The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Rutherford breaks 15-year old ISU record.
ISU remains tough despite weather conditions in track opener.
Jensen earns gold medal, heading to NCAA Championships.
The ISU men's squad looks to earn its highest finish since 2004.
Indoor: Recorded six top-five finishes on the season...Posted a fifth-place finish at the Indiana State Dual with a personal-best 800-meter time of 2:23.50...Placed third at the MVC Championships with a personal-best mile time of 4:49.68, earning All-Valley honors...Captured a first-place finish at the Wisconsin Elite with a time of 9:58.42 in the 3,000-meter race...Tallied another third-place finish at the MVC Championships with a personal-best3,000-meter time of 9:44.48, earning another All-Valley title...Notched an 11th-place finish in a field of 109 competitors with a 5,000-meter time of 17:08.40 at the GVSU Big Meet...Finished fourth as a part of the distance medley relay with a time of 11:36.25 at the Meyo Invitational.
Outdoor: Named the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year for women's track and field...Recorded eight top-five finishes on the outdoor circuit, including three consecutive second-place finishes in the 1,500-meter...Opened the season with a personal-best 2:22.51 in the 800-meter to finish second at the SIUE Cougar Invite...Posted a personal-best 17:11.31 in the 5,000-meter to finish second at the Jim Duncan Invitational...Captured a personal-best 10:10.59 in the steeplechase to finish 14th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round...Notched a fifth-place finish as a part of the 4X1,600-meter relay team at the Drake Relays.
Outdoor: Opened with a personal-best performance in the 1,500-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29), crossing the line with a time of 4:37.56 ... finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) with a personal-best time of 10:25.94 ... ran a 10:59.45 in the first-ever 3,000-meter steeplechase of her career at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20), finishing first ... ran a personal-best 10:50.20 in the steeplechase, finishing fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11).
PRIOR TO ISU
St. Francis High School: (Cross Country): Four-year letter winner ... three-time all-conference selection ... ran a 17:23 to a fifth-place finish at the Illinois State Meet, earning all-state honors ... voted MVP by peers junior and senior seasons ... state participant freshman year. (Track): Placed seventh in the 1,600-meter run at the Illinois State Meet with a time of 5:10 her junior season ... all-state participant in the 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter runs sophomore year ... all-conference selection ... two-time MVP as voted on by her peers ... earned the title of Athlete of the Year at St. Francis.
Personal: Born 9/19/1992 ... daughter of Bill and Eileen McShea ... siblings are Erin, Kevin, Meghan and Caleen ... plans to major in elementary education.