The 5-foot-5 senior raced to the Division 1 individual state championship this past season with a time of 17:25.1. Clute won her first 10 races, including victories at the Seneca East’s Stars meet, the Stripes and Lights Invitational, the Strongsville Fleet Feet Invitational and the Saturday Night Lights Invitational. She was an All-American at the Garmin RunningLane National Championships following her 10th-place finish in Alabama and took 22nd at the Champs Sports National Championships in San Diego.
Clute has maintained a 4.00 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Oregon this fall.
A member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society, Clute has also served as an elected class officer the past two years to help organize the school’s prom and graduation events. She has also been a student ambassador for the school in addition to being a part of the Principal’s Advisory Committee. Clute volunteered locally as a coach for GOH Run day camps and youth running programs in addition to coaching in the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association. She has coordinated fundraising efforts for Ronald McDonald House Charities and partnered with Bulldog Buddies to mentor a local second-grade student.