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Ruth Senior

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Norwich, England

Last College:
Loughborough University

Height:
5-7

Event:
Distance

Experience:
1L

NEW MEXICO:

2011 Indoor: First-place in the mile at the Lobo Open with a time of 4:54.66...First in the 3000 meter run at the UNM Invitational, finishing in 9:31.16...7th in the 5K at the Husky Classic, with a time of 16:02.38...At the Mountain West Conference Championships, Senior finished fifth in the mile run, with a mark 4:56.30 and first in the 3000 meter run with a time of 9:45.24, Fifth-place finish in the 5K at the NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field National Championships with a time of 16:18.38.

2011 Outdoor: Competed at five meets, including Nationals...Opened the season as runner-up in the 10,000m run at the Mt. SAC Relays, clocking in at 33:42.10...Grabbed ninth in the 5,000m run at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational with a time of 15:48.29...At the Outdoor Mountain West Conference Championships, Senior notched a first-place finish of 10:34.50 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and a 3rd-place finish of 16:58:21 in the 5,000m run...Finished sixth in the 10,000m run at the NCAA Division I West Prelims, crossing the finish line in 33:33.23...Clocked a 35:04.52 time in the 10,000m run at the NCAA Division I Championships, finishing in 35:04.52.

2010 Indoor: Competed at three meets...Runner-up in the mile run at the Chery & Silver Invitational, finishing in 5:01.04...Clocked a 16:39.02 time in the 5,000m run at the UW Husky Classic, picking up 22nd place...At the MWC Indoor Championships, finished ninth in the 3,000m run (10:03.45), seventh in the mile run (5:04.91), and was part of the 4,000m Distance Medley that won third.

2010 Outdoor: Led the Lobos in the 3,000m steeplechase and the 5,000-meters...Smashed the school record in the steeplechase with a time of 10:09.14 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, finishing as the first collegiate finisher for fifthoverall...Scored at the MWC Championships capturing the silver in the steeplechase with a time of 10:48.90...Qualified for the NCAA Preliminaries finishing 3rd with a time of 10:15.46 to qualify for the NCAA Finals...Fell coming out of the first water pit to finish 9th (one spot away from All-American honors) with a time of 10:20.45...Broke the 26-year-old school record in the 5,000m run at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 15:57.32.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

Attended Loughborough (England) University...steeplechase standout with a lifetime best of 10:12.50 (3K) recorded in 2006 in the semifinals of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing...went on to place 9th (10:13.58) in the event finals...won the British University 2K steeplechase title in her first year at Loughborough in 2007 and again in her final spring in `09...7th in the 3K steeple at the UK National Championships...lifetime best of 16:39.49 in the 5,000m (May of `09)...also ran under 4:29 in the 1,500 last spring and has a lifetime best of 4:28.96 in the event (2006)...attended Wymondham High School, graduating in 2006.

PERSONAL:

Born in Norwich, England...full name is Ruth Elizabeth Senior...daughter of David and Jean Senior...younger brother, James, is a two-time English schools track champion (mid-distance)...pursuing her Masters in Business Administration.

PERSONAL BESTS:

Indoor
Mile run: 4:54.66
3,000-meter: 9:31.16
5,000-meter: 16:02.38

Outdoor
3,000m steeplechase: 10:09.14 (school record)
5,000-meters:15:48.29 (school record)
10,000-meters: 33:33.23

TRACK HONORS:

• Indoor All-MWC (DMR - '10)
• Outdoor All-MWC (3,000m Steeplechase - '10)

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