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Clarke broke her own school records in the 200 and 400-meters during today's prelims.
Clarke downs two records at Big Sky Championship
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Updated: Friday 03/01/2014 01:38:14 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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POCATELLO, Idaho – Sophomore Stephanie Clarke assault on North Dakota’s track and field record books continued today at the 2014 Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship.

Clarke broke the school records in both the 200-meters and 400-meters running in the preliminaries today, in the process qualifying for tomorrow’s finals in both events.

The Edmonton, Alberta, native ran a 200-meters time of 24.24 seconds today, breaking her own school record of 24.88 that she had set three weeks ago while at North Dakota State. She also shattered her own record in the 400-meters by crossing the line of 55.43 seconds, eclipsing the standard she set at last year’s conference meet.

Sophomore thrower Molly Griep provided UND with a sixth-place finish in the shot put finals, hitting a personal-record mark of 46 feet, 7 ¼ inches. The Whitewater, Wis., native narrowly missed out on Traci Werner’s 24-year old school record of 46-08 ½.

Griep’s teammate, Alyssa Lueck, reached a PR shot put of 43-10 and placed 10. Chantel Urban was right behind in 11th with a throw of 43-09 ¾.

UND also scored in the distance medley relay, where the quartet of Megan Kienholz, Alyssa Espinoza, Jenna Gillson and Jessica Lynch placed eighth with a time of 12 minutes, 40.18 seconds. It was the fifth-fastest DMR time in school history.

In the high jump, teammates Rochelle Robb and Aubrey Hovland both just missed out on the top eight, tying for ninth after both cleared 5 feet, 3 inches.

The final day of the championship runs on Saturday, with Northern Arizona atop the team standings with 40 points. Montana is currently second with 36 points and Weber State is third with 30 points. UND is in 11th place with four points.

Saturday’s action gets underway at 10 a.m. Mounain.

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