AS A SENIOR (2014-15): (XC) Posted the Broncos' fastest individual time at the season-opening USF Invitational by running the men's 8k in 26:12.9, good for 21st place ... finished as the top Bronco runner and took second place overall at the West Coast Conference Preview Meet by running 24:23.4 in the men's 8k ... ran the men's 8k at the Roy Griak Invitational in 26:04 — the second fastest Bronco time — to take 60th place in the field of 301 ... ran the men's 8k invitational in 24:02.2 at the Bronco Invitational, good for the top Santa Clara time and 18th overall in the field of 182 ... set a school record with a 23:52.5 in the men's 8k race at the West Coast Conference championships to take 16th place overall ... closed out the season with a 10k time of 31:03 at the NCAA West Region Championships.
COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS (at SCU)
Cross Country: 8k - 23:52.5 (2014 West Coast Conference Championships) ... 10k - 31:02.3 (2014 NCAA West Region Championships).
COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS (at Harvard)
Cross Country: 8k - 24:36.6 (2012 Lehigh's Paul Short Run) ... 10k - 31:26.4 (2014 NCAA Northeast Region Championships).
Track: 3000m - 8:33.29 (2014 Harvard Invitaional) ... 5000m - 14:38.04 (2014 IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships) ... 10000m - 30:18.3 (2014 Sam Howell Invitational) ... 3000m Steeplechase - 9:24.23 (2011 Ivy League Championships).
ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Joins the SCU Cross Country team in 2014-15 as a graduate student with one year of eligibility remaining … competed at the NCAA Cross Country National Championship and ran 32:38.7 in the men's 10k race.
PERSONAL: Originally from Yountville, Calif. … returns to his home state to complete a Master’s degree in Bioengineering.
COACH MONTORO ON RUEGG: “We are really pleased that Kurt decided to use his final year of eligibility at Santa Clara. He has NCAA Championship experience from his time at Harvard and will be an instant impact for us up front.”