UND Roster

2015-16 Cross Country Roster

Michael Clevenger


Class Senior
Hometown Decatur, IL
High School MacArthur


  • USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (outdoor 5,000 meters), 2015
  • All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team, 2015
  • All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team, 2015
  • All-Atlantic Coast Conference (cross country), 2014, 2015
  • All-Great Lakes Region (cross country), 2013, 2014, 2015
  • NCAA Championships individual qualifier (cross country), 2014
  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star (track and field), 2012-13

AS A SENIOR: Enjoyed a solid cross country season, racing in six meets … finished in 13th place at the ACC Championship 8K (23:58.5), earning all-ACC recognition … placed third at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 10K (30:21.5), making the all-region team … finished 38th out of 252 runners at the NCAA Championship 10K (30:27.9), competing as an individual … competed at the Meyo Invitational for the indoor track season in the 3K and 5K … did not compete during the outdoor track season … tabbed to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR: Pieced together a stellar junior season both on the cross country course and track … competed in five meets during the cross country season, coming back from an early-season injury as the year progressed … finished sixth of 207 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship (30:22), earning all-region honors … placed 21st at the ACC Championship 8K (23:57.0), good for all-ACC recognition … finished 92nd at the NCAA Championship 10K (31:30.0) as an individual qualifier … kicked off indoor track season as the men’s mile winner at the Notre Dame Invitational (4:05.99) … placed eighth in the 3000m at the Razorback Invitational, cracking the program’s top 10 best times at No. 9 (8:06.49) … notched a personal-best in securing fourth place at the prestigious Meyo Mile at the Meyo Invitational (4:02.33) … notched the program’s fifth-best time with a 14th place performance at the Iowa State Classic (13:59.91) … barely missed All-ACC honors with a seventh place finish in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships (8:08.21) … also placed 11th in the 5000m at the indoor conference meet (14:26.42) … started the outdoor season with an eighth place finish in his section of the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational (13:56.24) … placed 10th in the 1500m at the Virginia Challenge (3:43.91) … fell just shy of all-ACC honors, finishing seventh in the 5000m at the ACC Outdoor Championships (14:18.96) … raced to a stellar sixth place finish in 13:58.46 in the 5000m at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Championships to become a national qualifier … became a USTFCCCA Second Team All-American after a 15th place finish in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (14:13.44) … named to both the All-ACC Academic indoor and outdoor teams.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in six meets during the cross country season … placed third of 91 runners at the National Catholic Championship 5K (25:05.4) … took 27th place of 129 runners in the ACC Championship 8K (24:47.6), helping the Irish to third place … finished 22nd of 207 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 10K (30:55), where the Irish qualified for the NCAA Championships … recorded a third place finish in the 5000m run at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships (14:02.19) … competed in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary round, achieving a 19th place finish among 43 runners in the 5000m run (14:20.43).

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two meets during the cross country season … finished 11th out of 276 runners on the five-mile course at the National Catholic Championship (24:54.7) … placed 66th out of 163 runners in the five-mile Blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:39) … ran in 11 indoor and outdoor races for the Irish … finished seventh in the 5000m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … placed first at the Drake Relays in the 4x1600m relay with a time of 16:42.89 … ran a season-best in the 1500m at the Louisville Border Battle with a time of 3:50.88 to take sixth … took first in the 5000m indoors at the Meyo Invitational and the Blue & Gold Invitational … took first in the mile with a time of 4:13.65 at the Notre Dame Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School (Decatur, Illinois) in the spring of 2012 … eight-time letter winner in track & field and cross country … 2012 Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (ITCCCA) Male Athlete of the Year … Division 5 winner of the 2011-12 Do What’s Right! Sportsperson of the Year for 2012 … named an Illinois High School academic all-state recipient … named Illinois Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2011 … elected Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Athlete of the Year in 2011 … named four-time all-conference, regional champion and sectional champion in cross country … named section champion four times in the 3,200m run and three times in the mile … named 2A state champion in cross country (2011, 2012) and was a four-time 2A state qualifier … won the 3,200m 2A state meet twice in the 3,200m (2011, 2012) and the mile (2012) … competed in the Foot Locker Midwest cross county race (2011, 2012) and finished third senior year … named first team all-region (2010) and second team all-region (2011) at the Footlocker Midwest race … placed second at NXN Midwest (first team all-region) senior year and made second-team all-region junior year … competed in the Foot Locker Nationals meet in the three mile (14:18.16) and the 5K (15:11) senior year … named Illinois State Scholar and to the all-state academic team … volunteered as a coach with local youth track club and served as a Macon County Teen Court Juror …. Brother, Stephen, ran cross country and track at the University of Mississippi … full name is Michael Dean Clevenger … born in Decatur, Illinois … son of Bill and Candace Clevenger … has three older brothers … enrolled in the College of Science and is a science pre-professional major.