NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester High School senior Clara Burdette signed Tuesday to continue her academic and cross country/track & field career at University of Saint Francis.
Burdette helped Manchester to a 13th place finish at the New Prairie Semi-state this past fall and was 105th overall at the semi-state as an individual. Burdette also helped the Lady Squires to sectional and regional runner-up placings and was on the Three Rivers Conference championship squad this season.
Burdette will run for Kyle Allison, who heads up both the cross country and track programs at St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
Seated with Clara are parents Ulonda and Jim Burdette. In the back row are Allison, MHS assistant cross country coach Trish Shoemaker, MHS athletic director Jeremy Markham, USF assistant coach Corey Birchmeier and MHS head cross country coach Jody Sarber.