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MILENA GLUSAC
Events: Distance
Height: 5-6
Weight: 93
PRs: 5000m - 15:56.90 (2000), 10,000m - 32:15.09 (2002), Half Marathon - 1:11:34 (2001), Marathon 2:31:14 (2002)
Born: September 18, 1975 in Harbour City, Calif.
Current Residence: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
High School: Fallbrook HS (Calif.) 93
College: Oregon 98
Coaches: Bob Larsen and Joe Vigil
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: adidas

Career Highlights: 2001 U.S. Half Marathon Champion; 20 km, 25 km champion; 10th at 2000 World Half-Marathon Champs; Member of 2002 World Cross Country silver medal team

Glusac, who bears a Serbian name although both her parents are American, had a breakout season in 2001 winning three major road titles. With U.S. titles at 20 km, 25km and half marathon, Glusac made her marathon debut in November 2001 at the New York City Marathon. She finished 13th overall (2:34:46) and was the runner-up to U.S. Marathon champion Deena Drossin. She showed further marathon prowess at the 2002 New York City Marathon, where she led briefly and finished in ninth place with a personal best of 2:31:14From 1995 to 2000, Glusac suffered from a debilitating combination of chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr virus, stress fractures, and allergiesWith the help of her doctors, she was able to compete again and earn a masters degree in psychology from Oregon. Also at the University of Oregon, Glusac was a member of the tennis teamshe earned her undergraduate degree in 1998Spent two years teaching at a junior college and coaching womens cross country. Has since quit teaching and now trains full-time with Team USA Californialast name is pronounced GLOO-Sec.

2003: 3rd at USA Cross Country Champs 8 km (30:17)27th at World XC Champs 8 km (27:57)8th at Boston Marathon (2:37:32)did not compete at USA Outdoor Championshipsbest of 2:37:32
2002: Runner-up at USA Outdoors 10,000m (32:15.09PR) 5th at USA Winter Cross Country 8 km Champs (27:12)ninth at NYC Marathon 2:31:145th at USA 15 km Champs (49:46) 23rd at IAAF World Cross Country 8 km (28:18)best of 32:15.09PR.
2001: U.S. 20km Champion (1:07:49) U.S. 25 km Champion (1:26:05)won U.S. Half Marathon Championship (1:12:13) 13th overall at New York City Marathon (2:34:46), 2nd among Americans 4th at Cherry Blossom 10 mile (53:34) 6th at Mt. SAC 10,000m (32:40.78 PB) 8th at USA Outdoors 10,000m (33:00.64) 24th at World Half-Marathon Champs (1:11:34 PB) ranked #6 in U.S. at 10,000m by T&FN best of 32:40.78 (10k), 2:34:46 (marathon).
2000: Won Avon Running 10km National Championship (33:40) 10th at World Half Marathon (1:13:53) 4th at San Diego Half-Marathon (1:14:33) best of 15:56.90.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: 2nd at the Pac-10 Champs 10,000m 16th at NCAA 10,000m best of 35:14.73 (10,000m).
1997: Best of 16:56.61 (5000m).
1996: 11th in prelims at U.S. Olympic Trials 5000m 2nd at PAC-10 in the 5000m and 3000m 6th at NCAA Outdoor Champs 3000m bests of 9:13.29 (3000m) and 15:51.66 (5000m).
1995: Best of 4:49.8.
1994: 10th at NCAA Outdoors 3000m 4th at Pac-10 3000m bests of 4:27.94 (1500m), 9:18.66 (3000m) and 16:19.83 (5000m).
1993: Bests of 4:32.9 (1500m), 4:50.83 (mile) and 9:49.2 (3000m).
1992: Won USA Juniors 3000m Placed second at the Footlocker High School National XC Championships bests of 4:54.4 (mile), 9:48.23 (3000m), 10:32.29 (2 miles).
1991: 3rd at USA Juniors 3000m bests of 4:34.0 (1500m), 4:53.00 (mile), 9:46.9 (3000m) and 10:28.26 (2 miles).
1990: Bests of 5:05.4 (mile), 10:13.3 (3000m) and 10:55.34 (2 miles).

9/4/03

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