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
This was the first of five meets that the Redbirds will run against Illinois
PRIOR TO ISU
Collinsville High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... ran a personal-best 18:17.00 in the three mile at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA State Cross Country Championships ... ran a personal-best 2:15.64 in the 800-meter run at the 2012 ILL Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA Sectional ... holds a personal-best time of 5:27.60 in the 1,600-meter run ... two-time all-conference runner in track and cross country ... named team Most Valuable Runner in cross country and track her junior and senior years ... holds the school record in the 800-meter run and as part of the 4X800-meter relay ... won the St. Louis Dispatch Scholar Athlete Award ... graduated Cum Laude ... on the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born 7/07/1994 ... daughter of John and Julie Mink ... has a twin sister, Jennifer ... plans to major in public relations.