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  Charles Clark
Charles Clark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Bayside

Event:
Sprints


06/22/2013

'Noles At Nationals

Harris fifth in 400 at USA; Whalen grabs second Canadian silver

06/19/2013

Worldly 'Noles At Nationals

FSU track stars past, present, future fan out for national championship meets

10/14/2011

New, Dual Role

Harnden now Director of Sprints, Hurdles and Relays for men and women

Three-Time NCAA Champion

4x100m Relay: 2007

200m Outdoor: 2009

4x400m Relay Outdoor: 2009

Ten-Time NCAA All-American

200m Outdoor: 2007, 2008, 2009

200m Indoor: 2007, 2008, 2009

4x100m Relay: 2007

4x400m Relay Indoor: 2007 & 2008

4x400m Relay Outdoor: 2009

Two-Time East Region Champion

4x100m Relay: 2007

200m Outdoor: 2009

Five-Time NCAA All-East Region

200m Relay: 2007, 2008, 2009

4x100m Relay: 2007 & 2008

Nine-Time ACC Champion

200m Dash Indoor: 2009

200m Dash Outdoor: 2008, 2009

400m Dash Indoor: 2008

4x100m Relay: 2007, 2009

4x400m Relay Outdoor: 2008, 2009

200m Dash Indoor: 2010

11-Time All-ACC

200m Outdoor: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

400m Indoor: 2008

4x100m Relay: 2007, 2009

4x400m Relay Outdoor: 2008, 2009

200m Dash Indoor: 2010

4x400m Relay: 2010

Collegiate Bests:

55m: 6.41 (Indoor)

60m: 6.75 (Indoor)

100m: 10.47 (Outdoor)

200m: 20.22 (Outdoor), 20.50 (Indoor)

300m: 32.86 (Outdoor)

400m: 45.30 (Outdoor), 47.03 (Indoor)

2011 Track:

Outdoor-

• Return from injury to win first event back, the 300m dash at the FSU Relays.

• Earned All-ACC honors in the 200m dash by finishing third in the event at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

2010 Track:

Outdoor-

• Competed in just one event to start the year but missed the season after sustaining an injury.

Indoor -

• Captured a conference crown in the men's 200m dash.

• Finished third in the men's 4x400m relay at the ACC Indoor Championships.

2009 Track:

Outdoor-

• Named 2009 ACC Track Performer of the Year.

• Earned a second-place finish in the 200m at the USA Championships with a time of 20.00 to win a spot at the World Championships.

• Represented the USA at the World Championships where he posted a sixth-place finish in the 200m semifinals with a time of 20.39.

• Captured first place as the third leg in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:59.99 that was noted as the world's second fastest performance this season and Florida State's best performance in school history.

• Dominated the 200m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a season best time of 20.55 to take home the gold medal.

• Ran the last leg of the 4x100m relay at the Texas Relays that set one of the nation's top times of the season with 38.75 and earned first place. The foursomes were named ACC Co-Performers of the Week.

• Earned two gold medals at the ACC Outdoor Championships to help the men win the ACC title: the first was in the 200m dash with a time of 20.57 and the second was in the 4x100m relay as the fourth leg with a time of 39.55.

• Earned All-Region honors with a first place finish time of 20.60 in the 200m dash.

Indoor-

• Awarded the silver medal in the 200m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a second place finish of 20.67.

• Dominated the men's 200m run at the ACC Indoor Championships as he received the gold medal with his NCAA provisional time of 21.29.

• Placed second in the men's 200m with a time of 20.83 at the Tyson Invitational.

• Opened the season in the 200m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a season-best time of 20.83.

2008 Track:

Outdoor-

• Advanced to the finals of the 200m at the US Olympic Trials where he finished fifth with a time of 20.53.

• Repeated as NCAA All-American in the 200m, finishing eighth.

• Anchored the Seminoles' winning 4x100m relay at the NCAA East Regional meet with a time of 39.37.

• Also earned All-East Region honors for finishing second in the 200m with a career-best time of 20.22 that improved on the fourth-fastest time in school history.

• Won the 200m at the ACC Championships for the second year in a row with a time of 20.59.

• Lead off leg of the winning 4x400m relay at the ACC Championship with a time of 3:05.38 that is the fifth-fastest in school history.

• Set the Mike Long Track record with a time of 45.30 during the Seminole Invitational.

Indoor -

• Collected a pair of All-America honors at the NCAA Championship.

• Finished second in the 200m with a career-best time of 20.50.

• Ran the last leg of the 4x400m relay that finished sixth with a time of 3:07.47.

• Captured the ACC 400m title, turning in a time of 47.77

• Posted a career-best 400m time of 47.03 at the Husker Invitational.

2007 Track:

Outdoor -

• Won gold in his first NCAA Outdoor Championship as a member of the winning 4x100m relay. Quartet set the FSU and ACC record with a winning time of 38.60.

• Also captured All-America honors by taking eighth in the 200m.

• Posted a season-best time of 20:38 in the semifinals, which was second in the ACC.

• Placed second in the 200m at the NCAA East Regional, running a time of 20:56 in the finals.

• Member of the winning 4x100m relay team that set a new regional record with a time of 38.71.

• Captured his first ACC Championship as a member of the 4x100m quartet that ran a new meet record of 38.78.

• Earned All-ACC accolades by taking second in the 200m with a mark of 20.57.

• Ran on the championship sprint medley and 4x200m teams at the Penn Relays -- the first Championship of America titles in program history.

• Second in the 400m dash at the FSU Relays in a season-best time of 47.40.

Indoor-

• Earned his first All-America honor by placing fourth in the 200m at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 20.75. Time was second in the ACC

• Took part in the 4x400m relay that earned All- America honors by placing fifth with a school-record time of 3:07.35.

• Ran the fourth-fastest 400m time in the ACC with a 47.66 in the prelims of the New Balance Invitational.

Prep:

• Three-time Junior National Champion (100m, 200m & 800m relay).

• 2006 Stat e Champion in the 55m.

• Named fastest 55m runner in the nation.

• Voted top high school performer by USA Today.

• 2006 Virginia Beach Athlete of the Year.

• 2006 Group AAA Champions.

• 13-time All-State selection.

Personal:

Born August 10, 1987...Majoring in sport management...First member of his family to go to college.

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