Monday, June 3, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 143


 
 









 

Ward, Clarke place high at NCAA track tournament

Cougar Sports Services

Freshman Krystal Ward and senior Rhian Clarke represented Houston at the NCAA women's track and field Championships in Baton Rouge,
LA. May 29 through June 1.


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Freshman Krystal Ward finished sixth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships in Baton Rouge, LA., earning All-American honors for the
talented freshman.

For Clarke, competing in the pole vault event marked her final collegiate appearance for UH. 

Clarke cleared 13 feet one inch to finish fifth in the event. California-Los Angeles' Tracy O'Hara won with a vault of 13-5. 

Ward completed her freshman year with a sixth place finish in the heptathlon and was named as an All-American for her accomplishments. 

Ward began the competition in 15th place after the first event, but quickly bounced back after finishing first in the high jump.

Ward finished the competition with a score of 5,337. Kansas State's Austra Skujyte finished with 6,061 points.

Overall, Houston finished 35th at the meet. Ward and Clarke scored all the team's points.
 
 
 
 
 

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