This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
Brewer ran a 44 second PR
The meet features two top-10 team finishers at the 2011 NCAA Championshpis
Rutherford finished fifth in his season debut
This meet serves as a final tune up before the Redbirds host the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships
PRIOR TO ISU
Wheaton North High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... three-time all-conference runner ... three-time state qualifier ... ran a 15:18.00 at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA State Cross Country Championships in the three-mile race ... holds a personal-best three-mile time of 15:04.00 ... holds personal-best times of 1:56.3, 4:15.98 and 9:28.7 in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, respectively ... named to the academic all-conference team.
Personal: Born 7/17/1994 ... son of Peter and Nancy Askin ... siblings are Kilty and Finn ... uncle, David Askin, is a four-time marathon winner ... plans to major in exercise science.