Wolfpack Secure 2023 Verbal From North Carolina Aquatic Club’s Hayley Clark

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Photo Courtesy: Hayley Clark

NEW COMMIT: NC State University has landed another in-state recruit for the 2023-24 season and beyond as U.S. Open qualifier Hayley Clark of Chapel Hill, N.C. has announced her verbal commitment.

She will join fellow in-state native Keelan Cotter in Raleigh as a member of the Wolfpack’s Class of 2027.

She told Swimming World:

“I am incredibly excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at NC State University!!! From the moment I first stepped on campus I knew it was the place for me. A huge thanks to my family, friends and coaches for their endless support. GO PACK!!”

A versatile swimmer, Clark swims for North Carolina Aquatic Club and is coming off a stellar summer where she earned best times in all of her events at Greensboro Sectionals en route to placing 15th in the 200m IM. She was the runner-up in the 1000 free at the Florida Senior North Championships and placed seventh in the 200m breast/200m IM/400m IM at the TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Orlando.

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 2:04.04
  • 400 IM – 4:26.69
  • 100 breast – 1:04.81
  • 200 free – 1:50.72
  • 500 free – 4:54.64
  • 1000 free – 10:05.78

When she competed for Windermere High School in Florida, Clark placed fourth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 500 free as a sophomore at the Florida 4A State Championships. She took sixth and fourth, respectively, in those events during her freshman season.

She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts in the classroom.

Under head coach Braden Holloway, NC State finished and were the runners-up at both the ACC and NCAA Championships in 2021.

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