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#999 Ruth Nanyinza Season 2024

Chingola, Zambia,
Previous School
South Plains JC
High School
Abilene Christian HS

Updated 6/30/05

Finished her career ranked among the Lady Tigers’ all-time top 10 performers in four different events … Owns the sixth-best time in school history in the 1,500 meters (4:30.16) and the third-best outdoor 3,000 meter time (17:03.02) … Is ranked ninth all-time in the mile (4:58.38) and sixth in the indoor 3,000 meters (10:04.15).

Posted the Lady Tigers’ top times in the 1,500 meters and the mile during the 2005 season … Ran a personal best time of 4:30.16 in the 1,500 meters to win the Tiger Relays … Also finished first at the Bulldog Invitational in 4:41.68 … Scored at the SEC Championships, placing eighth in 4:31.11 … Was a regional qualifier in the 800 meters during the outdoor season … Had a season-best time of 2:09.35 in the event at the SEC Championships … During the indoor campaign, top mile time of 4:48.38 cane in the prelims at the conference meet … Turned in a top 800-meter time of 2:12.34 at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational.

Proved to one of the Lady Tigers’ top middle distance runners after transferring from South Plains Junior College … Ran the mile during the indoor season … Won the LSU Last Chance meet with a personal best time of 5:10.85 … During the outdoor campaign, posted a personal best 4:30.27 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Time ranks seventh all-time in the LSU record books … Clocked 4:32.85 at the SEC Championships … Also ran the 5K at the conference meet and recorded the third fastest time in school history in the event (17:03.02).

Prior to LSU
Ran track and cross country for two seasons as South Plains Junior College … An eight-time All-American, she won NJCAA titles in both the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters in 2001 … Also earned runner-up honors in the 800 meters and as a member of the 4×800-meter relay team.

High School
Attended Abilene Christian High School in Abilene, Texas … Ran the 800 meters and the 1,500 meters … Won four state titles … Also participated in cross country.

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