Tom Ruppel
Tom Ruppel
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Holtsville, N.Y.
Major: Business Administration, B.S.
Previous School: East Sachem HS

AS A SENIOR IN 2016: Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District team. ... Named to ECC Commissioner's Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.2 GPA during the 2016-17 academic year.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015: Competed in six events for the Blue and Gold... Had three top-10 finishes, posting a season-best time at the NJIT XC Challenge of 26:04.5 to come in sixth ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional after placing 15th at the ECC Championships with an 8k time of 26:40.0 ... Finished the Regional in 33:59.6 minutes to place 64th.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Ran in all seven events for the Bears... At the LIU Post Invitational (9/14) he placed a season-best 24th with a time of 26:58.39 in the 8k... Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals and finished a team-best 79th place in the 10k with a time of 34:09.3.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Competed in all seven races ... named ECC Runner of the Week (Oct. 7) ... earned his first top-10 finish with a time of 28:21.36 (9th) at the Delaware Blue-Gold Invitational (Oct. 12) ...  placed 22nd and ran a season-best 26:54.75 at the ECC Championship (Oct. 27) 

AT SACHEM EAST HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport athlete in cross country, winter track, and spring track … on varsity for four years in each sport … two-time team MVP … two-time cross country all-star from 2010-2011 … was school record holder in 2013 … named all-division cross country in 2012 … received all-league track and field in 2013.

PERSONAL: Son of Linda and George Ruppel … enjoys music, fishing and playing frisbee ... favorite movie is Without Limits ... favorite TV show is The Walking Dead ... favorite food is pasta ... favorite sports team is the New York Mets … majoring in business administration.

Top 3 Times at NYIT

2015NJIT XC Challenge26:04.50
2015ECC Championship26:40.00
2013ECC Championship26:54.75