PACIFIC-10 CHAMPION / ALL-AMERICAN
WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2000-01): Indoor - Training for spring heptathlon and competing in variety of events, not just her specialties…severely sprained ankle near the end of the season forced her to miss MPSF Championships and chance at NCAA Indoor Champs…Outdoor - Redshirt season.
JUNIOR (1999-2000): Indoor - Leaped a school record and NCAA PQ of 12.80m/42-0i in triple jump at Moscow Last Chance (3/4/00)…three-peated as MPSF triple jump champion at 12.55m/41-2 1/4i (2/5/00, Reno)…also had a PR in long jump of 5.68m/18-7 34/i (1/15/00, Cheney)…Outdoor - Set school record in winning triple jump by soaring 13.06m/42-10 1/4 at PAC-10 Championships (5/21/00, Eugene)…that mark is ninth-best in PAC-10 all-time history…finished third in her first heptathlon at conference meet with 5,044 points, seventh best in school history…earned All-America honors with 11th place finish in triple jump at NCAA Championships…had PR in long jump or 5.98m/19-7 1/2w (4/1/00, Pullman).
SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Indoor - Repeated as triple jump champion at the MPSF meet with a leap of 12.32m/40-5i (2/20/99, Reno)…broke school triple jump record with leap of 12.79m/41-11 1/2i at Vandal Indoor (2/18/00, Moscow)…Outdoor - Outstanding triple jump season with six wins and three second-place finishes in 11 meets…won the PAC-10 triple jump Championship by soaring to 13.01m/42-8 1/4w (5/22/99, Tempe)…set school record in 14th-place finish at NCAA Championships with leap of 12.96m/42-6 1/4 (6/4/99, Boise). FRESHMAN (1997-98): Indoor - Set school freshman triple jump record with 12.04m/39-6 1/4i mark (2/27/98, Reno) for third place tie at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...leaped best long jump distance of 5.57m/18-3 1/4i for win at EWU (2/21/98, Cheney)...Outdoor - Triple jump runner-up at PAC-10 Championships with school record leap of 12.73m/41-9 3/4 (5/24/98, Stanford)...placed 16th in the women’s triple jump with a distance of 12.06m/39-6 3/4 at the NCAA Championships in Buffalo (6/5/98)...best long jump mark of 5.77m/18-11 1/4 (5/2/98, Pullman) is 10th on WSU all-time list.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Talented and versatile student and athlete who earned 12 varsity letters at Okanogan High, four each in volleyball, basketball and track…competed in high, long and triple jumps, as well as the 200m dash for Coach Dale Linklater...senior year set four school records in the high jump (5-2), long jump (17-10), triple jump (38-4), and 200m (25.9)...set district records in the 200m and the triple jump...finished second at state 2A meet triple jump competition as a junior (37-5) and senior after winning title as sophomore (36-6) and freshman (36-1)…won league, district and state long jump title as a freshman (16-8) and placed second in state as a sophomore (17-1)…same year finished eighth in javelin (123-1) as Okanogan team placed third in state meet with only two competitors…leader in success of other teams too…volleyball team placed second in state championships freshman year and she received all-league second team honors as a senior…basketball team won the league title freshman year…junior year named all-league honorable mention in basketball and voted to first team all-league senior season…winner of U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award and Greer-Pock Scholar Athlete Award.
PERSONAL. Born 11/19/78 at Spokane, Wash...mother Sandy Petersen is a housekeeper...brother Carl Middleton (10/15/69)...sister Felicia Metheson (2/8/73)...Washington state Principals’ Scholars Program Academic Excellence Award…Youth Citizenship Awards, accorded additional honors for art, writing, and algebra…salutatorian of graduating class with 3.92 GPA...one of 12 WSU student-athletes to be given Eagle Hardware and Garden Academic Salute in 1998, 1999 and again 2000 (renamed Lowe's Salute)...one of 20 WSU students honored with selection as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar…first team PAC-10 Track & Field All-Academic…CoSIDA/GTE District VIII Academic All-American…team rep to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee…graduated in 2001 with a degree in communications…currently attending graduate school.
CLINKENBEARD’S WSU BESTS 55m - 7.42i (2001) 55m Hurdles - 8.75i (2001) High Jump - 1.57m / 5-1 3/4i (2001) Long Jump - 5.81m / 19-0 3/4 (1999) Triple Jump - 13.06m / 42-10 1/4 SR (2000) 12.80m / 42-0i Indoor SR (2000) Shot Put - 11.07m / 36-2i (2001) Heptathlon - 5,044 points (2000) [16.49, 1.64m, 10.89m, 25.73, 5.90m, 40.76m, 2:29.74].
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