|Hometown:||Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.|
|High School:||Point Pleasant Beach HS|
2009 OUTDOOR TRACK - Had season-best time and Maryland's best mark of the season of 17:22.87 in the 5,000 meters, placing seventh at the Bison Outdoor Classic and making her the ninth-fastest Terp in that event... finished 19th at the ECAC Championships in the 1,500 with a time of 17:26.29... placed second in the 1,500 at the Shamrock Invitational with a time of 17:30.92... ran a 2:20.90 at the Maryland Invitationa,l placing 12th in the 800.
2009 INDOOR TRACK - Had season-best time of 5:07.06 in the mile, placing tenth at the Virginia Tech Elite...best 3,000 meters at 10:01.62 at the ACC Championships, placing 14th... had Maryland's best time in the 3,000 meters all season.
2008 CROSS COUNTRY - Second Terp to cross the 6K , 8th overall at the Navy Invitational with a time of 23:14.6... placed ninth at the Princeton Invitational with a time of 22:38.6...third Terp to finish at the ACC Championships, placing 54th overall with a time of 22:23... finished the NCAA Regional Championship 6K in 23:04 finishing at 37th place... ran a 18:51 at the ECAC Championships to place at 29.
2008 OUTDOOR TRACK - Competed in the 1,500 meters and finished the Princeton Elite in 9th place with a time of 4:48.58... finished 4th at the Navy Invitational with a time of 4:48.58...had a season-best time in the 5,000 meters of 18:07.74 at the Duke Asics Invitational... placed 18th at the ACC Championships with a time of 18.27.63.
2008 INDOOR TRACK - Ran the mile in 5:05.86 at the New Balance Collegiate to place 16th... placed ninth in the event with a time of 5:13.38 at the Penn State National Invite...finished first in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:11.91 at the Maryland Invitational... placed 28th at the ACC Championships with a time of 10:19.02...competed on the distance medley relay team that finished in 12:06.62 and placed 5th at the Penn State National Invite.
2007 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in five events for Maryland this season... Best of three top-25 finishes came in season-opener, when she placed seventh overall and second on the team at the Mount St. Mary's Duals... Best 6K time of the year came when Terps won the Leopard Invitational at Lafayette, where she was 23rd overall in 21:56... Was 22nd individually and fifth on the team at the George Mason Invitational... Was third Maryland finisher and 63rd overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (22:07)... Finished 64th individually and fifth on team at the ACC Championships (23:36.4).
2007 OUTDOOR TRACK - Placed fifth at the Maryland Invitational in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:44.49... placed third in the event at the Navy Invitational, running a 4:47.18... had a season-best time of 2:25.69 in the 800 meters at the Maryland Invitational and finished 28th.
2007 INDOOR TRACK - Qualified for the ECAC Championships in the mile when she placed first at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 5:00.67... Ran the mile in 5:02.69 at the Penn State National Invitational to place 10th... had a 16th-place finish at the ACC Championships when she ran a 5:05.92 mile... posted a mile time of 5:08.28 at the ECAC Championships, which was good for a 21st-place finish... finished 17th in the 800 meters at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 2:26.40... was a member of the Terps' distance medley relay team that placed tenth at the ACC Championships with a time of 12:09.18.
2006 CROSS COUNTRY - Competed in four races... finished 29th overall at the Spiked Shoe Invitational out of 316 runners with a time of 22:42.9... placed 69th overall at the ECAC Championships in New York with a time of 19.44.5.
BEFORE MARYLAND - Participated in cross country, basketball and indoor and outdoor track throughout high school... a two-time Group 1 State Champion for 1600m and a three-time South New Jersey Group 1 State Champion for 1600m, 800m and cross country.... placed sixth in New Jersey 1600m and was a two time MVP of indoor and outdoor track.... also named Athlete of the Year three times by her local newspaper, the Ocean Star... owns pre-college marks of 60.1 in the 400, 2:17 in the 800 and 4:58 in the 1,600... holds school records at the 800 and 1,600 distances.
PERSONAL - Daughter of Marylynn and Peter Ritchings... has an older sister, Erin, and an older brother, Matthew... will major in kinesiology with an eye toward a career in sports medicine.