Jackson, Clarke sweep SLC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors

Lauren Clarke

Natashia Jackson stands alone atop the Southland Conference indoor 400 meter record book.

When it comes to Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, she has company.

Jackson and teammate Lauren Clarke swept the final weekly honors ahead of the conference championships awarded by the conference Wednesday.

Jackson, Northwestern State’s do-it-all senior, rewrote the conference’s indoor 400 meter record for the second straight week, clocking a 53.43 at the Texas Tech Matador Qualifier to earn her second consecutive and third overall weekly honor of the 2020 season. Jackson’s mark stands 31st nationally after being converted for altitude to a 53.54.

Clarke, a sophomore from Houston, established a pair of personal bests at the Texas A&M Invitational to nab her first SLC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award.

She delivered the 20th-longest triple jump in the nation and the longest by an SLC competitor this season (42-11.75) to win the event and finished second in the high jump with a mark of 5-8.75 that sits fourth in the conference and 47th nationally.

The Lady Demons and Demons will compete in the Southland Conference Indoor Championships March 1-2 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Photo Credit: Jameria Smith/NSU Photographic Services

Natashia Jackson