Track & Field

    Ruth Christopher  
    Ruth Christopher

    RS Senior

    Munster, Ind.

    High School:

    Middle Distance

    2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Placed 16th at the Indiana Open to begin the year ... took seventh at the Hoosier Invitational in 20:01.11. Indoor: Helped IU to fifth in the distance medley relay at Big Tens clocking a time of 11:35.32 ... clocked a PR of 1:33.30 in the 600m at the Hoosier Hills Invitational. Outdoor: Took seventh at Big Tens in the 800 with a time of 2:09.63 ... helped the Hoosiers to sixth in the Big Ten 4x400m relay ... clocked a career best time of 55.65 at the Polytan Invitational ... clocked a time of 2:07.56 at the American Milers High Performance Series in Indianapolis in the postseason ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.

    PREP: Four-year varsity runner at Munster High School ... part of school record 4X400m relay team-3:53.26 ... third in 2008 state 4X400m relay ... fourth in 2008 state 400m dash (56.69), earning all-state honors ... 2008 conference champ in 400m ... fifth in 2007 state 4X400m relay ... first team all-conference in 2005 and 2008 ... 2008 conference champion in 4X400m relay ... led Munster to fourth at the 2008 state meet ... lettered in cross country her senior year ... two-time national qualifier in speech and debate and state champion in 2008 ... member of the national honor society ... studied in San Luis Potosi, Mexico for seven weeks in 2007 through the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Ricardo and Anna Marie Christopher ... has five sisters named Lolita (James) Tabron, Gina, Reahna, Risa, and Vanya ... born January 12, 1990 ... intends to major in Spanish.

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