Kenna Clawson

Class of 2018 

Track: 8 individual top 3 finishes, 3 additional top 5 finish, 2 All-State performances, 1 team state championships (2016)

Cross Country: 4 top 3 finishes, 4 time All-State, 3 Kingco team titles, 1 State team championship (2016)

400m split: 64.0

800m: 2:22.84 (#22 all time)

1600m: 5:02.77 (#6 all time)

3200m: 10:50.82 (#7 all time)

Member of School Record holding 3200m team 

Member of School Record holding Distance Medley Relay team 

#3 Issaquah Eagle all time at Sun Willows (18:16.6)

Member of lowest average time for state cross country

A contributing member of both the 2016 Track and Field and 2016 Cross Country titles, Kenna Clawson was an essential member and leader of much of the team success seen in the second half of the 2010’s. We are honored to have her as a part of the 2023 Hall of Fame class. In cross country, she finished as the top Issaquah runner her junior (9th) and senior (8th) years, leading the team to a state title in 2016. She also contributed as one of the top runners when her teams finished 2nd her freshman year, 4th her sophomore year, and 3rd her senior year. She also was a three-time qualifier for Border Clash, finishing in the top-50 each year, with her best individual finish coming her sophomore year at 17th. All four years, Kenna finished with all state honors in cross country, and is a member of the lowest average team time, which she accomplished her freshman year along with her sister Ellie. Kenna’s senior year was capped off with her team finishing 4th at the Nike Cross Regional championships (41stnd individually), narrowly missing the team national championship berth. 

Kenna’s success on the grass extended to the track, where she was a state qualifier in the 3200m her sophomore, junior and senior year. Kenna ran to a personal best of 10:50.82 her sophomore year to qualify for the state meet, where she placed her state-best 6th place, contributing 3 of the 74 tallied points over Tahoma’s 61 points for the team state title. Kenna also podiumed in the 3200m her senior year, finishing 8th.

Kenna continued her running career at University of California, Berkeley, where she set her personal best at the 6km cross country distance of 21:58 at the D1 West Region Cross Country Championships. Kenna completed her degree in nutrition sciences and is working in researching texture and flavor of bread products. 

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