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CLAYTON CARLSON

Player profile

position
Middle Distance
year
Freshman
hometown
Tallahassee, Fla.
high school
Lincoln

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Second-year Seminole who will be a redshirt freshman in cross country and outdoor track…cut his teeth collegiately during the 2019 indoor season, competing in four meets…a middle distance runner by trade, he has increased his mileage in preparation for his first cross country season with the Noles.

 

2018-19

Cross Country: Redshirted, training through his first semester at FSU while building his distance base. Indoor: toed the starting line in four meets, including the ACC Championships…debuted at Orange & Purple Elite in the 1000-meter run (2:29.37) in his first race indoors and at that distance…posted a season-best 1:54.52 800 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, just off his high school PB in the open race…ran the 800 leg on the ninth-place DMR at the ACC Championships and also competed in the mile prelims. Outdoor: Redshirted but competed unattached in the 800 at the FSU Relays and 1500 at the Florida Relays (3:59).

Personal

Captained the Lincoln cross country and track & field teams as a senior, when he recorded PBs of 1:54.01 (800) and 4:17.88 (1600)…anchored Florida’s fastest 4×800 team (7:47.23), which led the nation throughout much of the season…finished sixth in the 800 and third in the 4×800 at the 3A state championship meet, after winning Region 1 titles in both events…2017 4×800 team was also third in state…qualified for the Florida 3A State Cross Country Championships for the first time as a senior…graduated from Lincoln Magna Cum Laude with a weighted 4.35 GPA…earned Florida Bright Future gold medallion status…majoring in mechanical engineering at FSU…is the son of Tony and Renee Carlson…born April 17, 2000.