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Dwight Ruff
  • Sprints/Hurdles
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Sicklerville, N.J. (Camden HS/Baylor)
  • BD: 3/13/83 (Camden, N.J.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 8
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m hurdles - 7.28, 2004 Fast Times Qualifier, Gainesville, Fla.
60m hurdles -- 7.91, 2005 Iowa State Classic, Ames, Iowa
60m - 8.13, 2003 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
400m - 48.68, 2003 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOOR
110m hurdles - 13.93, 2005 NCAA Championships, Sacramento, Calif.
400m hurdles - 49.97, 2004 SEC Championships, Oxford, Miss.

HONORS: (Five-time NCAA All-American; Two-time NCAA East Regional champion, Two-time All-SEC) 2004 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m hurdles; 2004 SEC champion - 4x400m relay; 2003 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m hurdles, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 2003 NCAA East Regional champion - 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 2003 NCAA Indoor All-American - 4x400m relay; 2003 SEC Indoor champion - distance medley relay.

2005 AS A SENIOR: Wins (1): (i) Florida Intercollegiate 55m hurdles (7.32) … Competed in 14 meets (six indoors, eight outdoors) … Ended career by taking 13th in 110m hurdles (14.03) after running career-best time of 13.93 in prelims at NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished seventh in 110m hurdles at NCAA East Regional Championships with time of 14.05 … Ran 13.94 in prelims … Also 11th in 400m hurdles (51.50) … Was fourth in 400m hurdles at SEC Outdoor Championships with time of 50.21 … Also 10th in 110m hurdles with mark of 14.13 … Finished third in 400m hurdles at Penn Relays (51.05) with regional time … Took second in 400m hurdles (51.22) and third in 110m hurdles (13.94) with regional times in each event at Miami Gatorade Classic … Finished second in 400m hurdles at Texas Relays with time of 50.40 … Tied career-best with time of 7.28 in 55m hurdles at Florida Last Chance Meet … Finished eighth in 60m hurdles at SEC Indoor Championships with time of 7.94; Finished eighth in the 60m hurdles with a career-best time of 7.91 at the Iowa State Classic … Took second in 55m hurdles at Wes Kittley 6-Way in 7.45 … Won 55m hurdles at Florida Intercollegiate in provisional time of 7.32 … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (3): (o) Florida Relays shuttle hurdle relay (54.76); Penn Relays shuttle hurdle relay (55.48); SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400m relay (3:03.09) … Bests of 7.28 (55m hurdles) and 49.94 (400m hurdles) ... Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) ... Earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the 400m hurdles (50.39) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished fourth in the 400m hurdles (50.02) at the NCAA East Region Championships ... Member of the winning 4x400m relay team and also finished fourth in the 400m hurdles in a personal-best time of 49.97 at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Member of the winning shuttle hurdle relay team at Penn Relays ... Runner-up in the 400m hurdles in 50.48 at Texas Relays ... Member of the school record-setting shuttle hurdle relay team (54.76) and also finished second as a member of the 4x400m relay team at Florida Relays ... Runner-up in the 55m hurdles in 7.28 at the Fast Times Qualifier … Second leg of the SEC runner-up DMR team that finished in 9:42.49 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished fifth in the 200m dash (21.93) and sixth in the 55m hurdles (7.39) at the Gator Invitational ... Placed fifth in the 55m hurdles (7.45) and ninth in the 200m dash (21.92) at the SEC Invitational ... Finished eighth in the 200m dash (21.98) and ninth in the 55m hurdles (7.60) at the Florida Intercollegiate.

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (4): (i) SEC Indoor Championship distance medley relay (9:41.68); (o) Florida Relays shuttle hurdle relay (54.78), NCAA East Region 4x100m relay (39.35); NCAA East Region 4x400m relay (3:04.98) … Bests of 7.38 (55m hurdles), 48.68 (400m), 49.51 (400m hurdles) ... Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) … Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fourth place-finish as a member of the 4x100m relay team (39.13), a fifth-place finish in the 400m hurdles (49.60), and as a member of the 4x400m relay team (3:07.23) that finished eighth ... Member of the winning 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay teams at the NCAA East Regional … Also scored at the regional with a third-place finish in the 400m hurdles (50.17) … Finished fifth at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles and also scored as a member of the 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay teams…Runner-up at the Texas Invitational in the 400m hurdles … Recorded a 50.09 in the 400m hurdles with a third-place finish at the Sun Angel Classic … Runner-up at the SEC Quad meet in the 400m hurdles (51.14) … Member of the shuttle hurdle relay team at Florida Relays that set a school record (54.78) … Earned All-America honors as a member of the 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Member of the winning distance medley relay team and also scored with a seventh-place finish in the 55m hurdles (7.38) at the SEC Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Set New Jersey record in 4x400 (3:09.81) … Also set record in 400m hurdles (50.37) and in 110m hurdles (13.40) … His time of 50.37 was the fifth fastest time for a high school athlete in the 400m hurdles and set a Penn Relays high school record … Was a Penn Relays champion four times in high school … Qualified for the Olympic Trials as a high school runner … New Jersey High School Most Valuable Athlete … Ranked No. 1 in nation for two years in 400m hurdles … USA vs. Great Britain Champion in 400m hurdles … Most memorable track moment was when he broke his foot on the first hurdle of the 400m hurdles and still won the race in 53.10 … Admires Michael Johnson because he stayed at the top in his events for so many years even though he had many injuries … Also admires his high school coach, Martin Baker, because he taught him that there is more to life than just running and taught him how to survive in the real world.

PREP BESTS: 400m : 46.40; 400m hurdles: 50.37; 110m hurdles: 13.40

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