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12/01/2011

Navy Men's Indoor Track to Open Season Saturday

Mids to host 12-team Navy Invitational at the Wesley A. Brown Field House

Career Performance Lists

Career Bests:
3,000m Steeplechase - 8:54.94
5,000m run (indoor) - 14:26.29

Black's Career Honors:
• 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Honoree
• 2011 NCAA East Regional Qualifier (3,000 Steeplechase)
• 2011 IC4A All-East (3,000 Steeplechase)
• 2011 Patriot League 3,000 Steeplechase Champion
• 2011 Patriot League Outdoor Track-Athlete of the Week (May 2)
• 2010 Patriot League 3,000 Steeplechase Champion

2010-11 (Sophomore Season):
• Repeated as the Patriot League Champion in the 3,000m steeplechase
• Placed third at the IC4A Championship in the steeplechase with a time of 8:58.35 to earn All-East honors
• Ran a PR 8:54.94 in the steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional, placing 15th and just missing qualification to the NCAA Championship
• Won the steeplechase at the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet
• Placed seventh in the steeplechase at the Penn Relays and eighth at the Sam Howell Invitational
• Placed 10th at the IC4A Indoor Championship in the 5,000m run with a season-best time of 14:26.29
• Placed sixth and scored in the 5,000m run at the Patriot League Indoor Championship
• Won the 5K at the Navy Six-Team Meet and placed second at the Wesley Brown Invitational
• During cross country, competed in six races; Navy's third finisher at the Paul Short Invitational

2009-10 (Freshman Season):
• Team's top performer in the 3,000m steeplechase
• Won the Patriot League Championship in the steeplechase with a time of 9:10.10
• Placed 10th in the steeplechase at the IC4A Championships with a season-best time of 9:00.98
• Won the steeplechase at the outdoor Star Meet against Army
• Also won the steeplechase at the Navy Three-Team Meet
• Placed second in the steeplechase at the Military Championships
• Competed in six races as a member of the cross country team
• Named the 2009 Patriot League Cross Country Rookie of the Year
• Also named to the All-Patriot League Second Team after placing 10th at the league meet, where Navy won the PL Championship

High School / Personal:
• Attended William J. Palmer High School, where he lettered in both cross country and track
• Earned all-state honors in track by virtue of his eighth-place finish at the state championship during his senior year
• Named to the all-state team in cross country during his senior season
• Helped the cross country and track teams to three league titles during his tenure
• Served as team captain of both squads during his senior year
• Son of William McClellan and Janice Black
• Majoring in English
• Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years after graduation, where he earned the rank of Lance Corporal (E-3)
• Named to the Commandant's List in each of his first four semesters at the Academy
• Also named to the Superintendent's List three times

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