Clayton ran track for the University of South Carolina. Look out for his tips on maximizing your fitness results. Here is his bio.
4x100m: 2011 Second Team, 2012 Second-Team
Outdoor 4x400m: 2011, 2015 Second Team
2011 SEC 4x100m Relay Bronze Medalist
2015 SEC 4x400m Relay Bronze Medalist
2012, 2014, 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Indoor: Ran a sub-47.50 in the 400 all season… won the quarter mile at the Orange and Purple Classic (47.47) and Virginia Tech Invite (47.46)… ran a top indoor time of 46.89 at the Tyson Invitational, finishing 12th… finished 16th at the SEC Indoor Championships… was part of a 4×400 relay team that won three races and had a top time of 3:09.26.
Outdoor: Continued to have success in the quarter-mile events, with wins at the Shamrock Invite (47.14) and Bill Carson Invite (46.94)… ran a season-best time of 46.40 at the Florida Relays… ran the starting leg of the 4×4 relay at the SEC Championship; the team finished third with the fourth-best time in school history (3:03.13)… is a member of the team’s top 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relay groups… qualified for regionals in the 400… earned a trip to nationals as a member of the 4×1 and 4×4 relay teams.
Indoor: Won the Auburn Invitational with a time of 47.26 and went on to finish in 13th at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational…clocked in with the sixth-best time in school history in the prelims at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 46.81…in the stacked 400m finals at SEC Indoors, crossed at 47.36 to finish in seventh and to score for the Gamecocks…also an integral relay member, posting the top 4x400m relay time at the Alex Wilson Invite at 3:10.79…Outdoors, returned to 400m action at Florida Relays, running a season-best 47.42…took fifth at Spec Town Relays and finished 15th at the SEC Outdoor Champion…ran the second leg of the 4x400m team at Penn Relays (3:08.37 – 3rd)
Indoor: Competed in the 400m, won the Virginia Tech invitational… ran a season-best time of 47.86 at SEC Indoor Championships… ran lead off at SEC Indoor Championships on the 4x400m relay, the team placed 8th and ran a season-best time of 3:06.78.
Outdoor: Competed in the 400m… won the Shamrock Invitational and Weems Baskin Invite… finished 7th at the SEC Outdoor Championships, running his top mark of 45.93 in the preliminaries… finished 18th at the NCAA East Preliminaries…ran the third leg on the 4x100m relay team that won at Bob Pollack, placed 4th at SEC Championships and ran a season best 39.60 at NCAA Outdoors… anchored the 4x200m relay team in their fastest time of the year, 1:22.76… ran leadoff on the 4x400m team that placed 6th at SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:08.31… competed at the US Olympic Trials in the 400m.
Indoor: Won the Hokie Invitational … ran a season best 47.52 to place 12th at the SEC Indoor Championships … ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400m relay team that placed seventh at the SEC Indoor Championships at 3:10.85.
Outdoor: Had a top time of 46.60 at the War Eagle Invitational … placed eighth in the prelims at the SEC Outdoor Championships at 46.95 … finished 19th at the NCAA East Preliminary with a time of 47.15 … ran third leg for SEC bronze medal 4x100m relay team that crossed the line at 39.49 … relay placed fourth at the NCAA East Preliminary and 11th overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at 39.50 … Ran opening leg of 4×400-meter relay team that placed sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships at 3:09.67 … Ran first leg of team that advanced to outdoor final with a time of 3:05.85 … Relay placed 14th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:07.91.
Somerset County Athlete of the Year … New Jersey Meet of Champions winner in the 400m … New Jersey State Champion in the 400m and section champion in the 100m, 200m and 400m.