Career Notes:2010-11 BIG EAST Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... 2011 Captial One Academic All-District V First Team ... Two-time captain of both the men's cross country and track & field teams ... Marquette's top runner at all but one meet during the 2010 cross country season and MU's top finisher at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships and NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 2009 ... Competed at both the 2010 and 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs ... Ran the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Finished MU career seventh on MU's all-time top-10 list in the indoor 5,000.
2010-11:Notched personal bests in the outdoor 10,000- and indoor 5,000-meter runs during his final season at MU, with the latter ranking as the No. 7 mark in program history ... Recorded his top indoor 5,000 time of 14:43.62 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4) ... Competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 3,000 and 5,000 where he set a personal record in the 3,000 with a time of 8:35.66 ... Ran the 5,000 and 10,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships where he placed 24th (31:19.76) and 10th (14:50.85), respectively ... Notched a top time in the 10,000 at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 14) with a mark of 30:46.27.
2008-09: Ran an indoor personal best time in the 3,000m at the Grand Valley Early Bird, finishing in 8:43.85 and earning a third place finish...Bested his personal record again finishing the 3,000m in 8:38.17 at the Notre Dame Invitational...Finished the mile with an indoor season best time of 4:20.25 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational...Finished the 5,000m in 14:51.76 at the Meyo Invitational, setting a new indoor personal record...Finished the 5,000m in 14:42.91 at the John McDonnell Invitational, besting his outdoor personal record by over 7 seconds and reaching a BIG EAST qualifying mark.
2007-08: Was the top Marquette finisher at the Illini Open, finishing the 6K race in 18:58.58...After placing as the top MU runner in the season's first race, finished the rest of the season in either third or fourth place among the men...Ran best times in the 8K of 24:56 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships...Set an indoor personal record in the 3,000m with a time of 8:44.94 at the Panther Tune-Up...Recorded an outdoor personal record in the 5,000m at the Missouri Relays with a time of 14:49.94 for a fifth place finish...At the Wisconsin Twilight meet, set a personal-record in the 1,500m with a time of 4:05.45.
High School: Cleland was a four-time letter winner as a member of the track team and earned three letters for cross country at Pike High School ... Placed 16th at the Indiana State Cross Country Meet as a junior and finished 10th in the 3,200m (9:23) as a senior ... Cleland also wrestled for three seasons and was a two-time state qualifier.
Personal: Cleland was born on December 10, 1987 and is the son of John and Judy Cleland ... He has two siblings Chris and Cecilia ... Cleland graduated in May of 2011 as a triple major in exercise science, theology and psychology with a 3.929 grade-point average ... SAAC Vice President.