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Sekou Clarke
  • Sprints
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Kingston, Jamaica (Jamaica College)
  • BD: 10/7/83 (Kingston, Jamaica)

CAREER VICTORIES: 23

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

200m: 21.48, 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 46.08, 2006 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
200m: 20.87, 2004 FSU Dual Meet, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 45.82, 2006 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

HONORS: (Two-time NCAA champion, 10-time NCAA All-American, three-time Southeastern Conference champion) 2006 NCAA Indoor All-American - 400m, 4x400m relay; 2005 Outdoor All-American - 4x400m relay; 2005 NCAA East Regional champion - 4x400m relay; 2005 SEC Outdoor champion - 4x400m relay; 2005 NCAA Indoor champion - 4x400m relay; 2005 SEC Indoor champion - 4x400m relay; 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion - 4x100m relay; 2004 Outdoor All-American - 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 2004 SEC Outdoor champion - 4x400m relay; 2004 Indoor NCAA All-American - DMR; 2003 Outdoor NCAA All-American - 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 2003 Indoor NCAA All-American - 4x400m relay.

2006 AS A SENIOR: Wins (5): (o) Drake Relays 4x200m (1:23.48); (i) Cyclone National Qualifier 400m (46.71); Florida Fast Times 200m (21.56); Gator Invitational 4x400m relay (3:12.20); Florida Intercollegiate 200m (21.56) Best of 45.82 (400m) Competed in 12 meets (seven indoors, five outdoors) Capped career by finishing 11th in 400m at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 46.32 Crossed finish line in 46.24 to take third in NCAA East Regional 400m and automatically qualify for NCAAs Clocked PR of 45.82 to finish second in 400m at SEC Outdoor Championships Also finished eighth in 200m in 21.13 and ran anchor leg of third-place 4x100m relay (39.61) and second leg of fourth-place 4x400m relay (3:09.58) Second leg of winning 4x200m at Drake Relays (1:23.48) Ran first regional time of outdoor season at Miami Elite Invitational in taking third in 400m (46.25) Also ran anchor leg of 4x100m relay that posted regional time of 39.46 and second leg of 4x400m relay that took second in regional time of 3:07.67 Clocked prelim time of 46.08 at NCAA Indoor Championships - fourth fastest time in school history Finished sixth in 400m to earn first individual event All-America honor with time of 46.39 Also earned All-America honor by running leadoff leg of 4x400m relay that took fourth in 3:07.63 Clocked 15th-best time in nation to win Cyclone National Qualifier 400m in 46.71 Earned 21st victory of career at Florida Fast Times in 200m (21.56) Finished third in 400m (47.23) and seventh in 200m (21.57) at SEC Indoor Championships Prelim time of 21.48 in 200m was indoor career best Also ran opening leg of runner-up 4x400m relay (3:10.74) Opening leg of 4x400m relay that clocked then-second-best time in nation and sixth in school history at Tyson Invitational (3:07.01) Ran provisional time of 47.28 in first 400m race of season to pick up 20th win of career at Pepsi Invitational Clocked then-PR of 21.56 in first race of season to win 200m at Florida Intercollegiate SEC Good Works team Earned $2,000 post-graduate scholarship from SEC for outstanding community service SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (10): (o) NCAA East Regional Championships 4x400m relay (3:04.95); SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400m relay (3:02.23); Miami Gatorade Classic 4x100m relay (40.33); Texas Relays 4x400m relay (3:02.47); (i) NCAA Indoor Championships 4x400m relay (3:03.51); SEC Indoor Championships 4x400m relay (3:04.75); Iowa State Classic 4x400m relay (3:03.95); Gator Invitational 4x400m relay (3:09.66); Wes Kittley 6-Way 4x400m relay (3:06.81) Best of 45.85 (400m) Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) Ran in prelims with 4x400m relay team that clocked time of 3:03.13 to earn eighth All-America honor of career at NCAA Outdoor Championships Also finished 14th in 400m with time of 46.61 Ran first leg of winning 4x400m relay at NCAA East Regional Championships (3:04.95) Also finished sixth in 400m (46.42) Opening leg on Florida's winning 4x400m relay at SEC Outdoor Championships (3:02.23) Also finished sixth in 400m with time of 46.57 Ran anchor leg on 4x100m relay that took first at Miami Gatorade Classic (40.33) Also finished second in 200m with regional time of 