BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Alabama freshman Tamara Clark raced to a third-place finish in the women’s 200 meters on the final day of the 2018 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday.
In the final, Clark posted a time of 22.97 to finish just behind winner Lauren Williams of Oregon (22.84) and silver medalist Jalya Kirkland of Florida State (22.91). Clark edged Oregon’s Jasmin Reed (22.98) at the tape to secure the bronze medal position.
Clark, who had already qualified for a spot on the United States U20 national team as a member of the 4×100-meter relay, will now also run in the 200 meters for Team USA at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships July 10-15, in Tampere, Finland.
Clark’s UA teammates Daija Lampkin and Christian Edwards will also compete for the United States in Finland. Lampkin finished second in the women’s 100 meters on Friday while Edwards won the men’s triple jump on Saturday. Edwards’ win was the first for a Crimson Tide athlete at the U.S. junior championships since 2014.
UA freshman Jaimie Robinson finished 13th in the U.S. juniors Sunday in the triple jump with a leap of 40-3¼ (12.27m).