The Pirates set five more school records and won four events at the Penn State Nationals
2015-16 Cross Country: Participated in all six events … Was the Pirates’ top finisher at the Covered Bridge Invitational, capturing 28th place in the 6,400m with a time of 21:14.90 … Took fourth at the ECU Pirate Invitational, finishing the 5K event in a time of 15:49.25 … Posted the 16th-fastest 8K time in program history at the American Athletic Conference Championship, crossing the finish line in 24:58.96 … Ran a 32:50.10 in the 10K at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
2014-15 Track and Field: Won the 1,000-meter run at the Virginia Tech Challenge, crossing the finish line in 2:29.25 … Took sixth place in the mile run at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in a time of 4:10.18 – the fourth-fastest time in program history … Captured fifth place at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 1:55.41 … Ran the ninth-fastest 1,500-meter time in school history (3:54.03) at the Virginia Challenge … Took seventh place in the 1,500 at the Bill Carson Invitational with a time of 3:59.32 … Also competed a few of the relay events during the outdoor season.
2014-15 Cross Country: Competed in five events … Was the Pirates’ top finisher at the Wolfpack Invitational, taking 21st place in the 5K with a time of 15:34.80 … Finished 52nd in the 8K at the American Athletic Conference Championship in a time of 27:23.
2013-14 Track & Field: Ran in the indoor 1,000-meter run, mile run, 4x800-meter relay and Distance Medley Relay … Posted a season-best time of 2:31.01 in the 1,000-meter run at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Placed fourth in the mile run at the Dick Taylor Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:15.94 … Ran anchor in the 4x800-meter relay at the Virginia Tech Elite for a fifth-place finish after posting a 7:51.52 time … Was part of three separate distance medley relay teams during the indoor season as he helped the Pirates to a third-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational and helped ECU recorded a time of 10:22.33 at the C-USA Indoor Championships … During the outdoor season, saw action in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, 3,000-meter run, 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay … Posted his best time (1:52.66) in the 800-meter at the C-USA Outdoor Championships during the prelims as he qualified for the finals … Earned a pair of second place finishes in the 1,500-meter run at the Bill Carson Invitational and at the Charlotte 49er Classic … Registered a career-best time of 3:56.31 in the 1,500-meter run at the Florida Relays … Finished in seventh place in the 3,000-meter run at the Bill Carson Invitational with a time of 9:10.13 … Helped the Pirates earn a 13th-place finish at the Penn Relays in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 7:39.61 … Ran anchor for ECU in the distance medley relay at the Florida Relays as he led the Pirates to a seventh-place finish in 10:14.78.
2013-14 Cross Country: Took part in seven events … Finished third at the ECU Pirate Invitational with a 5K time of 16:01.77 … Took eighth place at the Seahawk Invitational, running the 5K in a time of 16:10.43 … Captured 73rd at the Conference USA Championship by running the 8K in 27:53.62.
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor men's 1,000-meter run, men's mile run and men's distance medley relay ... Recorded a fourth-place finish at the Penn State National in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:30.18 ... Notched his season-best time of 2:28.21 in the 1,000-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational for a seventh-place finish and fourth on the ECU Indoor Top 10 List ... Recorded a career-best time of 4:19.95 for a ninth-place finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the mile run ... His personal-best time in the mile also ranks him ninth on the ECU Indoor Top 10 List ... Ran anchor in the distance medley relay on three separate occasions helping the Pirates to three top-10 finishes ... Was part of a DMR squad that placed sixth at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 10:22.91 ... Ran in the outdoor mile unattached and finished in the top 25 at the Joe Hilton Invitational with a time of 4:25.12.
2012-13 Cross Country: Competed in six of the eight races and had two top-20 finishes ... Started his season by finishing 14th in a time of 16:28.34 at the 5K Seahawk Invitational ... Ran his best time of the season, 15:54.9, in placing 22nd at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational ... Had his highest finish, fifth place, in a time of 15:59.95 at the ECU Pirate Invitational ... Recorded his best 8K time, 26:41.95, in the gold race of the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational to take 100th place ... Timed out at 27:19.1 in the 8K NCAA Pre-Nationals (237th place) ... At the 8K C-USA Conference Championship, earned 57th place with a time of 28:08.6.
2011-12 Track & Field: Redshirted.
2011-12 Cross Country: Redshirted.
High School: A four-year participant in cross country and track who was named the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference Most Valuable Runner for track his final three years ... Claimed the league's 1,600-meter title all four years and won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 2A State Championship as a senior after a third-place showing a year earlier and second-place finish during sophomore campaign ... Named the Denver Weekly's 2011 Boy's Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... Helped the 4x800-meter relay squad to a trio of conference championships ... Guided East Lincoln to the Lincoln County, Southern Piedmont Conference and NCHSAA 2A West Regional track championships as a senior ... Also an all-league performer in cross country ... Finished fifth at the state cross country meet while serving as a captain during final campaign ... Recipient of the Cross Country Mustang Award ... Checked in second at the conference meet in the 800 meters as a sophomore and junior before winning the event during final season ... Turned in three second-place performances at the league level in the 3,200-meter race ... Before winning the 1,600 meters at the state meet, finished sixth as a sophomore and 12th as a junior ... Placed sixth at the NCHSAA 2A West Regionals in the 1,600 meters and 4x800-meter relay during first season ... Ran for coaches Lonnie Custer and Melvin Morison ... Earned two additional varsity letters as a starting central defender on the East Lincoln soccer squad.
Personal: Born William Brather Cline III on July 13, 1992, in Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of Bill and Ruth Cline ... Majoring in engineering ... Hobbies include paintball, coin collecting and hunting ... An Eagle Scout who was a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society ... Earned selection on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in cross country in 2011.