Thursday, June 9, 2011
Bearcat places in NCAA’s top 10
Rust College track and field team member Demeatrick Clayton, of Vaughan, placed ninth out of 20 participants in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, Saturday, May 28, in Delaware, Ohio.
Clayton, who originally came to Rust College to play basketball, is one of the top high jumpers in Division III. His highest recorded jump in indoor competition was 7’ 1/4” at Southeast Missouri State University; and during outdoor play, 6’ 11-3/4” at Mississippi State University. Clayton was one of the only Division III high jumpers from the Southeast to qualify for the championships.
Track and field coach Brandon Reeves said this year’s motto for the Bearcat track team was “Anything is Possible.”
“It’s been years since a Rust track member has gone to national competition,” he said. “It’s exciting. You never know when you’ll get the chance to coach a qualifier.”
Clayton is a sophomore, majoring in computer science. He said he wants to become a basketball and track coach after graduation.
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