Track and Field
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Ty McCormack
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Ty McCormack 824926
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Height: 6'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Gainesville, GA
Major: Language and International Trade
Career Honors
• All-ACC Academic, Outdoor Track & Field (2011-12)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic (2011-12)
• USA Junior Championships Participant, 3000 Steeplechase (2011)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks eighth in Clemson history in the 3000 steeplechase.

2011-12 Outdoor Highlights
• Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, FL in the 3000 steeplechase and was just three spots shy of a berth to the national meet
• Finished 15th out of 48 competitors with a personal best 8:50.35, the eighth-best time in Clemson history for the event
• Sixth-place finisher at the ACC Championships in the steeplechase

2011-12 Indoor Highlights
• Finished 12th at the ACC Championships in both longer distances, the 3000 and 5000 meters
• Best performance was his 5K time of 14:15.54, better than any of his outdoor times in the event through two seasons

2010-11 Highlights
• Red-shirted the indoor season
• Owned team's top five times in the 3000-meter steeplechase, including a best of 9:01.10 at the Penn Relays
• Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, IN and came away with a time of 9:01.82 and finished 24th out of 48 participants
• Won the collegiate section of the steeple at the prestigious Penn Relays
• Scored for the Tigers with eighth-place finish in steeple at the ACC meet in Durham, NC after posting time of 9:03.12
• Placed fourth at the USA Junior Championships in the steeplechase

North Hall High School Highlights
• Won USA Junior Olympic Cross Country championship in 2009 as a senior against a field of 250 runners
• Finished runner-up at AAA state cross country championship in 2009 and fifth in 2008
• Placed fourth in the 5K at the 2010 New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, NC with a time of 14:47.01 to earn All-America status
• Placed fifth at the 2009 USA Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in the young men 2000m steeplechase
• Won eight individual titles as a senior for the Trojans' cross country squad; his total included a win at the Region 7-AAA Championships
• School record-holder in the 5K was named Boys Cross Country Runner-of-the-Year by the Gainesville Times
• Won Georgia AAA state track championships in both 1600m (4:19.67) and 3200m (9:08.66)
• Region 7-AAA champion in both track events as well, which included running a state record 9:05.35 in the 3200m
• Did not start running until the spring of 2008, he played basketball and football prior to that
• Coached by Art DaCosta

• Born 9/17/92
• Son of Thad and Kelly McCormack
• Majoring in language & international trade; studied abroad in China as part of his curriculum in the fall of 2012
• Grandfather, Dewey Alverson, was a two-sport athlete at Indiana (1953-54) and Tennessee Tech (1955-57)
• Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he ranked among the top five in his graduating class
• Named to 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll

Best Collegiate Times
• 1500 - 3:50.65
• Mile - 4:10.65
• 3000 - 8:15.60
• 3000 Steeplechase - 8:50.35
• 5000 - 14:15.54
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