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Ty McCormack
Ty McCormack

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
North Hall

Last College:
Clemson

Event:
Distance/XC

All-ACC (2011, 2013)
All-Region (2011)
All-ACC Academic (2010-11, 2013)
USTFCCCA All-Academic (2011-13)
USA Junior Championships Participant, 3000 Steeplechase (2011)

Prior to Auburn: Spent three seasons at Clemson University ... Redshirted the 2012 cross country season while studying abroad ... Top finisher in all six cross country meets for the second straight season in 2011 as a sophomore ... 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 ... Top finisher in all six meets as a first-year freshman in 2010 ... Placed 15th at the 2010 ACC XC Championships, one spot shy of securing an All-ACC honor... Redshirted the 2011 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 ... Finished 12th at the 2012 ACC Indoor Championships in both longer distances, the 3000 and 5000 meters ... 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 ... Scored in the 1500m (seventh) and 3000m Steeplechase (second) at the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championships ... Scored in the 5000m (8th) and 3000m (6th) at the 2013 ACC Indoor Championships ... High School: 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

Personal: Born September 17 ... Son of Thad and Kelly McCormack ... Majored 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 ... Pursuing a MBA degree from Auburn after graduating from Clemson in May 2012 with a degree in language & international trade and graduated in just three years while specializing in Chinese.

PRs
5K: 15:08.13 (2010 Gamecock Invitational, 1st place) (Clemson)
8K: 23:28.20 ( 2011 ACC Championships, 8th place) (Clemson)
10K: 29:51.81 (2013 NCAA South Regional, 3rd place)
Best XC Finish: 1st place, 2010 Gamecock Invitational (15:08.13)
1st place, 2010 Charlotte Invite (24:37.4)
1st place, 2011 Clemson Invite (23:56.72)
1st place, 2013 Georgia State Invite (25:20.64)
1st place, 2013 Crimson Classic (24:26.99)