Parents: Rufus Sr. and Sarah Brown
High School: West Johnston
Also Considered: UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, East Carolina
Why Maryville? “The team is great. It has a very family-like atmosphere and the academics at the school are outstanding.”
Major: Cyber Security
Notable: Rufus will concentrate on the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the college level after running cross country and the 800 (outdoors) and 1,000 (indoors) for the Wildcats. His best time in the 1,600 in 4 minutes, 27.25 seconds. He ran a 9:53 in the 3,200. That run of 4:27 in the 1,600 are the Bojangles Relays in Apex this spring is his best race, he says: “I just ran with a lot of confidence that race, going off of what Coach (Patrick) Shaw had told me to do. It was just an amazing run.” … His best time in the 5K is 16:46.83.