National Boys Performer Of The Week (4/10-4/16)

* Simeon Birbaum (left) earned the weekly performer award in the fourth poll of the season for his Arcadia Invitational performance; Rodrick Pleasant (right) earns a nomination in week five for his Mt.SAC Relays 100m effort.

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It was a historic 3,200m performance for Simeon Birnbaum just over a week ago.

The Rapid City Stevens (SD) star took to the Arcadia Invitational known for its elite-level 3,200m fields looking for something special. And in the final 100 meters, the sub-four-minute miler made it happen.

Birnbaum closed hard and surged ahead of Daniel Simmons for the win in 8:34.10, which ranks at US No. 2 all-time in the outdoor event. 

That astonishing performance earned Birnbaum the National Boys Performer Of The Week award in the third poll of outdoors with 54-percent of the vote.

The performer polls continue as we see more athletes surge into nation-leading spots for their respective events, both on the track and in the field.

Continue below to vote for your National Boys Performer Of The Week from meets held April 10 - 16.


Tyler Sainsbury, Rocky Mountain (ID): Clocked a US No. 1 4:04.91 1,600m effort to win the Pasco Invitational.

Wyatt Stewart, Madison Central (KY): Cleared a nation-leading 17-7.75 for an all-time PR and new nation lead in the pole vault at the Madison Central All-Comer #2 meet.

Ben Smith, Hortonville (WI): Surged to the top of the national rankings with a 67-7.25 winning mark in the shot put at the FVA Boys Conference Quad meet.

Rodrick Pleasant, Serra-Gardena (CA): Logged an all-conditions meet record at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 100m with a first-place time of 10.23 (+2.3). 

Martin Barco, Martinsville (IN): Kicked to a win and meet record in the mile at the Franklin Central Distance Showcase in 4:08.94, which also ranks second nationally this season in the event.

Wyatt Haughton, Shawnee Mission East (KS): Won both the 800m and 1,600m at the Kansas Relays with marks of 1:51.42 (US No. 13) and 4:18.05.

David Hicks Jr., Paetow (TX): Won the UIL Texas District 19-6A championship in the discus with a US No. 1 202-2.

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