Ryan Van Portfliet
Senior puts exclamation point on big weekend for Loyola Track & Field
Seven men, six women recognized by conference
Junior improves his personal-best and moves to No. 4 all-time in the event
Rambler men put together two record-setting finishes in the relays
Two weeks stand between the Ramblers at the MVC Outdoor Championship
2013-14: Placed third in the 600m at the GVSU Laker Early Bird with a season-best time of 1:20.38...Placed third in the mile at the Illini Open...Missouri Valley Indoor Conference Champion in the distance medley relay...Also competed in the 800m at the conference championships...Placed eighth in the 800m at the prestigious Drake Relays...Competed in the 800m at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
2012-13: Bounced back from injury during his sophomore season to record personal bests in five different events over the course of the season...Placed third (1:53.28) in the 800m Run Finals at the 2013 Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships as the men's side captured it's first team title since 1980...Moved to ninth all-time at Loyola in the 800m with a time of 1:52.21 at the Grand Valley State Big Meet...Also recorded a personal-best time of 49.79 in the 400m Dash at the Big Meet...Opened his outdoor campaign with a PR (3:59.53) in the 1,500m Run...Part of the 4x800m Relay team that broke a 50-year old school record in the event at the Drake Relays by posting a time of 7:30.45...Horizon League Honor Roll selection.
2010-11: Placed 21st in the season-opening Vincentian Cup Invite (22:24.78) in his only competition of the season ... Did not compete in either indoor or outdoor track.
High School: Helped team to state cross country title as a senior after finishing in second place his junior year ... Also excelled on the track and owns school records in the 800m and 4x800m relay events ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors in the 800m and 1,600m events ... First team all-conference pick his senior season.