Russell  Platt

Russell Platt


Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

High School:
Walsh Jesuit


2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team

2013-14: Competed in a number of sprinting and jumping events during his very successful rookie season ... Finished second at the IPFW Duals and Invitational in the 60m with times of 7.25 and 7.16 respectively ... Set a personal season-best time of 7.05 for the 60m in the prelims of the BIG EAST Indoor Championship and finished eighth in the event ... Placed seventh at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the 200m, with a time of 22.57 ... Earned five top 10 finishes in the high jump ... Set a season-high mark of 1.98m for high jump at the Oiler Opener ... Finished sixth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in high jump ... Opened the outdoor season with a first place finish for the 4x100m relay (42.91) at the Bulldog Opener ... Participated in the 100m three times during the outdoor season, taking third and seventh place at the Miami Invitational (10.95) and Redhawk Invitational (10.85) respectively ... Placed third at the Bulldog Opener in the 200m with a time of 23.81 ... Competed in the 200m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, posting a time of 22.29 ... Finished eighth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in high jump, with a mark of 1.89m ... Placed fifth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 4x100m relay with a time of 46.24. High School: Attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ... Was his team's MVP his junior and senior year ... Ran the 100m, 200m, 4x100 and 4x200 from his freshman through senior years ... His team won its conference championship in both 2012 and 2013 ... Also played soccer, where his team went to the state championship in 2011.

Personal: Son of Russell and Matrica Platt ... Sibling is Zoe ... Born March 5, 1994 ... Volunteers at St. Edwards Nursing Home ... Majoring in biology.