Women's Track and Field Signs Triple Jump Prospect

May 16, 2001

EUGENE - The University of Oregon women's track and field team announced one of the Northwest's top triple jumpers, Clarice Hayward-Lee, is its fifth signee for the incoming 2001-2002 freshman class.

The native of Bellevue, Wash., and Newport High School won the triple jump at the 2000 Washington 3A state meet (38-6 1/4) and also placed in the high jump (second, PR 5-5). As a junior, she was fifth at the state championship (36-0 1/4).

'Clarice has a lot of potential to develop into a national-class triple jumper, possible a high jumper as well,' said women's assistant coach Mark Stream. 'She's very athletic and her best years are ahead of her.'

Clarice is also the daughter of former University of Oregon basketball standout Ron Lee. An integral part of the `Kamikaze Kids', he was a three-time basketball All-American (1974, 75, 76), the 1974 Pac-8 Conference Player of the Year, and is still the Ducks' career leader in scoring (2,085 points, 18.6 average), and second all-time for points in a game (41).

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