AUSTIN — University of Arkansas redshirt junior Devin Clark is back in her home state and prepared to chase a pair of medals at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Clark, who is a member of the Lady Razorbacks’ No. 1-ranked program, qualified for nationals in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. Clark, an All-SEC first team selection, set new personal bests in both events at a regional meet in Sacramento, California.
The former Lady Ranger turned in a time of 9:48.35 to finish fifth in the steeplechase and clock the second-fastest time in Arkansas history. In the 5,000 meters, Clark crossed the finish line in 15:38.74 to take fourth place and notch the third-fastest time ever for a Lady Razorback.
Teammate Taylor Werner advanced in the 5,000 meters as well.
Clark is set to compete in the steeplechase semifinals today at 7:30 p.m. in hopes of advancing to Saturday’s final. The 5,000 meters final is set for Saturday at 7:25 p.m.