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Sprints/Hurdles Coach Clive Terrelonge

19-Time All-American
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.

Current athletes 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. 

Terrelonge was 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.

 

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