Personal Bests (as of June 2018):
Outdoor (Fr.): Claimed thrid in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Wisconsin Twilight after finishing at the 9:56.70 mark (5/4) ... Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the UW-Whitewater Alternative meet by a time of 10:09.76 (4/28).
Indoor (Fr.): Placed sixth (9:16.92) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the SHELL Shocker meet (2/16) ... Also placed 13th in the mile (4:43.80) at the UW-Parkside Classic (2/3) ... Competed in the 3,000-meter at the Jack Johnson Classic setting a personal best of (9:14.84).
Cross Country (Fr): Competed in five meets in his freshman season ... Placed team highest ninth twice at the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame (9/15), finishing the 5-mile race in 28:56.3 and at UW-Parkside (9/9), timing his 8k at 29:02.0.
Prior to Marquette: Earned eight varsity letters between cross country and track at Peoria Notre Dame High School … Served as team captain for three seasons … Was a three-time state qualifier and four-time all-conference selection in cross country … Selected to the all-area team on three occasions … Recorded the fourth-fastest 5k all-time at Peoria Notre Dame with a time of 15:17.00.
Personal: Bruch was born in Peoria, Ill. and is the son of Michael and Kathryn Bruch … Has seven siblings, Darrell, Thomas, Rebecca, Natalie, Christopher, Sarah and Katie … Plans to major in biomedical sciences.
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