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    Mike Rutt
    Mike Rutt
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sinking Springs, Pa.

    Event:
    Mid-Distance

    As a RS-Junior in 2009-10:
    Competed at the USA Track and Field National Championships for the second year in a row, placing 13th in the 800-meter run semifinals with a time of 1:48.27.

    CROSS COUNTRY: Finished fourth for the Huskies at the Connecticut College Invitational with a time of 26:25...Finished 10th for UConn at the Leopard Invitational in 28:17.

    INDOOR: Redshirted the 2010 Indoor Season.

    OUTDOOR: Finished 13th at the NCAA Championship finishing the 800-meter run in 1:47.56...Placed third at the NCAA Regional, setting a PR in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:46.63...On the school record-setting 4x800 meter relay team that came in fourth at the Penn Relays with a time of 7:18.58...Part of the winning 4x800 meter relay team at the IC4A Championship, finishing with a time of 7:23.49...Placed third in the 800-meter run (1:48.09) at the IC4A Championship...Part of the BIG EAST Champion 4x800 meter relay team that won the race in 7:27.13...Took home a second place finish in the 800-meter run at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 1:50.07...Won the 1,500-meter run at the Spec Towns Invitational, setting a PR with a time of 3:49.34...Placed second in the 1,500-meter run at the Dogfight (3:53.45).

    As a Junior in 2008-09:
    CROSS COUNTRY: Finished sixth among Husky runners at the Quinnipiac Dual Meet with a time of 28:11 ... improved to fourth among UConn runners at the Leopard Invitational coming in with a time of 27:39.30 ... Finished fifth among UConn runners at the BIG EAST Championship crossing the finish line with a season best time of 27:20.

    INDOOR: Named the BIG EAST Track Performer of the Year after his winning the 800-meter run with a meet record time of 1:49.17 and coming in second in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:02.90 at the BIG EAST Championship ... Finished in third place at the New England Championship in the 800-meter run crossing the finish line with a time of 1:49.75 ... Earned All-America honors for the second straight season after finishing fourth at the NCAA Championship in the 800-meter run with a career best time of 1:48.58 ... Part of the 4x800-meter relay team that set a WORLD BEST TIME in 2009 coming in with a time of 7:20.07 ... The time was the fastest 4x800m time in the WORLD in 2009 and the fastest collegiate time since 1993 and was the seventh fastest run by an American team and 11th on the all-time collegiate list ... Won the 800-meter run at the Sorlein Invitational with a time of 1:57.60 also taking second in the mile run finishing in 4:14.99 ... Had back-to-back wins in the 800-meter run first at the Terrier Invitational (1:50.17) and then at the Harvard Quad (1:49.26) ... took sixth at the prestigious New Balance Invitational in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.23 ... Came in second place at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational with a time of 1:02.95 in the 500-meter run.

    OUTDOOR: Redshirted the outdoor season.

    As a Sophomore in 2007-2008:
    INDOOR: Was runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.64 at the BIG EAST Championships, also crossed the line in fifth place in the 500-meter run with time of 1:03.03...Won the New England Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:48.93 to qualify for Nationals...Earned All-American Honors in the 800-meter run at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 1:52.79...Finished in second place in the 1000-meter run at the Sorlein Invitational with a time of 2:28.25...Won the 800-meter run at the Harvard Select Meet in a time of 1:52.36...Clocked 1:03.55 for the win at the Giegengack Invitational in the 500-meter run...Was the sixth overall finisher in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.79 at the highly competitive New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

    OUTDOOR: Earned his first career title at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter run with a winning time of1:48.08...Won the New England Championships 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.34...Ran a 1:50.38 in the 800-meter run at the NCAA East Regional Championships...Turned in a fourth place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:59.05...Finished in third at the Miami Elite Invitational in the 800-meter run clocking 1:52.07...Ran on the 4x800 meter relay team at the Penn Relays that finished in 10th place in the "Championship of America" Division with a time of 7:32.68.

    As a Freshman in 2006-2007:
    INDOOR: Took second place at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.33...Took seventh place at the New England Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.08...Won the 800-meter run at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games with a time of 1:52.50...Won the 800-meter run at the Harvard Select Meet with a time of 1:54.30.

    OUTDOOR: Finished in fourth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.27 at the BIG EAST Championships...Placed 14th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.39 at the NCAA East Regional Championships...Won the 400-meter dash at the UConn Alumni Invitational with a time of 49.00 seconds...Finished ninth at the Sea Ray Relays in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.42...Won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.47 at the Husky Spring Invite.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa. ...Earned four varsity letters in track and field...Was conference co-MVP in 2006...Won the conference championship in the 800-meter run in 2005 and 2006...Won the conference championship in 400-meter dash in 2006...Led team to conference championship during all four seasons on varsity...Also ran cross country and played varsity soccer for four years...Member of the National Honors Society.

    PERSONAL: An exercise science major...Born October 28, 1987.

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