Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: ACC Women's Field Performer of the Year (2015)...Indoor School Record Holder (Pole Vault - 2015)...Outdoor School Record Holder (Pole Vault - 2015)...Indoor First Team All-America (Pole Vault - 2015)...Indoor Second Team All-America (Pole Vault - 2014)...Outdoor Honorable Mention All-America (Pole Vault - 2015)...NCAA Indoor Championships Participant (Pole Vault - 2014, 2015)...NCAA Outdoor Championships Participant (Pole Vault - 2015)...Indoor ACC Champion (Pole Vault - 2015)...Outdoor ACC Champion (Pole Vault - 2015)...NCAA East Preliminary Round Participant (Pole Vault - 2013, 2014, 2015)...Indoor All-ACC (Pole Vault - 2014, 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC (Pole Vault - 2014, 2015)...USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week (Pole Vault - 3/24/2014)...ACC Women's Indoor Field Performer of the Week (Pole Vault - 2/3/2015 & 2/10/2015)...ACC Women's Outdoor Field Performer of the Week (Pole Vault - 3/24/2015)...USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014, 2015)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2013, 2014, 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2014, 2015)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)...ACC Top Six for Service Award (2015)...USATF Outdoor Championships Participant (Pole Vault - 2014, 2015)
2014-15: Produced one of the most successful seasons by a Duke pole vaulter during her third year in Durham…Indoors, selected as the ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Year...also was voted as the Duke women’s team’s MVP…earned first team All-America honors by claiming silver at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/14), clearing a personal-best 14-9.00 (4.50) to set the Duke record and tie the ACC’s all-time standard…finished first in the pole vault four times, highlighted by capturing the conference title at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/27) with a clearance of 14-0.00 (4.27)...also earned first team All-ACC recognition…took second at both the Virginia Tech Elite (2/7) and Armory Invitational (1/30), clearing heights of 14-4.00 (4.37) and 13-11.25 (4.25), respectively…selected as the ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week twice during the indoor campaign (2/3 & 2/10)…Outdoors, qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/11) for the first time in her Duke career and was named an All-America honorable mention…punched her ticket to Eugene by clearing 13-8.50 (4.18) to match the top height at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (5/28)…completed the sweep of ACC crowns in the women’s pole vault, winning gold at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/16) with a height of 14-5.50 (4.41) to earn first team All-ACC honors…set the school and Duke facility pole vault record at the Duke Invitational (4/11) winning the event with a personal-best 14-9.00 (4.50)…became just the 11th collegiate athlete all-time to clear 14-9.00 or better in the women’s pole vault…finished the regular season undefeated against collegiate opponents with a total of four wins…only loss came in a second-place finish at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/18), registering a height of 14-5.25 (4.40) to place behind only Katerina Stefanidi, an Olympic pole vaulter from Greece…earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team for the third straight year…also selected to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team for the second time…received USTFCCCA All-Academic status for the second time…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year…joined men’s sprinter Chaz Hawkins in being honored by the ACC with the league’s Top Six for Service Award, presented annually to six student-athletes from each conference institution who demonstrate outstanding dedication to community service and outreach programs.
2013-14: Saw a breakout sophomore campaign as a pole vault specialist, setting school records in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault…Indoors, qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (3/1), placing second with a school record clearance of 14-5.25 (4.40)…earned first-place finishes at the Hilton Garden Innvitational (2/1), the Tar Heel Open (1/25) and the Dick Taylor Challenge (1/24)…qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/14), placing 14th in her first appearance at the national event…Outdoors, opened the season with a school record height of 14-7.25 (4.45) at the Carolina Relays (3/22)…qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/18), placing third overall and earning All-ACC honors…placed 13th at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/30) meet...competed at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., (6/27) and tied for sixth with a clearance of 14-1.25 (4.30).
2012-13: Served as Duke’s top performer in the women’s pole vault during the indoor and outdoor season…indoors, cleared a personal best 13-1 (3.99) at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, finishing fifth in the field and ranking third on Duke’s All-Time list…finished fourth at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 13-0.25 (3.97)…outdoors, cleared a personal best 13-7.25 (4.15) to win the event at the 2013 Virginia Challenge…ranks third on Duke’s All-Time list in the event…finished in a tie for fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships after clearing 12-9.5 (3.90)…qualified for the 2013 NCAA East First Round and cleared 12-1.5 (3.70) to finish tied for 19th overall...won the pole vault competition at the USA Junior National Championships by clearing 13-7.25 (4.15)…qualified for the 2013 Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Columbia in August 2013.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner in track and field...two-time NSSF All-America honors (2011,2012)...2012 Georgia high school state champion and meet record holder...2012 Georgia Indoor All-State...2011 New York state indoor and outdoor champion...2011 Eastern States pole vault champion...2010 New York All-State...2009 Virginia all-state selection...served as the 2011 team captain...also a four-year letterwinner in cheerleading...AP Scholar.
Personal: Born June 10, 1994...daughter of Gen. Ronald and Simona Clark...has one older brother, Matthew.