Spencer Clarke from Aptos, California recently signed an NLI to swim for Fordham University in the fall. He announced his decision via social media, saying:
“So proud to announce my commitment to swim for and attend Fordham University. The team atmosphere, the connection with the coach, and the academic opportunities was everything I was looking for in a college. Go Rams!!!”
Clarke swims for Aptos Cabrillo Swim Club out of Santa Cruz, and he represented Aptos High School at CIF during his prep career. At the 2018 CCS Swimming & Diving Championships he placed 13th in the 200 IM (1:52.96 in prelims) and 14th in the 500 free (4:40.37 in prelims), and he swam fly (23.51) on Aptos’s 15th-place 200 medley relay.
Clarke had a strong senior year in club swimming, too. From September to June he notched PBs in the SCY 200/500 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 breast, and 200/400 IM. He got his LCM season off to a good start at the SCSC Invitational in May, going best times in the 100 free and 100/200 back. Clarke’s times are improving rapidly and are now very close to scoring range at Atlantic-10 Conference Championships (where they only score an “A” final and a “B” final). He would have been 1st alternate in the 200 IM at the 2018 conference meet, only .19 away from a second swim, and he’s already within a couple of seconds of scoring in a handful of other events.
Top SCY times:
- 200 IM – 1:52.96
- 400 IM – 4:07.22
- 100 back – 51.61
- 200 back – 1:53.04
- 200 free – 1:42.53
- 500 free – 4:38.05
- 100 fly – 51.73
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