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Malcolm Cleary `73

Malcolm Cleary `73


Malcolm Cleary arrived at RLS in the fall of 1970 and quickly established himself as a stand-out athlete on the cross country and track teams—so much so that he continues to hold the record for both the 880-yard run (now the 800 meter) and the 440 run (now the 400 meter).

In his sophomore year, Malcolm won the 880 yard at the CCS freshman/sophomore championships, and in his junior year—having finished third in the CCS varsity meet—he qualified to run in the CIF state meet. It was in his senior year, though, he set the records which remain unbroken at Stevenson today—he qualified for the state meet in the 880 with a time of 1:53.20, finishing 7th at the state meet that year. In the spring of 1973, he was named to the All Northern California High School Track and Field Team. 

Malcolm matriculated at Occidental College where he was on the varsity track team for four years. He earned NAIA  and NCAA Division III All American status for three years and still holds a school record as a member of the 4x400 meter relay. Malcolm was inducted into Occidental’s Track Hall of Fame in 1983.

After college, Malcolm competed for the Santa Monica Track Club running both the 400 and 800 meter races. He ran in Europe and throughout the US with the Santa Monica Track Club and in 1978 had a USA Top 20 time in the 800. In 1977, he was selected to run for the U.S. in a series of track meets in Taiwan.

Malcolm has served as a volunteer coach at RLS, Salinas High School, and York School. He has worked in finance and owned several businesses in the area. He resides in Carmel Valley.