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Joetta Clark Diggs

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Inducted: 2009, athlete

Born: August 1, 1962

Events
800 m - 1:57.84


During an amazing career that lasted nearly 25 years, Clark Diggs was recognized for being one of the greatest, and most consistent, women's 800m runners in U.S. history. A four-time Olympian ('88, '92, '96, '00), who competed in six Olympic Trials, Clark Diggs was a seven-time U.S. Indoor champion (’87, '88, '89, '90, '96, '97, '98); five-time U.S. Outdoor champion ('88, '89, '92, '93, '94); a four-time NCAA champion; and a two-time bronze medalist at the World Indoor Championships ('93, '97). She was the 1986 Olympic Festival champion, and the 1980 USA Junior Champion. She is also well known for her success at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York, where she won seven times.

Championships
1993 World Indoors: 800 m - 1:59.86 (3rd)
1997 World Indoors: 800 m - 1:59.87 (3rd)
1987 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:04.05 (1st)
1988 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:03.41 (1st)
1988 USA Outdoors: 800 m - 1:59.79 (1st)
1989 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:02.60 (1st)
1989 USA Outdoors: 800 m - 2:01.42 (1st)
1990 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:04.32 (1st)
1992 USA Outdoors: 800 m - 1:58.47 (1st)
1993 USA Outdoors: 800 m - 2:01.47 (1st)
1994 USA Outdoors: 800 m - 2:00.41 (1st)
1996 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:00.90 (1st)
1997 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:00.86 (1st)
1998 USA Indoors: 800 m - 2:02.40 (1st)
1982 AIAW Indoors: 10,000 yd. - 2:37.60 (1st)
1983 NCAA Indoors: 400 yd. relay - 3:37.00 (1st)
1983 NCAA Indoors: 800 m - 2:06.02 (1st)
1983 NCAA Outdoors: 800 yd. - 2:02.28 (1st)
1984 NCAA Indoors: 800 m relay - 8:40.17 (1st)
1984 NCAA Indoors: 1,000 m - 2:43.85 (1st)
1984 NCAA Outdoors: 800 m - 2:02.60 (1st)

Education
high school: Columbia, 1980
undergraduate: Tennessee, 1984

Occupations
Author, Leads the Joetta Clark-Diggs Sports Foundation, and Motivational Speaker

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