Rutherford takes second to graduate assistant Lex Williams.
The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Jensen earns gold medal, heading to NCAA Championships.
ISU seeks its first title under head coach Elvis Forde.
The Illinois State track and field team shines in both meets this weekend.
Indoor: Captured a personal-best time of 8:35.46 to finish first in the 3,000-meter run at the Redbird Invite...Posted a time of 8:36.56 to finish 17th at the GVSU Big Meet.
Outdoor: Did not compete
Indoor: Did not compete.
Outdoor: Opened the season with a personal-best performance in the 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29), posting a time of 15:17.28 ... ran to a top-10 finish at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11) in the 10,000-meter run, recording a career-best time of 31:38.48 ... finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational (May 4) with a time of 8:49.90.
Indoor: Took third in the 5,000-meter run at the Keck Invitational with a time of 16:05.60 ... posted a 4:35.28 mile to take fourth at the Redbird Invite.
Outdoor: Took second in the 10,000-meter run at the Lee Calhoun Invite with a time of 32:41.92 ... ran a personal-best 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a time of 15:40.43.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Maine South High School: Qualified for the state track and cross country meets his senior season ... in the state track meet, he ran a personal-best time of 4:22 in the 1600-meter run ... cross country team finished 10th in state and were conference champions during his senior year ... finished sixth in cross country at the conference meet ... a member of the Maine South cross country team that finished 21st at the state meet his junior season ... a member of the cross country team that won the CSL conference meet his junior season ... captain in cross country and track his junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Born: 9/12/1991 ... son of Steve and Laura Senf ... siblings are Connor and Megan ... major is education.