AS A SENIOR: Returns for a fifth year after helping lead cross country team to NCAA Championships and earning all-BIG EAST honors in indoor and outdoor track ... placed 35th at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, posting a time of 25:38 ... ran the NCAA Great Lakes Regional circuit in 32:12 to finish 30th and help the Irish move on to the NCAA Championships ... finished 152nd with a time of 31:37 at the NCAA Championships ... won the 3,000 meters at the first track meet of the indoor season, finishing in 8:14.26 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... won the 1,000 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a time of 2:24.73 ... placed second in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational, posting a time of 4:07.63 ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing second with a time of 4:07.02 ... member of the 4x1, 600-meter relay team that placed third at the Drake Relays ... earned third all-BIG EAST honor of the year at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placing third in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:45.11 ... finished sixth in the 1,500 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational (3:45.59).
AS A JUNIOR: Opened the indoor season with a second-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational, running the 3,000 meters in 8:39.43 ... took first place in the mile with a time of 4:14.97 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... finished fifth in the Notre Dame Invitational mile with a time of 4:08.29 ... ran the 3,000 meters in 8:34.58 to finish 31st at the Meyo Invitational ... scored points four the Irish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship as a member of the fourth-place distance medley relay squad ... finished ninth in the mile in 4:06.20 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championship in the distance medley relay with teammates Blake Choplin, Austin Wechter and Adam Currie ... opened the outdoor season with an eighth-place showing at the Stanford Invitational, running the 1,500 meters in 3:48.25 ... finished third in the 1,500 meters at the Eastern Michigan Invitational with a time of 3:47.70 ... took first in the 4x1600-meter relay at the Drake Relays with Patrick Smyth, Jake Watson and Kurt Benninger ... ran the 1,500 meters in 3:55.96 to finish eighth at the BIG EAST Championship ... finished seventh in the 1,500 meters in 3:46.07 at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... also finished 14th in the 800 meters in a time of 1:51.86 ... closed out the season with a ninth-place showing at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, running the 1,500 meters in 3:51.43
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete during the 2006-07 cross country and track seasons.
AS A FRESHMAN: Distinguished himself on the track as a miler ... made his Irish debut at the Notre Dame Invitational, running the mile in 4:13.98 to qualify for the BIG EAST indoor meet ... ran the 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational, just missing his second BIG EAST qualifying mark with a time of 2:30.37 ... qualified for the BIG EAST final in the mile run, ending up with a 10th-place finish ... bettered his top mile time at the Alex Wilson Invitational (4:12.58) ... kicked off his outdoor campaign at the Stanford Invitational, running the 1,500 meters in 3:57.39 ... ran a personal-best 3:57.24 for the 1,500 of his 4:15.50 mile at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational ... did not compete throughout the rest of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letter winner in cross country and track at Lumen Christi Catholic High School ... 2005 Michigan Division 3 state champion and all-time record holder in the 800 meters ... earned all-state accolades in each of his final three cross country seasons and final two track seasons ... undefeated in the 800 meters as a senior ... two-time runner-up in the 1,600 meters at the state meet and holder of three school records (800m, 1,600m, 5,000m cross country) ... regional 800- and 1,600-meter champion in 2005, and also earned individual conference champions in four different seasons ... selected to participate in the Midwest Meet of Champions as a senior ... personal bests include 1:54.2 in the 800m, 4:16.2 in the 1,600m, and 15:46.7 for 5,000m cross country ... member of Student Council, National Honor Society, and class Valedictorian at Lumen Christi ... son of Cynthia and R. Michael Clark ... middle of three children ... born June 9, 1986 in Jackson, Mich. ... graduated in May 2009 with a degree in accounting ... enrolled in graduate studies.
CLARK'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|1000m (2006 Meyo Invitational)||2:30.37|
|Mile (2006 Alex Wilson Invitational)||4:12.58|
CLARK'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|1500m (2006 Miami (Ohio) Invitational)||3:57.24|
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