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2013-2014 Men's Track Roster


Eliud Rutto

Class: SO
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 6-0
Weight: 125 pounds
Previous School: Legebet SS
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

2013-14
Indoor:
At the Hilton Garden Invitational set the school record in the 800-meter with a time of 1:47.45 (second overall, first collegiately) … Broke his previous best time of 1:49.36 set at the Vanderbilt Invitational Jan. 25 … Finished first in the 1,000-meter at the Blazer Invite (2:29.81) … Also at the Blazer Invite, placed second in the mile (4:12.22) … A member of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed second at the ISU Classic Feb. 15 (3:08.01).

Outdoor: Competed in the 800-meter, 1,500-meter and was a member of various 4x400-meter relay and sprint medley teams … Broke the MT 800-meter school record after running 1:45.37 at the Payton Jordan Invitational … Won the 800-meter at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (1:48.88) and finished third in the 1,500-meter (3:46.19) … Placed second in the 800 at the NCAA East Preliminary round (1:47.19) … Opened the season with 1:47.97 in the 800 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, winning the event … Captured first in the 800 at the War Eagle Invitational (1:49.12) … Won the 1,500-meter at the Tiger Track Classic with a season-best 3:44.82 … Helped the 4x400-meter squad capture first at the Tennessee Relays with a season-best 3:06.83 time … Was a member of the sprint medley team that placed fourth at the Penn Relays, breaking a 32-year school record with their time of 3:18.72.

2012-13
Indoor:
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: 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
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