Jessica Clarke

Jessica  Clarke


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Murray Bergthaum High School

Last College:
Central Arizona College






Clarke closed out her indoor career collecting All-America honors at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the women's 4x400 that placed fourth overall in College Station ... The 4x400 quartet consisting of Hayley Shade, Kishelle Paul, Clarke and Jessica Young collected fourth-place honors with a time of 3:36.51 ... The fourth-place finish was the highest finish posted by a women's 4x400 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in program history ... Individually, Clarke earned all-conference honors in the 200 meters by capturing the conference title in the event with a seasonal-best time of 24.12 seconds ... Clarke helped the women's 4x400 qualify for nationals after blazing to the second-fastest time in the NCAA at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier ... Overall, the unit clocked a seasonal-best and school record time of 3:34.63 to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... The 4x400, which at that point ranked No. 2 in the world standings, captured the conference championship for the fourth-consecutive season ... During the outdoor season, she came on late in the year, finishing third overall in the 200 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 23.58 seconds ... She also collected runner-up honors in the 400 meters at the conference championships with a seasonal-best time of 52.85 seconds ... Earned MWC All-Conference honors in both events as well as the 4x100 relay that captured a conference championship ... Competed at the Midwest Regional in Norman, Okla., in the 400 meters ... Closed out her TCU career competing on the women's 4x400 at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Was a major factor on TCU's 4x100 and 4x400 relays that ranked both nationally and in the world for most of the outdoor season.

Collected all-conference honors in the women's 200 meters during the indoor season by posted a personal-best mark of 24.02 seconds to place second overall in the event ... Overall, placed sixth at the championships in the 60 meters, recording a time of 7.58 seconds .. Also, collected all-conference honors as part of the women's 4x400 that won the conference championships in Colorado Springs ... Helped the women's 4x400 record a seasonal-best time of 3:39.01 at the Tyson Invitational ... Clarke made her first appearance at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the women's 400 meters, posting a time of 54.44 seconds in Des Moines ... The junior who went into nationals with the 13th fastest time in the nation collected conference champion honors in the 400 meters by winning the event title with the fifth-fastest time in championship history .. Her blazing regional qualifying time of 52.52 at that time was the seventh-fastest time in the nation and ranked in the top-50 in the world standings .. Clarke, who qualified for nationals as an at-large, recorded a time of 53.62 to finish in seventh-place at the Midwest Regional ... Made the all-regional squad following competition in the 400 and 4x400 in Lincoln, as well as being named all-conference in the 200 and 400 meters, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 ... In the 200, Clarke placed second in the event at the MWC Championships with a personal-best time of 23.30 seconds ... She was also part of a 4x400 unit that won the conference championship with a time of 44.36 seconds ... Finally, Clarke helped TCU win the college division of the 4x400 at the Penn Relays by recording an NCAA regional qualifying time of 3:39.72 ... The 4x400 unit also qualified for the finals of the NCAA Midwest Regional by collecting a seasonal-best time of 3:36.98 to place fourth overall in preliminary action ... Helped the women's 4x100 post a seasonal-best time of 44.21 at the Penn Relays to place sixth-overall ... At the Texas Relays, the unit finished in fourth-place with a time of 44.22 seconds ... Helped both relay teams rank in the national and world standing throughout the 2008 season and win conference championships.

Central Arizona
Clarke transfers to TCU following back-to-back National Championship at Central Arizona where she competed in both the 100 and 200 meters ... Was a regional champion in 2007 in both the 100 and 200 ... Earned six letters at Murry Bergthaum High School in New York ... Clarke was a three-time state champion in the 200 meters, while also winning the state championship four different times ... She also collected the 200 meters indoor championship while in high school.

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