Sprints/Hurdles Coach Clive Terrelonge
|NCAA DIII Track and Field Hall of Fame
|Two-Time Olympian World Champion for Jamaica
Clive Terrelonge is
in his fourth season as an Assistant Women’s Track and Field Coach. Terrelonge,
who has completed three successful years as the Huskies’ sprints/hurdles coach,
has led many of his athletes to successful careers at Connecticut. His
knowledge and experience as a former international athlete helped the Huskies to
take a big step in the BIG EAST Conference. Coaching several athletes to
All-BIG EAST and All-ECAC status, Terrelonge most notably helped to excel the
career of current volunteer coach April Garner to record-breaking speeds in the
55-meter and the 100 hurdles, both for which she was a BIG EAST runner-up.
Garner also set new school records in the 55 hurdles and 60 during the indoor
season and set a personal best in the 200 under Terrelonge’s leadership.
competing on the national scene under his tutelage include NCAA qualifiers
Tamara Highsmith and Jessi Foreman. As a freshman in 2006, Foreman set new
school records in the 55 and 60-meter dash and won BIG EAST and New England
Championships in the 60m indoor and 100m outdoor. As a sophomore, Foreman set
the new school record in the 100 meter dash and again, won the BIG EAST
Championship title. Off the track, Foreman was an NCAA Academic
All-American. In 2006, Terrelonge coached ten athletes to All-BIG EAST status
and fourteen were crowned New England Champions for indoor and outdoor. He
finished the season with four athletes competing at the USA Jr. Championships
with Mandela Graves-Fulgham as a finalist in the 400m.
Terrelonge and the Huskies are coming off an outstanding outdoor campaign in
2007, where five of the Husky sprinters competed in the NCAA Regional
Championships. The Huskies broke four program records, including Forman's
100 meter dash and Alyssa Evering's 400 meter win. UConn's 4x100 meter
relay and 4x200 meter relay teams also broke the previous Husky records.
UConn is also coming off one of the most successful indoor seasons in school
history. Terrelonge's sprints and hurdles' group produced a remarkable number of
school records, including Foreman's milestones in both the 55 meter and 60 meter
sprints. Evering reached a new record for the 200 meter sprint while
Mandela Graves-Fulgham set a new time for the 400 meter. The Huskies'
4x400 meter relay also hit a new milestone and a new record for the UConn
program. The 2006-07 program captured two titles during the indoor season, the
ECAC Championship and the New England Championship. They were third in the
BIG EAST Championships, which was the highest finish in school history.
After last season, Terrelonge was named one of the United States Emerging Elite
Coaches and was selected to participate in the United States Track and Field (USATF)
Elite Men's and Women's event camps, which were held at the U.S. Olympic
Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. July 14-19.
Prior to coming to
UConn, Terrelonge worked at Brown University, and his alma mater, Lincoln
University in Pennsylvania. During his tenure at Brown, he helped guide
the team from the middle of the pack in the Ivy League in 2002 to a second place
finish in 2004. Over those two years, his sprinters broke two school records
that stood for over ten years in the 100 and the 110 hurdles. In 2004, the team
had its first women’s Ivy League champion in the 100 in over six years. At
Lincoln, Terrelonge helped lead the women’s squad to a NCAA Division III
Championship and produced eight All-American sprinters/hurdlers that year. Also
during his time as an assistant at Lincoln, the men captured six NCAA indoor and
outdoor titles and two runner-up trophies. The men’s sprinters also set five
NCAA records and earned over sixty All-America honors. He also was a two-time
Olympian World Champion for Jamaica.
While competing for
Lincoln University, Terrelonge earned 19 Division III All-America honors in the
400, the 800 and the 4x400 relay. He is a former NCAA double 400 and triple 800
indoor/outdoor champion and still holds the 800 NCAA Division III outdoor
record. Terrelonge served as captain for Lincoln from 1991 through 1993 and
received his Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from
Lincoln in 1994.
inducted into the NCAA Division III Track and Field Hall of Fame at the NCAA
Division III Outdoor National Track and Field Championship Banquet in Waverly,
Iowa on Wednesday, May 25, 2005. The United States Track Coaches
Association selected three former athletes and a former coach with Terrelonge
for the 2005 induction.