Jearl Miles Clark

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Jearl Miles Clark
Jearl Miles-Clark Sydney 2000.jpg
Jearl Miles Clark on the awards stand in Sydney
Personal information
Born September 4, 1966 (1966-09-04) (age 51)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

Jearl Atawa Miles Clark (née Miles; born September 4, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 and 800 meters.[1]

She held the American record in the women's 800 m at 1:56.40.

She competed for the United States in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain in the 4 x 400 meters where she won the Silver medal with her team mates Natasha Kaiser, Gwen Torrence and Rochelle Stevens.

She returned to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, U.S. where she again ran with Rochelle Stevens and fellow Americans Maicel Malone and Kim Graham to win the Gold medal in the 4 x 400 meters

She made a third appearance in the Olympics in the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia and again walked off with the Gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres with her team mates Monique Hennagan, Marion Jones and LaTasha Colander-Richardson. This medal was later stripped due to steroid doping admissions of Marion Jones. However, she and 6 other members of the team would successfully appeal the decision to strip them of their medals in July 2010.[2]

She is married to J. J. Clark, brother of Olympians Joetta Clark and Hazel Clark, who is also her and her sister-in-law's coach. He is currently the Head Track and Field coach for the University of Connecticut. Her father-in-law is Joe Louis Clark. She is part of the 2010 class of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame[3][4]

Miles-Clark is a 1989 graduate of Alabama A&M University.

She currently resides with her husband, J.J. and their son, Jorell in Mansfield, Connecticut.


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