Raytown High School’s John Bedsworth recently signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track and field for Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Raytown High School’s John Bedsworth recently signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track and field for Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Bedsworth, an Independence resident, will graduate in May and has been named all-conference in cross country and track and field twice.

“We are excited to add John to the men’s distance group for next year,” Hannibal-LaGrange coach Jason Lewkowicz said. “He is a promising young runner and I believe that he will continue to develop as he takes on the longer distances at the collegiate level. He is a hard worker with a positive attitude and I expect him to contribute for the team as a freshman next year.”

Bedsworth will major in history education.