Runnin' down a dream

Smithson Valley alum Devin Clark is set to compete in two events at the 2019 NCAA Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. Clark qualified in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters for the No. 1-ranked Razorback women’s team.

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.

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