This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
Rutherford finished fifth in his season debut
PRIOR TO ISU
Lake Park High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... four-time state qualifier ... ran a 18:39.00 in the three-mile at the 2010 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA State Cross Country Championships ... holds personal-best times of 2:17.46 in the 800-meter run and 5:27.30 in the 1,600-meter run, respectively ... ran a personal-best three-mile time of 18:18.00 at the Richard Spring Invitational ... team captain junior and senior years ... three-time all-conference runner ... won the LP Spirit of Excellence Award as a senior and the LP Pride in Performance Award as a freshman ... was the 2010 cross country team Most Valuable Runner.
Personal: Born 3/12/1994 ... daughter of John and Catherine Duggan ... has one brother, John ... aunt, Nancy Duggan attended Illinois State ... plans to major in speech pathology.