In winning the conference individual title in the event, Clayton jumped 20-3.50/6.18m in the finals to earn 10 points for her team en route to a third-place finish. For her efforts, she was named a member of the All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Freshman Team in the event.

A 2010 graduate of Suffern High School in New York, Clayton finished her junior season (2009) as the top-rated long jumper in the nation, regardless of class. That same year she earned a spot on Team USA after winning the long jump title at the 2009 USA Track & Field World Youth Championships Trials in Ypsilanti, Mich., and would go on to represent her country at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy.

In the preliminary round of the long jump competition in Italy, Clayton set a new personal-best mark of 20-10.75/6.37m. That distance ranks 16th all-time by a high school athlete in the United States and tied the New York state record in the event.

A four-sport athlete in high school, Clayton plans on majoring in health sciences at UCF.