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  HAZEL CLARK
  • Middle Distance
  • South Orange, N.J. (Columbia HS)
  • USATF Bio

13-TIME ALL-AMERICAN


11-TIME ALL SEC
FOUR-TIME CROSS COUNTRY ALL-SEC

  • 1999 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPION - 1500M
  • 1999 NCAA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1999 NCAA INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - 4X400M RELAY
  • 1999 SEC INDOOR CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1999 SEC INDOOR CHAMION - DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
  • 1998 NCAA OUTDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1998 NCAA OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - 4X400M RELAY
  • 1998 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1998 NCAA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1998 NCAA INDOOR ALL-AMERCIAN - 4X400M RELAY
  • 1998 SEC INDOOR CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1997 NCAA OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - 800M
  • 1997 NCAA OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - 4X400M RELAY
  • 1997 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1997 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPION - 4X400M RELAY
  • 1997 NCAA INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - 800M
  • 1997 NCAA INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
  • 1997 SEC INDOOR CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1997 SEC INDOOR CHAMPION - DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
  • 1997 NCAA INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - 800M
  • 1997 NCAA INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN - DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
  • 1997 SEC INDOOR CHAMPION - 800M
  • 1997 SEC INDOOR CHAMPION - DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY

1999 AS A SENIOR: One of Florida's greatest women's collegiate athletes ever, Clark finished her career with three national championships, 13 All-America awards, 15 All-SEC honors and 56 collegiate victories... Competed for the U.S. at the World University Games in the 800m... Forwent an attempt to become the first female athlete to ever win back-to-back indoor and outdoor national titles in the 800m to try to help the team at the outdoor NCAA's... A sprained right fore-foot prevented her from finishing the 1500 in Boise, marking the first time in three national championship meets she did not come home with a title and her first individual race loss of the year... Competed in the 1500m for the second time in '99 to allow Tamieka Grizzle to move up a spot in the 800m...Competed at the SEC Championships in the unfamiliar event of the 1500m. Won the event despite barely being able to run in warm-ups and noticeably limping through the first 400 meters of the race... Ran the second fastest time in Florida history in the event and automatically qualified for the national championships with the third best time of the year in the nation... Ran her first 800m of the outdoor season at the USTCA Challenge, immediately jumping to the top of the national charts with a winning time of 2:02.65... Anchored the Florida winning 4x800m relay team at the Penn Relays, leading the team to a near-record setting time of 8:24.65... Set a personal best, a Florida record and the NCAA Indoor Meet record en route to winning her second consecutive indoor NCAA Championship in the 800m with a time of 2:01.77... Only the second female athlete in Florida history to record three national championships in her career (the other is Leah Kirklin)... Ran on Florida record setting 4x400 relay team that took second at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:32.10...Became just the second woman in SEC history to be named SEC Indoor Athlete of the Year two years in a row after her performance at the indoor championships... Became only the second woman in SEC indoor history to win her signature event four consecutive years, matching a feat accomplished only by Gwen Torrence in the middle 80's while at Georgia. Won her fourth straight 800m title in a Florida and SEC Championships record 2:01.84, just 0.18 seconds off the O'Connell Center record set by her older sister Joetta... Also ran the mile in the SEC champion Distance Medley Relay along with Christina Starr, Cara Evans and Tamieka Grizzle... Won every individual race she competed in during the 1999 indoor season... At the Virginia Tech Invitational, helped pace the winning distance medley relay on Friday night before coming back and running the second fastest Florida mile this year to win on Saturday...Set a new Florida record in her first race of the year in the 800m at the NationsBank Invitational with an indoor personal best of 2:02.01, a mark which ranked as the top indoor performance in the world at that time...With Yolanda Brown-Moore, Peaches Fortson and Nadia Graham; ran the fastest 4x400m time in the nation after the first three weeks of the season, an auto-qualifying 3:36.41 at the ACC-SEC Challenge... Ran the 800 leg of the winning distance medley relays at both the NationsBank Invitational and the ACC-SEC Challenge...

1998 AS A JUNIOR: Finished the collegiate year undefeated in the 800m with both the indoor and outdoor national championships...Placed fourth at the USATF Outdoor National Championships in a personal best time of 2:00.23. Sister-in-law Jearl Miles-Clark won the race and sister Joetta finished second as well...Took the outdoor race and her team leading 11th All-America award with a time of 2:02.16, second to only her own outdoor record in the Florida books... Also placed fourth with the 4x400 relay team to earn All-America honors in the event...Won her second consecutive SEC Outdoor Championships 800m title (2:02.74)... Named SEC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year following the 1998 indoor season...Was a member of the 4x400m relay team that defeated a relay team consisting of Olympians Jearl Miles-Clark and Maicel Malone and World Championships participant Camara Jones-Barton at the Florida Relays in an automatic qualifying time of 3:32.91...Claimed her first National Championship in the 800m at the NCAA Indoor Championships with personal-best and school record time of 2:02.53...Her win marked the first time that a SEC woman has won the event at NCAAs since her sister, Joetta, did so in 1983 when she competed for Tennessee...Also picked up an All-America honor as a part of the fourth-place 4x400m relay team (3:35.31)...Won her third consecutive SEC Indoor 800m title with a meet record and seasonal-best time of 2:03.92, becoming the first athlete in SEC history to win three straight 800m indoor titles...Had a season-best NCAA automatic qualifying time in the indoor 800m at the Barnett Bank Invitational (2:04.50), the time also ranked as the top in the country at the time.

