Auburn Gymnast Lisa Clark
Auburn Gymnast Lisa Clark Takes Third on Floor, Fourth on
Beam at NCAA Central Regional
April 8, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La.- Auburn gymnast Lisa Clark finished tied for third on the floor exercise and tied for fourth on the balance beam at this weekend's NCAA Central Regional held at LSU's Maravich Assembly Center. Clark was the lone representative for the Tigers at this year's regional meet.
'We couldn't be more proud of Lisa for her accomplishments this season,' head coach Jeff Thompson said. 'People at the regional were impressed with her performance and were astounded that she is only a freshman. Her vault, beam and floor routines were the best she has done all year. Unfortunately, her mistake on bars kept her from representing Auburn at nationals, but participating in the regional will do nothing but help her for the upcoming season.'
Clark drew vault first, where she tied for 12th after posting a 9.800. She scored a 9.025 on bars and then followed with another 9.800, this time on the balance beam. She finished tied for fourth on beam. The freshman from Philadelphia, Pa., finished the evening on the floor, arguably her best event, where she finished tied for third after posting a career-high 9.900. That score also tied for the ninth-best score in school history.
Clark finished 13th overall in the all-around and fourth among individual competitors. She needed to finish in the top two among individual competitors to qualify for this year's NCAA Championships in Tuscaloosa.