Forty-four individuals qualified for BIG EAST in at least one event.
2012 Cross Country Season:Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... opened up campaign with a 22nd place finish out of 60 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (19:29.9) ... continued season with an 11th place finish out of 104 runners at the 5K JV race at the National Catholic Championship (19:28.1) ... closed out season by running in the 5K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... best finish came at the National Catholic Invitational ... placed 13th out of 105 runners in the 5K JV race (19:01.3) ... also ran in the season-opening Crusader Invitational 5K race and the 5K JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational ... posted a 1,000 meter indoor time of 3:03.06 to take ninth at the Notre Dame Invitational ... claimed third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:50.61) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during the cross country season ... placed sixth out of 46 runners at the season-opening Crusader Invitational in 18:52.44 ... also finished 29th out of 69 runners in the open race at the Notre Dame Invitational in 19:50 ... competed in five meets during the track and field season ... finished fifth in the 3,000m steeple- chase at the outdoor Dave Rankin Invitational ... also saw action in the mile and 3,000m run during indoor season and the 1,500m during outdoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track ... all-state academic all four years in cross country ... eighth in the 3,200 at the Chandler Invite ... third in the 1,500 at the Oregon Relays ... state champion in the 4x800 relay ... member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Timothy and Maureen Russ ... has one younger sister, Katie ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and is majoring in civil engineering.