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Old 12-01-16, 11:09 PM
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Cory Glines helps NAU win NCAA XC CHAMPIONSHIP

2012 D3 1600 State Champ from St. Thomas Aquinas, Cory Glines, helped Northern Arizona University to a D1 NCAA XC title on Nov 19 in Terre Haute.

It was the first NCAA D1 title in any sport for NAU.

Cory, a red-shirt junior, had been running in the top 3 all season for NAU. However around 3000 meters into the race Cory took a bad fall and by the time he gathered himself back together he found himself in dead last in the 251 man field.

Over the last 7000 meters, Cory passed 167 runners to place 84th overall and 66th in the team scoring. He was NAU's all-important number 5 man and would have undoubtedly made All-American had he not fallen. What a demonstration of facing adversity head-on and still contributing in a big way to a championship team.

Cory was almost a 2-time 1600 State Champ in HS. He won as a junior and just missed defending his title as a senior in 2013 when Clayton Murphy edged him out at State by 1 tenth of a second for the title.

Cory had set the D3 record in 2012 at 4:12.93 and then in 2013 both Cory and Murphy went under that record, running 4:11.72 and 4:11.83 respectively.

Cory looks to be one of the very best XC runners in America next season as NAU seeks to defend their title.
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