2013-14 Rewind: Top Moments in Wolverine Athletics

Moment 9: McRae crushes PR to break school 8K record, qualify for NCAA Championships

With four of the top 15 times in school history and four All-PAC citations, including a pair of First Team honors, to his credit, senior Arleigh McRae had already established himself as one of the top cross country runners in Wolverine history heading into the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships on November 16, 2013.

On that day, McRae erased any doubt, knocking just over 30 seconds off his previous career-best time to establish a new Grove City College record in the 8K race with a 15th-place time of 25:08.70. With that time, McRae was named to the All-Mideast Region Team and qualified to the NCAA National Championships for the first time in his career.

McRae's time broke former Wolverine standout Garret Cichowitz's record of 25:13.30, which was set on the same course at the 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional. He would go on to finish 103rd out of 275 runners at the NCAA Championships with a time of 25:54.90 to conclude his career with six of the top 17 8K times in program history.

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