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McCandless' Nittany Lion Resume...
*2007 Big Ten Scorer (10,000m; 7th) *Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner
One the Course...
||2008 Cross County || A Nittany Lion team captain...Ran on the NCAA qualifying squad that placed 25th overall at the NCAA Championships, finishing 141st individually...Placed 12th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, earning all-region honors and helping the Lions to a second-place finish.
At the Big Ten Championships ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Placed sixth in the 10,000-meters with a finishing time of 30:47.14 - the second Big Ten scoring finish of his career. || 2009 Indoor || Finished 23rd in the 5000-meters. || 2007 Outdoor || Capped an outstanding season with a seventh-place finish in the 10,000-meters at the conference meet (30:57.77) ... Also competed in the 5000 at the conference meet, finishing in 15:14.39. || 2007 Indoor || Competed in the 5000, running 15:05.46.
Around the Track ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Placed 25th in the 10,000 at the Stanford Invite, finishing with a personal-best 29:48.57 ... Placed 10th in the 5000 at the Jesse Owens Classic with a season-best 14:34.88 ... Also competed in the 5000 at Penn Relays. || 2009 Indoor || Clocked a personal-best 14:25.58 to finish 13th in his heat at the Washington Husky Invitational ... Placed sixth in the invitational 5000 at the Penn State National, finishing in 14:35.53. || 2008 Season || Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons. || 2007 Outdoor || Clocked a personal-best 30:19.06 to finish 11th at Penn Relays. || 2007 Indoor || Ran a career-best 14:46.29 in the 5000 to finish eighth at the Penn State National ... Clocked a personal-record 8:38.84 to place ninth in the 3000 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || At Maryland || Spent freshman year at the University of Maryland ... Competed in the 5,000 at the ACC Indoor Championships, and the 5,000 and 10,000 at the outdoor conference meet ... Ran a personal-best 14:58.18 to finish second at the Terrapin Invitational. || High School || Lettered all four years in track and twice in cross country ... PIAA District XI record holder in the 3,200-meters (9:13.01) ... State medalist in both track and cross country. || Personal || Born October 14, 1986 ... Son of Ralph and Brenda McCandless ... Majoring in Meteorology.
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