University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Ava Rush

Class Fr.
Hometown Atlantic, Iowa
High School Atlantic
Ava Rush - Women's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 — Indoor – ran season bests in 600 meters at Jimmy Grant Invite (1:37.08) and 800 meters at Wisconsin Windy City Invite (2:22.08)… Outdoor – ran a collegiate-best 2:24.78 in 800 meters at Musco Twilight.

2023 — Cross Country – ran collegiate bests in 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (15:40.5) and 6,000 meters at Redbird Invite (25:29.3)… Dean’s List student (Fall 2023)… letterwinner.


High School — Four-time first-team all-conference in cross country… two-time state qualifier… finished 9th at the state meet in 2022… all-state team… two-time Atlantic News Telegraph All Area Team Captain… Three-time first-team all-conference and all-district in track… all-state her senior year… holds the school record in the 800-meter run (2:14.14) and qualified for the Drake Relays in 2023 (4×400)… coached by Matthew Mullenix, Derek Hall, and Dan Vargason… Also played volleyball and softball, including a fourth place finish at the state softball tournament as a sophomore… honor roll and National Honor Society member.

Personal — born December 21, 2004… daughter of Kevin and Gena Rush… has two siblings — Payton and Karsyn… aunt Lindsey Masci ran track at William Jewell… speech and hearing sciences major.

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