Dominique Clarke leads historic 60/200m sweep for University at Albany at America East Indoor Championship

By February 20, 2023
Dominique Clarke winning the 60m dash at the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. Dominique Clarke winning the 60m dash at the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. University at Albany

The University at Albany Women’s team had a great weekend at the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Track at New Balance this past weekend.

The team finished second with 196 points, just half-a-point behind University of Massachusetts Lowell. Fifty of Albany’s points came from the team’s sweep of both 60m and 200m dashes led by sophomore Dominique Clarke.

The former Papine High School athlete won the 60m dash in 7.45, breaking her own record of 7.55 set last year. Her teammates – Adaliz Hunt (7.60) and Rori Lowe (7.64) - completed the sweep for UAlbany.

It was the same in the 200m that Clarke won in a championship record of 23.69. Teammates Jazmen Newberry (23.85) which was also under the previous record of 24.04 with Lowe finishing third equaling the previous standard.

“She and her teammates did something not many teams have done in conference companionships across the US, swept both 60m and 200m,” said Coach Junior Burnett.

“First time in UAlbany track and field history.”

Burnett explained that Clarke is still learning the technical aspects, which makes her performance all that more impressive.

“She did very well yesterday. She won both 60m and 200m, great effort and performance under the situation that she is learning both indoor events,” he said.

“But she stepped up and delivered two big wins for us toward team championship. She’s our silent leader. She’s a very talented athlete but more of an outdoor athlete.

“She is willing do everything for our team. She was confident going in and performed well, defended her 60m title from last year and captured the 200m title.”

Coach Burnett said he expects a lot from her once the season moves outdoors in the spring.

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