USC Track And Field Announces Three More Signings

April 27, 2006

The USC track and field program landed hurdler Shalina Clarke, sprinter Amad Rashad and 400m runner Nate Anderson, all who signed National Letters of Intent according to Director of Track and Field Ron Allice today (April 27).

Clarke, from Evanston, Ill. is a three-time 300m hurdles state champion running for Evanston Township High. Her best 300m hurdles time last season was 40.53, the second-fastest time by a high school female in 2005.

Clarke was also the 2005 Illinois state champion in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.51, the top time in the country.

Rashad, no relation to the former football player and television personality of the same name, attends Carman-Ainsworth High in Flint, Mich. He won the Nike Indoor Sprint Title by running a 6.73 60m dash, the year's fastest by a prep runner.

As a junior, he led Carman-Ainsworth to the Division 1 state title, winning the 100m dash in 10.56 (which tied the Division 1 state record), winning the 200m in 21.51 and anchoring the winning 4x400m relay team. He also anchored the 4x100m relay team which placed second in the state. Rashad has a personal best legal time of 21.02 in the 200m and 20.73 wind-aided and a legal 10.52 100m time, 10.37 wind-aided.

At the AAU Junior Olympics in the summer of 2005, he also captured the 100m and 200m national titles while competing for Maximum Output.

Anderson, from Benson Polytechnic High in Portland, Ore., ran a 46.47 in the 400m race as a junior and is the Oregon state record holder in the event. Anderson, who signed his LOI in November, also was the U.S. Junior runner up in the 400m race last year.

They will join Myra Hasson (Gardena, Calif./Gardena H.S.), Elizabeth Olear (Woodland Hills, Calif./Louisville H.S.), Judith Onyepunuka (Peoria, Ariz./Peoria H.S.) and Shana Woods (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly H.S.) who signed LOIs to attend USC last November.

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