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Henna

Rustami

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Year Senior
Hometown Syosset, N.Y.
High School Syosset
School: CC

Bio

Three-Time Ivy League Champion, Four-Time All-Ivy League
School Record Holder, DMR
2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships Qualifier

2016 & 2017 NCAA East Prelim Qualifier, 5,000m
2016 USTFCCCA Academic All-American
2X Academic All-Ivy League Selection (Fall 2016, Winter 2017)

Career Highlights

2016-17: (XC) Opened the season taking 11th at the Stony Brook Invitational, clocking a 20:22.9 over the 5K course during the Columbia team victory ... Was the highest finishing Lion at the Paul Short Run, taking 67th in 21:02.0 over the 6K ... Went 22:01.5 in the 6K at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational ... Finished one spot out of All-Ivy consideration at the 2016 Heps, taking 15th in 20:57.3 during the 6K ... Helped the Lions to a sixth place team finish during the Northeast Regional, taking eighth overall with a 20:42.3 in the 6K to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Clocked a 21:23.0 during the NCAA Championships. (T&F) Earned three Ivy League titles, broke one school record, and qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in her final season ... Posted a victory in the 3,000m run on the first day of Indoor Heps, before taking Columbia from fifth to first on her anchor leg of the DMR, taking the title on day two ... Ran 9:10.56 in the 3,000m at the Villanova Invitational for second place and the second best time in school history ... Was second in the 1 Mile at the Dartmouth/Yale/Columbia tri-meet in 4:52.50 ... Sixth in the same race at the Columbia East-West Challenge in 4:43.43, the fourth best time in Columbia history ... Topped the second place finisher by over 12 seconds in the 5,000m at Outdoor Heps, earning a title in 16:24.51 ... Became the third Columbia athlete to run a sub-16 minute 5,000m during the Stanford Invitational, crossing the line in 15:59.79 ... Anchored the school record breaking DMR team at the Penn Relays, posting a 4:36.98 mile split (school record is 4:40.72) ... Overcame a fall to finish 17th in her heat of the 5,000m at the East Prelims, crossing the line in 17:00.44.

2015-16: Earned All-Ivy League honors in the 5,000m run with a second place finish during the Ivy League Outdoor Championships (May 7) in 16:33.92, qualifying for the NCAA East Prelims ... Finished in 25th at the East Prelims, clocking a 16:51.70 in the 5,000m ... Ran a career best 16:18.87 in the 5,000m run during the Virginia Challenge (April 22).

2014-15: Posted season bests of 4:29.75 in the 1,500m, 9:36.89 in the 3,000m, and 17:20.78 in the 5,000m.

2013-14: Ran 4:34.14 in the 1,500m for a season best, while posting a top 1 Mile time of 5:04.64, a season best 9:36.89 in the 3,000m, and a 16:43.24 in the 5,000m.

Personal: An 11-time varsity letterwinner at Syosset High School ... Won the county championship in the 3000m three times ... Named all-state in the 4x800m relay Earned MVP honors in cross country, indoor and outdoor track during her senior year.

Career Bests

1,500m - 4:29.75
Princeton Open - May 1, 2015
1 Mile - 4:52.50
Yale Tri-Meet - Jan. 23, 2016
3,000m - 9:34.35
Fastrack National Invite - Feb. 12, 2016
5,000m - 16:18.87
Virginia Challenge - April 22, 2016
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Highlights: Columbia Posts Seven Victories at Outdoor Heps
96th Annual Varsity C Celebration: Campbell Award - Female
Columbia Top 5: Week of February 19-25, 2017