2009 CROSS COUNTRY: Finished the Mountain Regional in 34:51.70 and crossed the line in 115th ... ran a 27:5458 to place 92nd at the Big 12 Championships ... finished in 50th/42nd at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 31:27.03 ... crossed the line in 66th place at the Cowboy Jamboree running a 25:30.90 ... placed sixth at the Texas Tech Open with a time of 25:33.72 ... score a top five finish at the Texas Tech Ruidoso Open running a 21:37.00 to finish second.
2008 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in the NCAA Regionals with a time of 33:53.2 ... competed in the Big 12 Championships with a time of 26:33.73 ... placed fourth at the Cloudcroft Tri Meet with a time of 23:37.2 ... finished 23rd at the Red Raider Invitational coming in with a time of 27:05.45.
2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Opened the season with a time of 21:17 at the Buffalo Stampede ... placed 12th at the Jackrabbit Open with a time of 25:37.4 ... ran a personal best at the Paul Short Invite with a time of 25:59 ... the seventh Red Raider to finish at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 33:45 ... a Big 12 Championship time of 27:01.2 ... finished fifth for the team at Nationals with a clocked time of 33:59.7 ... honored as an Academic All-Big 12 first team finalist.
2006 CROSS COUNTRY:Ran in four events for the Texas Tech squad ... ran an 8k time of 27:28.67 to finish 26th at the Red Raider Jackrabbit Open ... was 178th, fifth on the team, at the Chile Pepper Invitational with a run of 32:53.70 in the 10k ... finished sixth on the Tech team at the Big 12 Championships with a clocking of 27:37.90 to finish 90th in the 10k event.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ran a time of 16:16 in the 5k at the state meet in 2004... had a clocking of 4:28 in the 1600M and 9:54 in the 3200M... honored as an academic all-district performer.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 3, 1987, to Steve and Cathy Higgins... full name is Matthew Cory Higgins, but goes by Cory... parents both attended Texas Tech... father is a store manager at John Deere and mother is a manager at First Priority Credit Union... has a sister who attends Texas Tech... plans to major in engineering.