Posted: Nov 18, 2012 9:13 AM
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Max Storms the lone senior on the Missouri Men's Cross Country team, finished his memorable season today at the NCAA National Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. In a race that boasts some of the top cross country runners in the world, Storms finished in 56th place, earning a new personal record of 30:24.1.
Storms started conservatively, coming through the 3-mile mark around 70th place, moving up 14 spots throughout the second half of the course. Coming into the home stretch Storms looked strong and relaxed, barreling down toward the finish with a pack of five.
Storms' impressive season added another four top Tiger finishes to his resume, making a total of 10 first finishes for Missouri out of his 19 career races. He was also one of the first Missouri Tigers to earn All-SEC honors, coming in 9th at the team's first SEC Championship meet to finish on the Second Team All-SEC. He followed that up with a 18th place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet, earning a personal record of 30:47.38 and his spot at today's Championship meet. Storms knocked 23-seconds off of that PR this afternoon.