Women's Cross Country

Ellen Birmingham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Worthington, Ohio

High School:
Thomas Worthington

Ellen Birmingham

Accolades
2010 Second Team All-Big Ten selection (XC)
Two-time All-Great Lakes regional honoree (XC)
2010 USTFCCCA Academic All-American
Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Four-time Academic All-Big Ten
Three-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete

PRs
1500m - 4:46.94
Mile - 5:06.93
3000m - 9:49.85
5000m - 16:44.14
10000m - 35:18.61
5k (XC) - 17:34
6k (XC) - 20:39

2010 Cross Country (Senior) Represented Ohio State at the NCAA championships, finishing 73rd in a 6k time of 21:08.5 ...earned her second All-Great Lakes regional award after an eighth-place regional finish in 20:46.2... named Second Team All-Big Ten after a 10th-place and PR time of 20:39 at the 6k Big Ten championships, becoming only the fourth Buckeye to collect conference laurels ... finished first at the season-opening Mountaineer Open in a 5k time of 17:53 ... recorded a 5k PR of 17:34 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 55th overall ... also competed at Pre-Nationals for the Buckeyes.

2010 Outdoor (Junior) Posted a 5000m PR of 16:44.14 at the Raleigh Relays, finishing fourth ... 18th in the 10000m invitational at the Mt. SAC Relays in a PR of 36:19.58.

2010 Indoor (Junior) Seventh in the 5000m at the Akron Invitational (18:20.56) ... 10th in the mile at the PSU Nationals (PR of 5:06.93) ... 12th in the 3000m at the Kentucky Invitational (PR of 9:57.16).

2009 Cross Country (Junior) Recorded two third-place finishes during her junior campaign, the first coming at the 6k Harry Groves Invite (21:31), followed by an impressive 5k run at the All-Ohio championships (18:28) ... All-Regional selection after a 22nd-place finish at the 6k Great Lakes regional finals (21:41.7) ... 37th at the 6k Big Ten championships in 21:42.

2009 Outdoor (Sophomore) Ran a PR of 10:07.78 at the Tiger Track Classic, finishing seventh ... 15th in the 5000m at the Big Ten championships, a PR of 16:58.55.

2009 Indoor (Sophomore) Fifth-place finisher in the 5000m at the Indiana Relays in 17:28.04 ... finished 21st in the 3000m run at the Kentucky Invitational (10:28.76) ... 25th in the 5000m at the Big Ten championships.

2008 Cross Country (Sophomore) Ran a season-best time at the 5k Mel Brodt Invitational, finishing 18th in 19:15.48 ... placed 9th at the Purdue Invitational (19:19.81) ... 70th at the Big Ten championships and 84th at NCAA regionals.

2007 Cross Country (Freshman) Led the Buckeyes with three Top 10 finishes on the season ... had a season-best finish at the Falcon Invite with a fifth-place finish in a time of 18:31 ... finished sixth at the Mel Brodt Invite in a time of 18:09.40... placed ninth overall at the Queen City Invitational in 18:51.85.

Thomas Worthington High School Finished fifth at the 2007 Ohio High School Championships in the 3200m run in a time of 11:02.81 ... placed third in the 3200m relay at states in 2007... indoor state champion in the 3200m relay in 2007 ... finished fourth in 2006 at the state championships in the 3200m ( 11:32.78) ... finished second in the team competition with a seventh-place overall finish at the 2007 OHSAA cross country championships in a time of 18:25 ... finished eighth in 2005 at the cross country state meet in a time of 18:44.

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