CLOVIS (KSMX)- In what has been called “an act of sportsmanship beyond measure,” Clovis High School junior Jerrick Maldonado insisted on forfeiting his first-place medal to Piedra Vista senior Triston Charles after a Class 5A state championship in which Maldonado was declared the winner of a very tight race.
A video of the race showed Charles edging past Maldonado at the finish line. Maldonado went to the New Mexico Activities Association and asked that it yield his first-place medal to Charles, which it did.
Still, Maldonado wound up being a winner.
The NMAA awarded him a Compete With Class sportsmanship scholarship of $1,000.