Julie Culley is a New Jersey native who competed for Rutgers University. At Rutgers, she was an All-American in cross country her senior year and set school records in the 3000m, 5000m, and distance medley relay, and was a Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year.
At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, Culley finished 7th in the 5000m, with a time of 15:34.43. She was the first American finisher at the 2009 World Cross Country Championships, finishing 21st with a time of 28:08.
In 2009, she finished fourth at the USA Championships in the 5000m. She earned a spot on the U.S. 2009 World Championship team by attaining the "B" standard with a time of 15:20.53 at the 5000m in Liege, Belgium. At the 2009 World Championships, Culley finished seventh in the first heat of the 5000m in 15:32.33 and did not advance.
She currently lives in New Jersey and is training under the legendary coach Frank Gagliano.
3000m (i): 8:55.62
Julie Culley Represents U.S. at World Track Championships
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