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Luke Rucks
Luke Rucks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

High School:
Wisconsin Rapids

Height:
6-2

Event:
Middle Distance

Luke Rucks Photo Gallery

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

At Wisconsin
2011 Indoor:
Earned a second-place finish in the mile at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) grabbing a new personal best in a time of 4:05.49... finished fifth in the mile at the Big Ten championships (2/27) earning a new personal best time in 4:03.02... placed thirdin the mile crossing the line in 4:05.76 at the ISU Qualifier (3/5)

2011 Outdoor: Finished 18th in 1,500 meters at NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/28) after running time of 3:47.23 in the prelims ... earned sixth place in the 800 meters in 1:51.16 at the Florida Relays (4/1)... claimed a second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/14) in a personal-best time of 3:43.27

2010 Indoor: Placed 10th in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/6) in a personal-best and provisional NCAA-qualifying time of 1:49.30 ... finished second in the 800 meters in a time of 1:51.38 and was a member of the winning Distance Medley Relay (9:47.96) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... finished 18th in the 800 meters at the Husky Classic (2/13) in a personal-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 1:49.41 ... finished second in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/30) in an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 1:50.91

2010 Outdoor: Finished 14th in the prelims of the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 1:48.99 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... placed ninth in the 800 meters in a time of 1:49.84 at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/27-28) to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... finished tenth in the prelims of the 800 meters (1:50.19) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... finished fourth in his section of the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 1:49.27 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/1) ... finished third in the 800 meters (1:50.38) and was a member of the third-place Sprint Medley Relay (3:19.09) at the Drake Relays (4/24) ... placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) in a personal-best time of 1:50.20 ... was a member of the winning distance medley relay (9:46.40) at the Florida Relays (4/2) ... finished second in the invitational 1500 meters at the Florida State Relays (3/26) in a personal-best time of 3:51.01

2009 Indoor:
Did not compete

2009 Outdoor: Finished 12th in the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/16), clocking an outdoor personal-best 1:50.71 ... ran 1:53.00 to win the 800 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational (4/17) ... helped Badgers to a time of 3:26.41 and a 10th-place finish in the sprint medley relay at the Drake Relays (4/25)

2008 Indoor:Too k fifth in the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships (1:53.67) ... set a personal best in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, taking third in 1:50.63.

2008 Outdoor: Finished third in his qualifying heat of the 800 meters at the Big Ten championships with a time of 1:51.79 ... ran outdoor-best 1:50.91 to take fourth in 800 meters at Wisconsin Twilight ... part of UW team that won the 4x800-meter relay at the Clemson Relays (7:48.53) ... helped UW take second in the 4x400 relay at the Tiger Classic (3:09.08)

2007:
Redshirt season ... placed third in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational in 1:59.40 ... won the mile at the Badger Open in 4:23.57 ... finished 12th in the 800 meters at the Iowa Twilight in 1:54.00 ... took fourth in the 800 at the Wisconsin Twilight, running a personal best of 1:51.75

High School

2006 conference champion in the 800 and 1,600 meters ... 2006 state qualifier in the 800 and 1,600 meters ... also lettered in soccer and basketball

Personal
Major is mechanical engineering ... parents are Joel and Lois Rucks

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
600 Meters 1:23.54 1-12-08 800 Meters 1:48.99 6-9-10
800 Meters 1:49.30 3-6-10 1500 Meters 3:43.27 4-14-11
1000 Meters 2:24.26 2-5-10
Mile 4:03.02 2-26-11

USTFCCCA All-Academic (2)
2010, 2011

Academic All-Big Ten (3)
2009, 2010, 2011

All-Big Ten Honors (1)
2010 - Indoor (1)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:47.96)

At the NCAA Championships
2010 - Outdoor
800 Meters: 14th-P (1:48.99)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2011 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 18th (3:49.32)
1500 Meters: 18th-P (3:47.23)

2010 - Outdoor
800 Meters: 9th (1:49.84)
800 Meters: 21st-P (1:49.07)

At the Big Ten Championships
2011 - Indoor
Mile: 5th (4:06.02)
Mile: 4th-P (4:03.02)

2011 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 15th-P (3:57.94)

2010 - Indoor
800 Meters: 2nd (1:51.38)
800 Meters: 9th-P (1:52.94)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:47.96)

2010 - Outdoor
800 Meters: 10th-P (1:50.19)

Other Notable Performances - Track
2011 Drake Relays
4x800-Meter Relay: 5th (7:29.02)
4x1600-Meter Relay: 1st (16:32.76)

2011 Mt. SAC Relays
1500 Meters: 2nd (3:43.27)

2011 Florida Relays
Distance Medley Relay: 2nd (9:49.04)

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