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Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce

Sr | Distance | Brisbane, Australia / Anglican Church Grammar School/UALR

#RazorFacts

  • NCAA Outdoor Runner-Up (5,000)
  • Two-time First Team All-American
  • Four-time All-SEC

Senior (2018)
Bruce started out his final Indoor Track season at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 12) where he ran the 1,000, placing second behind his teammate with a time of 2:25.41 …. At the Simmons-Harvey Quad (Jan. 20) he ran the mile finishing 4th with a time of 4:05.31 …. Ran his first 3,000 of the season at the UW Invitational (Jan. 27) with a time of 7:55.46 finishing in 3rd…. Competed at the UCS Invitational (Feb. 16) helping bring the Razorbacks to a 5th place finish in the DMR … led off Arkansas’ DMR team at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) to a first-place finish as well as a second place finish in the 3,000 …. Placed 12th at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9) in the 5,000… Competed in five meets during the outdoor season… Posted season-bests of 3:39.86 in the 1,500-meters and 13:28.57 in the 5,000-meters – the No. 3 time in program history… Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in the 5,000-meters finishing 34th (14:19.02).

Junior (2017)
NCAA Outdoor Runner-up (5,000) … Two-time NCAA First Team All-American … Kicked off the season winning the mile in a personal best of 4:00.72 at the Vanderbilt Invitational … Ran another personal best a couple weeks later, clocking 7:58.22 in the 3,000 at the Iowa State Classic … Earned a gold medal and All-SEC honors in the 3,000 and raced to a runner-up finish with the DMR at the SEC Indoor Championships … Helped the Razorbacks place fifth as a team at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the seventh-place finishing DMR team … Opened the outdoor season running a 5,000 meter PR of 13:38.15 at the Mt. SAC Relays which earned him second place … Anchored Arkansas’ DMR team to a first-place finish at the SEC Relays … Earned All-SEC honors in the 1,500 and 5,000 with a pair of third-place finishes at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 … Completed the year with a silver medal-meriting performance in the 5,000 at the national meet.

Sophomore (2016)
Placed first at in the 3,000-meter run at the Arkansas Qualifier with a lifetime best of 8:20.03 … Opened the outdoor season with a PR of 13:54.15 in the 5K at the Stanford Invitational finish sixth … Was the top performer in the 1,500 at the Bryan Clay Invitational off a career-best 3:41.67 performance … Earned All-SEC honors with a third-place finish in the 1,500 at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Also collected placed in the top-eight of the 5K bringing his championship score total to seven points at his first outdoor conference championship as a Razorback.

At UALR (2015)
Placed second among Little Rock runners and 63rd overall at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 14) in a time of 31:34.5 in the 10K course … Moved to 13th place all-time at Little Rock in the 10K with that race … Was second for Little Rock at the Sun Belt Championship (Nov. 2) and 21st overall in 25:44.7 … Opened his Little Rock season with a 25:09.69 5K at the UALR Invitational (Oct. 18), moving to 17th all-time in the 5K with that time.

High School
Ran five years of cross country and track before going to college … Named the Runner of the Year in 2012 and was the best conference performer in high school.

Personal
Born Aug. 31, 1994 … Son of Bill and Lisa Bruce … Has an older brother, William, and a younger brother, Henry … Intends to major in economics.

TFRRS Profile

Indoor PRs

  • 3,000 – 8:20.03

Outdoor PRs

  • 1,500 – 3:41.67
  • 5K – 13:54.15