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Jearl Miles Clark

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Inducted: 2010, athlete

Born: September 4, 1966 - Gainesville, Florida

Events
400 m - 49.40
800 m - 1:56.40


In a career recognized for its excellence as well as its longevity, Jearl Miles Clark achieved tremendous success in both the 400m and 800m. The 1993 World Outdoor champion, 1995 & 1997 World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist and 1997 World Indoor champion at 400 meters, Miles Clark was a two time Olympian in the 400m (1992 - 5th in semis & 1996 - 5th in final), and competed in the 800m at two Olympic Games (2000- 5th in semis & 2004 - 6th in final). A five-time Olympic Team member, Miles Clark is a three-time Olympic 4x400m relay medalist (1992, silver, 1996 & 2000 gold), and she also won 4x400m relay medals at six World Outdoor Championships (1991 silver – 1993 gold – 1995 gold – 1997 silver – 1999 silver – 2003 gold). A six-time World Indoor Championships competitor, who captured the 400m gold medal in 1997 and bronze medals in 1993 and 1999, Miles Clark won two 4x400m relay medals at that event (1991 bronze & 1997 silver). She won USA Outdoor 400m titles in 1993, ’95, ’97 & ‘02 and captured USA Outdoor 800m crowns in 1998, ’99, ’03 & ’04. Posted the American women’s outdoor 800m record three times including the current AR of 1:56.40 in 1999. Miles Clark won USA Indoor 400m titles in 1993, ‘95 ’97, ’98 & ‘99 and captured the USA Indoor 800m title in 2001.

Championships
1992 Olympic Games: 1,600 m relay - 3:20.92 (2nd)
1996 Olympic Games: 400 m - 49.55 (5th)
1996 Olympic Games: 1,600 m relay - 3:30.91 (1st)
2000 Olympic Games: 1,600 m relay (1st)
2004 Olympic Games: 800 m - 1:57.27 (6th)
1991 World indoor Championships: 1,600 m relay (3rd)
1991 World Indoor Championships: 400 m - 50.50 (5th)
1991 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 50.50 (5th)
1991 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay (2nd)
1993 World Indoor Championships: 400 m - 52.01 (5th)
1993 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 49.82 (1st)
1993 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay (1st)
1995 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 50.00 (3rd)
1997 World Indoor Championships: 400 m - 50.96 (1st)
1997 World Indoor Championships: 1,600 m relay - 3:27.66 (2nd)
1999 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay (1st)
2001 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay - 3:36.88 (4th)
2003 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay - 3:22.63 (1st)
1992 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 53.26 (1st)
1995 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 50.99 (1st)
1995 USA Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 50.90 (1st)
1997 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 51.31 (1st)
1997 USA Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 49.40 (1st)
1998 USA Indor Championships: 400 m - 51.11 (1st)
1998 USA Outdoor Championships: 800 m - 1:58.78 (1st)
1999 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 51.97 (1st)
1999 USA Outdoor Championships: 800 m - 1:59.47 (1st)
2001 USA Indoor Championships: 800 m - 2:00.96 (1st)
2002 USA Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 50.91 (1st)
2003 USA Outdoor Championships: 800 m - 1:58.84 (1st)
2004 USA Outdoor Championships: 800 m - 1:59.06 (1st)

Education
undergraduate: Alabama A&M (Huntsville, Alabama), 1984

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