46.83 Ran on winning 4x400m relay at Texas Relays that posted then-top time in world during the season with mark of 3:02.47 Also ran anchor leg of 4x200m relay that finished second in 1:23.01 Picked up second NCAA crown of career by running opening leg of winning 4x400m relay team at NCAA Indoor Championships Relay set collegiate record in 3:03.51 Earned second SEC title of career by running first leg of 4x400m relay that won with time of 3:04.75 Ran on 4x400m relay at Iowa State Classic that turned in time of 3:03.95 Finished sixth in 400m at Iowa State Classic with career-best indoor time of 46.92 Posted a provisional time of 47.65 in 200m at Gator Invitational to take second Also ran opening leg of 4x400m relay that hit provisional with time of 3:09.66 Ran third leg of winning 4x400m relay team at Wes Kittley 6-Way (3:06.81) Took third in 200m at Florida Intercollegiate (21.80) SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (8): (o) NCAA Outdoor Championships 4x100m relay (39.11); NCAA East Regional 4x400m relay (3:03.25); SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400m relay (3:03.09); FSU Dual Meet 4x100m relay (39.17); Penn Relays 4x400m relay (3:01.10); Florida Relays 4x400m relay (3:03.18); (i) SEC Invitational 4x400m relay (3:09.42); Gator Invitational 4x400m relay (3:07.87); Bests of 20.87 (200m) and 45.85 (400m) ... Competed in 15 meets (seven indoor, eight outdoor) ...Won an NCAA title as a member of the 4x100m relay team and also earned All-America honors in the 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Member of the winning 4x400m relay team and also finished second in the 400m dash in a personal-best time of 45.85 and as a member of the 4x100m relay team at the NCAA East Regional Championships ... Member of the winning 4x400m relay team and runner-up 4x100m relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Runner-up in the 400m dash (45.98) and finished third in the 200m dash (20.87) at the FSU Dual Meet ... Leadoff leg of the 4x400m relay team that won the Penn Relays title in 3:01.10 and broke a 27-year old meet record ... Member of the second-place 4x100m relay team at the Sun Angel Classic ... Leadoff leg of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Florida Relays ... Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor meet as a member of the seventh-place distance medley relay team ... Clocked in at 47.23 to finish 11th in the prelims of the 400m dash at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished third as the leadoff leg of the 4x400m relay team that clocked in at 3:09.36 and also finished eighth in the 400m in 47.24 at the Tyson Invitational ... Leadoff leg for the winning 4x400m relay team (3:07.87) and also finished third in the 400m (47.87) at the Gator Invitational ... Led off the winning 4x400m relay team in 3:09.42 and finished sixth in the 200m in 21.79 at the SEC Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 200m (21.74) at the Florida Intercollegiate.

2003 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 21.13 (200m) and 46.28 (400m) ... Competed in 12 meets (five indoor, seven outdoor) Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a member of the fourth-place 4x100m relay team and the eighth-place 4x400m relay team ... Leadoff leg on the winning 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay teams at the NCAA East Regional Finished sixth at the NCAA East Regional in the 400m dash (46.35) after qualifying with a time of 46.28 Scored at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 400m dash (47.68) Finished eighth in the 400m dash (46.96) and ninth in the 200m dash in a personal best time of 21.13 at the Texas Invitational Also leadoff leg of the second-place 4x400m relay team at the Texas Invitational Placed seventh in the 200m dash (21.67) at the SEC Quad meet Earned All-America honors in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships Scored a top-10 finish in the 200m dash at the Florida Intercollegiate in 22.23.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 10.4 in 100m, 21.04 in 200m and 46.79 in 400m Named 2000 most outstanding high school athlete 1998 and 1999 best academic and athletic combination Set under-14 100m record (11.4) and national 4x400m junior record (3:04.06) High school champion in 100m (1998), 200m (2000), 400m (1998-00) 2001 national junior champion 400m 2000 World Junior runner-up 4x400m 2002 C.A.C. runner-up in 200m 2002 graduate of Jamaica College.

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