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2008 Outdoor: Carried his success from the indoor season into the
outdoor campaign ... placed second in both the long and triple jumps
and finished third in the 200m ... finished 10th in the long jump
at the Sea Relays, posting a season-best leap of 24-00.25 (7.32m)
... finished second in the long jump at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood
2008 Indoor: Made an immediate impact in his first year with the Bucs
... scored 18 points at the conference championships, placing third in
400m, long jump and triple jump ... competed in six different meets.
Prior to ETSU: Competed at King College ... received all-America
status in the high jump, finishing with a mark of 23-05.50 at the
indoor nationals in Johnson City ... won the NAIA national long jump
championship in 2007.
Personal: Born May 20, 1987 ... son of Gary Cloyd and Katy Dye ...
majoring in Pharmacy.
2008 Cross Country: Helped the Bucs win their first-ever conference
title and 21st overall crown by finishing ninth at the meet (25:17) ...
named all-conference for the third straight season.
2008 Outdoor: Competed in four meets and posted a season-best
first-place finish in the 1500-meters at Furman (4:03.29).
2008 Indoor: Scored in both the 3000 and 5000-meter events at the
conference championships ... placed third in the 5000m and sixth in
the 3000m ... took home the title in the mile at the Appalachian State
2007 Cross Country: Appeared in all six meets ... was an all-conference
selection after finishing second at the Atlantic Sun Championships ...
was primarily the number two runner for the Buccaneers ... posted three
top-5 finishes ... competed at the NCAA South Regional.
2007 Outdoor: Placed first in the 1500-meters at the Furman
2007 Indoor: Competed in the mile, 3000-meters and 5000-meters
... placed sixth in the mile at the A-Sun Championships.
2006 Cross Country: Competed in six races for the Bucs ... finished
12th at the A-Sun Championships with a time of 26:59 ... was
the second Buccaneer runner to cross the line at the NCAA South
Regional, finishing 55th overall with a mark of 33:26.8.
2006 Outdoor: Managed a fourth-place effort in the 5,000 at the
A-Sun Outdoor Championships (15:30.09) ... clocked a season-best
time of 4:01.91 in the 1,500 at the 49er Classic.
2006 Indoor: Had an outstanding weekend at the A-Sun Indoor
Championships, coming away with two gold medals, along with
a silver-medal performance ... took the conference crown in the
3,000-meters with a personal-best and meet-record time of 8:43.69 ...
followed up his individual win by anchoring the DMR to victory with
a conference-record time of 10:25.21 ... earned a third all-conference
certificate with a second-place effort in the 5,000, running 15:18.68.
2005 Cross Country: Ran in all six events ... named to the all-conference
and all-freshman teams, with a tenth place finish at the
Atlantic Sun Championships ... finished second at the Greensboro
Invitational… was the first Buccaneer to cross the finish line at the
Mountaineer Open, finishing sixth overall.
2005 Outdoor: Redshirted
2005 Indoor: Redshirted
2004 Cross Country: Redshirted
Prep: Five-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year
letterwinner in track at Wade Hampton High School ... coached by
Rick Zeller, who also coached former ETSU cross country athlete Fred
Reinhardt, a member of ETSU’s last cross country championship team ...
state’s 2003 cross country champion and a member of the state’s cross
country championship team ... member of Wade Hampton’s class AAA
state, upper state, region and county championship cross country teams
for five consecutive seasons (1999-2003) ... tabbed as an all-state cross
country athlete all five years and is the only athlete in his high school’s
history to make all-state five consecutive years in one sport ... named as
an all-region and all-county selection for cross country four consecutive
years ... selected in 2003 to the High School Sports Report All-State Cross
Country Team ... named as the runner of the year by Greenville County
in 2002 and as the class AAA region runner of the year in 2002 and 2003
... named as a Footlocker all-south selection in 2002 ... an all-around
athlete, also earned five letters in golf ... participated in his state’s
tournament in 2001 and 2002.
Personal: Born on April 19, 1985 ... majoring in mass
communications/broadcasting ... son of Dan and Kim Crane.