Event: Triple Jump
PR: 17.45m/57-3i (2003)
Born: June 25, 1977 in St. Louis, Mo.
Current Residence: Webster Groves, Mo.
High School: Webster Groves (Mo.) HS '95
Colleges: Barton County CC '97, St. Augustine's '02
Coach: Dick Booth
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 2002 & 2003 USA Indoor champion; 2nd at 2002 USA Outdoors; 3rd at USA Outdoors; 5th at 2003 World Indoors
Considered one of the nation's top triple jumpers, Rusan is coming into his own despite a heartbreaking fourth place finish at the 2004 Olympic Trials. The winner of the 2002 & 2003 U.S. Indoor triple jump titles, Rusan jumped a personal best 17.01/55-9.75 to win in 2002, then jumped a huge personal best of 17.45/57-3 to win in 2003. A stress fracture kept him out of the 2003 World Outdoor championships. After completing his collegiate eligibility in 2002, Rusan stayed in Raleigh and trains with coach George Williams, who believes his protg can some day be one of the world's best. "Tim is a hard worker, who wants to be successful," said Williams. "He's just beginning to get the hang of it and he's still learning, but this young man has the talent and drive to become one of the world's best triple jumpers." A former star basketball player while in high school, Rusan received a Business degree from St. Augustine's in May 2002.
2005: 7th at USA Outdoor Champs
(16.00m/52-6)...2nd at Des Moines meet on 4/30 (16.52m/54-2.5)...best of
2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (17.37m/57-0)8th at Tyson Foods Invitational (15.85m/52-0)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 17.37m/57-0.
2003: USA Indoor champion (17.45m/57-3) 5th at World Indoors (16.88m/55-4.75)3rd at USA Outdoors (17-19m/56-4.75)was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his heel and did not compete at World Outdoors 2nd at Turin (17.24m/56-6.75)2nd at London (17.21m/56-5.75)1st at Heusden (17.06m/55-11.75)best of 17.45m/57-3iranked #10 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: 1st at USA Indoors (17.01m/55-9.75)2nd at USA Outdoors (17.30m/56-9.25w)1st at Palo Alto (17.17m/56-4w)2nd at Lausanne (17.34m/56-10.75)ranked #9 in the world, #2 U.S. by T&FNbest of 17.34m/56-10.75.
2001: 5th in triple jump at 2001 USA Outdoor Championships (16.74m/54-11.25w)2nd at Penn Relays4th in Indianapolisranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 16.58m/54-4.75
2000: NCAA Division II champ14th in qualifying at 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials (16.11m/52.10.25) best of 16.52m/54-2.5.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: Did not compete.
1997: Best of 53-5.5i
1996: 2nd at JUCO Championshipsbest of 16.14m/52-11.5.