Owls enter final day in second place
Olguin places fourth in 800m
Competition begins Thursday in El Paso
Final meet before C-USA Outdoor Championships
The Rice Owls head to Birmingham to compete at the C-USA Indoor Championships.
AT MAJOR MEETS
2014 C-USA Outdoor - 17th, 3,000m steeplechase, 9:50.03
2014 C-USA Outdoor - 23rd, 5,000m, 15:36.62
2014 C-USA Cross Country - 24th, 8k, 25:17.5
2014 NCAA South Central (XC) - 87th, 10k, 32:00.1
2015 C-USA Indoor - 4th, DMR, 10:14.50
2015 C-USA Indoor - 11th, 5000m, 14:54.25
2015 C-USA Outdoor - 6th, 3000m steeplechase, 9:33.25
2015 C-USA Outdoor - 15th, 5000m, 15:34.26
2015 C-USA Cross Country - 16th, 8k, 25:25.8
2015 NCAA South Central (XC) - 64th, 10k, 32:09.0
2016 C-USA Indoor - 10th, 3000m, 8:29.36
2016 C-USA Indoor - 13th, 5000m, 14:58.04
2016 C-USA Outdoor - 6th, 3000m steeplechase, 9:06.02
2016 C-USA Outdoor - 9th, 5000m, 14:42.6
2016 C-USA Cross Country - 23rd, 8k, 25:35
2016 NCAA South Central (XC) - 20th, 10k, 31:05.8
8k- 24:52.8, Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/3/15)
10k- 31:05.8, NCAA South Central Regional (11/11/16)
3000m - 8:29.36, C-USA Championships (2/4/16)
5000m- 14:44.96, Charlie Thomas Invite (2/5/16)
800m - 1:59.36, TSU Relays (3/18/16)
1500m- 3:53.76, Skechers Carl Knight Invitational (4/8/16)
3000m - 9:06.73, UTSA Invitational (4/19/14)
5000m - 14:42.46, C-USA Championships (5/12/16)
3000m steeple - 8:59.50, Oxy Invitational (5/7/16)
Cross Country: Owls' top finisher in five of six races...placed 20th overall at the NCAA South Central Regional and 23rd at the C-USA Championship...won the HBU Invitational.
Cross Country: Competed in five races, highlighted by a 16th place finish (25:25.8) at the C-USA Championships to earn all-conference honors. Indoor: Won the 3000m at the Howie Ryan Invite, his first career victory. Outdoor: Competed in seven different meets, highlighted by a pair of second place finishes in the 3000m steeplechase.
Cross Country: Competed in five races...placed 24th at the C-USA Championships (25:17). Indoor: Member of DMR team that placed fourth at the C-USA Championships...also finished 11th in the 5000m at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Placed 6th overall in the 3000m steeplechase at the C-USA Championships...finished 5th in the 3000m steeplechase at both the J. Fred Duckett Twilight and Victor Lopez Classic.
Outdoor: Competed in two events at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, placing 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase and 23rd in the 5,000m ... Finished ninth (9:06.73) in the 3,000m run at the UTSA Invitational ... Also finished ninth (9:50.84) at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight in the 3,000m steeple.
Graduated from Brophy College Preparatory ... ran track for head coach Mike Keahon ... was a three-time first-team all-state selection ... was a conference champion in track in the mile and two mile ... personal bests of 1:58 (800), 4:25.96 (1600) and 9:29.01 (3200).
Full Name: Marco Antonio Ruiz Jr. ... Birth Date: Sept. 27, 1995 ... Parents: Marco and Marla Ruiz ... Major: Economics and Energy Policy Studies ... College: Wiess...Volunteer coaches with Brophy College preparatory in Phoenix and is an academic advisor.