It is the philosophy that distance running is a team sport, much like the great Arkansas Coach John McDonnell believed. It is the responsibility of each member to help others get better. Strength in numbers is key, with all members working together toward a common goal.
Clackamas works hard to achieve success in the classroom as well as the athletic field. There is academic tracking and communication with instructors to help ensure solid performance in classes. It is the belief that athletes perform better knowing their athletic future at Clackamas depends upon doing well in the classroom.