Aggie teams combine for quartet of season-best marks against tough competition
Barr and Halsted each finish 27th to lead UC Davis cross country in Seattle
Coming off third-place finishes at conference meet, UC Davis heads to Washington in search of trip to Nationals
Barr finishes third in collegiate-best time, while Halsted paces the men in ninth
UC Davis women look to defend their title, while the men look to improve on a sixth-place finish in 2014
2014: Competed in five of the team's eight meets on the season... Posted a season-best finish at the Aggie Open, crossing the line in seventh place with a 6K time of 19:23... Was the second Aggie across the line at the Big West Conference Championships, finishing in a time of 25:16.1 to finish 31st and help UC Davis to a sixth-place team finish... Posted a season-best 8K time of 24:54 at the Stanford Invitational as the Aggies finished sixth as a team... Also competed at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Indiana, crossing in a time of 27:08.1, and finished the 10K course at the NCAA West Regionals in a time of 33:49.9.
2013: Competed in four races for the Aggies, posting a season-best third-place finish at the Aggie Open with a time of 18:28 over the 4K course... Crossed the line in an 8K season best of 24:42 to finish 33rd at the Inter-Regional Jamboree in Sacramento... Helped UC Davis to a third-place team finish at the Big West Conference Championships, finishing 26th overall in a time of 26:57.5... Also ran with the Aggies at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., completing the course in a time of 25:01.70.
2012: Ran in six races and placed in the Aggies' top-5 four times...Was the fifth UC Davis runner to cross the line and 28th overall at the Big West Championships (8K) with a time of 25:40.0...Was the second Aggie to finish at the Hornet Jamboree (four miles), 23rd overall, with a time of 20:41.2...Finished 175th at the NCAA West Regional (10K) in 33:41...Registered a season-best 27th place finish at the season-opening Aggie Open (6K) with a time of 19:28.3...Placed 83rd at the Stanford Invite (8K) and 49th at the Bronco Invitational (8K).
DEL CAMPO HS '12: Lettered all four years in cross country, helping his team to three consecutive CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section championships... Qualified for 2011 state cross country championships after winning the conference and CIF-SJS individual title... Finished 42nd among 183 runners at the state meet... Placed second at the section meet as a junior in 2010... All-Capital Valley Conference honoree while also earning All-CIF-SJS Section and All-City accolades... Earned a pair of varsity letters in track and field, winning back-to-back CIF-SJS section titles in the 1,600... Turned in personal-best time of 4:12.64 in the 1,600 as a junior in 2011 before returning to the meet as a senior to tie for 14th in the event prelims... Holds school records in the 1,600 and 3-mile run (14:22).
PERSONAL: Parents are Brent and Renee Rushing... One of four children, including Jeremy, Joel and Jesse... Has not declared a major... Lists setting the Del Campo HS record in the mile as his greatest personal achievement... Lists that he played soccer for six years before switching to track and field in middle school.
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