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Kettiany Clarke
Kettiany  Clarke

West Palm Beach, Fla.

High School:
Palm Beach



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Gamecocks Go West for 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships

All three Gamecock entries set to compete on Saturday in Albuquerque


Graham Breaks 4,000-Point Barrier in Pentathlon to Open SEC Indoors

Freshman Alexandre Asselin third in the heptathlon after four events.


Track and Field Holds 2013 Banquet

Gamecocks honor last year's squad.

2009: NCAA East Region qualifier in the 100m hurdles ... indoors, competed in the 60m hurdles and the pentathlon ... in the hurdles, finished eighth at the New Balance Collegiate at 8.46 ... claimed a top time of 8.41 to take third at the Tyson Invite ... in the pentathlon, completed three events at the SEC Indoor Championships before an injury ... had a top clearance of 5-5 3/4 in the high jump ... outdoors competed in the 100m hurdles and heptathlon ... in the hurdles, hit a top time of 13.55 while competing in the heptathlon at SEC Outdoors ... ran a 13.69 at the NCAA East Region meet ... also ran the 400m hurdles twice, finishing 1:02.67 at the Penn Relays and 1:03.09 at SEC Outdoors ... in the heptathlon, had top marks of 18-2 1/2 in the long jump, 37-11 1/2 in the shot put and 5-5 in the high jump ... tied a personal best with 5,181 points to place seventh at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

2008: NCAA qualifier in the 100mH ... indoors, only competed in one event, placing fifth in the high jump in the season opener at 5-4 ¼ ... outdoors, was Carolina's top heptathlon athlete ... had a top mark of 4,967 points, set at the SEC Outdoor Championships for a sixth place finish ... at the SEC Outdoors, ran a 26.57 in the 200m, placed fourth in the 800m (heptathlon) at 2:25.23, fifth in the 110mH (heptathlon) at 13.80, fifth in the high jump at 5-3, fifth in the shot put at 37-5 ¾, fifth in the javelin at 109-4 and 13th in the long jump at 16-5 ... at the NCAA East Regional Championship, placed third in her heat in the preliminary round of the 100mH at 13.81 ... at the Auburn Tiger Classic, placed fifth in the 100mH at a season best 13.68 ... placed fourth in the 400mH at 1:02.06.

2007: Indoors, competed in multiple events ... hit a provisional qualifying time in the pentathlon at the On Track Open, finishing second with 3,713 points ... ran an 8.50 in the 60mH at the Rod McCravy Memorial to place fifth ... scored and placed sixth in the pentathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships ... ran a 2:31.67 in the 800m, an 8.57 in the 60mH, a high jump of 5-5 3/4 and jumped a 17-11 in the long jump at the SECs ... competed in the 800m outdoors ... placed 38th at the Hurricane Invite with a mark of 2:28.97 ... finished 14th at the Jim Click Shootout in 2:24.84

2006: Indoors, ran a seasonal PR of 7.80 in the 55m hurdles for a second-place finish at the USC Invitational... at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet, she ran 8.47 for third ... at the SEC Indoor Championships, picked up valuable team points with a third-place finish with a pentathlon point-total of 3,852 ... outdoors, ran 13.67 in the 100mH for a fifth-place showing at the Florida Relays ... ran a PR of 13.51 at the SEC Outdoor Championships while also scoring 5,181 points in the heptathlon for third ... competing for her native country of Jamaica, won the Caribbean Athletic Championships 100m hurdles title in a time of 13.60 ... placed seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships with a time of 14.00.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Jerome Groover at Palm Beach Lakes ... lettered four times in track and field and three times in cross country for coach Jerome Groover ... won the 2005 regional title in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.79 ... posted personal-bests of 19-9 in the long jump, 39-9 in the triple jump and 5-9 in the high jump ... also had a 300m hurdles time of 43.11 ... was the team MVP in 2004 and 2005 and was a team captain in each of her final three years ... named the Athlete of the Year by the Palm Beach Post and the Sun-Sentinel ... ranked No. 3 in Florida in hurdles ... also a standout in the classroom who earned an academic achievement award.

PERSONAL: Kettiany Meleta Clarke was born Feb. 28, 1987, in Westmoreland, Jamaica ... parents are Precious Hamilton and Delroy Clarke ... pursuing a degree in biology ... considered Florida, Alabama, Cincinnati and Miami (Fla.) before choosing South Carolina.

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