Events: 400m, 800m
PR: 400m (51.48) 2003, 800m (2:03.98) 1996)
Current Residence: Miami, Florida
Born: November 2, 1977 in Mandeville, Jamaica
High School: Benjamin (North Palm Beach Fla.) 95
College: Georgetown 99
Coach: Ramon Clay
Agent: Ray Flynn
Career Highlights: 2003 Pan American Games 4x400m relay gold medalist.
After giving birth to her daughter Jada on April 5, 2002, Clay, an 800m specialist during her career, discovered she didnt have the strength to run the 800m when she resumed training. She decided that she might be better suited to run the 400 meters and did so for the first time since 1995. A strong 2003 season in the 400 meters earned her a spot on Team USAs 4x400m relay pool for the 2003 World Outdoor Championships in Paris. Every time I run the 400 meters I learn something new, she said. Now I have a big decision to make next year, whether to stick with the 400 meters or go back to the 800, which has been so good to me and I know inside and out. It will certainly make next season very interesting. Clay teamed with MeLisa Barber, Moushaumi Robinson and DeHashia Trotter to win 4x400m relay gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republicshe is coached by her husband and 2002 U.S. Outdoor 200m champion Ramon Clay (married May 1, 2002) received her bachelors degree in English from Georgetown University in 1999, where she competed as Julian Reynolds.
2003: 7th at USA Outdoors (52.47)Pan Am Games 4x400m relay gold
medalist (3:26.40)4th at Glasgow (51.48PR)...best of 51.48.
2002: Did not compete.
2001: Did not compete.
2000: 6th in opening round at U.S. Olympic Trials (2:11.48)best of 2:04.09.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: 8th at USA Outdoors (2:05.73)best of 2:04.75i
1997: 8th at USA Outdoors (2:08.72)best of 2:04.51
1996: 8th at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 2:03.98.
1995: 2nd at USA Juniorsbests of 54.63 & 2:06.55
1994: 2nd at USA Juniors5th in opening round at World Junior Championshipsbests of 55.19 & 2:06.98.
1993: 4th at USA Juniorsbests of 54.95 & 2:10.27.
1992: 5th at USA Juniorsbest of 2:12.1.