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John Russell
John Russell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mica, Wash.

High School:
Freeman

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
07/13/1981

Experience:
3V

Major:
Computer Science

2003 (Cross Country): Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... one of four Huskies to run in every varsity race ... was UW's No. 2 runner at the NCAA meet, crossing the line 78th to lead the team to 21st ... led UW to its first national meet since 1993 ... ran fifth on the squad, 38th overall, in a 10K cross country best of 30:38 at the NCAA Regional ... sparked a third-place team finish at Pac-10s with a 23rd-place finish, third among Huskies. 2002-03: An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 pick in both track and cross country ... completed successful return from two seasons lost to injury ... earned first-career NCAA berth with a fifth-place finish in the 1500m at the NCAA Regional ... took 21st at nationals ... was sixth in the 1500m at the Pac-10s ... posted career-best mark of 3:44.65 at the Oregon Invite ... won the 1500m at the WSU Dual ... placed lower than fifth in just two of 10 1500m races ... ran three times during the 2002 fall season ... made his comeback at the Sundodger Invite, crossing the line 57th in 25:28 ... was 52nd overall, in 25:34, at the Pac-10 meet. 2001-02: Missed both the track and cross-country seasons due to tendinitis. 2000-01: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor track seasons due to tendinitis ... an honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 cross country pick ... the UW's top finisher at all but one fall race ... won the Emerald City Invite and took second at Big Cross ... placed 12th overall, first among Huskies, at the Pac-10s ... was fifth at the Sundodger Invite, seventh at the Wolverine Interregional and 25th at the West Regional, first among Husky finishers. 1999-2000: Placed fourth in the 1500m at the Pac-10 meet in 3:45.79 ... also placed 17th at the Pac-10s in the 5000m ... UW's top indoor miler, posting a best time of 4:05.78 to take third at the MPSF meet ... indoor mile PR of 4:05.78 was sixth-fastest ever at UW ... cracked UW cross country's top seven ... was the second UW finisher, 12th overall, at the Michigan Interregional ... finished 38th at the Pac-10 meet and 51st at the NCAA Regional ... was among the leaders at the U.S. Junior Nationals before losing a shoe and dropping to 13th.

High School and Personal: Born July 13, 1981 ... parents are Char and Pat ... has an older brother, Joe ... posted school records in the 1600m (4:15) and 3200m (9:20) ... won the 1998 Class 1A state cross country title as a senior ... also captured state titles in the 1600m and 3200m events ... a three-year member of the National Honor Society ... majoring in computer science.

UW Career Bests
800m....... 1:54.39
1500m....... 3:44.65
5000m....... 14:10.18
Mile (indoor)....... 4:05.78
3000m (indoor)....... 8:38.37
XC: 8000m....... 24:12
XC: 10000m....... 30:38

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