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Marisa Ruskan Named Wells Fargo Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 04/18/2017
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Senior distance specialist Marisa Ruskan has been knocking on the door of doing something special all season long and over the weekend at the CNU Captains Classic she did just that, earning the nod for Wells Fargo Athlete of the Week as a result. 

The bread and butter of the Richmond track team has been the 1500m run all season long and there was no changing that on Saturday afternoon. The top runners in the program all took the track and this time it was Ruskan that put on a show. She shattered the track record for this event, knocking a full three seconds off the record to pick up the win in 4:23.85. Down the stretch she managed to hold off the hard charging and previous record holder, Regan Rome of William & Mary who finished just .04 seconds behind Ruskan.

This is just the latest in a string of great finishes for Ruskan who has instrumental in the Spiders securing back-to-back A-10 Cross Country Championships. She has also been a force in this 1500m race for multiple seasons now and will attempt to ride this momentum into the A-10 Championships in Amherst, Mass. in two weeks. 

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