Maryland Track & Field BIO
AJ Ruffin
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2016 Outdoor: Competed at six events...ran the 100m, 200m and sprint relay events...took second in the 100 (10.76) at the Virginia Quad Meet (4/8)...clocked season-best 10.72 in the 100 finals at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...also posted season-best in the 200 (21.90) at Morgan State...ran 10.84 in the 100 and 21.91 in the 200 at the Big Ten Championships (5/13-15). 

2016 Indoor: Went 7.01 in the 60m at the Armory Track Invitational.   

Before Maryland: Competed at St. John’s College High School in DC…As a senior was ranked # 1 indoors in the 60 and 200 meters for the District of Columbia…school record holder in 55, 60, 200 and 300 meters senior year…DC runner-up in 200 and 300 meters senior year…Also member of 4x200 relay team meet record holder at DC State Meet...Washington Post 2015 – All-Met Honorable Mention 100 meters…Also 4x100, 4x200 relay 1st Team…school record holder in 100 meters…member of 2015 Indoors 4x200 Relay Team ranked #2 in the US (1:27.98)…2015 DC State Indoor Team Champions…Ranked top 50 in US in 200 meters indoors 2015…member of 2015 Penn Relays 4x100 Relay Team ranked #1 the US for small schools…2015 WCAC 4x200 Relay Champions (1:26.66)…Ranked top 50 in US in 4x200 Relay outdoors 2015…Two-year captain four-year letterman…. Washington Post 2014 – All Met 100 meters 2nd Team and 4x200 relay 1st Team…also competed with Team Accelerate Track Club under Coach Alonzo Ruffin…Pre-Maryland’s PR’s  55m (6.34) 60m (6.99) 100m (10.65) 200m (22.07i) (22.03o) 300m (36.16)

Personal:  Son of Alonzo and Crystal Ruffin…has one sibling, Amanda who also runs track.  Father ran track at Southwestern Louisiana and Southern New Orleans, also former Louisiana record holder in 200 meters…

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