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 4×1, 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 4×1600-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[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|1000m (2006 Meyo Invitational)||2:30.37|
|Mile (2006 Alex Wilson Invitational)||4:12.58|
CLARK[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|1500m (2006 Miami (Ohio) Invitational)||3:57.24|