Earned second-team all-conference honors when he finished 11th at the Conference USA Championships
Qualified for the NCAA South Central Regionals where he finished in 36th (31:32.6
Had a season-best 8K at the Chile Pepper Festival (25:26.9
Finished seventh at the Bear Twilight Invitational 4 mile run (19:00.0).
Set the school record in the indoor season, posting a time of 1:53.17 in the 800M dash
Won the SBC Indoor Championships
Placed third at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships with season-best 1:52.56.
Finished first at both the North Texas Classic and the Texas Relays
Ran a season-best of 3:46.55 at the Beach Invitational.
Finished third at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships in 4:15.01
Crossed the finish line first at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships.
Notched a 25:57.3 8K run time at the Sun Belt Conference Championships
Earned Sun Belt All-Conference honors
Ran a season-best 32:39.0 10K run at the NCAA South Central Region Championships finishing 48th overall
Finished 41st at the Cowboy Jamboree with a 26:22.69 8K run
Ran a 32:42.9 10K run at the Chile Pepper Festival.
Crossed the finish-line fifth at the SBC Outdoor Championships ...
Ran a career-best 3:51.48 at the SBC Outdoor Championships
Won the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Named SBC Men's Track "Athlete of the Week" for the week of Jan. 18, 2012.
Opened the season with a second-place overall finish at the Metroplex Opener
Was the top North Texas finisher in three of the six races on the year
Finished 27th at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with a time of 26:51.4
Ran at the NCAA South Central Regional, finishing 47th overall.
Track & Field:
Collected a second-place finish at the North Texas Open in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:01.29
Took home third at the 2011 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in the 5,000, crossing the line in 14:53.36
Registered eight top-five finishes on the year with personal records in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs.
Registered two-top five finishes on the year, once at the North Texas Ken Garland Invitational and the other a week later at the Centenary Invite
Took 30th place in the 8K Sun Belt Conference Championships in 27:09.6
In the Baylor Season Opener, he grabbed a 17th-place finish
Ran at the NCAA South Central Regional.
Track & Field:
Nabbed a second-place finish at the Sooner Indoor Open with a time of 4:22.41 in the one mile run
Recorded a season fast time and third-place finish at the Oklahoma Invitational II
Crossed the line in 8:41.20 in the 3,000 meter run at the North Texas Spring Classic, good enough for second place
Registered a third-place finish at the prestigious Texas Relays in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:12.91.
Ran track and cross country for coach Greg Lautenslager at Waimea College
Also played field hockey
Was fourth at the 2008 New Zealand athletics championship as a senior
Was the cross country champion all four years in high school
Finished as the South Island 3000m champion his sophomore year
Graduated NCEA level 3 with merit
Has three sisters, Sally, Amy and Mandy
Is the son of Stephen and Robyn Russ.