Josey Rupert


High School: Home School
College: Eastern University Class of 2015
Current Residence: Hunlock Creek, PA

Personal Bests

1 mile: 5:15
5,000 meters: 18:22
6,000 meters: 22:19
10,000 meters: 39:43
9 miles: 57:43
Half marathon: 1:25:33

Career Highlights

  • 4x400 State qualifier
  • 2 Time All-Conference (MAC)
  • 2 Time All-Mid East Region
  • 2014 Runner of the Year / Individual Conference Champion
  • 2013-2014 Eastern University Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2014-2015 Eastern University Impact Award for Excellence in Athletics, Academics, and Character
  • Broke school records in the 1500, 5k, 6k, and 10k and still hold several of these records.
  • 2013-2015 President of Eastern University Track Club
  • Top-10 finish at the Run for the Diamonds

Fun Facts

Pre-Race Song: "A Light That Never Comes (Vicetone Remix)" by Linkin Park & Steve Aoki
Hobbies: Hiking, Snowboarding, reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels, Beach Volleyball, going to concerts, and doing the occasional mud/obstacle run and not-so-occasional beer-themed race.
Favorite Food: Nutella is my kryptonite. Sometimes, I can almost trick myself into believing it’s healthy.
Favorite Professional Runner: Katie Follett Mackey
Favorite Professional Athlete: Troy Polamalu