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Volcano Vista’s Cleveland named state track and field athlete of the year

Jericho Cleveland of Volcano Vista was named Thursday as the Gatorade male prep track and field athlete of the year for the state.

As the state award winner, Cleveland becomes eligible for the national award.

At 6-foot-1 and 155 pounds, Cleveland swept the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at the Class 6A state meet in the spring. He also ran a personal best 4 minutes, 7.89 seconds at April’s Mt. SAC Relays, which ranked as the nation’s No. 5 time among prep runners in 2018.

The home-schooled Cleveland maintained a 3.63 grade-point average and signed with Colorado.

Click here to see the Gatorade press release.