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Cornell goes the extra mile
By Justin Taylor of Columbia Daily Tribune written 11/6/2004
Outdoor: 2009 USATF Outdoor Championships qualifier and participated in the championships that USA Track and Field used to select he team that represented the USA at 2009 World Championship in Berlin, Germany. Earned All-Big 12 in the 1500 meter run with a fifth place finish at the Big Outdoor Championship in Lubbock, TX. Ran a personal best of 3:44.15 to take second in the 1500 meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational. Was a NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist in the 1500 meter run. Indoor: All-Big 12 Performer with a third place finish in the Distance Medley Relay, running the opening 1200 meter leg for the Tigers. Ran the 1600 meter leg on the DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitation, the Tigers ran a provisional national qualifying time of 9:37.17. Won the Cyclone Classic 3000 meter run in 8:14.26. Won the mile in the KU-MU dual in a time of 4:10.42.
Cross Country: Was Mizzou's sixth finisher at the Big 12 Championships (49th overall) ... despite being tripped at the NCAA Midwest Regional, still finished the race 92nd overall as Mizzou's seventh ... also was team's seventh at the Griak Inviational and MU's sixth at the Pre-National Invitational. Outdoor: Placed third for the Tigers in the steeplechase in the MU-Virginia Jefferson Cup dual (4/5) ... season ended early due to injury. Indoor: Earned first career individual All-Big 12 honor in placing seventh at the league meet at a mile ... ran career best 4:07.44 mile in the Meyo Mile at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational (2/9) ... ran season best 8:16.31 at 3000 meters in placing fifth at the Iowa State Classic ... winner of the 3000 meters at the Missouri Invitational.
Cross Country: Was consistently one of the Tigers' top performers ... ran his best race at the Bradley Classic where he finished third overall at 24:42, a personal record ... had a strong showing at the NCAA Midwest Regional setting a personal record in the 10K race at 31:51 ... finished 64th overall at the Roy Griak classic and third at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge ... placed 59th at the Big 12 Championships. Outdoor: NCAA Regional qualifier for first time in career after shaving five seconds off previous personal best at 1500 meters to clock 3:47.30 at the Arizona State Invitational ... placed 10th at 1500 meters at the Big 12 Championships, 16th at 5000 meters ... on runner-up 4x1600-meter relay team at Drake Relays. Indoor: Placed 12th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships at 3000 meters, improving from a 33rd-place finish the previous year in running a career-best 8:18.43 ... earned second-consecutive All-Big 12 honor in the distance medley relay with fifth-place finishing team ... took second at Purdue's Gene Edmonds Cup at 3000 meters.
Cross Country: Cornell had a solid sophomore year, finishing among Mizzou's top five in four of the five races ... Earned a personal-best time for an 8K at the Pre- NCAA's, finishing 134th overall in 25:08.1 ... Finished fourth among Mizzou runners and 76th overall at the Roy Griak Invitational in September (26:04.15, 8K) ... Ran the 10K Big 12 course in 26:10.10, earning a 51st place finish. Outdoor: Placed 14th at the Big 12 Championships at 1500 meters ... ran a 4:09.77 mile at the UCLA Invitational ... clocked a 3:52.61 at 1500 meters at the Cardinal Invitational ... was part of a three-freshman 4x1600-meter relay that placed fifth at the Drake Relays. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors with the seventh-place distance medley relay team at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... ran a season-best 4:09.68 clocking in the mile run at the Iowa State Classic, finishing in the top 20 ... winner of the MU-KU-KSU Triangular 1000-meter race (2:30.50) ... placed 33rd at the Big 12 Indoor at 3000 meters (8:33.30).
Cross Country: Placed 54th and was team's sixth scorer at the Big 12 Championships with season-best 25:41 clocking ... placed 62nd and was team's fifth scorer at NCAA Regionals with 32:56 10k time.
Won the Missouri cross country state championship in 2003 and 2004 ... named to the Footlocker Third Team All-Midwest team in 2003 ... competing on the Kewpie track team, Cornell was the 1,600-meter state champion in back-to-back years (2004-05) ... received cross country All-District and All-Sectional honors between his sophomore and junior campaigns (2002-04) ... a native of Columbia, Cornell attended Hickman High School and was coached in cross country coach by Steve Kissane and in track by Steve Lsetjen ... academically, Cornell was a Birch Stemmons award winner, Joe Marks trophy winner, college preparatory studies certificate honoree and presidents education awards program recipient.
Son of Larry & Patty Cornell ... majoring in biology ... wants degree with an emphasis in medicine ... born July 2, 1986 in Columbia, Mo.
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