Two records fall at Jesse Owens.
ISU captures four top-five relay finishes.
Morgan Keller wins her first collegiate event as a Redbird.
The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Rutherford breaks 15-year old ISU record.
Indoor: Ran to 11 top-five finishes on the season...Opened up her indoor slate witha fifth-place 9.73finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the Redbird Open...Finished second in the 400-meter race with a time of 1:00.84 at the Redbird Open...Grabbed a fourth-place finish at the IWU Invite with a time of 59.10 in the 400-meter run...Captured a first-place finish as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team at the Redbird Open with a time of 3:57.54...Finished third at the Boilermaker Invitational as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team with a time of 3:55.44...Captured a third-place finish at the GVSU Big Meet with a time of 11:57.35 as a part of the distance medley relay.
Outdoor: Captured three first-place finishes in the 400-meter hurdles, including two consecutive victories at the Redbird Spring Invite and Wisconsin Open, respectively...Posted a personal best 1:01.96 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships...Picked up four consecutive top-five finishes as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team.
Indoor: Finished seventh at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) in the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 9.97 ... ran a leg of the 4X400-meter relay that took fifth at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) with a time of 4:11.63.
Outdoor: Finished second in the 400-meter hurdles at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) with a time of 1:06.65 ... followed with a 1:06.54 performance at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 21) for 12th, before running a season-best at the Billy Hayes Invitational (May 4) with a time of 1:06.27.
Indoor: Recorded a personal-best 9.18 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Early Bird Open ... finished first in the 400-meter dash with a career-mark of 58.84 at the Redbird Invite ... member of the first-place finishing 4X400 relay team at the Early Bird Open ... set a career-high mark in the pentathlon with 2,836 points at the MVC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Took fifth place at the Gateway Classic in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.22 ... ran to a second-place finish at the Gateway Classic in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.60 ... posted a personal-best time of 1:03.68 at the Lenny Lyles Invitational in the 400-meter hurdles ... took 10th in the 400-meter hurdles at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:04.14 ... recorded back-to-back first-place finishes at the EIU Big Blue Classic and Lee Calhoun Invite as part of the 4X400 relay team.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Harlem High School: Named the track and field MVP every season ... track and field captain her senior season ... finished fourth at the state meet in the 100-meter hurdles and took second at state in the 300-meter hurdles ... named NIC 10 Female Athlete of the Year her senior season ... earned All-NIC honors her senior season ... named athlete of the week her senior season ... set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.57 ... had a career-best leap of 5-5 in the high jump ... holds a 43.7 personal-best time in the 300-meter hurdles ... captain of her volleyball team her junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Born 6/29/92... daughter of John and Penny Combs ... plans to major in elementary education ... siblings are Craig and Scott ... on the A-B honor roll all four years.