Ruthie Cargill
Ruthie Cargill
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
High School: Manheim Township
Major: Elementary Education (Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions minors)


  • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2015)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2015)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2015)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South All-Conference second team (2014)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2014)
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 29, 2014)
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2013)
  • USA South All-Academic (2013-14)

2015 (Senior): Ran in all seven events on the year... Earned first team All-USA South honors after placing third with a time of 24:40 in the conference meet... Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors as she placed 47th at the NCAA South/Southeast Region (Nov. 14) with a time of 24:13 and maintained a GPA above 3.30... Picked up her first collegiate victory at the Maryville Invitational (Oct. 3) with a atime of 25:08...  Finished second in the Mountaintop Invitational two-mile run (Sept. 4) with a time of 13:26 (a new personal record) as Covenant's top runner, leading the team to a first-place finish... Set a personal record in the 6k, and the fourth fastetst time in program history, at the Berry Invitational (Oct. 17) with a time of 24:12... Received USA South All-Sportsmanship honors for a third consecutive season... Competed in all three events during the spring track season... Earned USA South All-Academic honors for a third straight year

2014 (Junior): Enjoyed a breakout season, finishing in the top-five twice and top-10 five times total... Set personal bests in the two-mile, 5K, and 6K... Finished third at the Mountaintop Invitational with her best ever two-mile time of 13:50.9 (Aug. 29)... Was named USA South Runner of the Week after her personal best 5k time of 20:37.9 at the UNG Invitational (Sept. 27), in which she finished 22nd... Her fastest 6K time came in the NCAA South Regional, where she recorded a time of 24:48.7... Finished ninth at the USA South Championship to achieve USA South All-Conference second team status... Was also named to the USA South All-Sportsmanship team for the second straight year... Earned USA South All-Academic accolades for a second consecutive year

2013 (Sophomore): Finished eighth at the Scots Opener on August 30, with a time of 14.32.2 in the two mile run… Set a personal record in the 5K at Greensboro (Sept. 28) with a time of 21:54.2… At the Berry Invitational 6K, she set another personal record with a time of 27:05.9… Earned a spot on the USA South All-Academic team… Named to the USA South All-Sportsmanship team

2012 (Freshman): Achieved a personal best 5K time of 22:59 and 6K time of 27:36... She received 9th place overall in the GSAC conference meet

High School: Attended Manheim Township High School… League champions in 2010 and 2011 and District champions in 2010… High Honor Roll all four years… Member of National Honor Society... Scholar Athlete Award winner

Personal: Born July 23, 1994 in Parksburg, Pa. … Mother is Sharon Cargill… Has two sisters, Hannah and Esther, and one brother, Dan… Favorite Bible verses are 1 Peter 2:9, Hebrews 4:11-16 and Matthew 9:36-38… Majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Missions and Biblical & Theological Studies… Aspires to work in missions or ministry… Has volunteered with Widows Harvest Ministry and Mustard Tree Ministry

Cargill's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 13.26.57 (Mountaintop Invitational, Sept. 4, 2015)
5K: 20:37.9 (UNG Invitational, Sept. 27, 2014)
6K: 24:12.62 (Berry Invitational, Oct. 17, 2015)

3K: 11:38 (Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational, April 17, 2015)
5K: 20:14 (Emory Classic, March 28, 2015)