National Boys Performer Of The Week (1/30-2/5)

* Maxwell Hardin (left) earned National Boys Performer Of The Week in the season's eighth poll. Rocky Hansen (right) grabs a nomination in week nine for his performance at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

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A barrier-breaking race helped Auburn (AL) senior Maxwell Hardin to a national performer nod.

Hardin, who had only ever gone under 9:20 once previously in the indoor 3,200m, broke the elusive nine-minute mark in the event at the Last Chance #1 meet in Birmingham, clocking 8:58.87.

Not only did that earn him a new personal best by nearly 20 seconds, but it earned him a US No. 1 mark and National Boys Performer Of The Week in our previous poll, earning 41-percent of the vote.

The athletes featured in our latest poll -- the ninth of the indoor season -- put down even more US No. 1 performances in a variety of events, including some that rank highly on the all-time indoor leaderboards.

Below, vote for your National Boys Performer Of The Week from meets contested Jan. 30 - Feb. 5.


VOTE: National Boys Performer Of The Week (Jan. 30 - Feb. 5)


Rocky Hansen, Christ School: Clocked a US No. 1 4:01.11 to win the junior boys international mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. That also ranks as the eighth-fastest indoor mile in the high school record books.

Wyatt Stewart, Madison Central (KY): Cleared a nation-leading 17-2.25 in the pole vault to win the event at the Louisville Indoor Games, surpassing his own meet record.

Zyaire Nuriddin, Montverde Academy (FL): Surged to a US No. 1 400m time of 47.06 to take first place at the Florida/Georgia Challenge. Nuriddin also placed second in the 60m with the ninth-fastest time in the country of 6.74.

Xavier Donaldson, Seton Hall Prep (NJ): Won the 300m at the Purple Champions HS Invitational with a new nation-leading time of 33.73. Donaldson also took first in the 200m with 21.90 effort.

Max Herman, Throw1deep (GA): Threw a PR of 80-5.75 to win the weight throw at the Alabama vs. The South Indoor Championships to become the first athlete this indoor season to surpass 80 feet in the event. That performance also ranks at US No 15 all-time in the indoor weight throw.

Drew Griffith, Butler (PA): Clocked a US No. 1 4:07.31 for a 1,600m win at the SPIRE Scholastic Showcase Meet.

Alex Leath, Vestavia Hills (AL): Won two individual state titles at the Alabama 7A Indoor State Meet, clocking 1:53.41 for the 800m win and a PR of 4:10.94 to win the 1,600m.

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