High School Athlete of the Week.
Athlete:Â Cerake Geberkidane
School:Â Denver East High School
Location: Denver, CO
Mile PR:Â 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 nationâ€™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: Geberkidaneâ€”whose father is from Ethiopia and mother from Eritreaâ€”is excited about going on to run for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, winners of three NCAA menâ€™s team cross country titles in the last six years. Geberkidane, born in the U.S., said, â€œRunning shows the discipline you need in life. You learn pain tolerance, and get to know yourself better.â€
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