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Clarke's AQ in the 400-meters was the fifth-fastest in the Big Sky this season.
Clarke runs Big Sky AQ at Iowa State
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Updated: Wednesday 02/01/2014 21:44:20 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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AMES, Iowa -- Sophomore sprinter Stephanie Clarke ran a Big Sky Conference Indoor Championship automatic qualifier in the 400-meters today, highlighting North Dakota's day at Iowa State's Bill Bergan Invitational.

Clarke ran a 400 time of 56.84 seconds, good enough for an eighth-place finish in the event. It was the fifth-fastest 400-meters in the Big Sky so far this season.

Clarke's AQ punctuated a strong day for UND that saw five different runners set personal records in their respective events.

A trio of those PRs came in the 3,000-meters (unseeded), where Lydia Lutz (10:22.21), Jessica Lynch (10:22.95) and Jami Johnson (10:34.80) each ran career-best times. Lutz and Lynch placed sixth and seventh, respectively.

In the undseeded mile run, senior Brittany Ungs ran a PR time of 5 minutes, 15.51 seconds.

UND's final PR came in the 200-meter dash, where sophomore Paige Slemmons clocked a time of 25.95 seconds.

Click on the PDF link for complete results from today's action.

North Dakota returns to action next Friday and Saturday at North Dakota State's Thundering Herd Classic.

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