BYU's Rory Linkletter Captures October WCC Men's Runner of the Month
Junior All-American won the prestigious Pre-Nationals race for the No. 2 Cougars
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has announced the WCC Men’s Runner of the Month for October.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN’S RUNNER OF THE MONTH (OCTOBER): RORY LINKLETTER, JR. – BYU
BYU junior Rory Linkletter finished first among the 282 runners in the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky. The team captain led the No. 2 Cougars men’s team to a first-place finish with a time of 23:08.4.
This was the first time that BYU has captured the team title at the prestigious event with a tally of 41 points. Three Cougars finished in the top-10 with all five scorers in the top-15.
A 2016 Cross Country All-American, Linkletter placed fourth behind his fellow teammates in the West Coast Conference Championships, helping BYU to its perfect score in the meet. It marked the first time since 2003 (Portland) that a men’s team posted a perfect score at the conference meet and the 12th time overall. The meet vaulted BYU to No. 1 in the regional rankings for the first time since 2012.
Linkletter leads the No. 2 Cougars into NCAA Mountain Regional competition Friday, Nov. 10 in Logan, Utah.
OCTOBER RESULTS – RORY LINKLETTER, BYU
West Coast Conference Championships (8k): Time: 23:29.0, 4th place finish for BYU, 4th place finish overall
Pre-Nationals Invitational (8k): Time: 23:08.4, 1st place finish for BYU, 1st place finish overall
Also nominated: Joey Berriatua, Santa Clara
WCC RUNNERS OF THE MONTH
OCTOBER: Rory Linkletter, BYU
SEPTEMBER: Clayton Young, BYU