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Clarke claims NCAA Indoor shot put title

Bartlett graduate records five PRs on the way to the shot put crown.

Jordan Clarke of Anchorage recorded one personal best after another Friday before finally uncorking the winning throw in the final round of the shot put competition at the NCAA Division I indoor track and field championships in Nampa, Idaho.

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A junior at Arizona State, Clarke recorded five PRs, including a monster throw of 68 feet, 5 1/4 inches that earned him his second national track championship.

Last spring, Clarke won the shot put at the outdoor national meet to become Alaska's first Division I outdoor track and field champion.

"I've been really close to a big throw, I just haven't put it all together," he said by phone. "I've been very confident the last week with my training but I didn't think I'd throw 68 today.

"I was ready for a PR, but not one that big."


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