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Russell Sandvold
Russell  Sandvold

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Oconomowoc, Wis.

High School:
Hartland Arrowhead

Height:
6-0

Event:
Distance

Sandvold's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Freshman/Redshirt Sophomore

At Wisconsin
2015 Indoor:
At the Big Ten Championship (2/27-28) competed as part of the distance medley relay that took seventh in 9:48.47 ... placed 20th in the 3000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/13-14) with a personal best of 8:12.05 ... finished 11th in the 3000 meters with a personal best of 8:19.87 at the Armory Track Invitational (1/30-31) ... at the Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dual (1/14), finished third in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:42.25 ... in his season debut, finished second in the mile with a time of 4:13.10 at the Wisconsin Open (1/17)

2014 Outdoor:
Placed fourth in the 5000 meters (15:23.14) at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... finished fourth in the 5000 meters in 15:43.48 at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12) ... at the Florida Relays (4/4-5), making his collegiate debut, finished 32nd in the 5000 meters in 15:15.85

High School
As a senior, finished seventh in mile at 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 4:12.24 ... won 2 mile title at 2012 Midwest Distance Festival in 9:04.87, the third-fastest time by a prep nationally ... as a junior, claimed Wisconsin Division 1 state title in 1600 meters in 4:12.98 and was state runner-up in 3200 meters (9:20.37) and 4x800 relay (7:54.10) ... senior year, finished second in 4x800 relay (7:42.37), fourth in 1600 meters (4:11.39) and eighth in 3200 meters (9:27.25) ... as a sophomore, finished sixth in 3200 meters at state meet (9:31.35) ... in cross country, took third as a senior at 2011 Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional in 15:31.6 ... helped Arrowhead to back-to-back Wisconsin Division 1 state titles as junior in 2010 and senior in 2011 ... 2011 athlete of the year by Wisconsin Track Coaches Association and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ... finished as runner-up at 2011 state meet as a senior in 15:40.7 ... as a junior, took sixth at Wisconsin Division 1 state meet ... finished 10th at state meet as a sophomore ... also participated in cross country skiing ... Academic All-State in cross country

Personal
Parents are Dwight and Janet Sandvold ... has older brother, Caleb, and younger brother, Cole ... father played football at Wisconsin Lutheran ... involved with "Going for Ten Thousand" organization on campus, which raises funds for the Wisconsin chapter of the National MS Society

Why Wisconsin?
"My decision to come to Wisconsin was based on a combination of the great running tradition and great academic opportunities, plus I'm Wisconsin born and raised."

Personal Bests
Indoor
Mile 4:13.10 1-17-15 5000 Meters 15:15.85 4-4-14
3000 Meters 8:12.05 2-14-15

At the Big Ten Championship
2015 - Indoor
Distance Medley: 7th (9:48.47)

ON WISCONSIN
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