CHARLESTON– Eastern Illinois track and field has announced the addition of local athlete Clayton Turner who will compete for the Panthers starting next season. Turner attended nearby Tuscola HS and joins Juan Barajas (Harper College) and Michael Miller (McCluer South Berkeley HS) as part of next year's class.
Turner helped Tuscola HS place fourth at the IHSA Class 1A State Meet this past season competing in both the shot put and discus. He placed third in the state in the shot put with a finals distance of 52'4.25”. He placed sixth in the state in discus at 155'2”. During his junior season he placed ninth in the state in the shot put with a throw of 49'11.25” as Tuscola HS finished third in the state championships.