- Ryanne Fortney
Ryanne  Fortney


Central City, Ky.

High School:

Cross Country


2004: Highest finish of the season was ninth place in the 5K at the Old Timers Classic, where she ran a personal-best time of 18:21.07 ... set a personal best in the 4K at the Belmont Invitational with a time of 15:30.93, placing 28th ... tallied a personal best at the Memphis Twilight Classic, finishing 17th with a three-mile time of 18:03.26 ... also ran a personal best in the 6K at the Chile Pepper Invitational with a time of 22:51.5 ... finished 32nd at the C-USA Championships, helping UAB place third in the meet ... was consistently one of UAB's top five finishers.

2003: Had a top-10 finish at the UAH/Serra Toyota Invitational, placing ninth overall with a personal-best time of 19:32.2 in the event ... also tallied a personal best in the 6K at the NCAA South Region with a time of 23:09.56 ... placed 43rd at the Conference USA Championship to help lead UAB to its best-ever finish in the event ... had a great freshman campaign, as she steadily finished in the top five for UAB.

High School: First-team all-state for six years in cross country ... was selected to run in Spain for Team USA in the World Sports Exchange in 2000 ... three-time cross country regional runner-up ... named first-team academic all-state all four years of high school in cross country ... was class valedictorian ... received the Senior Class Citizenship Award ... ran track and also played basketball and golf for Muhlenberg North ... coached by John Lovell in cross country.

Personal: Full name is Ryanne Danielle Fortney ... born October 27, 1984 ... daughter of Mark and Debbie Fortney ... has twin siblings, Jacob and Jillian ... majoring in elementary education.