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Congratulations to Jeremiah Bolanos of Redlands East Valley (SS) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
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 the Saddle-Up Invitational at Vista Murrieta HS.
Jeremiah received 68 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Jason Parra, a junior at Millikan (SS), was second in the voting at 17 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.
This week, we have a strong mix of six outstanding outdoor performances from which you may choose. No easy selections, as is always the case in the ultra-competitive Golden State.
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 girls track and field athlete of the week.
As always, voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.
WHO YA GOT?
This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)
Davis-Davis Lyric (Upland/SS) - Davis, a senior, ran a state best time in the 110-meter hurdles of 14.19 (0.1) and also dropped a 300m hurdles PR of 38.45 at the Maurice Greene Invitational at Oaks Christian HS in Westlake Village.
Kai Deines (Redondo Union/SS) - Kai, a senior, took the outdoor state lead in the shot put with a 59-8 winning effort at the Laguna Beach Trophy Invite, where he also won the discus throw with a 174-0 season best (CA-No. 4).
Parker Long (Piedmont.NC) - Parker, a senior, was a late addition to the elite 800m "Sombrero" field at the Dublin Distance Fiesta but that didn't stop him from emerging from the pack late to win the two-lap race in 1:53.25, the second-fastest 800m in the state this season.
Mateo Malko-Allen (St. Mary's/NC) - Mateo, a senior, defended his title in the elite "Sombrero" 1600-meter race at the Dublin Distance Fiesta, winning the title in 4:13.40, the fourth-fastest time in the state this season.
Ethan Miller (Monte Vista/NC) - Ethan, a senior, overcame a deep field to win the elite 3200-meter "Sombrero" race at the Dublin Distance Fiesta, running 9:00.73 to edge Redwood (NC) senior Daegan Cutter by 0.18 seconds, the Nos. 2 and 3 fastest times in the state this season.
Dijon Stanley (Granada Hills/LA) - Dijon, a senior, ran a state-best 200-meter time of 20.86 (0.4) and also ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay team to a CA No. 1 time of 41.13, and the winning 4x400m relay team to a CA No. 4 time of 3:20.47 at the Maurice Greene Invitational at Westlake Village.
Photo by Jenn Chavez