2023 - 2024 OREGON
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TAYVON
KITCHEN
RUNNER
CRATER HS
CENTRAL POINT, OREGON
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:26.2
CLASS 5A STATE MEET
4TH
NIKE CROSS NORTHWEST REGIONALS
25TH
WOODBRIDGE CLASSIC
“After leading his team to a 3-peat at states, Tayvon Kitchen turned in a standout performance at NXN Northwest. His season highlights included a personal-best over three miles (14:19.1) and a PR at 5K (14:57.16), giving him the best race résume in Oregon last fall.”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot, 130-pound junior won the Class 5A state title this past season, clocking a time of 15:26.2 and leading the Comets to the team championship. Kitchen earned Nike Cross Northwest Regionals First Team All-Region accolades with a fourth-place finish in that race. He also took 25th at the Woodbridge Classic, which showcased the deepest lineup of talent in the country. 

Academic Achievement


Kitchen has maintained a 4.14 GPA weighted in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A decorated member of his school’s DECA chapter and also a National Honor Society member, Kitchen has volunteered locally as part of his church’s Welfare Farm program that provides humanitarian aid to needy families. He also serves as president of Crater High’s School Improvement Committee.