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 Tait Rutherford

2015-16: Earned second team All-Ivy League cross country honors after a ninth place finish in 24:54 which helped Columbia win the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships after running 30:47 in the 10K at the Northeast Regionals, taking ninth place overall ... Finished third in the 8K at 24:10 during the Princeton Inter Regional meet ... Took 43rd in 24:07 in the 8K at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational ... Advanced to the NCAA East Prelims in the 10,000m run with a season best 29:41.64 at the Raleigh Relays.

2014-15: Set personal bests in five different races during the track & field season ... Advanced to the NCAA East Prelims in the Outdoor 10K after a 29:19.17 at the Stanford Invitational ... Placed fourth in the Outdoor 10K at the Ivy League Championships ... Claimed sixth in the Indoor 5K at the Ivy League Championships ... Earned second team All-Ivy League XC honors after finishing tenth at the Heps (11/1) in 24:45 ... Finished a career best 10K at the NCAA Northeast Regional (11/14) in 30:57 for 21st place.

2013-2014: Grabbed the Ivy League title in the indoor 3000m for first team All-Ivy League honors at Heps with a top time do 8:17.03.

2012-2013: Won the 3000m distance race at the Indoor Metropolitan Championships.

Career Bests

1,500m - 3:55.52
Larry Ellis Invitational - April 17, 2015
1 Mile - 4:12.93
Yale Tri-Meet - Jan. 24, 2015
3,000m - 8:04.57
Armory Track Invitational - Jan. 30, 2015
5,000m - 14:11.41
Penn Relays - April 23, 2015
10,000m - 29:19.17
Stanford Invitational - April 3, 2015
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.
High School: Fort Collins
College: CC
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