Belle Fourche’s Sawyer Clarkson signs letter of intent to run at the Division I level

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – After a successful high school career, Sawyer Clarkson of Belle Fourche recently signed a letter of intent to run cross country next year at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Clarkson led Belle Fourche to a state cross country title back in October.

Plus, he won three individual class ‘a’ state cross country titles in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

He’s also the defending state track champion in the Class ‘A’ 3200 meter run.

Clarkson visited with Tulsa and Tennessee before deciding to sign with Gonzaga.

“I think a lot of people when they think of a college commitment, they think it’s going to be a really hard decision,” said Sawyer Clarkson. “But I think the second I stepped on campus, I realized it was really the right place for me. It’s a beautiful place. I love Spokane. I’m a big fan of the Pacific Northwest area. You put all that together with the amazing team and the great coach and it’s really everything I could ask for.”

Photos and video courtesy of Tim Potts.

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