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Ryan Styrk
Position: Mid-Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Seattle Prep
Experience: 2 Letters

2011: Reached the NCAA West Prelims for the first time, placing 27th out of the 48 competitors at 800-meters, running 1:50.81 in the first round ... reached prelims with an outdoor PR of 1:50.04 at the Oregon Relays, placing fifth ... ran at the Pac-10 Championships, placing 14th at 800-meters in 1:51.33 ... third in the UW-WSU dual in 1:50.53 ... at the Pepsi Team Invite, ran 1:50.67 to take seventh-place ... indoors, broke the 1:50 barrier for the first time at the Husky Classic, stopping the clock at 1:49.93, the fourth-best mark on the indoor top-10 list ... scored in two events at the MPSF Championships, taking fifth in the 800-meters in 1:52.36, and fourth in the DMR as the 800-meter leg, in a season-best 9:38.23 ... second at the UW Final Qualifier in the 800m in 1:50.14 ... also ran the 800m leg on the DMR that took second at the UW Invitational ... picked up a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2010: Led the Huskies both indoors and out at 800-meters and competed consistently on the 4x400 relay and DMR ... set a new career-best at his first career Pac-10 Championships, running 1:50.95 over 800-meters to place 14th ... also ran on the 4x4 relay at Pac-10s which placed seventh ... scored for the Dawgs against the Cougars at 800-meters, taking third, in 1:51.50 ... won the Ken Shannon Invite 800-meter run in 1:51.43 ... finished seventh at the Pepsi Team Invite, stopping the clock at 1:51.07 ... indoors, opened with a new mile PR of 4:10.73 at the UW Indoor Preview ... ran a team-best 1:52.48 in his only indoor 800-meter run at the UW Invitational ... ran the mile at the MPSF Championships, taking 16th in 4:14.21 ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2009: Ran a full indoor season, and was UW's second-fastest miler for the year ... career-best mile of 4:12.20 came at the UW Last Chance Qualifier ... competed in the 800m at the MPSF Championships, taking 15th in 1:53.59 ... clocked a 4:13.17 mile time at the Husky Classic ... did not compete outdoors.

2008: Redshirted cross country as well as the indoor and outdoor track seasons ... did not compete unattached.

High School and Personal: Parents are Linda and Gregory Styrk ... has a younger sister, Jenni ... aunt Karen Williams attended UW in the 1970's, rowing crew her freshman year ... prep teammate of fellow freshman Max O'Donoghue-McDonald ... won Metro League title as sophomore, junior, and senior ... helped lead team to three consecutive top-five finishes at 3A state cross country meet from 2004-06 ... finished 13 th at 3A state meet as a senior ... named Most Inspirational and Best All-Around athlete junior and senior years in high school ... twice competed in the 800m at Arcadia meet in 2006 and 2007 ... attended Seattle University during senior year in high school, thus entering UW with 45 college credits.

Major Meets
2009 MPSF - 15th, 800m
2010 MPSF - 16th, Mile; 5th, DMR
2010 Pac-10 - 14th, 800m; 7th, 4x400m
2011 MPSF - 5th, 800m; 4th, DMR
2011 Pac-10 - 14th, 800m
2011 NCAA Prelims - 27th, 800m

Collegiate Best Marks
800m.......1:49.93i / 1:50.04
1500m.......3:52.17
Mile.......4:10.73

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