Ellen Ries
Ellen Ries

Ryan, Iowa

High School:
North Linn HS





as of Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cross Country
cc5k 17:53.0h ND-XC '06
cc6k 21:43.0h Pre-Nats '06
800m 2:11.21
1000m 2:49.55
Mile 4:50.33
3000m 10:28.16
800m 2:09.90
1500m 4:30.63
Steeple 10:51.81
4x400 3:47.88
4x800 8:43.18
4x1600 19:44.13


NCAA Midwest Region XC Championships
6k CC Run
2005 FR 23:41.0h 88
2006 SO 22:12.0h 41
2007 JR 21:45.0h 57
Big 12 Championships
800m Run
2006 FR 2:10.57 13
2007 SO 2:09.90 11
4x400 Relay
2007 SO 3:47.88 10
Big 12 Cross Country Championships
6k CC Run
2005 FR 22:57.0h 48
2006 SO 22:37.0h 37
2007 JR 22:24.5hA 49
Big 12 Indoor Championships
800m Run
2007 SO 2:11.99 6
1000m Run
2008 JR 2:49.55 4
2008 JR 2:55.58 q
3000m Run
2006 FR 10:28.16 29
4x400 Relay
2007 SO 3:54.53 11
Distance Medley Relay
2006 FR 11:26.91 3
2007 SO 11:39.22 5
2008 JR 11:38.30 6


  • Three-time All-Big 12
  • Academic All-Big 12
  • 2007-08 Team Co-Captain


Indoor: Finished sixth in the Big 12 with a 1,000m run time of 2:52.07 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Ran the first leg of the Tigers' distance medley relay team that took third-place overall at the Big 12 Championships ... Set a personal-best time of 4:50.33 in the mile run at the ISU Classic ... Set a season-best time of 2:50.14 in the 1,000m run at the Big 12/Mountain West Challenge ... Clocked a season-best time of 2:15.11 in the 800m run at the ISU Classic. Outdoor: Was the Big 12's No. 6 finisher in the 1,500m run at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships after turning in a time of 4:33.93 ... Her best time of the season in the 1,500m run came at the Billy Hayes Invitational where she clocked in at 4:30.64 ... Turned in an outdoor-best time of 5:00.18 in the mile run at the Jefferson Cup dual meet with Virginia and clocked a time of 2:13.50 in the 800m run at the Tom Botts Invitational, also a season-best.

Cross Country: Redshirt season. Outdoor: Was second at both the Missouri Relays and Tom Botts Invitational at 1500 meters, running a season best 4:37.29 at the Relays. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors for a fourth-place run at 1000 meters at the league meet, runnning a PR 2:49.55 in the final ... also earned all-conference honors as a member of the sixth-place DMR team ... clocked 4:51.16 at the Iowa State Classic for a PR in the mile.

Cross Country: Spent much of the season recovering from an ankle injury but made her impact felt at the Bradley Classic where she finished 24th overall clocking a season's best of 22:02 ... also overcame the injury in her second race back at Big 12's where she was the fourth Tiger finisher at 49th overall with a time of 22:24 ... Had her best race as her conditioning improved at the NCAA Midwest Regional where she finished 57th overall, third among the Tiger runners. Outdoor: Set a personal best in the 800m at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 2:09.90 while placing 11th ... Also set a 1500m best at the Arkansas Invite with a time of 4:30.63 ... Took second at the Botts Invitational in the 1500. Indoor: Took home third place at the Meyo Invitational in the mile run with a personal best 4:55.48 ... Placed third at the Big 12- Mountain West Challenge in the 800m, and set a personal best in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 2:11.21.

Cross Country: Finished first for Mizzou and third overall in the Missouri Cross Country Challenge to start the year ... Finished third for the Tigers in every other race she ran, including a 37th place finish in the Big 12 Championship Meet ... Finished 41st at the Midwest Regionals Meet in Minnesota ... Earned a personal-best 6K time of 21:43.1 at the Pre-NCAA's in Terre Haute, Ind., finishing 104th. Outdoor: Placed 13th at the Big 12 Championships at 800 meters, running career-best 2:10.57 ... ran lead-off leg of third-place 4x800 team at Drake Relays. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors as part of conference's third-place distance medley relay team ... ran a season best at 800 meters at the Iowa State Classic, clocking 2:14.98 ... placed 26th at the Big 12 Indoor at 3000 meters.

Cross Country: Placed 48th at the Big 12 Championships ... was 88th at the NCAA Regionals ... placed 11th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge ... was 18th at the Southern Stampede.

High School:
Two-time state cross country champion, she had a perfect record at the state high school track championships, earning 13 straight wins ... For her achievements, she was named the Linn County Athlete of the Year (2004-05), Gazette Athlete of the Year (2004-05) and holds several Elite All-Stater honors ... Led by Bob Mudd (cross country) and Daryl Moenk (track) ... Academically, Ries was the class salutatorian and was a four-year member of the National Honor Society ... A four-year class officer and student council member.

Daughter of Jerome & Mary Kay Ries ... majoring in Dietetics with a minor in Psychology ... has an older sister, Erin, who ran for Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa ... born December 15, 1986 in Manchester, Iowa.

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