MU looks to build on recent success at Minnesota
Eight student-athletes, including both Koeck siblings, will lead the men's and women's teams
MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers
MU competed at Beach Invite and in Ill.
MU competed at Bryan Clay Invite and Mt. SAC Relays
Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2015)
Indoor (Sr.): In his first meet of the season, set the No. 2 all-time at MU in the 600-meter dash with a time of 1:19.19, taking first place.
Indoor (Jr.): In his first meet of the indoor season, placed first in the 1,000-meter run at the Blue & Gold Invitational at Notre Dame with a time of 2:26.70 ... Also turned in individual win in the 600-meter run with a personal-best time of 1:19.53 at the GVSU Big Meet ... At the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, placed seven in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:05.85 and fourth in the 4x400-meter relay as the anchor leg with a time of 3:20.80.
Outdoor (Jr.): Only competed in four meets during outdoor season, but competed in two events at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, running the second leg on the runner-up 4x400-meter relay team, while taking sixth in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 48.54 seconds.
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Recorded times in the 500 meters, 600 meters and 800 meter runs for the 2013-14 indoor campaign...Notched a personal best and third all-time record in the 500 meters at the Big East Championship (Feb. 22) where he finished third...Took top spot in the 600 meters with a best time of 1:21.27 at the UNI Jennett Invitational (Feb. 1), which also stands in eighth best for program history...Took home the gold in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25) with a time of 1:56.03.
Outdoor (So.): Ran 400 meters and 800 meters during the outdoor season ... Finished in fifth place in the 400 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (Apr. 12) with a best time of 49.43 ... In the 800, ran a 1:51.26 for a 10th place finish at the Beach Invitational (Apr. 19), notching a personal best and 10th best time in program history ... Won first place at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25) with a time of 1:56.03.
High School: Rice earned four letters in track and field at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School ... Won the 800-meter run at the 2012 Nebraska Class B state meet with a personal-best time of 1:53.72 ... Also claimed gold in the state meet as a junior in the 800, becoming the first male athlete from Gross to earn a first-place finish ... Notched top-five state finishes in the 400 (fourth, 49.76 seconds) and the 4x100-meter relay as a senior and the 400 as a junior ... Repeat victory in the 800 as a senior helped Cougars place fifth at the state meet ... Also earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... Earned academic all-state honors twice in basketball, once in football and was an all-conference and all-district honoree in football, where he played wide receiver and cornerback ... Student body president at Gross with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Rice was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the oldest of nine children to Bill and Debbie Rice ... Has four younger brothers (Vince, Will, Luke and Ben) and four younger sisters (Meg, Ellie, Anna and Emma) ... Majors in Civil Engineering.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships