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1994 & 1995 Men's Track & Field Teams

Clark College
Class of 2011

The 1994 and 1995 Clark track and field teams both won the NWAACC championship. The back-to-back title broke a 32 year hiatus from the top step for the Penguins. The 1994 team was led by Ernie Ammons who as the meets high point winner. In 1994, the team narrowly defeated Clackamas in the championship (hosted by Mt. Hood at Lewis and Clark College in Portland)meet by four points 163 to 159. The Penguins won the five individual and the 400 meter relay. During the 1994 season, Clark suffered only one loss to Clackams at the Southern Region Championships. There were five men who went on to be NAIA and NCAA All-Americans and two Olympic Trial Qualifiers all getting major scholarships.

Clark was undefeated during the 1995 season. They swept through spring season and dominated the NWAACC championship held at Spokane Falls. Clark outscored the second-place team by 73.5 points, again winning five individual titles and repeating as the 400 meter relay champion. Sonte Wong was the high point winner with 30.5 points, just ahead of teammate Ammons who had 30 points. There were three men who went on to be NAIA and NCAA All-Americans and one Olympic Track Qualifier and seven men received scholarships to continue their educations and track careers.

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