Rhian Clarke


Ipswich, England

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Rhian Clarke


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Indoor:At the NCAA Championships she recorded a fourth-place finish with her season-best pole vault mark of 13-09.25?she won the Conference USA Championship in the pole vault for the second straight year with a vault of 13-03.50?also added first-place finishes at the Hilton Memorial Invitational and the Southwest Classic. Outdoor: Her best outdoor pole vault clearance of 13-05.25 was good for a fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays?Completed a second straight sweep of the C-USA pole vaulting titles with a mark of 12-05.50?recorded first-place finishes at the Texas Invitational and the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational?placed 15th at the NCAA Championships with a vault of 12-05.25?earned a ninth-place finish at the Goodwill Games.

Indoor:Her season-best indoor pole vault mark of 12-10.00 came in a first place showing at the Nike Fast Times?she won the Conference USA championship in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-01.50?her vault of 12-09.50 was good enough for tenth place at the NCAA Championships?was victorious at the Houston Indoor Invitational with a mark of 12-07.50. Outdoor: Her season-best outdoor pole vault mark of 13-07.25 came in a victory at the Texas Relays?completed a sweep of the C-USA pole vaulting titles with a clearance of 12-02.00?cleared 13-01.50 while taking second at the USTCA Team Championships?won the pole vault at the Lewis-Tellez Dedication Meet with a leap of 12-10.25?in six pole vault showings in 2000, she never placed out of the top four.

Transfer from Rice University?finished second at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships?ended her indoor season with a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 11-7.75...best indoor vault was when she won UH?s Bayou City Indoor meet with a vault of 12-5.50...that mark ranked 20th nationally...was selected as the best freshman athlete at Rice.

High School
Competed at Northgate High School in Ipswich, England? finished in fifth place at the European Junior Championships in 1997?also competed at the 1997 World Indoor Championships, 1998 European Championships and 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Born April 19, 1977, in Carmarhaen, England...her parents are Roger and Gwend Clark of Ipswich?major is communications.

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