* Dayton Carlson was our Week 9 winner; Matthew Prebola is a Week 10 nominee
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Dayton Carlson's milestone performance at the AIA Division 2 State Track and Field Championships had a second life this week in the form of the MileSplit National Performer of the Week award.
The Casteel (AZ) senior won Week 9 honors after his state triple, as the Arizona State signee won the 800m in 1:52.34, the 1,600m in 4:08.07 and the 3,200m in 9:13.82.
But the voting was far from certain.
A total of three athletes accumulated more than 2,000 votes apiece, with Isaiah Bond and Jaylen Boudreaux also generating 33-percent and 23-percent of tallies, respectively.
But Carlson eventually claimed just a bit more, rallying for the win with 3,700 votes and over 36-percent of the tallies.
A big congrats goes out to Dayton on the honor, and to all the nominees who were a part of Week 9's polling.
We're into double-digits! Now let's move on to Week 10.
We'll have nine 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 Outdoor Performances of the Week. You can also vote in our National Girls Performer of the Week poll.
NPOTW Outdoor Boys Track And Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Aiden Paul, West Albany (OR)
- Week 2 Winner: Domonique McKenzie, Pine View (UT)
- Week 3 Winner: Samuel Austin, Oviedo (FL)
- Week 4 Winner: Diallo Good, Cedar Park (TX)
- Week 5 Winner: Zack Truitt, Landmark Christian (GA)
- Week 6 Winner: Gary Martin, Archbishop Wood (PA)
- Week 7 Winner: Miles Ally, Nashville Martin Luther King
- Week 8 Winner: Hobbs Kessler, Ann Arbor (MI)
- Week 9 Winner: Dayton Carlson, Casteel (AZ)
NPOTW Indoor Boys Track And Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Michael Bourne, Cosby (VA)
- Week 2 Winner: Jekovan Rhetta, Parker (AL)
- Week 3 Winner: Leonard Mustari, Dunbar (FL)
- Week 4 Winner: Luke Schroeder, Bullis School (MD)
- Week 5 Winner: Chris Hilton, Zachary (LA)
- Week 6 Winner: Marcus Reilly, Northbridge (MA)
- Week 7 Winner: Austin Klinger, West Jordan (UT)
- Week 8 Winner: Jaylen Barringer, Woodbridge Freedom (VA)
- Week 9 Winner: Julian Collins, Hewitt-Trussville (AL)
- Week 10 Winner: Cooper Michaud, Classical (RI)
- Week 11 Winner: Niko Schultz, Plainfield South (IL)
- Week 12 Winner: Jalan Rivers, Summer Creek (TX)
- Week 13 Winner: Korbin Martino, Canal Winchester (OH)