Student Athlete Profile - Cory Thorne, Men's Track & Field/Cross Country
Dec. 7, 2005
Men's Track & Field / Cross Country
Post-college ambition: Continue running, possibly the Olympics
Person with greatest influence on his athletic career: His high school track coach and teacher, Stan Lyford.
Biggest thrill in sports: Winning the 2000m steeplechase at the Nike Outdoor Nationals with a meet record time of 5:49.
Athlete he most admires: Steve Prefontaine
What impresses him most about his coach: The amount of knowledge he has about the sport and his constant positive attitude.
Hobbies and outside interests: Playing other recreational sports, cooking and poker.
Pre-competition superstitions: He says he will do well if he eats lasagna the night before a race.
Favorite movies: Without Limits, Remember the Titans, Gone in 60 Seconds.
Favorite TV shows/channels: Comedy Central, American Choppers, ESPN
Favorite musical group: Beatles
Favorite foods: Lasagna, Water melon, steak.
Favorite class: Math
Favorite book: Things Not Seen
Favorite professional sports team: Boston Red Sox
Person he'd most like to meet: Adam Sandler
Words that best describe him are: Dedicated, energetic, lazy
Best advice he's gotten about sports: "You're only going to be as good as you want to be."
If they filmed a movie about his life, what would it be called? Change of Plans
If he could have dinner with three people (current, historical, fictional) who would it be: Steve Prefontaine, Michael Jordan and Ben Franklin
Best part about being an athlete: Traveling all over the country
If he won the lottery, he would use the money for: New car, new house and a vacation to Europe