Rue Chitwood
Rue Chitwood


Tifton, Ga.

High School:
Tiftarea Academy


Career Bests:
• 400m - 62.67
• 800m - 2:22.68
• 1,500m - 5:25.75
• 4k XC - 16:43.86
• 5k XC - 19:48.36
• 6k XC - 24:04.72

Junior (2008-09): Competed in five race for the Tide...bested her 4,000m time by 20 seconds running a time of 16:43.86 at the Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener...finished in 32nd place at the Crimson Classic running a personal best 5,000m time of 19:48.36...posted a career best 6,000m time of 24:04.72 at the Chile Pepper Invitational...competed at the SEC Cross Country Championships...posted a career best time in the 800m (2:22.68) at the Rod McCravy Memorial...finished 12th in the 800m at the Clemson Invitational...ran a career best time in the 400m (62.67) at the Mississippi Open...finished ninth (2:24.81) in the 800m at the Volunteer Track Classic.

Sophomore (2007-08): Competed in all races during the cross country season including the SEC Championships and finished third on the team at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships...competed in the 800m twice indoors with a best of 2:31.64...Competed in two events during the outdoor season...ran a personal best 64.86 in the 400m at the Alabama Relays...competed in the 800m three times with a season best 2:27.34 coming at the Alabama Relays.

Freshman (2006-07): Recorded a season best 24:10 in the 6,000m at the SEC Championships in Baton Rouge, La...posted a 5,000m season best time of 20:50 at the Crimson Classic...competed in the 800m three times with a season best 2:33.31...raced once in the 1,500m with a 5:25.75 at the Commodore Invite...lone 800m indoor mark was a 2:37.47 at the Clemson Invite.

Prep and Personal: Coached by Jon Koran and Ricky Ellis...School record holder in the mile, two mile, 800m and 4x400m relay...2004 State Champion in 800m...2006 Georgia State Champion in the 1,600m and 4x400m relay...Four-time team MVP & scholar athlete...2005 & 2006 Regional Champion in 800m, 1,600m and 4x400m relay...Four-time All-Region and All-State in cross country...2004 and 2005 Regional Cross Country Champion...Competed in two half marathons placing second in her age group...Birthday: October 24, 1987...Parents: Clark and Cynthia Chitwood...Sibling: Welsh...Majoring in Geological Sciences.