She ran an Australian Record (13.17) in the T38 100m final tonight, coming only second to reigning Paralympic gold medalist and World Champion Sophie Hann of England. 

"I was surprised, I was expecting to go bronze and it get that silver is amazing," Clarke said.

"The crowd just pushed me.

"I just gave it my all and pushed to the end," she said.

It was a blistering run for the youngster who only three years ago went to a para-come-try day to try athletics. 

Not long after she was breaking national records. 

In a funny twist of events, Clarke was training for Tokyo 2020 when she came onto the radar for Commonwealth Games selection.

"I didn't expect to go to the Commonwealth Games before Tokyo so it is exciting," Clarke added.

After August 2017, she clocked six more B qualifiers including a 13.81 in November in the leadup to the trials.

At the trials, she produced a PB of 13.60 in the final to place second overall in the ambulant 100m. 

"I didn't know what was going to happen," she said.