POLL Boys Track and Field Performer of the Week

Congratulations to Brandon Gorski of Mater Dei (SS) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Brandon, a sophomore, took over the state lead in the high jump with a 6-9 personal record to win the Trinity League title for the second year in a row. That mark is tied for fourth nationally in the sophomore class.

Brandon received 64 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. McKay Madsen, a sophomore at Clovis North (CS), was second with 11 percent.

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 have seven candidates on the line for your appreciation and votes. 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.

This week's poll will remain open until Saturday at 9 p.m.


This week's candidates

(listed alphabetically by last name)

Brandon Cheeks II (Mission Bay/SD) - Brandon, a junior, moved to No. 4 in the state for all-conditions long jump with a mark of 23-8.50 (nwi) at the Eastern League Finals at Canyon Hills HS in San Diego. Brandon also won the high jump (6-4) and placed second in the triple jump (43-9). He is the defending San Diego Section champion in all three jumps.

Anthony Flowers (South Torrance/SS) - Anthony, a senior, dropped double all-conditions PRs in the sprints at at the Southern Section Division 2 Prelims at Ventura HS, running 10.40 (2.4) for 100m and 21.25 (3.2) for 200 meters. 

Ethan Fong (Lincoln - Stockton/SJ) - Ethan, a senior, took over the state all-conditions lead in the triple jump, recording a mark of 48-0 (nwi) at the TCAL Finals at Tokay HS in Lodi. Fong also PR'd in the long jump with a winning mark of 22-10 (nwi)

Nickolas Miller (Clovis North/CS) - Nickolas, a senior, won three individual titles at the Tri-River Athletic Conference meet at Buchanan HS, winning the 100m (10.62/0.0), 200m (21.19/-0.3), and the long jump (22-6/-1.4). 

Rodrick Pleasant (Serra-Gardena/SS) - Rodrick, a senior, swept the sprints at the Southern Section Division 4 Prelims at Carpinteria HS, running 10.40 (2.2) in the 100m, and a season-best 20.89 (1.2) for 200m. He is the returning State Meet champion in both events. 

Xai Ricks (Long Beach Poly/SS) - Xai, a junior, had a double-PR day at the Southern Section Division 1 Prelims at Trabuco Hills HS in Mission Viejo, running 21.10 (4.6) in the 200 meters and 47.04 in the 400m, the third-fastest time in the state this spring. 

Alex Skalmowski (Servite/SS) - Alex, a senior, had the top qualifying time in the short sprints at the Southern Section Division 3 Prelims at Yorba Linda HS. Alex ran the 100m in 10.78 (1.4), and dropped a 21.64 (1.7) PR in the 200m