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Molly Huddle

Molly Huddle

Event: 5,000m
Height: 5-4
Weight: 110
PR: 14:44.76AR (2010)
Born: 08/31/1984
Current Residence: Providence, R.I.
Hometown: Elmira, N.Y.
High School: Notre Dame H.S. (Elmira, N.Y.) ('02)
College: Notre Dame ('06)
Coach: Ray Treacy
Agent: Ray Flynn
Sponsor: Saucony
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USA Championships
Two-time USA Outdoor 5,000m champion - 2011 (15:10.01); 2014 (15:01.56)
Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2013 (15:35.45); 2012 (15:14.40); 2010 (15:30.89)
Two-time USA XC runner-up – 2011 (26:31); 2010 (26:01)
2004 USA Junior 3,000m champion (15:57.22)
Seven-time USA Road Champion (5 km, 10 km, 10 mile and 7 mile distances)

Collegiate Championships
2011 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up (16:05)
Two-time NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist  - 2007 (15:37.65); 2004 (16:25.44)

Awards and Honors
American Record holder 5,000m (14:44.76)
Notre-Dame record of nine All-America Honors (tied with the late Ryan Shay)

About Molly
Huddle’s most outstanding season came in 2010, where she progressed from breaking 15 minutes in the 5,000m for the first time to going on to run 14:44.76 to set an American Record. While in college she tied the late Ryan Shay for a Notre Dame record for a career total of nine career All-America honors. Huddle has been turning heads in the distance running world since her days as a high school standout winning national meets and even setting a national high school two mile record of 10:01. She did not run cross country until her senior year of high school. Her school did not have a cross country team, so she ran as a one-runner team coached by her father. She was undefeated during the regular season, set 12 course records and finished fourth at the 2001 Foot Locker Nationals. Huddle is a huge Oprah fan and rarely missed an episode prior to the show going off the air. Paints her fingernails a different color the night before each race. Married to Canadian middle-distance runner and former Notre Dame teammate Kurt Benniger.
Results
2014:
7th at Rome 5,000m (14:55.90); 1st at USA Outdoors 5,000m (15:01.56)
2013: 10th at Zurich 5,000m (14:58.15); 6th at World Oudoors 5,000m (15:05.73); 3rd at London 3,000m (8:42.99); 6th at Paris 5,000m (15:10.56); 2nd at USA Outdoors 5,000m (15:35.45); 1st at USATF Oxy HP 5000m (15:05.56)
2012: 1st at USA 5 km Championships (15:30); 10th at Brussels (15:01.32); 11th at Olympic Games (15:20.29); 2nd at Olympic Trials 5,000m (15:14.40); 7th at Pre Classic in 3,000m (8:57.86); 1st at Mt. Sac Relays 5,000m (15:15.91); 2nd at USA 15 km Road (49:57)
2011: 10th in 2nd heat at World Outdoors (15:42.00); 1st USA Outdoor  5,000m (15:10.01); 10th at New York Grand Prix 1500m (4:12.03); 1st at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite 10,000m (31:28.66); 1st at Mt. SAC relays 5,000m (15:10.63); 17th at World XC 8 km (26:26); 2nd at USA XC 8 km (26:31)
2010: 1st at USA 5 km road (32:00) 3rd at Continental Cup (16:08.60); 10th in Brussels (14:44.76AR); 9th at London (14:57.93); 2nd at USA Outdoor (15:30.89); USA Women’s 10 km champion (32:00); USA 5 km champion (15:48); 1st in Saint-Denis (14:51.84): 2nd at Mt. SAC relays (15:05.71); 1st at Payton Jordan Invite 10,000m (31:48.59): 19th at World XC (25:59); USA XC runner-up (26:01)
2009: 5th at USA 10 mile road (54:01); 5th at USA Outdoor Championships (32:43.11); 1st at USA 10km road (32:07); 1st at USA 7 mile road (37:39)
2008: 1st at USA 10 km road (32:52); 5th at USA 5 km road (15:56); 9th at Olympic Trials 10,000m (33:17.73) 10th in 5,000m (15:42.19); 23rd at World XC 8 km (26:40)
2007: 3rd at NCAA Outdoor (15:37.65); 1st at Big East Outdoors (15:59.89)…2nd at Big East Indoor (16:25.90)
2006: 9th at USA Outdoor (15:44.66); 2nd at NCAA Outdoor (16:05.93); 1st at Big East Outdoor (16:31.34)
2005: 2nd at Big East Indoor (16:12.17)…did not compete outdoor season due to injury
2004: 7th at Olympic Trials (15:37.92); 1st at USA Junior 3,000m (9:19.52); 3rd at NCAA Outdoor (16:25.44); 1st at Big East Outdoor (16:21.20); 1st at Big East Indoor (15:57.22)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
 Indoor bests - 15:13.86; Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 14:55.90, 10,000m, 30:47.59; 5 km road, 15:12; 10 km road, 31:37, half marathon, 1:09:04
2013: Outdoor bests - 1500m, 4:08.09 (No. 15 in the USA); 3000m, 8:42.99 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 17 in the World); 5,000m, 14:58.15 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 16 in the World, No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:01.32 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 19 in the world)
2011: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:10.01 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 31 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 14:44.76 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 14 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:53.91
2008: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:25.47 (No. 8 in the USA)
2007: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:17.13 (No. 7 in the USA)
2006: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:40.41 (No. 13 in the USA)
2005: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 15:36.95 (No. 12 in the USA)
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