Biography:

Kendra Clarke had a career highlight moment when she won 400m gold at the 2015 Junior Pan American Championships in her hometown of Edmonton. After red-shirting her first year at Johnson C. Smith University in 2014-15, Clarke finished fourth in the 400m at the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships while helping the Golden Bulls win the 4x400m relay. After running a personal best 52.54 seconds in March 2016, Clarke improved her 400m mark to 52.19 seconds with her third place finish at the 2016 Canadian Championships, putting her under the Olympic entry standard by one one-hundredth of a second. She made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 in the 400m.

Getting to know…

Getting into the Sport: Started running track at age 16, following her older sister and her own passion for running… Outside Interests: Sophomore at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, majoring in Communications… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: KC, Kenji, Bubbles… At times considers her bandanas to be good luck charms… Always travels with a St. Vincent and the Grenadines bandana… Always prays as she warms up, gets in the blocks, and finishes the race… Favourite mottos: No Regrets and Be Bold… Also follows the motto of Kingston College in Jamaica where her coaches attended, “The brave may fall but never yield”…