Irish corral several USTFCCCA academic nods
Men and women show strength in 400-meter hurdles at GINA Relays
Jade Barber, relays provide highlights in Des Moines
Sprinters head to Georgia Tech; distance athletes set for Virginia
Big Ten prevails in conference showdown
- 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in XX meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field seasons … finished 15th in the 600 meters at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (1:25.29) … ran with the third-place 4x400-meter relay (3:12.87) and also ran the 600 meters (15th) at the Notre Dame Invitational … helped the 4x400 relay to a second-place finish (Harvey Smith, Eric Ways, Chris Giesting) at the Razorback Invitational (3:09.90) … also ran the open 400 (30th) and distance Medley Relay (ninth) at the Razorback Invite … placed third in the 4x400 (Christopher Quinn, Andrew Stone, Billy Dolan) at the Meyo Invitational (9:56.94) … finished third in the 4x400 (Alex Groesch, Aaron Dunn, Smith) and ninth in the 400 meters at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … placed eighth in the 400 meters championship at the Gina Relays (49.97).
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in five meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... began the season with a fourth place finish in the 400m dash (48.45) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... competed in two events at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing fourth in the 400m dash (48.70) and finishing third as a member of the "B" 4x400 team (3:18.60) ... concluded season with an eighth place finish in section three of the 400m dash (50.51) at the Stanford Invitational ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Upper St. Clair High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the spring of 2013... earned three letters in outdoor track & field and two in football ... was two-time captain of the track & field team and also named MVP of track & field squad in 2013 ... personal record for 200m (22.39) ... personal record for 400m (48.81) ... finished seventh in the PIAA meet in the 400m (2013) ... two-time section champion in football (2011, 2012) ... full name is John Michael Rutowski ... born in Pittsburg, Pa. ... son of Michael and Lora Rutowski ... has two brothers and one sister ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in Finance.