Nov. 22, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Matthew McClintock will compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. McClintock qualified as an individual for the second-straight year. Saturday’s 10,000-meter race will begin at noon ET at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind.
McClintock qualified for the championships after finishing second at the Great Lakes Regional last weekend. The finish was the best by a Boilermaker at the regional in program history. His time was also a program record for a 10k regional. McClintock finished in 30:06.81 while broke Bill Shuey’s previous record of 30:07.3 from the 1982 regionals.
At last year’s NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky., the Athens, Maine, native finished 103rd with a time of 30:45.1. That time currently stands as the sixth-fastest by a Boilermaker at the NCAA Championships. Shuey holds that Purdue record with a time of 30:03.1 from 1981.
McClintock is the second Boilermaker to compete individually at the NCAA Championships, not counting his own appearance last season, since Caden Shields qualified in 2009. Johnnie Guy competed for Purdue last season at the championships and finished 183rd.
Full results from McClintock’s race will be posted to PurdueSports.com following the completion of the NCAA Championships.