Clara MacLeod
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Berkeley, Calif.

High School:
Albany HS '13

Height:
5-7

Position:
Distances

Major:
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning

2014:All-Big West Conference with second-place finish in steeplechase... Her time of 10:52.47 was a PR by two seconds and pushed her to No. 7 all-time at C Davis... Also had a 10:54.53 at Brutus Hamilton Open and was eighth at SFSU Distance Carnival... Improved her steeplechase time every race... Also ran the 1,500 and 3,000... Posted a PR of 4:37.67 in 1,500 while taking third at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major Classic.

CROSS COUNTRY:
Earned All-Big West Conference honors for 2014 after finishing ninth at conference championships in 20:57.5... Was Aggies' second-best finisher in at the NCAA West Regional with 47th-place finish... Posted three top-10 showings, including ninth-place at Aggie Open and 10th at WCC Preview...Competed in four meets in her first season as an Aggie in 2013... Posted her best finish of the year at the Doc Adams Open in November, finishing 16th with a time of 22:27... Opened the season strong, finishing 19th at the Aggie Open in a time of 15:20... Ran a 6K season-best 22:17.5 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on Oct. 19... Was the second Aggie runner across the line at the Stanford Invitational, finishing in a time of 23:46.

ALBANY HS '13:The majority of her high school sports career was spent playing competitive soccer year-round... She was named offensive league MVP as a senior... Her senior year was also where she began her running career... She raced the 1600 and 3200 at the Meet of Champions...5:08 was her personal best in the 1600... Her personal best in the 3200 was 11:25.

PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif.... Majoring in environmental policy analysis and planning...Daughter of Beatrice and Ian MacLeod... Has a younger brother, Malcolm...Breaking two school records at NCS Meet of Champions in her first track & field season is her most memorable personal accomplishment... Not many people know that she is half French and speaks the language fluently... soccer player Andrea Pirlo is her sports hero... Chose to attend UC Davis due to its quality academic and sports programs... Once competed at Cal's Edwards Stadium, her favorite facility... Nelson Mandela is her non-sports hero... Planning to pursue a career in environmental sciences once she graduates... Would love to visit Turkey... Competed for the ACC Mavericks/Bay Oaks Soccer Club in Berkeley/Oakland for nine years.