Gatorade 2022 - 2023: Player of the Year

Boys Track & Field - Delaware

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Yougendy Mauricette

Height: 6-FOOT-3
Press Release

Peak Performance


Division I State Meet - 110m High Hurdles


Division I State Meet - 300m Low Hurdles

1st - 23ft, 3in

Division I State Meet - Long Jump


AAU District Track & Field Championships - 400m High Hurdles
“Yougendy Mauricette truly rates as a rarity this spring, emerging as a national-caliber force in four events. The USC-bound standout also secured a wind-legal state record in the long jump at the DIAA Meet of Champions, but also soared six inches farther in a wind-aided, mid-season performance.”
Rich Gonzalez
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Athletic Excellence

The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-3, 135-pound senior won the 110-meter high hurdles, the 300 low hurdles and the long jump at the Division 1 state meet this past season, leading the Ravens to the state title as a team. Mauricette’s winning leap of 23 feet, 3 inches in the long jump set a new state record and ranked No. 86 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. Mauricette set a state record in the 400-meter high hurdles at the AAU District Track & Field Championships with a time of 54.50 seconds, which ranked No. 73 nationally this spring. He also ranked No. 45 nationally in the 300 hurdles (37.60) and No. 81 in the 110 hurdles (14.13).

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Academic Achievement

Mauricette has maintained a 3.36 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on a scholarship at the University of Southern California this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Mauricette has volunteered locally as a youth track mentor, and he has donated his time to multiple community service initiatives through his church.