For her leadership efforts in the athletic department, Christie Clarke was named this month's Most Valuable Gopher
Minnesota won 12 events on the day
Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm
Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm
Minnesota hosted a successful first year of the invite
2013-14 JuniorSeason:Placed 3rd in the 200 butterfly (2:03.13), placed 29th in the 400 individual medley (4:29.88), and placed 48th in the 500 free (4:58.18) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/20-02/22) Placed 12th in the 200 free (1:58.08) at the Minnesota Challenge (2/8) Placed 12th in the 400 individual medley (4:40.95) and 7th in the 200 butterfly (2:05.93) vs Purdue (01/31-02/01) Placed 9th in the 400 individual medley (4:47.36), placed 4th in the 500 free (4:47.36), and placed 6th in the 200 butterfly (2:07.83) vs NC State (1/24) Placed 40th in the 100 backstroke (1:07.02) and placed 6th in the 400 individual medley (4:47.48) at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/07) Placed 7th in the 100 butterfly (1:02.59) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14) Placed 7th in the 400 individual medley (4:35.85) and 3rd in the 200 butterfly (2:05.61) vs. Iowa (11/01) Placed 8th in the 400 individual medley (4:38.46), placed 6th in the 1650 free (17:42.06), and placed 4th in the 200 butterfly (2:06.24) vs. Wisconsin (10/18) Placed 5th in the 500 free (5:07.50) and 5th in the 200 butterfly (2:07.44) vs. Michigan (10/11) Placed 6th in the 500 free (5:12.92) vs. Arizona State (10/05).
2012-13 Sophomore Season: Notched first-place finishes in both the 200 fly (2:03.41) and 500 free (5:01.26) at the Minnesota Challenge (2/8) placed fourth in the 200 fly and and the 500 free vs. North Dakota (1/25) picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200 fly and a fifth-place finish in the 500 free at Hawaii (1/12) notched a first-place finish as a member of the 200 medley relay team at the Jean Freeman Invite (11/30) placed fourth in the 1,000 free vs. Iowa (11/2) finished second in the 1,000 free, third in the 500 free and fifth in the 200 fly at Kansas (10/20) placed third in the 1,000 free (10:27.15) and fourth in the 500 free (5:08.55) against Iowa State (10/12) notched a fifth place finish in the 200 fly at Michigan (10/5).
2011-12 Freshman Season: Competed in her first Big Ten Championships in the 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and 200 butterfly had a third-place showing in the 200 freestyle and a fifth-place showing in the 100 butterfly at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3-4) placed fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:03.52) at Quad Duals (1/27-28) notched two top-10 finishes in the 200 medley relay and 500 freestyle at Missouri (1/14) earned a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly and a fourth-place finish in the 500 freestyle at Hawaii (12/31) finished 12th in the 200-meter butterly and 22nd in the 800-meter freestyle at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/11-13) placed fourth as a member of the 400 free relay at Iowa (11/4) earned a fifth-place finish in the 200 fly (2:05.98), and sixth in the 500 free (5:00.95) and as a member of the 200 medley relay in Iowa City, Iowa posted a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly at Wisconsin (10/28) claimed the 200 freestyle title vs. Kansas (10/21) also placed second in the 500 freestyle vs. the Wildcats had two first-place finishes and a second place finish at Iowa State (10/15)
High School: A 2011 graduate of East Brunswick High School competed with Scarlet Aquatic Club, coached by Tom Speedling recorded U.S. Open time standards in the 100 and 200 fly junior nationals competitor honor roll student.
Personal: Born September 30, 1993 undecided on a major daughter of Julie and Tim Clarke has three brothers: Tim, Brett, and Ryan lists team trips as her most memorable sports thrill likes dogs.
Clarke's Top Times
Year - Event - Time
2011 - 200 Free - 1:54.92
2011 - 500 Free - 5:00.95
2011 - 1000 Free - 10:16.53
2013 - 1650 Free - 17:42.06
2013 - 100 Fly - 57.68
2013 - 200 Fly - 2:03.41
2013 - 100 Breast - 1:11.95
2013 - 100 Back - 1:00.98
2013 - 400 I.M. - 4:35.85
Gophers Sign Class of Newcomers
11/15/2017 - W. Swimming
Minnesota swimming and diving has officially signed seven new swimmers and divers to National Letters of Intent. The class will bring in four women, one men’s member and two divers.
Diving Competes on Platform on Day Three
11/11/2017 - W. Swimming
Minnesota diving competed in their first platform competition of the season on the final day of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invite.
LeBlang, Hayden Take Second on Day Two
11/10/2017 - W. Swimming
Golden Gopher swimming and diving saw a pair of top three finishes Friday night during day two of the Minnesota Diving Invite.