2023 - 2024 KANSAS
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CLAY
SHIVELY
RUNNER
TRINITY ACADEMY
WICHITA, KANSAS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
5TH - 14:39.8
NIKE CROSS NATIONALS HEARTLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1ST
CLASS 3A STATE TITLE
1ST
CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS ROY GRIAK INVITATIONAL
“Clay Shively scorched his way to a state title and NXR First Team All-Region honors in a senior season to remember. His win at Roy Griak only elevates an already stellar Gatorade Player of the Year resume.”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior earned First Team All-Region honors by taking fifth at the Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional Championship this past season, clocking a personal-best time of 14:39.80. Shively also won the Class 3A state title, leading the Knights to the team championship. Ranked No. 8 in the national MileSplit 50 for 2023, he ran the fastest 5K by a Kansas prep boy last fall and also won the Championship Race at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational. 

Academic Achievement


Shively has maintained a 3.48 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Northern Arizona University.

Exemplary Character


Shively plays guitar and sings while leading a praise and worship band for his church community. In addition he travels to play in a worship collective each summer. He has also volunteered locally by serving as a middle school group leader on a weekly basis.