Dillon Clark, alumni of Walker Valley High School, has signed to Cleveland State's men's cross country team. Clark did not run cross country in high school but is excited to accept this new challenge. A former team captain of the Walker Valley wrestling team, Dillon possess a certain level of work ethic and drive that he's excited to add to the sport of cross country running.
Clark stated, "It feels great to be here, this is a different feeling since I'm entering a higher level of competition." On his expectations for this season he said, "Individually I'd like to reach nationals within the next two years but as our team as whole, I want to make sure we leave a lasting impression at Cleveland State and grow cross country into a successful program here."
CSCC Cross Country Head Coach David Kyle said, "Since Dillon comes from a wrestling background, I don't have to worry about his effort or mentality. You can tell he really wants to be here and is excited to get started. I expect that with his drive, Dillon can accomplish anything he wants to, if he puts his mind to it."
On what this addition does for the men's team, Coach Kyle stated, "It's gives us an extra runner, filling out a full squad. Its also added a sense of competition within our own team and that's really helped us to improve and grow. Dillon also brings experience in the weight room, which will most definitely impact our team in a positive way. Overall we are extremely excited to have Dillon here, and can't wait to hit the ground running."