Julie Culley

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Julie Culley
Julie Culley.jpg
Julie Culley at the 2009
U.S. Cross Country Championships
Personal information
Born (1981-09-10) 10 September 1981 (age 37)
Country United States
Event(s)1500 m, 5000 m,
Cross Country
College teamRutgers University
ClubNew York Athletic Club
Coached byMatt Centrowitz
Achievements and titles
World finals2009, 5000 m
Olympic finals2012 Finalist 5000m
Personal best(s)1500 m: 4:12.61

Mile: 4:34:80

5000 m: 15:05.38

Julie Culley (born September 10, 1981) is an American athlete, who competes in middle distance track events. Culley represented the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 5000 m.

While competing for Rutgers University, Culley was an All-American in Cross Country her senior year. Despite often battling injuries, she set school records in the 3000 m, 5000 m, and Distance Medley Relay, and was a Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year.[1]

Culley went on to coach at Loyola College in Baltimore from 2004 - 2007,[2] before deciding to focus on running professionally.[3]

Culley went on to coach at Georgetown University in September 2014.

At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, Culley finished 7th in the 5000 m, with a time of 15:34.43.[4] She was the first American finisher at the 2009 World Cross Country Championships, finishing 21st with a time of 28:08.[5]

Culley finished fourth at the 2009 USA Championships in the 5000 m. 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 5000 m in Liege, Belgium.[6]

At the 2009 World Championships, Culley finished seventh in the first heat of the 5000 m in 15:32.33 and did not advance.[7]

Raised in Lebanon Township, New Jersey, Culley graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 1999.[8] She lived in Arlington, Virginia and trained under Olympic runner and current American University coach Matt Centrowitz, training with fellow American middle distance runner Lindsey Gallo.[3] She returned to New Jersey in 2010, where she trains with coach Frank Gagliano.[9]

On June 28, 2012, Culley qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics with a first-place finish in the women's 5000 m at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials.[10] She ran a personal best in the heats, and finished in 14th in the final.[11]

On April 28, 2013, Culley ran 15:41.41 at Payton Jordan 5,000 m.[12]

Personal bests[edit]

Track Event Time (min) Venue Date
1500 m 4:12.61 West Chester, PA, USA June 9, 2012
One mile 4:34.80 Falmouth, MA, USA August 8, 2008
3000 m 8:45.57 Monaco July 20, 2012
5000 m 15:05.38 London, England August 7, 2012
1500 m 4:17.68 New York, NY, USA February 9, 2008
3000 m 8:55.62 Boston, MA, USA February 28, 2009
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[13]


  1. ^ Phillips, Hasim (August 5, 2009). "Former Scarlet Knight Represents United States at World Track Championships". Archived from the original on January 2, 2010. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  2. ^ http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/sports/w-track/mtt/culley_julie00.html
  3. ^ a b Gambaccini, Peter (February 12, 2009). "A Brief Chat With Julie Culley". Runner's World. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  4. ^ "Julie Culley Places Seventh In 5,000-Meter Final At 2008 Olympic Trials". July 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  5. ^ Gambaccini, Peter (July 3, 2009). "A Brief Chat With Julie Culley". Runner's World. Archived from the original on July 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  6. ^ "Runner's World: Racing News". Runner's World. July 16, 2009. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  7. ^ "Team USA continues to move into finals in Berlin". USATF. August 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  8. ^ Conover, Allan. "North Hunterdon grad Julie Culley captures national 5K title", Hunterdon County Democrat, September 29, 2011. Accessed August 13, 2014. "'I remember thinking going up the last hill, All you have to do is not fall and you’re going to win', said the 1999 North Hunterdon High graduate.... A Lebanon Township native and Rutgers University graduate, Culley finished seven seconds ahead of runnerup Kim Conley of Sacramento, Calif., while third-place Emily Brown of Minnesota was another eight seconds behind her."
  9. ^ Gambaccini, Peter. "A Brief Chat With Erin Donohue". Runner's World Daily News. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  10. ^ "Julie Culley wins women's 5000m at Olympic Trials to qualify for London Olympics". The Express-Times. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  11. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/athletics/5000m-w
  12. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/julie-culley-199368#progression
  13. ^ Biographies Culley, Julie. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.

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