Rutherford takes second to graduate assistant Lex Williams.
The Redbirds look to improve on last week's success.
ISU captures four top-five relay finishes.
Multiple athletes notch personal-best marks at Big Blue.
ISU track and field athletes set for split meets this weekend.
Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
Indoor: Finished eighth at the Wisconsin Elite with a personal-best 600-meter time of 1:43.06...Recorded a sixth-place finish in a field of 56 at the IWU Invite with a personal-best 800-meter time of 2:22.85...Posted a personal-best mile time of 5:20.37 to take 11th at the Redbird Invite...Finished third as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team with a time of 4:14.64 at the Redbird Open.
Outdoor: Opened the season with a personal-best 2:19.83 in the 800-meter at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic...Recorded back-to-back sixth-place finishes in the 1,500-meter at the Benedictine Twilight and Wisconsin Open, respectively...Posted a personal-best 4:48.85 in the 1,500-meter at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships...Notched a fifth-place finish at the Redbird Spring Invite as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team.
PRIOR TO ISU
Bureau Valley High School: Four-year letterwinner on the track and a two-year letterwinner in cross country ... placed 16th at the 2010 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class A State Cross Country Championships in the three-mile with a time of 18:26.00 ... finished eighth in the 800-meter run at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class A State Track & Field Championships, finishing with a time of 2:17.47 ... ran a leg on the 10th-place finishing 4X200-meter relay at the 2009 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class A State Track & Field Championships as a freshman ... seven-time all-conference runner ... named the team Most Valuable Runner as a junior ... member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born 3/17/1994 ... daughter of Tobias and Victoria Sanden ... has one sibling, Adam ... plans to major in exercise science.