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Men's Cross Country Wins Fourth Consecutive Patriot League Title

Navy's top five runners garner All-Patriot League honors.


Men's Cross Country Looking For Fourth Consecutive Patriot League Title

Defending champions will compete at 11 a.m. on Saturday.


Men's Cross Country Defeats Army, 19-37

Mids win their third consecutive Star and have now won 12 of the past 15 duals.


Navy Men's Cross Country - NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship

NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 Princess Anne, Md.


Navy Men's Cross Country - Patriot League Championship

2009 Patriot League Championship October 31, 2009 Hamilton, N.Y.


Army-Navy Men's Cross Country Star Meet

Navy at Army - Star Meet October 16, 2009 West Point Golf Course

Cantello on Black:
"NCAA regional qualifier in the steeplechase. Great runner - now he needs to learn how to race."

Black's Career Cross Country Honors
• Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2009)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2009, '10)
• Two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week (10/6/09, 10/20/09)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2009, '10)

2010 Cross Country
• Competed in six meets, including the Patriot League Championship (10/30) and NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (11/13)
• Took 13th overall at the Patriot League Championship with a time of 25:27, earning second-team All-Patriot League honors for the second consecutive year
• Turned in Navy's third-best time - 25:05 - at the Paul Short Invitational (10/1) as he took 76th out of 387 runners
• Rounded out Navy's top five at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/25) with a time of 25:42

2009 Cross Country
• Placed in Navy's top five in five of the six races in which he competed
• His 26:41.0 and 10th-place finish at the Patriot League Championships (10/30) gave him second-team all-league honors as well as Patriot League Rookie of the Year
• Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after turning in a 24:45 at the Paul Short Run (10/2)
• Took seventh in Navy's dual-meet win over Army (10/16) with a time of 25:45.6, earning his second league rookie of the week honor in as many races

Career-Best Track Times:
3,000-meter steeplechase (outdoor): 8:54.94
5,000-meter run (indoor): 14:26.29

High School:
• Attended William J. Palmer High School, where he lettered in both cross country and track
• Named to the all-state team in cross country during his senior season
• Earned all-state honors in track by virtue of his eighth-place finish at the state championship during his senior year
• 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
• Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years after graduation, where he earned the rank of Lance Corporal (E-3)

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