1997 AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fourth in the 800m (2:01.42) at the U.S. National Championships, just missing a spot on the United States World Championship team...competed in Europe over the summer, winning the 800m at the Lignano Internationals in Lignano, Italy...earned a pair of All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, placing ninth in the 800m, and third on the 4x400-meter relay team...was the favorite in the 800m but was tripped and fell in the first lap of the race...won the SEC Outdoor title in the 800m in a then personal-best time of 2:02.52...anchored the winning 4x400m relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championship...took first place at the Florida Intercollegiate Championship in the 800m (2:02.87)...claimed second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 800m with a school-record time of 2:02.76...also ran the opening leg of the second-place Distance Medley Relay team...competed in the SEC Indoor Championships, placing first in the 800m and was a member of the first place DMR team.

1996 AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the 800m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing 18th overall after sitting out most of the outdoor season with mononucleosis...Earned two All-America honors at the NCAA Indoors in the 800m (2:08.29) and DMR...Won the SEC title in the 800m indoors, clocking a season-best 2:05.08 on the oversized track at Kentucky...Also earned All-SEC honors as a member of Florida's conference champion DMR quartet...Ran the 800m leg on the distance medley squad that shattered the school record at the Cannon IV Classic with a 11:12.98 clocking.

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COLLEGIATE VICTORIES (56)
1996 Florida Invitational (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:45.56
1996 Barnett Bank Invitational (indoor) - 800 meters 2:09.39
1996 Barnett Bank Invitational (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:27.48
1996 ACC vs. SEC Challenge (indoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:40.09
1996 Cannon IV Classic (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:12.98
1996 SEC Championship (indoor) - 800 meters 2:05.08
1996 SEC Championship (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:32.64
1996 Florida Relays (outdoor) - 4x1600 meter relay 19:55.63
1996 Barnett Bank Invitational (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:07.36
1997 GBTC Invitational (indoor) - 800 meters 2:06.28
1997 GBTC Invitational (indoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:42.29
1997 SEC Championship (indoor) - 800 meters 2:04.27
1997 SEC Championship (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:30.52
1997 Nike Fast Times (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:13.24
1997 Florida Relays (outdoor) - Sprint Medley Relay 3:48.89
1997 Florida Intercoll. Champ. (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:02.87
1997 Florida Intercoll. Champ (outdoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:39.95
1997 Nike Twi-Light Classic (outdoor) - 1,500 meters 4:26.09
1997 Nike Twi-Light Classic (outdoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:36.29
1997 SEC Championship (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:02.52
1997 SEC Championship (outdoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:31.58
1998 Florida Invitational (indoor) - Mile 4:51.44
1998 LSU Seven-Way Meet (indoor) - 800 meters 2:08.62
1998 LSU Seven-Way Meet (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:43.85
1998 Barnett Bank Invitational (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:27.14
1998 Barnett Bank Invitational (indoor) - 800 meters 2:04.50
1998 Virginia Tech Invitational (indoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:25.20
1998 Virginia Tech Invitational (indoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:38.21
1998 SEC Indoor Championships (indoor) - 800 meters 2:03.92
1998 NCAA Championships (indoor) - 800 meters 2:02.53
1998 Florida Relays (outdoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:32.91
1998 Florida Relays (outdoor) - 4x800 meter relay 8:51.25
1998 Florida Relays (outdoor) - Distance Medley Relay 11:34.88
1998 UTEP Invitational (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:04.29
1998 FSU-Nebraska Triangular (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:04.44
1998 FSU-Nebraska Triangular (outdoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:33.36
1998 Seminole Twilight Classic (outdoor) - 4x400 meter relay 3:34.84
1998 SEC Championships (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:02.74
1998 NCAA Championships (outdoor) - 800 meters 2:02.16
1999 Florida Intercollegiate (indoor) -Mile 4:51.80
1999 Florida Intercollegiate (indoor) -4x400 meter relay 3:40.07
1999 NationsBank Invitational (indoor) -800 meters 2:02.01
1999 NationsBank Invitational (indoor) -Distance Medley Relay` 11:28.59
1999 ACC-SEC Challenge (indoor) -Distance Medley Relay 11:25.62
1999 ACC-SEC Challenge (indoor) -4x400 meter relay 3:36.41
1999 Virginia Tech Invitational (indoor) -Distance Medley Relay 11:25.62
1999 SEC Championships (indoor) -800 meters 2:01.84
1999 SEC Championships (indoor) -Distance Medley Relay 11:22.63
1999 NCAA Championships (indoor) -800 meters 2:01.77
1999 Florida Relays (outdoor) -4x1600m Relay 19:48.48
1999 Florida Relays (outdoor) -4x800m Relay 8:35.27
1999 Penn Relays (outdoor) -4x800m Relay -8:24.65
1999 USTCA Challenge (outdoor) -800m 2:02.65
1999 USTCA Challenge (outdoor) -4x400m 3:34.51
1999 SEC Championships (outdoor) -1500m 4:16.11
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