|High School:||R-S Central HS|
2008-09: XC: Ran a season-best time of 28:23.5 in the 8k at the Hagan Stone Classic ... also ran a 28:34 at the Blue Ridge Open ... Indoor: Finished the 3,000 meters in 9:39.41 at the Niswonger Invitational, which was the only time he competed during the season ... Outdoor: Finished the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Duke Invitational in 10:40.63 ... also ran the 3,000 meters at the Wake Forest Open in 9:51.63.
2007-08: XC: Had a season-best 8K time of 27:57 at the Blue Ridge Open... was 24th out of 52 runners at the Winthrop Asics Invitational with a time of 28:19... member of the fall Academic All-Southern Conference team... Indoor: Took 13th in the 3,000 meters at the Chick-Fil-A Carolina Invitational with a time of personal-best time of 9:13.31, besting his season-opening 3,000-meter time by 18 seconds... Ran 16:25.47 and finished 22nd in the 5,000 meters at the Texas Roadhouse Carolina Classic... received Academic All-Conference honors during the winter season... Outdoor: Ran 16:19.61 in the 5,000 meters at the SoCon Championships, a personal record by 29 seconds... clocked a season-best time of 10:06.77 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Duke Asics Invitational... finished in the Top-20 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Wake Forest Open (19th, 10:18.90) and SoCon Championships (13th, 10:26.10)... ran 4:20.14 in the 1,500 meters at the Tony Waldrop Invitational... named Academic-All Conference for the spring.
2006-07: XC: Ran a career-best 8K top of 27:36.70 at the Mason Invitational... raced 36:00.50 in the 10K at the NCAA Southeast Regionals... Indoor: Posted two Top-20 finishes in the 3,000 meters... ran a season-best 9:13.48 and placed 20th in the 3,000 meters at UNC Carolina Invite... took 10th in the 3,000 meters at the SoCon Championships with a time of 9:17.19... raced a career-best 16:12.34 in the 5,000 meters at the SoCon Championships... placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the UNC Opener with a time of 16:14.84... Outdoor: Had two Top-15 finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase... ran a career-best 10:02.66 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and placed 12th at the Duke Asics Twilight... placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the SoCon Championships... ran a season-best 16:48.69 in the 5,000 meters at the Wake Forest Open... had a 4:15.42 performance in the 1,500 meters at Carolina Fast Times.
High School: Four-year letter winner in track and three-year letter winner in cross country at RS Central HS in Rutherfordton, NC... earned all-state honors in cross country... holds Southwest Foothills Conference record in the two mile event.
Personal: Justin Todd Ruppe... born April 5, 1988 in Rantoul, IL ... son of Jeff Ruppe and Belinda Ruppe... majoring in biochemistry.
3,000-meter steeplechase: 10:02.66