Honors and Awards 2011 Cross Country All-Midwest Region 2012 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Cross Country) 2013 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Track & Field)
2013 Outdoors: Earned honorable mention All-America honors after runnning an incredible personal-best 8:43.73 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Clarkson started the national semifinal well, but had to stop due to injury ... Was an All-Big 12 performer, finishing third in the steeplechase, with a time of 8:55.40.
2013 Indoors: Picked up a pair of All-Big 12 honors by placing fifth at the conference meet in the 3,000 meters in 8:05.52 and by placing fifth at the conference meet in the Distance Medley Relay ... Was one of five Cowboys to run a sub-four-minute mile during the season, clocking a 3:59.47 at the Razorback Invitational ... That mark was fifth in school history ... Clarkson's 7:53.92 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic was good for sixth on OSU's all-time list.
2012 Cross Country: An All-Big 12 selection for the Big 12 and NCAA-champion Cowboys ... Placed 20th at the conference meet in 24:32.5 ... Was 164th at NCAAs in 31:15.2 ... Placed sixth at the Cowboy Jamboree with a 24:55.42 and was 29th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 31:07.28 ... Took sixth at the Chile Pepper Festival in 30:25.9.
2012 Outdoors: A second-team All-American after finishing 15th in the 3,000 meter steeplechase semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... He finished one spot away from advancing to the final race, though his time of 8:45.96 set a new personal record and ranks fifth all-time at OSU ... Big 12 runner-up in the steeplechase with a time of 8:46.72 that ranked him 16th on the national list during the regular season and third on the Midwest Region list ... Placed third in his heat at the NCAA Regional to earn a spot in the national championship field ... Clocked a personal-best 3:46.33 in the 1,500 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational ... His one effort in the 10,000 meters resulted in a personal best 29:18.25 at the Stanford Invitational.
2012 Indoors: Did not compete.
2011 Cross Country: Was the Cowboys' fifth finisher at the Midwest Regional as he ran the 10,000 meter race in 31:53.60 to place 24th and earn all-region honors ... Placed 18th at the Big 12 Championships, running the 8,000 meters in 24:18.3 ... Posted a time of 32:18.0 in the NCAA Championships to finish 233rd ... Notched his season-best time in the 10K at the Chile Pepper Festival with a 30:53.9 to place 32nd ... Ran unattached at the Cowboy Jamboree and placed 44th with a time of 25:01.08.
High School: Finished fourth in the 2,000 meter steeplechase and fourth in the 3,000 meter run in Under-20 competition ... Placed 28th at Euro Cross in 2009 ... Was the North German Champion in the 5,000 meters in 2010 ... Finished second in the Under-23 German Championship in the 5,000 meters and third in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Personal: Born Dec. 13, 1990 in Berlin ... son of Andrew and Eva-Maria Clarkson ... Father played squash for the English Under 23 team in the 1970's.