POLL Boys Track and Field Performer of the Week

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Congratulations to Leo Young of Newbury Park (SS) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Leo, a senior, transitioned from leading the U.S. U20 cross country team to a world top-three finish, to the outdoor oval and a CA No. 3 all-time clocking for 1500 meters of 3:40.86 at The Ten showcase meet at JSerra HS. That is the No. 10 performance and Young is the No. 6 performer all-time in U.S. high school history.

Young received 44 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Anthony Fast Horse, a junior at Ventura (SS), was second in the voting at 13 percent, and Young's teammate, senior Aaron Sahlman, received 10 percent of the vote.

Congratulations to all athletes whose performances warrant consideration in this weekly poll. And thanks to everyone who voted to support these amazing athletes.

Who's next?

This week, we put seven on the line with a mix from both outdoor and indoor performances.

Check out the resumes below and then make sure to vote in the FanPower module at the bottom of the page. That is where you decide the top boys track and field athlete of the week.

As always, voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.


This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)

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Jeremiah Bolanos (Redlands East Valley/SS) - Jeremiah, a senior, won the triple jump in a state-leading and all-conditions U.S. No. 13 mark of 47-6, and placed second in the long jump at 22-3, both PRs, at Saddle-Up Invitational at Vista Murrieta HS.

Dylan Curtis (Redondo Union/SS) - Dylan, a senior, took over the state lead in the pole vault with a PR clearance of 15-9 to win at the Redondo Nike Track Festival.

Jason Parra (Millikan/SS) - Jason, a junior, ran a CA-best and U.S. No. 2 time of 8:58.30 for 3,200 meters to win at the Redondo Nike Track Festival at Redondo Union HS.

Rodrick Pleasant (Serra/SS) - Rodrick, a senior, won the 200 meter dash in 21.41 at the Nike Indoor Nationals in New York

Brendon See (JSerra/SS) - Brendon, a senior, extended his state lead and took over the U.S. lead in the discus throw with a best of 190-6 to win at the Irvine Asics Invitational. 

JeyQuan Smith (Cajon/SS) - JeyQuan, a senior, ran a state-leading and wind-legal U.S. No. 5-equalling 100-meter dash of 10.49 (1.8) to win at Saddle-Up Invitational at Vista Murrieta. 

Dijon Stanley (Granada Hills/LA) - Dijon, a senior, ran a CA-leading and U.S. No. 2 time of 46.40 to win the 400 meter dash at the Irvine Asics Invitational.