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2013 Men's Cross Country Roster

Eliud Rutto

Class: FR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 125 pounds
Previous School: Legebet SS
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

2012-13 (Track & Field)
Garnered Conference USA Runner of the Week honors the first week of the season, placing 12th at the Belmont Invitational (Aug. 30) with a time of 16:08.76 … Was the best runner for MT in two events, the Belmont Invitational and Greater Louisville Classic ... Completed the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 5) in 25:24.99 for 21st, his best 8K time of 2013 … Placed third in a MT 2-3-4 finish at the Front Runner Invitational (Oct. 19), completing the 5K course in 15:08.37, his best 5K time of 2013 … Finished ninth at the Commodore Classic (Sept. 14) with a time of 25:26.40 ... Finished fourth at the PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 6), placing fourth with a time of 15:45.45 … Posted a 8K time of 26:18.74 at the C-USA Championship (Nov. 2), good enough for 22nd.

Indoor (Track & Field):
Won the 800-meters and set a personal best at the Valentine Invitational posting a 1:53.81 … Finished first in the 800-meters at the MT Invitational with a 1:55.93 … Set a personal best in the mile at the SBC Championships posting a 4:18.23 … Won the mile at the MT Invitational with a time of 4:18.63.

Outdoor (Track & Field): Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 2nd place finish in the NCAA East Regional Qualifying round (1:49.55) of the 800-meter run … After setting the school record in the 800 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, re-set it with a 1:48.66 qualifying time at for the first round at the NCAA Regional … Won the SBC Championship for the 800 in 1:50.89 (he qualified first with an identical time) … Named the SBC Freshman of the Year … Part of the NCAA qualifying 4x400-meter relay ... Placed fifth in the 800-meter semifinals at the 2013 NCAA Championships to qualify for the 800-meter final … Broke a previous school record in the 800-meter finals (1:48.66) with a time of 1:48.07 … Finished seventh nationally and automatically earned first team All-America accolades.

Prior to Middle Tennessee
No prior information available