Lakota East's Track Sprint Sensation, Serena Clark, Earn's LaRosa's Weekly MVP Honors

04/22/2020

LaRosa's has honored the outstanding achievements of Lakota East Track Sprint sensation Serena Clark by selecting her as the weekly "LaRosa's MVP".  The three time GMC "Runner of the Year" and multiple OHSAA champion will take her talents to Clemson University next fall to compete on the intercollegiate level for the Tigers. 

(Photo compliments of Lakota SID, Dan Hilen)

Many thanks to the LaRosa's organization for their continued support of Greater Cincinnati's student-athletes. 

NAME: Serena Clark
SCHOOL: Lakota East High School
SPORT(S): Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Individual Ohio state title
BIRTH DATE: 12/5
HEIGHT: 5'4"-125 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Colerain
PARENTS: Steven & Colette
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents."
FUTURE GOAL: Gold medal at the Olympics

Senior Serena Clark has been running varsity track for the Lakota East Thunderhawks since her freshman year, and has chalked up four Ohio state championships - one in an individual event, two relay teams and an overall team title in 2019.

Individually, Serena captured the 2019 Ohio state championship in the 200 meter dash in 24.09. That year, she also was on the 4x100 relay team that, for the second straight year, won the state title in 45.82; the previous year the relay team won that event in 47.21.

Serena has earned numerous honors for her outstanding running, including being named GMC Track "Runner of the Year" three times. She was also last year's Cincinnati Track Co-Runner of the Year.

Serena holds school records in the 200 dash (23.97), 100 dash (11.66) and the 4x100 relay (45.82, also a state record). She holds numerous district and regional records.

In her leisure time, Serena enjoys reading poetry, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

A good student who is active in community service, her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Allyson Felix, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is Wonder, and favorite movie is Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Serena will continue competing in inter-collegiate track next season at Clemson University.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Serena is a very talented and gifted athlete. She has the right type of mindset that goes with being a champion. A leadership mentality, with amazing speed and endurance that has made her a 60,100,200 & 4x100 meter champion. Serena was also Co-captain for the 2019 State Champion Lakota East Girls Track & Field Team."
— Rodney Heath, Track

Article content compliments of LaRosa's MVP program.