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Clark Ruiz
Clark  Ruiz

RS Senior

Big Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Big Rapids


Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Fall Season

In all, 124 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.


Farrell Named Big Ten Freshman Of The Year, Ruiz and Welch Earn Sportsmanship Award

Farrell voted unanimously for the women's cross country honor.


Men's Cross Country Finishes Second At Big Ten Championships

MSU women finish fifth; three Spartans finish in the top-10.


No. 25 Men's Cross Country Finishes Second, No. 20 Women Take Fourth At Roy Griak Invitational

Spartans earn top finishes against top-ranked teams in the nation.


Spartans Have Strong Showing At Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational

Seventeen runners finish in the top 20.

Collegiate Bests
• 5K - 16:28.9
• 8K - 23:52.8
• 10K - 30:39.2

Great Lakes All-Region
First Team All-Big Ten
USTFCCCA All-Academic
Academic All-Big Ten
Claimed sixth place with a time of 25:17.5 at the Spartan Invitational (9/15, 8K) ... Finished fourth at the Griak Invitational (9/23, 8K) with a time of 25:07.3 ... Notched a 15th-place finished at the Nuttycombe Invite (10/13, 8K) with a season-best time of 23:56.1 ... Was the top Spartan finisher at the Big Ten Championships (10/29, 8K), clocking in at 24:13.5 ... Placed eighth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/10, 10K), crossing the line at 31:04.7 ... Ran a season-best 10K at the NCAA Championships (11/18), finishing at 30:56.5.


NCAA All-Region
Academic All-Big Ten
Raced to an eighth place finish at the MSU Spartan Invitational (9/16, 8K) with a time of 25:03.6 ... Ran at the Roy Griak (9/2,4 8K) for a finishing time of 26:11.5 ... Ran a season-best 25:01.8 at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (10/14, 10K) ... Finished 15th at the Big Ten Championships (10/30, 8K) with a time of 25:05.6 ... Raced to a 14th place finish at the Great Lakes Regional (11/11, 10K) with a season-best time of 30:39.2 and 14th place finish ... Ran to a finishing time of 31:42.0 at the NCAA Division I Championships (11/19, 10K).

Second Team All-Big Ten
In his first race of the season, took third place at the Spartan Invite (9/18, 8K) with a time of 25:03 ... Was the first MSU harrier to finish at the Spartan Invite ... Finished 53rd overall at the Griak Invite (9/26, 8K) with a time of 26:06 ... Ran a 24:28.1 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite (10/16, 8K) ... Earned Second Team All-Big Team with a 13th-place finish in 23:52.8 at the Big Ten Championships (11/1, 8K) ... Finished 41st at the Great Lakes Regional (11/13, 10K) with a 31:42.1 ... Raced to a 199th-place finish with a 31:58.9 at the NCAA Championships (11/21, 10K). 


Competed unattached ... Finished 79th with a time of 26:15 at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed 21st with a time of 15:39.60 at the EMU Fall Classic

Ran unattached at the Jeff Drenth Memorial and finished 44th with a 5k time of 16:28.90... Competed unattached at the Spartan Invitational and finished 12th with a season-best 8k time of 24:57... Finished with an 8k time of 25:26 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational...Ran a season-best 10k at the Big Ten Championships, placing 56th with a time of 25:30.60... Ran unattached at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and finished 131st with a 10k time of 33:31.

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