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Boy Athlete of the Week (Dec. 23): Lawrence Cager, Calvert Hall, indoor track

Calvert Hall high jumper Lawrence Cager is the Boy Athlete of the Week.

In Friday's Maryland Intercholastic Athletic Association meet, Cager set a new indoor league record in the high jump when he cleared 6 feet, 9 inches at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Cager, also a standout wide receiver for the Cardinals football team, earned All-Metro first-team honors in both indoor and outdoor track and field last season. In the indoor season, he won the MIAA title in the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches) and also claimed the event in the outdoor season (6 feet, 8 inches). Football is Cager's top sport, and the All-Metro second-team pick is still weighing a number of offers from many of the top Division I programs. He will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, representing the East squad Jan. 3 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Others considered: Gary Blackston, Patterson, basketball; Myles Martin, McDonogh, wrestling; Elijah Wood, John Carroll, basketball

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Editor's note

A previous version of this story incorrectly listed the height Cager jumped at Friday's MIAA meet. The Sun regrets the error.

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