Event: 800 meters
PR: 1:45.81 (1999)
Born: January 4, 1978
Current Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High Schools: Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS '96; LaQuinta HS (Calif.) '94
College: UCLA '00
Coach: Bob Larsen
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2001 USA Outdoor Championships; 3rd at 2002 USA Indoors; 4th at 2003 Pan Am Games
Now one of the nations top 800 meter runners, Strutzel also works in modeling and acting. A strong high school athlete, Strutzel was an All-American at UCLA. He seemed to be stuck at 7th place in U.S. Championships until 2001, when he broke out with a third place at USA Indoorsa theatre arts major, Strutzel aspires to be an actor.
Did not compete.
2004: 1st at Westwood, Calif. (1:46.80)did not compete at Olympic Trialsbest of 1:46.80.
2003: 5th at USA Outdoors (1:47.26)4th at Pan American Games (1:46.54)4th in 1500m at Home Depot Invitational (3:39.94)bests of 1:46.54 & 3:39.94ranked #5 at 800m, #7 at 1500m in U.S. by T&FN.
2002: 3rd at USA Indoors (1:47.75)4th at USA Outdoors (1:48.36)7th at Brunswick (1:47.92)4th at Stanford (1:48.44)1st at Nike 1,500m (3:42.45)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbests of 1:47.92 & 3:42.45.
2001: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1:47.53)did not compete at Worlds due to lack of A qualifier 7th at World University Games (1:47.60)ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:46.03.
2000: 8th at U.S. Olympic Trials (1:47.60)2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors5th in opening round at NCAA Outdoorsranked #9 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:46.03.
1999: 7th at USA Outdoors (1:47.77)4th at Pac-10 Outdoors3rd in opening round at NCAA Outdoorsranked #8 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:45.81.
1998: 5th in opening round at USA Outdoors3rd at Pac-10 Outdoors5th at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 1:47.15.
1997: 8th at Pac-10 Outdoorsbest of 1:49.64.
1996: Best of 1:52.25
1995: Best of 1:51.75