Julia Rizk
Julia  Rizk

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Blacklick, Ohio

High School:
Columbus Academy

Last College:
UCLA

Prior to Ohio State
2016 (UCLA/Sophomore)
Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 6k and finished in 230th place with a time of 22:10.6 … raced in the NCAA West Regional Championships (6k) to place 33rd overall with a time of 20:24.1 … raced in the Pac-12 Championships (6k), placing 29th with a time of 21:05.6 … ran at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (6k) and finished 67th with a time of 21:05.6 … opened the season with a 23rd-place finish (6k) at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 22:21.8.

2015 (UCLA/Freshman)
Ran at the Pac-12 Championship (6k) and finished with a time of 21:42 and placed 66th … raced in the NCAA West Regional Championship (6k) finishing with a time of 21:58 and placed 71st … finished in the top 25 in the Mustang Challenge (5k) placing 20th and finishing with a time of 18:22 … participated in the Washington Invitational (6k) finishing 35th and posting a time of 20:37 … raced in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (6k) placing 225th and finishing with a time of 22:25.

Columbus Academy
Qualified for the Ohio state meet in the 400m and 800m as a senior … runner-up in the 400m with a time of 57.45 and was 16th in the 800m … has a personal best 56.71 in the 400m … the time of 56.71 broke the Division III and Region 11 record … as a junior she won the OHSAA Division 3 State Championship in the 800m with a personal best time of 2:14.30 … also finished third at the state meet in the 1,600m with a time of 5:05.87 … helped the 4x800m relay team place second at the state meet … won her league and region in both the 800m and 1,600m … finished second at the 2013 state meet in the 1,600m with a personal best time of 4:59.95 … team captain for both the track and cross country team … in cross country placed third at the state meet in 2013 … finished third at the regional meet in 2013 … a MSL first-team selection in 2013 and 2014 … was the MSL individual champion in 2014 … was the MSL runner-up in 2013 and won the district title.

Personal
Daughter of Sam and Sharon Rizk … has one sister named Lily … lists her biggest athletic accomplishment as winning the 800m state title her junior season … admires Lolo Jones … enjoys reading and following politics … was a four-time Academic All-Ohio selection ... also earned two letters in soccer.