NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Salisbury University freshman Michelle Clark became the first student-athlete in school history to compete in a pentathlon at the collegiate level, establishing a new school record at the Christopher Newport Heptathlon/Pentathlon on Monday.
Clark won two of the five events, claiming the shot put, with a distance of 29' 5.25", and the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:28.71. She finished second with 2,764 points, behind only Christopher Newport's Cheria Jackson (2,849 points).
The Mount Airy, Md., native also placed third in the 60-meter hurdles (9.96 seconds), fourth in the long jump (14' 7") and fifth in the high jump (4' 5").
Clark and the Sea Gulls have one remaining indoor meet in the 2011-12 season, this Saturday, March 3, at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet. On the same day, Salisbury will host its first outdoor meet of the season, the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet at the SU Track.