National Boys Performer Of The Week (12/19-12/25)

* Brody Buffington (left) won National Boys Performer Of The Week for his US No. 1 55m in week two; Hayden Valenti (right) earns a nomination for week three for his US No. 10 performance in the weight throw.

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Brody Buffington put on a show at the Liberty Christmas High School Invitational on Dec. 17 -- and that earned him a place in the national spotlight.

A nation-leading performance of 6.28 in the 55m helped Buffington to a win in the event in a tightly-contested race, finishing just a hundredth of a second ahead of Antwan Hughes Jr in second.

That US No. 1 showing also earned Buffington another win, this time coming in last week's National Boys Performer Of The Week poll.

The Catoctin (MD) senior earned 40-percent of the vote to take home the award.

Now, looking back at the past holiday week, there was plenty of track and field action that went down around the country, including some nationally-ranked performances.

Who earns your vote for the week three performer award on the boys side?

Vote below for your National Boys Performer Of The Week for performances from Dec. 19 - 25.


VOTE: National Boys Performer Of The Week (12/19-12/25)


Matthew Carnes, Horace Greeley (NY): Ran a new personal best and US No. 7 2:35.13 to win the 1,000m at the Section 1 Challenge. Carnes also took third in the 600m.

Nicholas Frattina, Mount Olive (NJ): Threw 57-6.5 -- good for a PR and a US No. 7 ranking -- to win the shot put at the Dick DeSchriver Invitational.

Hayden Valenti, Vermilion (OH): Won the weight throw at the Jackets Holiday Indoor meet with a mark of 64-0.5, which ranks him 10th nationally in the event.

Charles Montiero, St. Thomas Aquinas (NH): Clocked a US No. 8 1:24.47 to place first in the 600m at the NHWTL @ UNH meet.

Mekhi Stafford, Ewing (NJ): Won the 55m at the Bob James Invitational in a personal best time of 6.44, good for the top time in New Jersey and US No. 10.