Ruth Graham Athlete Profile

Ruth Graham

Position: Distance Height: 5-2 Roster Years: 2004 Hometown: Palo Alto, CA Last School: Henry M. Gunn High School

Personal

  • Born September 19, 1985 in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Parents are Jean and John Graham
  • Majoring in International Relations

Before BYU

  • Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track at Henry M. Gunn HS
  • Earned a Distinguished Art Award and Excellence in History award at Gunn HS
  • Honored as MVP three times in both cross country and track
  • Earned the Gunn High School Athlete of the Year Award freshman, sophomore and junior year
  • Three time league champion in cross country
  • Three time league champion in track for the two mile
  • Three time CCS cross country champion
  • Three time CCS champion in track for the two mile
  • Honored as the 2002 Athlete of the Year for the San Jose Mercury News
  • 2002 Division 2 cross country California State Champion
  • Earned sixth place in the 2002 state track meet in the two mile
  • Placed 9th in the 2001 West Region cross country championships
  • Placed 5th in the 2002 West Regional cross country championships
  • Finished 12th in the 2002 Footlocker Cross Country Nationals with a time of 17:59

Stats

Personal Bests: mile - 4:56, 3000m - 9:58, 3200m -10:32, 5000m - 16:29.25, 1,500m - 4:35.48

2004 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished fifth at the Washington Invitational in the 3000m with a time of 9:45.01
  • Placed sixth in the 3000m at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Took eleventh in the 1,500m (4:35.48) at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Finished twelfth in the 5,000m (16:29.25) at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Captured third in the 5,000m at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 17:10.29
  • Named Academic All-MWC