Bio/Stats

Name: Ruben Sanca
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 155 lbs
Born: Dec.13, 1986, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
Citizenship: USA; Cape Verde
Current Residence: Dracut, MA, USA
High School: John D. O'Bryant School of Math & Science
College: University of Mass. Lowell '09 '11
Coaches: Gary Gardner & Nate Jenkins
Sponsor/Team: Whirlaway Racing Team Ambassador for: InsideTracker, Swiftwick


RUNNING HISTORY:


2012-London Olympic Games (5000) 21st in heats, USATF-NE New England 10k Champion (30:15), USATF-NE Cross Country Champion (24:06), 3rd American at BAA 10k (30:10)...season best of 14:06 (5000), 8:16 (3000), 3:49 (1500)
2011-Cape Verdean Record in indoor 3k (8:07.50) and Marathon (2:18:43), New Bedford Half Marathon Champion (65:23), 2nd American at Beach to Beacon( 29:57), 47th at IAAF World Championship, 10k Road PR (29:57), 8k XC PR (23:56)
2010-NCAA All American 5000m, 10000m.9th at USA 5km champs.. season best of 29:49(10000m),24:06(8k),13:56(5000), 3:49(1500m)
2009-USATF National Championship Qualifier...Injured (sacrum) for track...season best of 24:23(8k),14:05(5000m), 8:09(3000m), 4:07(mile)
2008-NCAA All-American  XC, finishing 23rd..Injured (hamstring)for track... season best of 30:41(10k), 8:30(3000m),4:08(mile)
2007-NCAA Div II Provisional Qualifier in 5000m...season best of 31:23(10k), 24:51(8k),14:39(5000m),8:31(3000m), 4:17(mile)
2006-NE-10 Conference XC Freshman of the year at UMass Lowell... season best of 32:12(10k) 25:54(8k), 15:19(5000m), 4:21(mile)
2005-Massachusetts Div. II Champion in 1000m and XC... season best of 16:12(5k),2:33(1000m), 1:59 (800m)
2004-Quit soccer to train full year for xc and track..... season best of 17:20(5k), 4:32(mile),2:46(1000), 2:02 (800m)
2003-Boston Public School champion in 1000m and 800m.... season best of 2:49(1000m), 2:04(800m)
2002-Placed 2nd at the Boston Public School Championship... season best of 2:14(800m)
2001-Graduated Dearborn Middle School....season best of 2:46(800m)
2000-Participated at the Boston Middle School XC Championships, finishing 12th 
1999-Migrated from Cape Verde to US


PERSONAL RECORDS

Track

5000m-13:56.46i Boston,MA Jan 30, 2010 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
5000m-14:05.39 Walnut, CA April 16, 2010 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
2 mile-8:56.53 Lowell, MA April 10, 2010 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
3000m-8:07.50i Boston,MA Jan 30, 2011 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
1500m-3:49.18 Waltham,MA May 19, 2012
Mile-4:07.37i Boston,MA Feb 12, 2009
1000m-2:28.29i Boston,MA Feb 25, 2006

Road
5km -14:10.35 Armagh, IRE, Feb 25, 2010 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
10km - 29:57.40 Cape Elizabeth, ME, Aug 6, 2011
5Mile - 23:51.40 Fitchburg, MA, Nov 21, 2010 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
10Mile - 50:22 Foxboro, MA, Feb 20, 2011 (Cape Verde Natl Record)
Half Marathon (debut) - 65:24, New Bedford, MA, Mar 20, 2011
Marathon (debut)- 2:18:43, Rotterdam, ND, Apr 10, 2011 (Cape Verde Natl Record)

Cross-Country
8km- 23:56 Franklin Park, Boston, Oct 23, 2011
10km- 30:18 Franklin Park, Boston, Nov 7, 2009

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


2012 London Olympic Games 5000 - 21st (heats)
2012 BAA 10k - 13th place / 3rd American
2012 USATF-NE XC - 1st place
2012 USATF-NE 10km - 1st place
2011 IAAF Marathon - 47th place
 
2011 Rotterdam Marathon - 17th place
2011 New Bedford Half Marathon - 1st place
2010 Boston Mayors Cup - 5th place
2010 US 5km Road Championship - 9th place
2010 Armagh International Road Race - 9th place
2010 US 5000m Indoor Track Championship Qualifier
2009 US 5000m Indoor Track Championship Qualifier
NCAA Div.II All American 5000, 10000 and XC
UMass Lowell Top 5 All Time Performance: 1000m-1500m-Mile-3000m-5000m-10000m
Cape Verde Natl Records: Road: 5km, 5 mile, 10 mile, Marathon  Indoor: 3000, 5000 Outdoor: 5000