Cierra Runge

Cierra Runge (born March 7, 1996) is an American competition swimmer.

Cierra Runge
Runge in 2014
Personal information
Full nameCierra Runge
National team United States
Born (1996-03-07) March 7, 1996
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubNorth Baltimore Aquatic Club
College teamArizona State University
CoachBob Bowman

Career

Runge was born in Cochranville, Pennsylvania, to Scott and Diane Runge. She is a 2014 graduate of Octorara High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she swam for head coach Whitney Hite. She currently attends Arizona State University, where she works with Bob Bowman. [1]

At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Runge placed 25th in the 100-meter freestyle and 26th in the 50-meter freestyle.[2][3]

In 2013, Runge competed at the World Junior Swimming Championships and won four medals including gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

At the 2014 US National Championships, the qualifying meet for both the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, Runge finished second in the 400- and 800-meter freestyle, and 6th in the 200-meter freestyle.[4][5][6]

At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Runge placed 2nd in the 400-meter freestyle, 4th in the 1500-meter freestyle, and 5th in the 800-meter freestyle. In the 400-meter freestyle, Runge finished behind teammate Katie Ledecky, who set a world record.[7]

She most recently won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay.

References

  1. Anderson, Jared (November 20, 2017). "Olympian Cierra Runge Leaving Wisconsin Program". SwimSwam. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. "2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (swimming) – Women's 100 metre freestyle (heats)". Omega Timing. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  3. "2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (swimming) – Women's 50 metre freestyle (heats)". Omega Timing. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  4. "2014 Phillips 66 National Championships – Women's 400 metre freestyle (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  5. "2014 Phillips 66 National Championships – Women's 800 metre freestyle". Omega Timing. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  6. "2014 Phillips 66 National Championships – Women's 200 metre freestyle (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  7. Jason Marsteller, "Katie Ledecky Smashes 400 Free World Record, Nearly Clears 3:58! (Pan Pacific Championships Results)," Swimming World Magazine (August 23, 2014). Retrieved March 3, 2015.
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