Wed. May 22nd, 2024

NMAA awards Clovis runner with sportsmanship scholarship

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.

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