MATTHEW RUSH, Fairfield High School (1997)
Earned nine letters for the Falcons – three in tennis, two in basketball, and four in track and field.
Four time all-NECC in high jump, three times in both hurdle events and twice in long jump.
Two-time NECC champ in 300-meter hurdles, once in 110 hurdles and once in high jump. Falcons were team champions three years.
School records in high jump at 6-7 and 110 hurdles at 14.4.
Sectional and Regional high jump champion, State qualifier in 1996. Sectional long jump winner in 1997 and 110 hurdles State qualifier in 1997. Two-time team Most Valuable. Won three events at 1997 Goshen Relays.
Lettered twice in track and field at the University of Tennessee. Competed in 110 hurdles at 2000 NCAA finals. Among top 10 all time for 110 hurdles at Tennessee. Competed in 2000 U.S. Olympic trials.