National Boys Performer Of The Week (12/14-12/20)

* University of Cincinnati recruit Steven McElroy is a nominee for Week 3 of the National Boys Performer of the Week award

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Week 2 of the National Boys Performer of the Week award was an absolute battle. 

Just over 100 votes out of a possible 3,886 separated first from second place, and it came down to Alabama standouts, Birmingham Parker's Jekovan Rhetta and Hoover's Jay Avery, for the weekly distinction. 

In the end, Rhetta slipped by Avery at the line on Friday, accumulating 1,870 votes to win after a week that saw him put down a US No. 2 performance of 6.79 seconds in the 60m at the Holiday Invitational. 

Avery, meanwhile, tallied 1,768 votes and was a worthy competitor after hitting 22-2.5 in the long jump and 44-4 in the triple jump at the same event. A big congrats goes out to both on their performances, and to Rhetta on his Week 2 win. 

Now let's move on to Week 3 of the National Performer of the Week for the indoor track and field season.

We'll have seven candidates in this week's poll. Voting will end Friday, and we'll recognize the winner every Monday during the unveiling of the newest poll.

Vote below in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments. For reference, check our Top 25 Performances of the Week. You can also vote in our National Girls Performer of the Week poll.