Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Rory McLeod
Position: Cross Country/Distance
Other Position: Distance
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Santa Rosa High School

2012: He did not compete during and indoor and outdoor season.

2011 (XC): He ran 4.25 miles in 22:08 at the Dave Murray Invitational, which earned him a 12th-place finish ... He took seventh place at the Grand Canyon Invitational, clocking a time of 25:47.2 in the 8,000-meter race.

2011: Redshirted the indoor season ... In his only event of the outdoor season, McLeod ran the 3,000 meters at the Jim Click Shootout with a time of 9:17.45 and a seventh-place finish.

2010 (XC): Opened the season with a 15th-place finish at the George Kyte Classic, running 27:52.3 in the 8,000-meter race ... At the Dave Murray Invitational, he ran 4.25 miles in 23:03.23.

2010: During the indoor season, McLeod ran the 3,000-meter run at the Washington Invitational, completing the race in a time of 8:33.91 ... He redshirted the outdoor season.

2009 (XC): At the George Kyte Classic, he finished in 21st place with a time 26:54.9 in the 8,000-meter run ... McLeod finished 31st at the Dave Murray Invitational, running 4.25 miles in 22:53.00 ... He ran at the Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational with an 8K time of 26:23 ... Competing at the Pac-10 Championships, he ran 8,000 meters in 26:56.03.

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Santa Rosa High School, McLeod was the team captain of both track and cross country his junior and senior year ... He was a first-team all-conference performer his sophomore, junior and senior years for cross country, as well as his junior and senior seasons for track ... Named to the second-team all-region list for cross country as a senior ... Holds the school record in the 3,200-meter run ... Led Santa Rosa to their first regional championship in 15 years ... He was named the Santa Rosa High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year his junior and senior years.

PERSONAL: Son of Gary and Alison McLeod ... Has a brother, Andrew ... His father rowed crew at Harvard and his brother rowed crew at UC-San Diego ... Majoring in finance and with a minor in psychology.