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Ryan Foster
Ryan  Foster


Tazmania, Australia

High School:


On the National Scene ... || 2010 Outdoor || Finished 24th overall at the 800-meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Advanced to NCAAs via a performance of 1:47.99 at the NCAA Eastern First Round. || 2010 Indoor || Claimed bronze-medal honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships, running 1:48.79 in the 800-meter final ... Set an Australian National and Penn State record and the 2010 world-best in the 1000-meters, going 2:19.60 at the PSU Northeast Challenge ... Ran 1:47.32 - the second-fastest mark by a collegian in 2010 - in the 800 at the Washington Husky Classic, resetting his own PSU record ... Set a new facility record at the Penn State National, running 1:47.48, which is also considered an Australian National record in the event. || 2009 Outdoor || Achieved his first career All-America finish with an eighth-place effort in the 800-meters, running 1:47.81 in the final ... Excelled through the preliminary and semi-final rounds of the 800, clocking 1:47.57 in the prelims - the fastest time of the opening round -and a career-best 1:46.78 in the semi-finals ... Advanced to NCAAs via a fourth-place finish at the NCAA East Regional, where he ran 1:49.18 in the preliminaries and 1:49.70 in the final. || 2009 Indoor || An NCAA provisional qualifier at 800-meters ... Ran the 800-meter leg on the Lions' DMR that finished 14th at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a school-record and NCAA automatic-qualifying 9:32.94 ... Competed on the DMR at the NCAA Championships, where the Lions finished ninth overall in 9:37.62.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 10th in the 1500-meters at the outdoor conference meet. || 2010 Indoor || Won his third-straight Big Ten indoor title in the 800, finishing in 1:50.43 ... Ran the 800-meter leg on the Lions' third-place distance medley relay, which finished in a season-best 9:48.30*. || 2009 Cross Country || Placed 78th overall at the conference meet. || 2009 Outdoor || Captured Big Ten gold in the 800-meters, winning the race in 1:49.66 to lead a trio of Lions in the top four. || 2009 Indoor || Won the Big Ten title at 800-meters, going 1:50.24 to lead a Penn State one-two finish in the event with teammate Owen Dawson.

On the Course ... || 2009 Cross Country || Competed in four events ... Highest finish was third overall and first for Penn State at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Placed 31st at the Cappy Anderson Invitational at Maryland Eastern Shore.

Around the Track ... || 2010 Outdoor || Clocked a PR 3:41.26 in the 1500-meters to finish second at Florida Relays - the third-fastest performance in PSU history ... Ran on the winning 4x800 at Florida, which posted a meet record 7:18.72 ... Posted a season-best 1:47.78 in the 800 at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford ... Anchored the third-place and season-best 4x800 at Penn Relays (7:17.02) ... Team recorded the fourth-fastest time in the PSU record books. || 2010 Indoor || Won the Penn State National with facility record 1:47.48 ... Finished third at the Washington Husky Classic (1:47.32) ... Won the 1000 at the PSU Northeast Challenge ... Ran on the second-place DMR at the Penn State Relays. || 2009 Outdoor || Set a stadium record in the 800 at the Bison Outdoor Classic, running a regional-qualifying 1:48.79 ... Won the 800 at the Jim Click Shootout ... Finished first in the 800 at the Penn State Open. || 2009 Indoor || Racked up individual victories in the mile at the Penn State Open (4:08.99) and the 800 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup in an NCAA provisional-qualifying 1:49.85 ... Ran a personal-indoor best 1:49.68 to finish sixth in the elite "Wilson" section of the 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame ... Competed on a pair of winning relays at the Penn State Relays, helping his squad to a meet-record 7:31.17 on the 4x800, and running on the first-place 4x400. || High School || Captain of the Tasmanian State Team in 2005 ... Australian All Schools Champion in the 1500-meters and steeplechase in 2004 ... Competed in the steeplechase at the World Youth Championships in 2005. || Personal || Full name is Ryan Geoffrey Foster ... Born August 26, 1988, in Hobart, Tasmania ... Son of Charon and Stephen Foster ... Majoring in Economics.


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