Cross Country
CU Cross Country BIO
Ty McCormack
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Ty McCormack 824926
Height: 6'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gainesville, GA
Major: Language and International Trade
• All-ACC (2011)
• All-Region (2011)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic (2011)
• All-ACC Academic (2010)

2011 Highlights
• Top finisher in all six meets for the second straight season
• Earned All-ACC status with eighth-place finish on the Tigers’ home course at Musser Farms; had a personal best time of 23:28.2
• All-Region performer with an 18th-place effort in Louisville
• Posted a personal best 10K time of 30:38 at the Southeast Regionals
• Individual champion at the Clemson Invitational on Sept. 16 with an 8K time of 23:56.72
• Runner-up at the Eye Opener in Spartanburg, SC to begin the fall season

2010 Highlights
• Top finisher in all six meets as a first-year freshman
• Placed 15th at the ACC Championships, one spot shy of securing an All-ACC honor
• Had a time of 24:12.5 in the 8K at the league meet in Boston, it was his best time of the season at that distance
• Finished 35th at the Southeast Regionals, far better than any other Clemson runner
• Had a 10K time of 31:39.6 in the regional meet in Louisville, KY
• Won two meets, the 5K Gamecock Invitational on Sept. 3 and 8K Charlotte Invitational on Oct. 1
• Placed third at the Clemson Invitational, the debut of the Tigers' home course at Musser Farms

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
• Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• 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

Collegiate Bests
• 5,000 - 15:08.13
• 8,000 - 23:28.2
• 10,000 - 30:38
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