POLL Boys Track and Field Performer of the Week

Congratulations to Ethan Fong of Lincoln-Stockton (SJ) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

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).

Ethan received 55 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Nickolas Miller, a senior at Clovis North (CS), received 22 percent, and Xai Ricks, a junior at Long Beach Poly, received 18 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 eight 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 Friday at 9 p.m.


This week's candidates

(listed alphabetically by last name)

Stephen Dahdouh (Pleasant Grove/SJ) - Stephen, a senior, ran a PR 13.98 (2.4) to win the 110m hurdles at the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section Division 1 Finals at Folsom HS. That time, his first under 14 seconds, ranks CA No. 3 for all conditions.

Anthony Flowers (South Torrance/SS) - Anthony, a senior, swept the sprints in Division 2 at the CIF-Southern Section Division Finals at Moorpark HS. A year after placing sixth in both races, Flowers is now a double champion after running PRs for 100m (10.35/2.4) and 200m (20.95/1.1). He now ranks No. 3 in CA in the 100m and No. 5 in the 200m. .

Hilton Green (Buchanan/CS) - Hilton, a senior, increased his state lead in the pole vault with a 17-1 clearance at the CIF-Central Section Division 1 Finals at Clovis East HS. Green's is tied as the 15th best performer in state history. That mark is tied for U.S. No. 5 and he is one of only six boys nationwide to have cleared at least 17-1 this season.

Drake Miller (Tamalpais/NC) - Drake, a senior, won three events at the CIF-North Coast Section Redwood Empire Area meet at San Rafael HS. He cleared a section-leading high jump height of 6-8 (CA No. 2t), ran a section No. 3 time in the 110m hurdles (14.97, PR), and cleared 13-11 in the pole vault (one inch off his section-leading mark).

Evan Noonan (Dana Hills/SS) - Evan, a sophomore, swept the distances in the CIF-Southern Section Division Championships at Moorpark HS. He won the D-3 titles in the 1600m (4:10.69) and 3200m (8:59.06). His 3200m time is a PR and ranks U.S. No. 3 in the sophomore class. 

Rodrick Pleasant (Serra/SS) - Rodrick, a senior, ran the fastest all-conditions 100-meter dash in California history as part of a sprints title sweep at the CIF-Southern Section Division Championships at Moorpark HS. A year after setting the wind-legal state record of 10.14, Pleasant used a 3.3 meters-per-second guiding breeze to a jaw-dropping 10.09 clocking. He came back later to run a state-leading 20.53 (1.7) for 200 meters. It is his third consecutive sweep of the 100m and 200m title in Division 4. 

Miles Roberts (Leland/CC) - Miles, a senior, advanced with top marks in three events at the CIF-Central Coast Section Trials in the heat at Gilroy HS. Roberts dropped PRs in advancing in both the 300m hurdles (38.78) and long jump (22-6.75/0.0), and missed a PR by .01 in running the meet's fastest time in the 110m hurdles (14.12/0.0). 

Jordan Washington (Jordan/SS) - Jordan, a junior, ran the second-fastest wind-legal 100-meter dash in state history when he went 10.24 (1.6) to win the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 title at Moorpark HS. Earlier he helped the 4x100m relay team to a season best 41.88 and he closed his day with a CA No. 2-ranked 20.76 (2.4) PR for 200 meters.