palatine track and field team that placed second at the IHSA state meet in 2009 ... ran a personal best time of 5.04.1 in the 1600-meter run.

Personal: Born 10/31/1991 ... daughter of David and Rosenie Allen ... siblings are William, Andrew and Josephine ... major is special education.