WCU opens the year with the Western Carolina Invitational
Jocelyn King returns after First Team All-SoCon Honors in 2012.
Senior Mara Smith breaks her own school 6k record
WCU puts two women - Mara Smith and Jocelyn Keen - on the First Team All-SoCon for the first time in program history
Senior Josey Weaver set the WCU 8000m record with his time of 24:16.7
Western Carolina University hosted the WCU Invitational held on Aug. 31. Florida swept both the men's and women's races.
Junior (2011-12): Competed in every meet of the 2011 season ... Led the Catamounts in every race but the SoCon Championships ... 9/2 - Picked up only top ten finish of the season in the first meet of the season - the WCU Invitational - with his tenth place finish as he ran a 16:04.11 in the 5,000m event ... 9/16 - Placed 18th in the Mountaineer Open with his time of 20:15.40 ... 9/30 - Finished 204th in the Paul Short Invitational with his time of 26:09 ... 10/14 - In the Royal XC Challenge, ran fastest 8,000m time of 25:11.55 to finish 11th ... Ran a 25:26.82 in the SoCon Championships to place 29th.
Sophomore (2010-11): Competed in every meet of the 2010 season ... 9/3 - Had best finish of the season of the season - sixth - in the WCU Invitational with his time of 16:00.10 ... 9/18 - In the Winthrop Invitational, Clark placed 31st with a time of 26:31.48 ... 10/1 - Ran a 25:49.10 in the Charlotte Invitational (30th) ... 10/15 - Placed 55th with a time of 26:17.00 ... 10/30 - Finished the SoCon Championships in 26:08.07, earning a 33rd place finish ... 11/13 - Ran a 35:24.40 (194) in the NCAA Regional.
Freshman (2009-10): Competed in all five events of the 2009 season ... Named to the 2009 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... 9/4 - Placed seventh in the WCU Invitational - his only top ten finish of the season - with a time of 16:29.43 ... 9/19 - At the Winthrop/Asics Invitational, Clark ran a 26:34.91 to finish 17th ... Clark earned his second consecutive 17th place finish running his fastest time of the season - 25:37.06 - at the Charlotte Invitational ... 10/16 - Ran a 26:10.73 (41) at the Blue Ridge Open ... 10/31 Clark finished his season with a 21st place finish at the SoCon Championships running a 26:12.59.
High School: Four year track and cross country athlete at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga. ... Was part of the State Champion Cross Country team his sophomore year ... Placed in the top ten in the 2-mile event his sophomore year ... Placed 8th in the state meet his junior year and 2nd in the 3200m with a time of 9:52 ... Placed in the top-ten in Cross Country his senior year and helped capture the region title in Cross Country, the 3200m and the 1600m ... Set a personal and school record in the 3200m with a time of 9:37.
Personal: Full name is Nolan Matthew Clark ... Son of Greg and Lillee Clark ... Has one brother, Robert ... Enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for board games, including Jenga.