Rutherford takes second to graduate assistant Lex Williams.
The Redbirds look to improve on last week's success.
This marks Rutherford's first honor in track and field.
Rutherford breaks 15-year old ISU record.
ISU track and field athletes set for split meets this weekend.
Friday at the Drake Relays
2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day3
Indoor: Ran a personal-bestmile time of 4:19.48 to finish eighth in a field of 49 competitors at the GVSU Big Meet...Captured a personal-best time of 8:29.94 in the 3,000-meter race to finish 13th at the GVSU Big Meet...Finished seventh at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships with a time of 8:32.00 in the 3,000-meter run...Picked up a personal-best time of 14:37.82 to finish fourth at the MVC Championships.
Outdoor: Earned five top-five finishes for the 2012-13 season...Ran a personal-best 3:58.15 in the 1,500-meter at the Redbird Spring Invite to finish in fifth...Posted a 14:42.92 in the 5,000-meter to finish 33-of-129 at the SFS Distance Carnival...Notched a personal-best 14:38.22 in the 5,000-meter to finish third at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships...Picked up a third-place finish in the 10,000-meter at the Drake Relays with a time of 29:51.66...Concluded the season with a 30:07.51 in the 10,000-meter to finish second at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
Indoor: Finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) with a time of 8:53.29 ... had a career day at the Big Meet (Feb. 10), running a personal-best in the mile (4:21.00) and the 3,000-meter run (8:39.81) ... ran a leg on the sixth-place finishing distance-medley relay team at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25).
Outdoor: Opened the season with a personal-best performance in the 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29), running a 15:00.31 ... took third at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:06.65 ... ran a career-best 10,000-meter run at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11), finishing second with a time of 30:34.66 ... took eighth at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) in the 10,000-meter run, running a time of 31:47.84.
PRIOR TO ISU
At University High School: (Cross Country): Four-year letter winner ... conference, regional and sectional champion ... placed 11th at the state meet ... team finished third overall at the Illinois State Meet ... ran a personal-best 3 miles in 14:43 his senior season ... voted MVP two-straight seasons ... two-time all-state honoree ... holds cross country school record. (Track): Four-year starter and letter winner ... earned all-state honors his junior and senior seasons ... placed second at the 2011 Illinois State AA track meet in the 3,200-meter run ... holds school record in the 3,200-meter run (9:16) and the 1,600-meter run (4:21) ... placed ninth at the Illinois State Meet in the 1,600-meter run.
Personal: Born 7/2/1992 ... son of Steve and Sue Rutherford ... one sibling, Meghan.