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Emily Ritter

Birthday: December 28, 1992

Hometown: Millsboro, DE

College: Rider University

Personal Bests: 3k SC-9:48.29

Notable Accomplishments:

2016 Olympic Trials qualifier, 3k SC

2015 NCAA 3k SC All-American

8 x School Record Holder and 2 x MVP

2 x All-East 3k SC (2014 & 2015)

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Hupana

Why NJNYTC? It’s an honor to run under such an incredible coaching staff with so much knowledge and experience within my event group. The NJNY family is deep with a large group of talented ladies to run with every day.

Greatest Strength: Doing all the “little things”

Greatest Weakness: I don’t know how to relax!

Favorite Gags Quote: “There’s my Rider beauty!” …… When you think you’re special but you’re really not!

Role Model: My parents! They have provided my sister and I with many opportunities and have taught me the value of hard work. They are also my biggest fans on the track. Ever since I toed the line at my very first track race in 7th grade my parents have been there to support me. To this day they haven’t missed a race!

Hobbies: Baking, sewing, cats, yoga, DIY projects, coffee, juggling, citrus and snapping. All these things are #EmilyApproved!

Running Idiosyncrasy: On any given workout I put my hair in a ponytail, take it down and put it back up again during every recovery interval.

One Run With Anyone: Albert Einstein, we would solve the mystery of missing socks.