Geberkidane Reaching New Heights on the Track

Cerake GeberkidanHigh School Athlete of the Week.

Athlete: Cerake Geberkidane
Year: Senior
School: Denver East High School
Location: Denver, CO
Mile PR: 4:19.87
3200m PR: 9:01.13

Cerake Geberkidane of Colorado, on a six-month tear dating back to his cross country opener in September, concluded his brief indoor season on Feb. 15 with the nation’s fastest 3200m time, 9:01.13, at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. Looking for a big outdoor campaign, Geberkidane, a Denver East senior headed for Oklahoma State University, hopes to compete for top honors in national events as he did at Nike Cross Nationals last fall.

College Prospect: Geberkidane—whose father is from Ethiopia and mother from Eritrea—is excited about going on to run for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, winners of three NCAA men’s team cross country titles in the last six years. Geberkidane, born in the U.S., said, “Running shows the discipline you need in life. You learn pain tolerance, and get to know yourself better.”

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