Jensen earns gold medal, heading to NCAA Championships.
The ISU men's squad looks to earn its highest finish since 2004.
ISU seeks its first title under head coach Elvis Forde.
Multiple Redbirds hit personal-bests on the first night of Valentine's weekend.
The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors 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.