Congratulations to Brandon Arrington of Helix (SD) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Brandon, a freshman, swept the short sprints, running 10.58 (2.5) for 100m (CA No. 6 tied for all conditions), 21.29 (3.9) for 200m (CA No. 4 all-conditions), and he also anchored the winning 4x100m relay team (42.12) -- CA No. 9 -- at the 46th Mt. Carmel Invitational.
Brandon received 67 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Carter Spradling, a junior at Clovis East (CS), was second with 19 percent.
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 deep mix of seven outstanding outdoor performances from which you can choose. No easy choices, 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 boys 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)
Kai Deines (Redondo Union/SS) - Kai, a senior, swept the throws at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis with a CA No. 2 shot put of 60-3, and a CA No. 3 discus throw of 180-90.
Hilton Green (Buchanan/CS) - Hilton, a senior, cleared a state-leading 16-6 in the pole vault and took three attempts at 17 feet in winning the Gold Division competition at West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis.
Kyle Hughes (Bullard/CS) - Kyle, a senior, was a double winner at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis, with a CA No. 2 all-conditions long jump PR of 23-5 (2.4) and a 110m hurdles PR of 14.77 (-1.9).
Ethan Mahanke (Liberty/CS) - Ethan, a senior, dropped a CA No. 5-ranked 48.16 PR to win the 400 meters and he also ran a 200m PR of 21.72 at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis.
Nickolas Miller (Clovis North/CS) - Nickolas, a senior, roared to an all-conditions state-leading 10.38 (2.4) and a CA No. 3 time of 21.14 (1.6) at West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis.
Brendon See (JSerra Catholic/SS) - Brendon, a senior, took over the state lead in the shot put with a U.S. No. 12 shot put PR of 61-11.75 to win the competition at the Stanford Invitational, where he also won the discus throw with a best of 187-0.
Chukwunonso Udeh (De La Salle/NC) - Chukwunonso, a senior, took over the state lead in the high jump with a PR clearance of 6-7 to win the competition at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis, where he also placed second in the 100m dash (10.89) and place third in the long jump with a 22-2.75 PR.
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Photos by James Huenink