Clark Named Pac-12 Women's Track Freshman Of The Year
SAN FRANCISCO - University of Colorado runner Erin Clark has been named the Pac-12 Conference Women's Track & Field Freshman of the Year, as announced by the league on Wednesday afternoon.
Clark recorded 18 points for the Buffs at the conference meet last weekend. She won the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday and came back on Sunday to place second in the 5,000-meter run.
Clark clocked in at 10:02.16 to win the steeplechase, which put her fourth on CU's all-time performers list behind Olympians Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp. Her win in the steeplechase was the seventh straight conference win for the Buffs in the event. CU has won all four Pac-12 titles since joining the league (2011-12), and won three straight during the Big 12 era.
On Sunday, Clark raced to a runner-up finish in the 5k, finishing in 16:06.37 in a very strong field. She was second to Arizona State's Shelby Houlihan, who also won the 1,500 to earn the Pac-12 Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Year honor. Clark is the first Buffalo to earn a Pac-12 postseason track and field honor.