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Clark Ruiz
Clark  Ruiz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Big Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Big Rapids

12/06/2017

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.

10/31/2017

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

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

10/29/2017

Men's Cross Country Finishes Second At Big Ten Championships

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

09/23/2017

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.

09/15/2017

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

2017:
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.

2016:

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).

2015:
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). 

2014:

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

2013:
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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