will host Olympic Champion Joetta Clark Diggs at the next BMS Home & School Meeting. The event will take place on at 7pm on Thursday, January 12 in the Bloomfield Middle School Media Center.
Principal Annette Williams-Baker told Patch, "Mrs. Clark Diggs will be speaking [at the meeting.] Also present will be UnitedHealthcare, who sponsored the program this year at BMS. Many of our students had the honor of working with Ms. Clark-Diggs and her staff in the Head to Toe Fitness Program in recent months." The public is invited to attend.
Born in East Orange New Jersey, Clark Diggs graduated in 1980 from in Maplewood. Patch visited and profiled her sister, fellow Olympian during a visit to Maplewood Middle School in September.
Clark Diggs is a four-time Track & Field Olympian and winner of numerous track events spanning a 24-year career.
According to the website, USATrack&Field:
Clark Diggs was recognized for being one of the greatest, and most consistent, women's 800m runners in U.S. history. A four-time Olympian ('88, '92, '96, '00), who competed in six Olympic Trials, Clark Diggs was a seven-time U.S. Indoor champion (’87, '88, '89, '90, '96, '97, '98); five-time U.S. Outdoor champion ('88, '89, '92, '93, '94); a four-time NCAA champion; and a two-time bronze medalist at the World Indoor Championships ('93, '97). She was the 1986 Olympic Festival champion, and the 1980 USA Junior Champion. She is also well known for her success at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York, where she won seven times.