ANTON, TX (KCBD) - Friday morning, the students of Anton ISD gathered in the gym for something most of them have never seen before, as one of their own, Kailtyn Clardy signed her letter of intent to continue her running career at South Plains College.
“They want me to run the heptathlon,” Kaitlyn Clardy said. “Seven events and I probably can’t name all seven, but I am excited to get out there.”
According to some of the Anton locals that attended the signing, this was the first time since 2011 that a Anton Bulldog would sign a letter of intent to continue their athletic career.
“I like setting a good example for the younger kids,” Clardy said. “I want them to succeed and do what they want to do.”
Last year, Clardy competed in five different events at the UIL State Track and Field Meet.
But in her senior year, she suffered a season-ending knee injury, so that makes signing to South Plains College even more special.
“Well I was really nervous for today,” Kaitlyn Clardy said. “I am really excited to be able to sign with them, since I had my knee injury. So, I can compete this year and so I thought no one would want me to run track for them. So, I am excited for this opportunity.”