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Clark Wakeland
Clark Wakeland
Distance Free

Clark Wakeland

Distance Free

Height 6-1
Major Aerospace Engineering
Hometown Austin, Texas
Last School Westlake
Club Team Austin Swim Club
Year Junior
Clark Wakeland

Biography

2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (Sophomore): Freestyle swimmer who earned season-best times in the 100 free (47.01), 200 free (1:40.27), 500 free (4:26.86), 1000 free (9:30.41) and 1650 free (15:51.58) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also swam in the 800 free relay at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Earned silver in the 1000 free (9:35.36) against Georgia Southern, SCAD … Also competed in the 500 free (4:39.84) and 1000 free (9:36.09) against South Carolina, 500 free (4:38.70) and 1000 free (9:37.87) against Auburn, 500 free (4:37.44) and 1650 free (16:21.86) against Tennessee, and 500 free (4:48.60) and 1000 free (9:42.44) against Florida State.

2018-19 (Freshman): Competed in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free and 1650 free events for the Jackets … Also part of the 400 free and 800 free relay groups … Recorded his fastest 200 free (1:40.41), 500 free (4:26.42), 1000 free (9:27.23) and 1650 free (15:41.38) times of the season at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished fourth in the 1650 free (16:17.46) vs. Notre Dame, Miami, and fourth in the 200 free (1:44.18) vs. FGCU, SCAD … Placed fifth in the 1000 free vs. Denver (9:37.52) and South Carolina (9:40.82) … Runner-up in the 500 free vs. FGCU, SCAD (4:41.27) and  at the FAU Fun in the Sun Invite (4:40.07)… Placed fifth in the 500 free (4:41.12) vs. Auburn … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Before Tech: A four-year letterwinner in swimming under head coach Steve Navarro at Westlake High School … Served as a team captain as a senior … A two-time NISCA all-American … Led his team to four-straight regional and district championships from 2015-18 and to a state runner-up finish in both 2016 and 2017 … A two-time first-team all-state performer in both the 200 and 500 free events (2017 and 2018) … Placed third overall in the 500 free (4:28.92) at the 2018 UIL Texas 6A State Championships … Also finished fifth in the 200 free (1:40.71) at the 2018 Texas state championship meet … Was a 2018 UIL 6A Region 3 champion in the 500 free (4:34.54) … Was also an open water nationals qualifier … Set the Austin Swim Club program record in the 1000 free … A three-time USA swimming scholastic all-American … Graduated in the top 10 percent of his graduating class … A National Merit Scholar … A member of the Aerospace Design-Build-Fly Club.

Personal: Mother, Maureen, swam at Texas A&M … Has an older brother … Also enjoys open water swimming … Chose Tech to challenge himself as an athlete and a student, the great opportunities that Tech provides after graduation and the athletic facilities … Intends to major in aerospace engineering.

 

 

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