Varsity Kansas

Kleman twins sign with Hutch soccer

By Taylor Eldridge

‘Tis the season where high school senior start to decide where they will continue playing sports next year in college. As your local cross country correspondent, I will try to update everyone on where your cross country runners are going to college. Feel free to e-mail me at if you have any information about college decisions of the local runners.

Oddly enough, the first one I post is a pair of cross country runners that are going to college to play soccer. Brenna and Kaitlan Kleman, two Derby seniors, were part of a very solid supporting cast the previous two years for the Panthers’ cross country team, but they both signed to play women’s soccer at Hutchinson Community College next season.

I’m not too wired in to how they’ve done at Derby for soccer, but I am more familiar with their cross country success. Brenna was consistently a top-5 runner on a very successful cross country team this fall. Kaitlan was not too far behind, either. Both were solid runners in high school and exactly the type teams need to be successful. Obviously they are pretty good soccer players, as well.

From what I’ve heard from Derby cross country coach Eldon Edwards, the twins might be interested in running some at some point in college. So be sure to keep an eye on them.

Again, any new information you can reach me at teldridge24@yahoo.comBack row: Tony Kleman & Sammy Lane (Hutch soccer coach). Front row: Brenna Kleman, Denny Kleman & Kaitlan Kleman