Scarborough High School senior Jarett Flaker has been named Maine Gatorade Player of the Year for the sport of Track and Field the Gatorade company announced on Monday morning.
From the press release (//assets.sp.milesplit.com/articles/282302/files/2020_btf_jflaker.pdf)
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.11 seconds and the 400 dash in 51.34 at the Class A indoor state meet this past winter, leading the Red Storm to the state title as a team. Flaker's season-best clocking of 48.57 in the 400 broke the indoor state record, giving him at least a share of eight Maine records in his career-six individual and two relays. In 2019, he won the 100, 200 and 400 at the Class A outdoor state meet, while also anchoring the first-place 4x400 relay quartet. Flaker graduated with 16 gold medals in state championship competition.
Also a football standout, Flaker has raised funds to benefit cancer research and served as a student leader in the Reducing Sexism and Violence Program. He has also volunteered on behalf of youth track programs. "Jarett has established himself as one of the best track and field athletes in Maine history," said Scarborough coach Derek Veilleux. "He's continually performed at a high level, but he has always been a team-first student-athlete, willing to give up individual success to do what the team needed to be successful."
Flaker has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at George Mason University.