Men's Cross Country Duo Garners USTFCCCA All-Academic Accolades
Men's Cross Country Places 20th at NCAA Championships
Toeing the Line #7: Wolverines to Run at NCAAs on Monday
Men's Cross Country Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships
Three in Top 25 Land Men's Cross Country Third at NCAA Regional
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Earned All-Great Lakes Region, Second Team All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... U-M's top finisher in four of the five meets he competed in during 2011 ... Capped his career with a 75th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) in a team-best time of 30:37.3 ... Paced the Wolverines to the finish line, placing third at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12) in 30:37.1 to help U-M earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships ... Finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30) in a team-best time of 23:48 ... Finished 45th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 14) in 24:27.0 ... Paced U-M at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 24), taking the individual title with an 8,000-meter time of 24:35.55.
Senior/Junior (2010)... Represented Michigan at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 22), claiming 113th place with a time of 31:18.0 ... Clocked a personal-best 30:29.14 en route to third place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 13) ... Earned All-Big Ten second team honors with a 10th-place finish (23:57.6) at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 31) ... Claimed 58th place at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) with a time of 24:31.9 ... Paced the Wolverines with an 11th-place finish and time of 24:50.31 at the Cowboy Jamboree (Sept. 25).
Junior (2009)... Redshirted season ... Did not compete in 2009.
Sophomore (2008)... Finished 137th (31:10.1) at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 24) ... Finished tied for 10th (31:42.7) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (Nov. 15)... Finished 12th (24:56.5) at the Big Ten Championships (Nov. 2)and earned All-Big Ten Second Team citation ... Finished 14th and had a new personal best 8,000-meter time of 23:55.2 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 18) ... Finished fourth (24:52.4) at the Br. Doyle Meet of Champions (Sept. 20)... Finished third (25:00) at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 12)... Finished fourth (32:21) at the Michigan Open (Aug. 29).
Freshman (2007)... All-Regional ... Finished 96th (31:20.00) at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 19) ... Placed 11th (31:07.73) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals (Nov. 10) and earned All-Regional honors ... Placed seventh (23:56.77) -- in his collegiate debut -- at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28) and earned All-Big Ten first team citation ... Ran unattached and finished second (31:19) at the EMU Classic (Oct. 19) ... Ran unattached and finished 13th (32:41) at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31).
Prep... Graduated from Colts Neck High School (2007) ... Indoor track National Champion in distance medley relay (2005) ... Former freshman national indoor record holder for the 3,200m (9:20) ... New Jersey meet of champions indoor track winner 1,600m and 3,200m (2006, 07) ... Indoor national champion of 2 mile (2006, 07) ... Outdoor second place in nationals 2 mile (2007) ... New Jersey meet of champions outdoor track winner 1,600m and 3,200m (2007).
Personal... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in physical education ... Born on July 13, 1989 ... Son of Charles and Nancy Forys ... Father ran cross country/track for Syracuse University ... Brother, Mathew, ran cross country and track at Bucknell (2003-07).
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