New Mexico Boys Track & Field AOY: Alejandro Goldston

New Mexico Boys Track & Field AOY: Alejandro Goldston

Gatorade State Player of the Year

New Mexico Boys Track & Field AOY: Alejandro Goldston

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The Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.

For the complete list of Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Alejandro Goldston

THE BASICS

School: Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 155 pounds

Athletic achievement: The sprinter and jumper captured two individual championships this spring and anchored the winning 4×200 and 4×400-meter relay quartet, leading the Hawks to a second-place finish as a team at the Class 6A state meet. Goldston took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.54 seconds a well as the long jump, soaring 23 feet, one inch. He also earned silver in the 100-meter dash (10.80) and set meet records in the 100 (10.94) and 200 (21.57) at the Richard Harper Invitational.

Academic excellence: Goldston has maintained a 3.38 GPA.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics in addition to donating his time at a food bank and as a youth track & field coach.

THE PRAISE

“I believe that Alejandro Goldston is the best track athlete in New Mexico this season,” said Sal Gonzalez, head coach at Rio Rancho High. “He was a dominant in the sprints, he was versatile and he was an excellent long jumper. He is a tactician and a sportsman.”

THE FUTURE: Goldston has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of New Mexico this fall.

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