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Clerf Alexandre
Senior, Key West 
Track & Field

“A model student-athlete, Clerf understands the importance of balancing academics and athletics. He actively seeks improvement by studying the techniques of legendary triple jumpers and sprinters.” – Dave Perkins, head track and field coach

Key West High School’s Clerf Alexandre pays attention to the little things, understanding that in the end, they add up to greatness. Alexandre combines his athleticism, of which there is no shortage, with a willingness to do what it takes to fine-tune his events, and his work has paid off. The senior sprinter will represent the Conchs at the FHSAA 2A Region 4 Championships this week in the maximum four events, after winning the triple jump outright, taking fourth in the 100 and running a leg on two of Key West’s three qualifying relay teams. For his unwavering commitment to self-improvement and strong performances both on the track and in the field, Key West’s Clerf Alexandre is the Keys Weekly Athlete of the Week.

Clerf Alexandre performs one of the three steps in his district-winning triple jump on April 24. RICK MACKENZIE/Contributed
Tracy McDonald
Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.