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Canadian Rory Linkletter wins Pre-NCAA Nationals Cross-Country Invite

The Brigham Young University wins his second race of the 2017 summer/fall cross-country campaign

Rory Linkletter

Twenty-four hours after Justyn Knight won in Madison, Wis., Rory Linkletter made it two wins in as many days for Canadians at a major NCAA Division One Cross-Country event.

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The Brigham Young University runner won the NCAA Division One Pre-National Cross-Country Invitational in Louisville, Ken. on Saturday morning. The event serves as a preview for the Nov. 18 NCAA (American university) Division One Cross-Country Championships, set to take place on the same course.

The Provo, Utah-based student originally from Calgary, the fastest person to ever run a mile in blue jeans, ran 23:08.4 for 8K to win by two seconds over Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer. He led BYU, the No. 2 ranked team in the United States, to a first-place finish in the “Red” 8K, the more competitive of the two divisions for both men and women.

Linkletter won his university’s opening race of the academic year at the BYU Autumn Classic.


As many as 1,300 athletes were expected to compete, according to the University of Louisville.