2011/FRESHMAN: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Individual season bests included a time of 2:04.08 in the 800m and a mark of 4:10.99 in the 1500m ... Competed at four invitationals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2010 from Colorado Academy, where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Tracy Peterson ... Competed in the 5K, 3200m, 1600m and 800m runs ... Career best marks include 17:01 (5K), 10:06 (3200m), 4:32 (1600m) and 2:01 (800m) ... Two-year team captain ... All-region second team selection as a senior ... All-Metropolitan League second team honoree in the 4x800m relay as a junior ... Part of a school that won a league championship in 2008 and was the regional runner-up in 2008 and 2009 ... Member of the Spanish Honor Society ... Received school's overall Science and Math departments award in 2010.
PERSONAL: Given name is Russell Patrick Mott ... Born in Long Beach, Calif. and raised in Golden, Colo. ... Lived in England for several years and gained his British citizenship ... Biology major ... Son of Brian and Karen ... Brother to Andy, Nathan and Emily ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for its size and fantastic Biology program.
FAVORITES: Chauncey Billups (pro athlete) ... Denver Nuggets (pro team) ... I'm A Stranger Here Myself (book) ... Monty Python and The Holy Grail (movie) ... 24 (TV show) ... U2 (musical artist) ... Chicken and Green Chile Enchiladas (food).