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Russell Sandvold
Russell  Sandvold

RS Sophomore

Oconomowoc, Wis.

High School:
Hartland Arrowhead



Sandvold's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Junior/Redshirt Junior

At Wisconsin
2015 Outdoor:
Placed 19th in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten Championship (5/15-17) with a time of 15:03.42 ... Finished fifth in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:49.82 at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/8) ... Won the 1500 meters with a personal best of 3:48.98 at the Musco Twilight (5/2) ... set a personal record finishing seventh in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:08.06 at the Penn Relays (4/23) ... in the season debut, finished second in the heat of the 1500 meters with a time of 3:50.19 at the Stanford Invitational (4/3-4)

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

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 Outdoor
Mile 4:13.10 1-17-15 1500 Meters 3:48.98 5-2-15
3000 Meters 8:12.05 2-14-15 5000 Meters 14:08.06 4-23-15

At the Big Ten Championship
2015 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 19th (15:03.42)

2015 - Indoor
Distance Medley: 7th (9:48.47)

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