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    Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Courtney Clayborne (Inducted 2013)

    Mr. Courtney Clayborne is one of the icons of Rapid Stevens' storied track legacy.  This legacy includes both Courtney and several of his siblings who led the Raiders to track championships throughout the 1980s.  Clayborne still holds the state meet 400 meter record of 48.70, set in 1982.

    After graduating from Stevens in 1982 Clayborne attended the University of South Dakota.

    Mr. Clayborne is regarded as one of the top sprinters in USD history. Clayborne won three straight NCC indoor 500-meter titles from 1984-86. In 1984, he had a clocking of 1:04.19; 1:03.43 in 1985 and 1:04.65 in 1986 in the 500-meter dash. He was a member of the 1600-meter relay NCC outdoor champs in 1981 (3:19.07), 1985 (3:19.90) and 1986 (3:15.10). Clayborne was also a member of the 1985 NCC Indoor 1600-meter relay champs (3:18.72). He won the 400-meter title outdoors in 1985 (48.99).

    Clayborne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from USD in 1986. He also received his law degree from USD in 1989. Mr. Clayborne resides in Rapid City with his family, and is a very active member of the community.

    Listen to the interview with Mr. Clayborne where he describes his Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame career:

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