Clayton Hutchins
Clayton Hutchins
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Anselmo, CA
High School: Drake HS
Experience: 2Y

2015-16 -- Track: Came in second place in the 5,000 meters at the Big West Championships on May 14, earning all-conference status with a time of 14:53.99 (just 1.18 seconds behind teammate Nick Woolf for the title) at Jack Rose Stadium in Long Beach ... ran a season-best 5K of 14:05.84 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on April 1, taking second in the seven-heat field of 204 competitors at Cox Stadium ... his PR qualified him not only for the NCAA West Regional meet (where he exceeded his seeding by 21 spots after leading his heat with just over three laps to go and finishing 27th at Kansas on May 28), but also for the Canadian Olympic Trials on July 7 (when he finished 13th, at 14:49.16 in Edmonton — making him one of the two youngest runners to place in the top 17) ... enters senior season just 1.68 seconds away from entering the top 10 in school history for the 5K ... also won the 1,500m at the 34th annual Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 26, with a time of 3:50.75, helping to lead the Mustangs to dual-scored wins over CSU Bakersfield and Fresno State ... went on to also finish sixth in the event at the Big West finals, at 3:51.45, to tally 11 team points on the same day. Cross Country: Redshirted.

2014-15 -- Track: Took fifth place in the 5,000 meters at the Big West Conference Championships hosted by UC Riverside on May 16, with a time of 14:46.88 ... his season-best performance — 14:38.71 — came at the SF State Distance Carnival on April 3. Cross Country: Produced a breakout season, winning the 74-runner WCC Preview Meet on Sept. 13 in 24:19.3, before finishing ninth among a field of 361 competitors at the 41st annual Stanford Invitational two weeks afterward, at 23:51 (earning the overall Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week accolade and pacing the squad to a fourth-place showing among the 17 teams in the race) ... went on to post a team-leading sixth-place time (24:15.0) at the Big West Conference Championships on Nov. 1 ... in all, accounted for three of the Mustangs’ fastest performances along the way of his six meets.

2013-14 -- Track: Ran the team’s fastest 1,500 meters over the course of the season, 3:49.37 (good for fifth place), at the seventh annual SF State Distance Carnival on April 4 ... also put up a time of 3:52.15 at the 56th Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut two weeks later. Cross Country: Finished sixth at the Fresno State Invitational on Sept. 14, with a time of 20:05 ... closed the fall with an 18th-place finish at the Big West Championships, in 26:33.

Prep -- At Drake High School in San Anselmo, was a three-time All-Marin County Athletic League selection, as well as the Redwood Empire champion ... his PRs for the Pirates included 4:13.49 in the 1,600, 9:17.55 in the 3,200 and 15:45 in the 5K ... additionally, finished 18th at the 2013 Canadian Junior (U-20) National Cross Country Championships held in Vancouver before returning to take sixth while representing British Columbia in 2014.

Personal -- Born on July 27, 1995 in San Anselmo ... son of Carolyn and Jeff ... has a sister, Kathryn, who ran track and cross country at UBC ... his grandfather Jack competed at Oregon and represented Canada in the 800, 1,500 and 4x400 relay at the Olympics in 1948 and 1952 ... majors in kinesiology.