'23 TRACK and FIELD PERFORMER OF THE WEEK POLL
Congratulations to Grant Morgenfeld of Palo Alto (CC) this week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Grant, a junior, ran two fast times at the Arcadia Winter Championships Qualifier meet, 4:06.98 for 1500 meters and 8:53.75 for 3K, both ranked second in CA this winter.
Congratulations to all athletes whose performance warranted consideration in last week's poll and thanks to everyone who voted.
Each week we will select seven or eight top performers from the previous week/weekend and put them on the line for you to select the CA T&F Performer of the Week.
Check out the resumes below and then make sure to vote in the FanPower module at the bottom of the page. As always, voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.
So we've gotta ask: WHO YA GOT?
This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)
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Brandon Cheeks II (Mission Bay/SD) - Brandon, a junior, won the long jump (22-03.50) and triple jump (45-01) at the University City Winter Qualifier. Both are among the top two marks in the state this winter.
Isaac Lewis (Long Beach Wilson/SS) - Isaac, a senior, won the 60m hurdles (8.35) and 300m (34.28) and placed second in the 600m (1:23.61) at the Covina Winter Qualifier. His ranks either first or second in the state in all three events.
Justin Pretre (Menlo/CC) - Justin, a senior, ran the fastest 1500m of the winter, going 4:01.83, and also anchored the winning 4x800m relay team (8:16.66), at the Palma Winter Qualifier meet in Salinas.
Xai Ricks (Long Beach Poly/SS) - Xai, a junior, competing indoors at the Texas Tech Under Armour HS Classic in Lubbock, ran a U.S. No. 1 time for the indoor 400m of 47.77 during Friday's prelims.
Aaron Sahlman (Newbury Park/SS) - Aaron, a senior headed to NAU, opened his track season running indoors at the Lumberjack Team Challenge at Northern Arizona University where he won the 800m in 1:54.56 and was the top high school athlete in the mile, running 4:15.36.
Jaylon Wells (Warren/SS) - Jaylon, a senior, won the weight throw (17-00.50), shot put (52-02) and discus throw (150-02) at the Los Alamitos Winter Qualifier. His discus throw is a CA winter leader.
Leo Young (Newbury Park/SS) - Leo, a senior bound for Stanford, won the USATF U20 Cross Country National Championship race, running the 8K course at Pole Green Park outside of Richmond, VA in 23:47, to beat a field full of college athletes to earn one of six spots on the U.S. team for the U20 World Championships next month in Australia.
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