PC Women's Cross Country BIO
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 Ripley Fricano

HS PR: 5k – 21:14; 1600m – 5:43; 800m – 2:46; Half Marathon - 1:53:03

2017-18: Ran 21:24 (53rd) at the Eye Opener ... Ran 21:44 (26th) at the Winthrop Invitational ... Ran a 2-mile of 13:17 at the Asheville Invitational ... Earned a top-10 finish at the Will Wilson Invitational running 19:50 (5th) ... Ran a personal-best 19:36 (33rd) at the Queen City Invite ... PR of 19:36 ranks sixth all-time for the program ... Finished the season running 20:43 (43rd) at the Big South Championship.

2016-17: Ran 21:38 (57th) at the Carolina Challenge ... Ran a 6k of 25:55 at the Furman Invitational ... Improved to run 21:23 (33rd) at the Winthrop Adidas Invitational ... Improved again to run 21:10 (52nd) at the Asheville Invitational ... Ran 21:09 (37th) at the Front Runner Invitational ... Ran a season's best 20:59 (51st) at the Big South Championship.

2015-16: Led the team with a program record 4k of 16:25 at the Winthrop Early Season Challenge ... Ran a 6k best of 25:23 at the Furman Classic ... Ran 21:06 at the Asheville Invitational ... Ran 21:16 at the Upstate Invitational / Big South Preview Meet ... Ran 20:39 at the Disney Cross Country Classic ... Ran 20:43 at the College of Charleston Invititational ... Improved to a season-best 20:27 at the Big South Championship ... Ran 26:07 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship held at Panorama Farms.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran three seasons of cross country and track for coaches Brad Kinser and Chase Parks at the Greater Atlanta Christian School … Multi-sport athlete who also swam three seasons … Ran a 5k PR of 21:14 at the 2014 Holiday Toys for Tots 5k … As a senior, she led her team with a time of 21:24 at the 2014 Asics XC Invite … Ran 1 hour 53 minutes at the Grand Canyon Half Marathon, her first, finishing 39th overall (9th female) and winning her age group ... Voted Co-Captain and team MVP … 2014 Gwinnett All-County Honorable Mention … Her senior times ranked her 8th for GAC (since 1989) … Nominated for GAC’s Spartan Spirit Award as a junior and senior … Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Future Healthcare Professionals … Volunteered with the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society … Did mission work with the Emory University PA program providing free healthcare to migrant workers.

PERSONAL: Ripley Fricano was born to David and Ashley Fricano … Has one younger sister, Carter … Plans to major in Spanish with a minor in biology and be a part of PC’s pre-PA program.

Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Greater Atlanta Christian School
Graduating Year: 2019
Major: Spanish