This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
Rutherford finished fifth in his season debut
Competed in five events as a true freshman...Picked up a 19:13 3M at the Bradley Open...Notched a season-best 5K time of 19:58 to finish 132nd atthe Illinois Intercollegiate.
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.