Ryann Krais

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Ryann Krais
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Ryann Krais
Personal information
Full name Ryann Krais
Born (1990-03-21) March 21, 1990 (age 25)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Heptathlon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 200 m: 24.41
    (Des Moines, June 2011)
  • 800 m: 2:08.96
    (Eugene, June 2011)
  • 100 m hurdles: 13.50
    (Columbia, April 2008)
  • 400 m hurdles: 55.68
    (Des Moines, June 2011)
  • High jump: 1.78
    (Des Moines, June 2011)
  • Long jump: 5.99
    (Eugene, June 2011)
  • Shot put: 12.21
    (Eugene, June 2011)
  • Javelin: 40.75
    (Marburg, August 2010)
  • Heptathlon: 6030
    (Eugene, June 2011)

Ryann Krais (born March 21, 1990) is an American athlete. She is a gold and bronze medalist from the 2007 World Youth Championships.


Krais was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1990, the daughter of John and Janelle Krais. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a Lutheran pastor. She has two siblings, one brother (J.J. Krais) and one sister (Julie Krais). She is a 2008 graduate of Methacton High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania where she was a nine-time outdoor state champion and a five-time indoor state champion.[1] Krais graduated from Kansas State University in 2012.[2]


Krais finished 4th 2013 USATF Senior Women's Heptathlon scoring 5957 points.[3][4]

Krais finished 7th in the 2012 Olympic Trials.[5][6]

Krais is the 2011 NCAA champion in the Heptathlon, and also placed third in the 400 hurdles. She is a seven-time collegiate All-American, and four-time conference champion. At the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Krais finished second in the heptathlon with a points total of 6030, finishing behind Sharon Day. She has also been recognized for her academic accomplishments as well.

Krais is a two time US Junior champion in the Heptathlon (2008 and 2009). At the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Ostrava, Krais combined with Chalonda Goodman, Ashton Purvis, and Erica Alexander to win gold ahead of Jamaica and Canada in the medley relay.[7][8] She also won a bronze medal in the 400 m hurdles.[9] A year later, at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Bydgoszcz, Krais placed 9th in the heptathlon with 5457 points.[10] Krais then went on to compete at the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 400 m hurdles. However, she did not advance past the heats.[11] At the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, Krais won a silver medal in the heptathlon, finishing behind Vanessa Spinola of Brazil.[12]


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