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Pitt’s Spratling leads male competitors at Armory; Duke’s Clark ranks second nationally
GREESNBORO, N.C. – Pitt senior Brycen Spratling and Duke sophomore Megan Clark are repeat honorees as Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Performers of the Week after ranking among the nation’s elite in their most recent performances.
Spratling earned ACC Men’s Performer of the Week for the second straight time after his efforts in the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York. Spratling was named the event’s Most Outstanding Male Competitor and earned USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention after a three-gold medal showing that included a 500 meters time of 1:00.85 that ranks fourth on the all-time collegiate list. The Webster, N.Y., native also helped the Pitt 4x200 meters relay team set a meet record of 1:25.24, and the 4x400 meters relay team to a first-place time of 3:09.08.
Duke’s Clark returned to action Saturday morning with a record-setting clearance of 14-3.50 (4.36) in the pole vault at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Va. Clark, previously ranked sixth in the nation in the event, moved into a tie for the No. 2 spot with Saturday’s clearance. The showing came one week after the Fort Benning, Ga., native cleared 14-0.00 (4.27) at the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. Last week’s performance earned Clark a share of the ACC Women’s Performer of the Week honor, the first of her career. Clark remains the Duke record holder in the pole vault, continuing her steady progression of improvement in 2014.