Jenessa Mann | Posted: 20 Nov 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Three cross country athletes named All-Americans

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – The BYU men’s cross country team left the NCAA National Championship with a third-place finish and three All-American athletes.

Freshman Casey Clinger led the Cougars with a 24th place finish, junior Connor McMillan followed in 30th and junior Rory Linkletter placed 39th. Due to their top-40 finishes, all three were named All-Americans. This was Linkletter’s second time receiving this national honor for cross country. Clinger was one of just six freshmen to be named an All-American this year.

The men’s third-place finish marks the second-best finish in program history and the best since its second-place finish in 1993. The Cougars ranked higher in the polls for longer than any past season. Head coach Ed Eyestone called the team his best team ever.

For the full release from USTFCCCA and a complete list of All-Americans, click here.



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