JSEC’S Marari Nayte Wins Gold–RIIL State Championships

JSEC Staff & Eric Rueb (Projo), Journalist

Mahari Nayte-Wins Gold Medal In RI State Championship
JSEC’S *Mahari Nayte* Wins Gold Medal in RI State Indoor Track Championships

Our very own Mahari Nayte won the gold Medal this past Saturday, 2/27/21 at the RIIL Boys Indoor State Track Championships which was held at the Providence Career & Technical Academy.  The students and staff and entire Providence community is very proud of Mahari who is a shining light as far as student athletes are concerned.    This was the first time JSEC has taken the gold.  Mahari became the first JSEC Cavalier to win a gold medal for the boys when he finished first in the 600 meters, beating St. Raphael star Darius Kipyego.

“Congrats to Senior Mahari Nayte on being the first 600 meter State Champion from Juanita Sanchez. The 4×200 relay team featuring Mahari, Ben Fofana, Ziondre Ogiba and Alexander Rivera finished 4th in the State. Senior Noelia Garcia through a personal best 49 feet in the weight and finished 4th and Yuliamadra Samora finished 8th in the weight. Ziondre Ogiba also finished 10th in the 300.” -Athletic Director Mr. Steve Nadeau

The Providence Journal featured this story in their 2/27/21 nightly edition:


An except from the article includes the following:

Mahari ran a 1:22.14 in the 600, beating Kipyego — the Iowa State-bound senior who missed most of the season recovering from a foot injury — by .42 seconds, earning the first boys gold medal in Juanita Sanchez program history.

“I’ve been thinking about this since last night and I knew I was going to do it and I came in and did what I did. Being the first one, I’m proud of myself.”-Mahari Nayte

Just 2 weeks ago Mahari has moved from #6 in the country to #2  in the United States.   This accomplishment today put his on top of his game with the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and we are all eagerly awaiting what’s next for Mahari as he’s on quite a roll winning two major indoor track meets in a row.  Congratulations to Mahari for his hard work both on the track and in the classroom.  As a student athlete he is well on his way to plan his own college pathway and it seems like many colleges and universities will be scouting him to represent their post secondary institutions.