Lacena Golding Clarke is a former 100m hurdler, representing Jamaica at 3 Olympic Games, 5 World Championships and a number of Commonwealth Games, winning Gold in Manchester in 2002. Lacena retired in 2010 after reaching her 6th consecutive 60m final at the World Indoor Championships.
Following her retirement, Lacena moved into coaching and spent a number of years volunteering as assistant coach at Auburn from 1999 – 2006. She then spent 10 years as an Assistant Coach at University of Texas El Paso, where she directed the Miner’s sprints and hurdle events. During her time there, she coached 13 All-Americans, 32 regional qualifiers, 32 C-USA individual crowns and eight school records and received the Mountain Region Coach of the Year award on three occasions (2014 indoor and outdoor, and 2017)
In recent weeks, Lacena has taken up a new role as Assistant coach for the Women’s Sprints and Hurdles programme back at Auburn University, which one of the biggest Universities in the South of USA.