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Amy Yoder Begley

Amy Yoder Begley

Event: 10,000m
Height: 5-4
Weight: 116
PR: 31:13.78 (2009)
Born: 01/11/1978
Current Residence: Portland, Ore.
Hometown:
High School: East Noble (Ind.) HS '96
College: Arkansas '01
Coach: Andrew Begley
Agent: Dan Lilot
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USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor 10,000m champion – 2009 (31:22.69), 2010 (32:06.45)
2009 USA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:53.27)
2009 USA 15 km champion (49:54)
3rd in 10,000m at 2008 Olympic Trials (31:43.60)
 
Collegiate Championships
2001 NCAA Outdoor 10,000m champion (33:59.96)
2000 NCAA Indoor 5,000m champion (15:46.89)
2000 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up (16:05.70)
 
Awards and Honors
16-time NCAA All-American
 
About Amy
In 2009 Yoder Begley established a Hayward Field 10,000m record at the USA Outdoor Championships. It was the ninth best time in U.S history. In dramatic fashion at the 2008 at the Olympic Trials, Yoder Begley ran just under the Olympic “A” standard in the 10,000m, covering the final 800 meters in 2:20. She graduated from Arkansas with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science/Biomechanics. She is married to Andrew Begley, who was a standout for the legendary Arkansas men’s team, and is also her coach. She has Celiac disease and cannot consume the protein gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye.
Results
2012: did not compete due to injury
2011: Sixth at USA Outdoor 10,000m (32:34.75); 6th at Portland Track Festival 5,000m (15:52.66); 15th at Prefontaine Classic (15:54.64); 2nd at indoor Husky Classic 3,000m (9:19.58); limited competition due to Achilles injury
2010: USA Outdoor 10,000m champion (32:06.45); 5th at Nike Pre Classic (14:56.72); 1st at the Hamilton Invite (8:53.73); 3rd at the Payton-Jordan Invite (15:05.59); 4th at Eugene (4:13.42)
2009: 6th at World Outdoors (31:13.78); USA Outdoor champion (31:22.69); USA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:53.27); USA 15 km champion (49:54); 9th in 1,500m at adidas Track Classic (4:14.58); 6th in 2,000m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (5:38.34)
2008: 26th at Olympic Games (32:38.28); 3rd at Olympic Trials (31:43.60); 2nd in 5,000m at Oregon Relays (15:46.55); 12th at Cardinal Invite (32:07.84); 6th in 3,000m at adidas Track Classic (9:16.48); 2nd at Border Duel Elite (31:59.46)
2007: 1st at Manchester Road Race (24:39); 5th at Stanford (15:54.14)
2006: 8th at USA Outdoors (15:43.77); 11th in 3,000m at adidas Track Classic (9:04.29); 13th at Peachtree 10k (32:56)
2005: 7th at USA Outdoors (15:24.88); 14th in 1,500m at adidas Invite (4:18.06); 2nd at Cardinal Invite (15:34.01); 4th at USA 5km Champs (16:04.8); USA 10km Champs runner-up (32:45)
2004: 9th in 5,000m and 10,000m at Olympic Trials (15:52.12, 33:17.78); 1st in 3,000m at UTEP (9:39.43); 10th at Boston HP (15:35.95)
2003: 1st at Naples Half Marathon (1:13:39)
2002: 9th at USA XC (28:03); 2nd in 5,000m at Cardinal Invite (15:38.60); 2nd in 1,500m at Mt. SAC (4:19.83)
2001: NCAA 10,000m champion (33:59.96); 11th in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (15:54.74)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 9:19.58; Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 32:34.75 (No. 8 in the USA)
2010: Outdoor bests – 3,000m, 8:53.73 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 38 in the world); 5,000m, 14:56.72 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 26 in the world); 10,000m, 32:06.45 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 26 in the world);
2009: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 8:53.27 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 31:13.78 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 15 km, 49:54 (No. 1 in the USA); Half-Marathon, 1:10.09 (No. 2 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – 3,000m, 9:00.65 (No. 7 in the USA); 5,000m, 15:46.55; 10,000m, 31:43.60 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 45 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 15:54.14
2006: Outdoor bests – 3,000m, 9:04.29 (No. 14 in the USA); 5,000m, 15:43.77 (No. 16 in the USA)
2005: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 15:24.88 (No. 11 in the USA)
2004: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 15:35.95 (No. 14 in the USA); 10,000m, 33:17.78 (No. 14 in the USA)
2003: Outdoor bests – Half-Marathon (1:13.39)
2002: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 15:38.60 (No. 12 in the USA)
2001: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 33:59.96

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