Melissa Clarke
Melissa Clarke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Devonshire, Bermuda

High School:
Cedar Bridge Academy

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
05/08/1986

2006-07: Indoor: Participated in six indoor races ... recorded two season-bests at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 60-meters (7.91 sec.) and placed ninth with a time of 25.47 sec. in the 200-meters. Outdoor: Part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth with a season-best time of 3:43.33 at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championships ... placed first in the 200-meters (25.01 sec.) at the Gatorade Classic ... season-best time in the 200-meters (24.69 sec.) at the Jim Duncan Invitational ... recorded best performance in the 100-meters at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships with an eighth-place finish (12.00 sec.).

2005-06: Indoor: Ran season-best performances at the Illinois Invite indoor meet with eighth- and 12th-place finishes respectively, in the 60-meters (7.80) and 200-meters (26.05)... turned in a third-place finish at the Friday Night Special at Eastern Illinois in the 200-meters in 26.13. Outdoor: Recorded best performance in the 100-meters at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational at Western Illinois with a third-place finish in 12.35. 2004-05: Joined the team in January ... competed mainly in the short sprints during the indoor and outdoor track and field season. Indoor: placed fifth in the 60-meter dash (8.12) at a dual meet with Indiana State ... finished eighth in the 100-meter dash (12.31) at the Central Collegiate Championships.

At Cedar Bridge Academy: Named team captain junior and senior seasons ... as a senior, set meet records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the BSSF Track Classic ... named most athletic female in 2003 and 2004 ... graduated second in her class.

Personal: Born 5/8/86 ... daughter of Elvon and Beverly Clarke ... majoring in exercise science and fitness.