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USU Track: Dillon Maggard Signs Professional Running Contract with Brooks

Deseret News Monday, Jul. 09, 2018

Former Utah State distance runner Dillon Maggard has signed a professional running contract with Brooks and will compete for the Brooks Beasts Track Club. “I had a few options to choose from, which was good, and I narrowed them down,” Maggard said. ... Maggard signed a 3 1/2 year deal with Brooks. ... Maggard concluded his stellar Aggie career as a nine-time All-American. He matched the school record previously set by James Parker, ... “It’s a great step forward for our program,” said USU head cross-country coach Artie Gulden, referring to Maggard signing a professional running contract. “Dillon has been wonderful in showing the way, improving and becoming an All-American, but now also is showing that making a living as a runner is a possibility. ... Maggard earned five first-team All-American honors alone during his senior season with Utah State — two each during the indoor and outdoor seasons and one during cross-country. ... “It’s very tough leaving some of the relationships that I have here, especially coach Gulden, but I know we will still have a very good relationship,” Maggard said. ... “Ever since I came to Utah, one of my biggest goals was trying to run professionally,” Maggard said. “The past four years of sacrifices, miles, hard work and training every day is definitely rewarding.”

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