Geography PhD Candidate Clancy McConnell won the men's individual title at club cross country Nationals (NIRCA) in Richmond, Virginia, on November 16th. Clancy and the rest of the UC Davis team qualified for the National meet at the Pacific Regional meet in October in the bay area, where he won the men's individual title as well.
Clancy is a member of Dr. Steven Greco's lab and studies ecological restoration and landscape change. His dissertation will analyze the historical geography of Putah Creek to create a landscape model and restoration design for the creek.
After working on his teaching assistant and research duties every day, Clancy runs at practice with the rest of the club team, including graduate students. He is training to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Trials in the marathon in the next several years.