Here's a brief look back at the 2013 Sun Devil track and field season the accomplishments that took place.
Shelby Houlihan earned All-America honors at 1,500's on the final day of competition in Eugene.
Jordan Clarke wraps up illustrious career with a runner-up finish in the men's shot put.
National championships will be on the line in Eugene, Ore., this weekend as the Sun Devil track and field team wraps up the 2012-13 ASU competition calendar.
The ASU track and field team added five qualifications on the final day of the NCAA West Prelims
ARIZONA STATE: 2013: Clarke concludes his career as a four-time NCAA Champion and an eight-time All-American in one of the most decorated tenures by a Sun Devil in any sport. Clarke won three Pac-12 titles during his stead, becoming the first to do so since John Godina back in the 1990s. He also finishes as the school's second-ranked indoor shot putter in history and the No. 3 outdoor shot putter. He placed second in the shot put at the NCAA Division I National Championships with a throw of 20.28 m. During the spring of 2013, Clarke recorded seven first place finishes in shot put, three first place finishes in the hammer throw, and sixteen top three finishesacross competitions.
Back to back NCAA Champion in the shot put at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships as well as the 2012 Indoor Champion in the shot put with a career best mark of 20.86m (68-05.25), a mark that set him secon on the all time indoor list... recorded marks in all five weight events (two indoor, three outdoor) that rank among the Top 10 all-time in Arizona State history... outdoors, his NCAA toss of 64-9.75 (19.75m) in the shot put earned him first place at the national meet in 2011 and ranked him fifth on ASU's career list in the event at the time until he tossed a 20.40m (66-11.25) at the 2012 NCAA Division I championships to defend his national title for the second year in the row and placed him third on ASU's all-time list... 2012: Three-time NCAA shot put champion... named to the 2013 Preseason Bowerman Award Watch List, as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)... won three consecutive NCAA shot put championships with outdoor titles in 2011 and 2012 and an indoor title in 2012... won the NCAA indoor title with a career-best throw of 20.86m (68-5.25) on his final attempt, giving him not only the title but the best mark by a collegian during the collegiate season. The mark made him the ninth-best American in the event in 2012... defended his shot put crown in winning the 2012 NCAA outdoor title by more than two feet with a career-best mark of 20.40m (66-11.25)...with the victory, the Sun Devils have now won the last four NCAA outdoor shot put competitions... became just the 15th individual in NCAA history since 1921 to win back-to-back outdoor shot put titles... was also a second-team All-American in the hammer throw last year and tallied 24 points at the Pac-12 Championships for the Sun Devil men...that total ranks third all-time in ASU history at the conference meet behind only Dwight Phillips' 26 points in 1999 and 26.5 points in 2000...was honored after the competition as the Men's Athlete of the Meet for the inaugural Pac-12 Championships, scoring more points than any other competitor from any school in the competition....2011 Outdoor: Won the NCAA Division I Championships in the shot put where he throw of 64-9.75(19.75m) was a career best and the fifth best throw in Arizona State's history in the event... took first at the Pac-10 Championships in the shot put with a throw of 62-06.00 (19.05m)... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary round in the shot put, discus and hammer throw events... threw a career best in the hammer with a mark of 203-5 (62.00m) at the 2011 UCSD Triton Invitational... there, he also recorded a career best in discuss with a throw of 185-10(56.66m)... Ranks in the ASU career top-10 in the shot put, discus and hammer throw... Finished no worse than second in any shot put final on the season...2011 Indoor: Advanced to the shot put finals at the NCAA Devision I Indoor Championships where he just missed earning All-America honors with a ninth-place finish with a career-best throw of 61-04.25 (18.76) - good for the fifth-best indoor throw in school history... placed second in shot put at the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships as well as fifth in the weight throw with a 59-00.75 (18.00m) throw...competed in the shot put and weight throw at the Northern Arizona Team Challenge where he placed first in shot put and second in weight throw with a 57-2.75 (17.44m) and 61-6.75 (18.76m) respectively...2010 Outdoor: Advanced to his first NCAA meet by competing in the shot put and finishing fifth overall to earn All-America honors... his mark of 63-00.25 (19.21m) was a personal best (and the eighth-best all-time at ASU) and made him one of three Sun Devils to finish in the Top 8 nationally... qualified by placing fifth in the west... Pac-10 runner-up behind only Ryan Whiting (2010 NCAA Champion)... joined Whiting and Jason Lewis (third) in a sweep of the Top 3 at the Pac-10 meet... also scored in the discus at the conference meet by finishing sixth (177-02/54.01m)... toss of 185-1 (56.41m) at the Double Dual placed him fourth in the event and moved him up to 10th on the all-time ASU list... moved into sixth on the hammer list with a toss of 199-6 (60.81m) to finish third at the Double Dual... 2010 Indoor: Missed out on the NCAA meet by one position with a season-best toss of 60-10.00 (18.54m) at the Mountain `T' Invitational... recorded a personal-best throw of 61-03.00 (18.67m) in the weight throw in each of the last two meets of the season... finished fourth at the MPSF Championships with that distance, which ranks fifth all-time in school history... 2009 Track: Redshirted... competed in the U.S. Outdoor Championships and won the junior division shot put with a toss of 20.46m (67-01.50)... took fourth in the discus at 58.30m (191-03)... also competed in the senior division of the shot put and placed 21st overall... represented the U.S. at the Pan-American Junior Championships in Trinidad and captured the silver medal in the shot put with a toss of 19.97m (65-06.25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Bartlett High School (Anchorage, Alaska)... lettered in track & field and football four times each... twice named team captain for the football team... named the 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year for Alaska... three-time state champion in the shot put and discus... holds the state, region and school record in both throws (71-03.00 in the shot put and 204-0 in the discus)... named the Anchorage Daily News Athlete of the Year (2007, 2008)... Boy's Athlete of the Meet at the 2008 state track meet... in football, earned first-team all-state (center) in 2006 and 2007.
PERSONAL: Major is exploratory... parents are Michael and Christine Clarke... has one brother: Matthew... born July 10, 1990, in Anchorage, Alaska... full name is Jordan Michael Clarke.
PERSONAL BESTS Shot Put:20.86 m (68' 5.25") Discus: 56.91 m (186' 8") Hammer:66.18 m (217' 1") Weight Throw: 19.96 m (65' 6")
In NCAA Championship Meets
2012 OTF * Shot Put (f) * 66-11.25 * 1st
2012 ITF * Shot Put (f) * 68-5.25 * 1st
2011 OTF * Shot Put (f) * 64-9.75 * 1st
2011 ITF * Shot Put (f) * 61-6.5 * 9th
2010 OTF* Shot Put (f) * 63-00.25 * 5th
* Indicates All-America honors attained