- Elizabeth Ambrus
Elizabeth Ambrus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington. Heights, Ill.

High School:
Rolling Meadows HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/27/1984

Experience:
3L



2007: Earned all-conference honors with a victory at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:01.68, while also placing third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:54.68, the fourth fastest time in school history ... placed first in the 3,000 meters at the Indiana Open and the LSU Twilight Invitational ... during the outdoor season, she placed second at the Austin Peay Spring Fling in the 10,000-meter run, a time (35:36.32) that remained the second fastest in the conference for the entire season and was UAB's second fastest time in the event ... missed the rest of the season due to an injury.

2006: Elizabeth excelled during her junior season, highlighted by qualifying for the NCAA National Championship meet in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters ... qualified for the NCAA regional in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Relays, where she set a new school record with a time of 16:45.94 ... broke her own record in the 5,000 meters at the Drake Relays by running it in 16:33.48, which ranked in the top ten times in the region and in the top 30 nationally ... automatically qualified for the NCAA national meet in the 10,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays when she set a new school with a time of 34:07.95 ... chose to compete in only the 10,000 meters at the NCAA championships, where she placed 23rd in the country with a time of 35:19.28 ... ran a 35:39.04 in the 10,000 meters at the Conference USA championships to win the league title ... was also part of the distance medley relay team that set a new school record with a time of 11:43.63 at the Drake Relays ... ran a season-best time of 4:39.67 at Southern Miss where she earned a first place finish.

2005: Earned all-conference honors with a victory at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 5,000 meters with a school record of 16:57.16 ... named all-conference in the 3,000 meters following a second-place finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 9:48.30 ... also named All-Conference USA at the C-USA Outdoor Championships after finishing third in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36.55.08, which was the fourth-fastest time in school history ... set the UAB indoor record in the 3,000 meters twice ... also set the school outdoor record in the 5,000 meters at the National City Invitational with a time of 16:54.57 ... member of the distance medley relay team that set a school record during the indoor season and won at two meets during the outdoor season ... was a member of the 4x1500-meter relay team that finished second at the Alabama Relays, running the second-fastest time in school history with a time of 19:15.84 ... took first place in the 10,000 meters at the Alabama Relays and ran the second-fastest time in school history with a 36:44.05.

2004: Part of the distance medley relay team that set a school record with a 11:49.96 at the Florida Relays and won three-consecutive meets ... set a UAB outdoor freshman record in the 3,000 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational, posting a 10:08.60 time and finishing second ... set a UAB indoor freshman record in the 3,000 meters at the Tiger Invitational, with a time of 10:14.78 and a fourth-place finish in the meet ... set personal records in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:47.99 and the 5000-meter run with at time of 17:43.33, finishing 12th in the event, at the C-USA Championships ... had a personal best at the SEMO Triangular Invitational with a 5:16.20 in the 1-mile run and finishing first in the event ... also won the 3000-meter event at the SEMO Triangular Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Rolling Meadows ... holds the freshman, sophomore and senior class records for the 3200-meter ... also holds the school record in the same event ... owns the senior class and indoor school record in the 1600-meter ... was an indoor and outdoor state 2003 qualifier ... team qualified for the 4x800-meter relay in the 2000 state meet ... won the 1600-meters in the Senior Spotlight meet ... finished ninth in the 3200-meter run at the 2003 All-State meet ... also ran cross country ... member of the National Honor Society, honor roll and yearbook staff ... won the IHSA All-Academic Senior Athletic Award, as well as the Young Authors Award.

Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Jennifer Ambrus ... born Dec. 27, 1984 ... daughter of Sandy and John Ambrus ... has one brother, John ... majoring in biology.