Saturday, May 17, 2014
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Rockdale graduate Kree Clark set the Atlantic Sun record in the hammer throw, helping Jacksonville win its ninth consecutive conference outdoor title. (Photo courtesy of the Atlantic Sun)
Kree Clark is once again a conference champion in track and field.
The sophomore at Jacksonville University won two individual titles, setting the Atlantic Sun Conference record in one, as the Dolphins won their ninth consecutive team championship at the league’s outdoor finals this weekend in Jacksonville.
Clark, a 2012 Rockdale graduate, threw a 179-11 in the hammer throw, besting a 176-8 mark that was set by Central Florida’s Tiffany Roebuck in 2004.
She followed that with an individual crown in the discus throw (167-03), her second consecutive league title in that event after breaking the conference record with a 167-06 throw as a freshman. She was also seventh in the shot put at 41-01.75.
Clark came into the weekend as the league’s reigning field performer of the week-her third such award of the season-after she threw a then-school-record 170-00 in the hammer throw at the FSU Seminole Twilight Meet on May 9. That wasn’t good enough for the Conyers native, who was a huge reason why the Dolphins continued their dominance outdoors.
The Kennesaw State womens team finished just two points back of Jacksonville (203.5 to 201.5) and former Heritage standout Jazzalyn Daniels had a lot to do with it.
Daniels, a sophomore, competed in seven heptathlon events with her top finishes coming in the 200-meters (third at 26.28) and javelin throw (fifth at 99-01). Alyxandra Pinkston, a sophomore from Salem, finished sixth in both the 200-meters (24.64) and 400-meters (57.22) for the Owls.
Kennesaw State’s mens team ran away with its second consecutive league title (311 to runner-up East Tennessee State’s 178.5) and Rockdale graduate and sophomore Dorian Powell-Harris placed sixth in the 400-hurdles at 54.31.