Track & Field



Academic Honors Cap 2015 Season

Irish corral several USTFCCCA academic nods


Irish Wrap Weekend In Iowa, Michigan

Men and women show strength in 400-meter hurdles at GINA Relays


Irish Solid At Drake, GINA Relays

Jade Barber, relays provide highlights in Des Moines


Irish Split To Georgia Tech and Virginia For Weekend Competition

Sprinters head to Georgia Tech; distance athletes set for Virginia


Irish Complete Day At ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Big Ten prevails in conference showdown


  • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in two meets during the indoor track season … placed fourth in the 400m at the Blue & Gold Invitational (48.86) … helped the 4x400m relay to a first place finish (Patrick O’Connell, Ben Harvel, Chris Giesting) at the Blue & Gold Invitational (3:19.90) … finished fourth in the 400m at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame Dual (50.35) … won the 4x400m relay (Eric Ways, Harvey Smith, Alex Groesch) at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame Dual (3:20.59) … did not compete in the outdoor track season … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed during the indoor/outdoor track & field seasons … finished 15th in the 600m at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (1:25.29) … ran with the third-place 4x400m relay (3:12.87) and also ran the 600m (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 relay (Alex Groesch, Aaron Dunn, Smith) and ninth in the 400m at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … placed eighth in the 400m championship at the Gina Relays (49.97).

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in five meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field seasons ... began the season with a fourth place finish in the 400m dash (48.45) at the Blue & 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 relay (3:18.60) ... concluded season with an eighth place finish in section three of the 400m dash (50.51) at the Stanford Invitational. 

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Upper St. Clair High School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 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 Rutkowski ... born in Pittsburg, Pa. ... son of Michael and Lora Rutkowski ... has two brothers and one sister ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in finance.

John Rutkowski
John  Rutkowski


Pittsburgh, PA

High School:
Upper Saint Clair


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