May 3, 2010
Corcoran signs to run for Rio
Rio Grande --- The University of Rio Grande RedStorm men's track and cross country teams will have a new face in 2010-11. Myles Corcoran of Clinton-Massie High School has signed a national letter of intent to compete in both sports for Rio Grande beginning in the fall.
Corcoran is an outstanding runner who brings a good pedigree with him to Rio Grande. Corcoran is the league record holder in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. He was an all-league performer all four years while at Clinton-Massie. Corcoran is a seven-time league champion in track and qualified for the state cross country meet this past fall.
"I am excited and ecstatic," he said following the signing. "Rio has a strong running program with good coaches and it is a place where I can improve."
Corcoran cited three factors in his decision to sign with the RedStorm. "The running program, the teammates that are already there and it has a great campus," Corcoran said.
Rio Grande head coach Bob Willey gave current RedStorm runner Jordan Cunningham credit in being able to land Corcoran. "Myles is one of those guys that Jordan Cunningham kind of put me on to and invited down after watching him run," Willey said. "He's very talented and under-trained, which is very positive, his high school coach didn't over-train him. He's got a lot of talent and a lot of desire to get better."
"He came in and I know, hit it off really well, personality-wise with our team that's already here and they really liked him a lot too," Willey added. "He seemed to fit really well at Rio Grande."
Willey is pleased and somewhat relieved to be able to land Corcoran. "A lot of schools were looking at him, we feel very fortunate that he chose Rio Grande and like I said, it's an excellent fit," Willey said. "We expect big things from Myles in the upcoming years at Rio Grande."
Corcoran has set the bar pretty high for himself as well. "I want to be an All-American and set some school records," he said. "I look forward to running well and getting a great education."
"I am very dedicated to work hard, but I know that I will have to make an adjustment from high school to college," Corcoran added.
Myles is the son of Jim & Barbie Corcoran of Wilmington, Ohio. He plans to major in Exercise Science/Biology.
Corcoran is the first male athlete to sign with either program for the 2010-11 season.