Clarke bags 29th career win, 7th straight [Track]

March 23, 2013
Jordan Clark

Arizona State track star Jordan Clarke of Anchorage won his seventh straight competition this weekend in Tempe, a streak that dates back to June of last year.

Five wins have been in the shot put, one has come in the weight throw and now you can add hammer throw to the list.

The 6-foot-4 senior opened the 2013 outdoor season by winning the hammer throw with a mark of 64.5 meters [211 feet, 7 inches]. That was four meters better than the next closest guy.

When it comes to Arizona State track greats, Clarke ranks right near the top the all-time list. He has bagged 29 career victories for the Sun Devils, including four NCAA championships in the shot put.

Yet when it comes to the hammer throw, he has has only two career wins, both coming at the ASU Invitational in 2012 and 2013.

He set his career PR of 65.39 meters last year and turned in his third-best mark of 64.5 this weekend.

Clarke, of Bartlett High fame, has made his name with the shot put, but his most improved event has been the hammer. He has bettered his PR by double figures since 2009, improving to 65.39 from his debut of 54.64.