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Maryland Men's Cross Country BIO
Craig Morgan
Player Profile:
Craig Morgan 1194640
Year: Junior
Hometown: Highland, Md.
High School: River Hill HS
Experience: 2 Letters
2010 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in five of six events... Top Terp finisher at Navy Invitational, placing 49th in 26:29.6 over 8K... Placed in No.4 spot at the Penn State National, going 27:23 over 5.2-mile course and placing 136th overall... Finished 95th at ACC Championship at BC, going 26:35.5 over 8K to run sixth for Maryland... Fifth Terp to the line at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, going 33:22 over 10K at Penn State to finish 123rd individually... Also 27:02 clocking at 8K at Lehigh Paul Short Run.

2009 CROSS COUNTRY - Ran in four events for Terps in 2009... Opened with 21st-place finish at Wolfpack Invitational, going 16:01 over 5K to place eighth on the team... 44th overall and eighth Terp to the line at Great American Festival (26:07 over 8K)... Went 26:58.1 at the Panorama Farms Invitational hosted by Virginia... 101st overall and ninth Terp at the ACC Championships, running 27:07.6 over 8K.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Three-time All-State honoree at River Hill HS in Clarksville (first team in X-C as senior, second team X-C as junior, third team in outdoor track as senior)... Six-time All-Howard County honoree... All-Met four times, including all three seasons as a senior... Class 2A state champ indoors as a senior at 1,600 and 3,200... Outdoor state champ as a senior in 800, finishing 2nd at 1,600 and 3,200... Won outdoor state titles as a junior at 800 and 1,600, state titlest indoor as junior in 1,600... Won 2A region and state individual titles in cross country as a senior... Pre-Maryland PRs of 1:56.03 in 800, 4:19.73 in 1,600, 9:30 in 3,200 and 15:30 at 5K.

PERSONAL - Son of Charles and Claudia Morgan... Has a twin brother Carl and an older sister Catherine... Majoring in criminal justice with an eye toward becoming a prosecutor... Was an Eagle Scout... Has traveled to Alaska and nine countries in Europe... Sports hero is Lance Armstrong and his father is his non-sports hero... Chose Maryland over Cornell, Davidson and Alabama... Would tell youngsters to "stay in the precious present.".. Came to Maryland for the academics and athletics.

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