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Golden Gopher Career Highlights: A 2010 NCAA Preliminary Round competitor in the 1,500 meters.
2010 • Sophomore Season: Ran a season-best time of 22:32.7 at the Neubauer Invitational • competed at six meets • co-recipient of the team’s Coaches’ Award • Academic All-Big Ten
2009 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in six races • Gophers’ second runner in UWEC Invitational with a season-best time of 23:22.50 • team’s fourth runner in Neubauer Invitational.
2008 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Will be a junior in 2012 • advanced to the 2010 NCAA Preliminary Round in the 1,500 meters • placed eighth in 800m at 2010 Big Ten indoor meet • part of the distance medley relay team that placed second at the 2011 Big Ten indoor meet • varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Mukwonago High School • high school coaches were Mike Furlong and Craig Huelsman • three-time all-state performer on the track • ran the anchor leg for the 2008 Wisconsin Division 1 champion 4x800-meter relay • placed third in 800 meters at state in 2007 with a school-record time of 2:14.25 • finished eighth as a senior • three-time Classic 8 Conference champion in the 800 meters • all-conference selection in cross country as a junior and senior • lettered four times in track, twice in both cross country and tennis • a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born March 5, 1990 • intends to major in pharmaceutical studies • daughter of Wolfgang and Carolyn Ritter • has a older sister, Megan, and a younger brother, Steven • enjoys baking and playing the piano.
2010 Griak Invitational