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Josh McDougalClass: Senior
Previous School: Home School
Hometown: Peru, N.Y.
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2006 (Jr.): Captured five All-America awards (cross country, two indoor track, two outdoor track), increasing his career total to 11 … became second athlete ever to win back-to-back Big South Howard Bagwell Male Student-Athlete of the Year awards … Big South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year … Big South Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year … Big South Men's Indoor Track Performer of the Year … 10-time Big South Male Athlete of the Week (three cross country, four indoor track, three outdoor track) … won six Big South event titles (cross country, two indoor track, three outdoor track) and four IC4A individual crowns (indoor track, three outdoor track) … placed 27th at NCAA National Cross Country Championships … won Big South championship for third-straight time … finished first in five cross country races, including the Roy Griak Invitational and Pre-Nationals, and has now won 17 of 21 career competitions … set course records at the Lou Onesty Invitational and the Greater Louisville Classic, increasing his total of cross country course records set to 11 … placed third at NCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships at 3K distance, eighth in the 5K … won the IC4A indoor 5K crown in 13:37.32, the best indoor 5K time in the world on a regulation track … ran to a third-place finish in the 5K and a fourth-place finish in the 10K at the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships on consecutive nights … became the fifth-fastest collegiate 5K performer of all-time with his 13:20.43 clocking at the Mt. SAC Relays … broke the prestigious 4:00 mile, running a 3:57.46 on his home track for the fastest outdoor time in the world at that point … swept the 1,500, 5K and 10K races at both the Big South and IC4A outdoor meets … became the first athlete in the 131-year history of the IC4A Championships to accomplish the distance triple at the same meet.
2005 (So.): Became first Liberty athlete to earn NCAA Division I All-American honors in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field in the same academic year … won four All-America honors in total … Big South Howard Bagwell Male Student-Athlete of the Year … Big South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year … Big South Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year … Big South Men's Indoor Track Performer of the Year … USA Track & Field (USATF) Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year … enjoyed undefeated cross country season until NCAA Division I National Championships … placed fourth at national meet … won individual crown at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships for second-straight year … Big South champion for second-consecutive season … broke course records at the Stanford Invitational and Pre-Nationals … previous course record holder at Stanford was 2004 Olympic marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi … finished fourth at NCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000 meters and was fifth in the 3,000 meters … placed ninth in the 5,000 meters at NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
2004 (Fr.): Earned a pair of All-America honors as a freshman … Big South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year … Big South Men's Rookie of the Year after becoming first freshman to win the conference's individual cross country title … undefeated in cross country until 13th-place finish at national meet … set four course records in his first six races … broke Olympian Alan Webb's course record at Winthrop … placed fourth at the U.S. World Cross Country Team Trials, four seconds behind Tim Broe and ahead of Alan Webb … finished fifth in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA National Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Prep: Finished fourth at the Foot Locker National Cross Country meet … earned USATF Athlete of the Week honors for breaking a 22-year-old course record at Van Cortland Park in New York … qualified for the U.S. team at the World Junior Cross Country Championships by clocking 24:27 on the 8K course … ran 2004's fastest indoor two-mile by a high schooler (8:50.40) … ran fifth-fastest all-time high school indoor 3,000 meters … second at Adidas Outdoor Nationals two-mile … ended up 12th in Junior World Championship 5,000 meters … three-time high school All-American.
Personal: Son of Rob and Lisa McDougal … majoring in kinesiology … birthday is on June 1.
Cross Country Bests: 8K - 23:12, 10K - 29:32