Three weeks after leaving no doubt he was the best in Delaware, Yougendy Mauricette proved he is the best in the nation.
The 6-foot-3 junior from Sussex Tech glided over the hurdles faster than anyone in the First State all spring. Then, at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals held June 16-19 at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field, he won the national title in the 400-meter hurdles in 51.31 seconds.
Mauricette won four events at the DIAA Division I meet on May 20-21, then swept the 110- and 300-meter hurdles at the Meet of Champions on May 25.
So it was no surprise when he was named Delaware’s Boys Track Athlete of the Year at the annual banquet on Monday. The junior leads the All-State team, which is comprised of event winners from the Meet of Champions.
Mauricette won Division I titles in both hurdles, the long jump and 200 meters. He had the best times and distances in both divisions in all four events at the DIAA meet at Dover High School.
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All-State boys track team
Yougendy Mauricette, jr., Sussex Tech, 110-, 300-meter hurdles, Athlete of the Year
Amari Burke, so., St. Georges, 100 meters
Jazonte Levan, so., Seaford, 200 meters
Shaheam Porter, jr., Delcastle, 400 meters, 4 x 400-meter relay
Nicolas Pizarro, sr., Tatnall, 800 meters
Andre Latina, sr., Tatnall, 1,600 meters
Kenny Guy, sr., Polytech, 3,200 meters
Max DiOssi, sr., St. Mark’s, shot put
Courtney McDermott, jr., Mount Pleasant, discus
Matthew Klous, jr., Salesianum, pole vault
Jackson Bliey, sr., Brandywine, high jump
Jakwon Kilby, so., Dover, long jump
Donte Dockery, jr., A.I. du Pont, triple jump
William Harrison, jr., Sussex Central, 4 x 100-meter relay
Thomas Williams, jr., Sussex Central, 4 x 100-meter relay
Malik Kelsic, so., Sussex Central, 4 x 100-meter relay
Timothy Wright, jr., Sussex Central, 4 x 100-meter relay
Michael Portale, sr., Salesianum, 4 x 200-meter relay
Amari Mathis, sr., Salesianum, 4 x 200-meter relay
Jasyn Truitt, so., Salesianum, 4 x 200-meter relay
Vinny DelliCompagni, jr., Salesianum, 4 x 200-meter relay
Christopher Laws, sr., Delcastle, 4 x 400-meter relay
Aiden Laws, jr., Delcastle, 4 x 400-meter relay
Soren Smith, sr., Delcastle, 4 x 400-meter relay
Matt Miller, jr., Salesianum, 4 x 800-meter relay
John Barbato, so., Salesianum, 4 x 800-meter relay
Ryan Banko, sr., Salesianum, 4 x 800-meter relay
Matthew Filliben, sr., Salesianum, 4 x 800-meter relay