Thats the first top-10 finish for the Redbird women since 2003.
A total of 604 student-athletes will attempt to advance to nationals in Louisville, Ky.
This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
The meet features two top-10 team finishers at the 2011 NCAA Championshpis
Rutherford finished fifth in his season debut
Ran in seven events as a sophomore, including the Midwest Regional where she posted a 6K time of 23:27...Notched a 4K time of 15:50 at the Illini Challenge...Posted a season-best 6K time of 22:47 at the Bradley Classic...Ran a 19:17 5K at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships and helped the team win a conference championship.
Started the season with a 16:02.43 4K at the Hawkeye Invitational ... ran a personal-best 5K at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by ISU, with a time 18:49 ... ran a 23:08.05 in her first-ever 6K at the Bradley Classic ... ran a 19:17.9 5K at the 2011 State Farm MVC Championships in October.
PRIOR TO ISU
Glenbrook North High School: (Cross Country): Started all four years ... team captain junior and senior years ... all-conference selection three-straight years ... part of the first cross country team in school history to qualify for the state meet where she ran a season-best 18:06 3-mile, to finish 84th and team finished seventh ... two-time scholar athlete ... helped pace team to four-straight conference championships. (Soccer): Two-year starter ... combined for eight goals and eight assists in her career ... regional champs junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Born 6/25/1992 ... daughter of Mark and Colette Kamin ... siblings are Mark, Sean and Emily ... plans to major in early childhood education.