Kivaleon Clarke ’24 Named All-Delco Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Lansdowne, PAJuly 8, 2024

We are incredibly proud to announce that Kivaleon Clarke, Class of 2024, has been named the All-Delco Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Head Coach Lenny Jordan who has coached numerous athletes who have won National, World, and Olympic championships, recognizes Clarke’s exceptional talent and dedication. In just his second season of varsity track, Clarke came remarkably close to breaking Leroy Burrell’s long-standing triple jump record of 49 feet, 3 inches, set at Penn Wood in the mid-1980s. Clarke’s impressive triple jump of 48-10.5 at the New Balance Nationals, following his 48-2.75 jump to win silver at the PIAA Class 3A championships in Shippensburg, has secured his place in the all-time Patriots record book.

Coach Jordan, who has led the Patriots track team since 2006, remarked on Clarke’s remarkable achievements: “We’ve had three or four triple jumpers make states. Kivaleon is our first All-American, All-State, All-Delco jumper. With a bit more time, I believe we could have achieved a 50-foot jump.”

Jordan often converses with Leroy Burrell, who in 1985 was named the Eastern Track Athlete of the Year after leading Penn Wood to the PIAA state team championship with gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters, and the long and triple jumps. Burrell, who went on to become an international superstar by twice breaking the 100-meter dash world record, remains an inspiration for athletes like Clarke.

Kivaleon Clarke’s recent accomplishments include winning gold medals in the triple and long jumps at the PIAA District 1 Class 3A championships at Coatesville. His personal record of 22-6 in the long jump earned him top honors and further solidified his reputation in the jumping world.

For these remarkable achievements, we celebrate Kivaleon Clarke as the 2024 Daily Times Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. His dedication, hard work, and talent are an inspiration to us all.

Clarke will continue his education and athletics career at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA in the fall of 2024.


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