National Boys Performer Of The Week (5/22-5/28)

* Tavon Underwood (left) earned National Boys Performer Of The Week in the season's ninth poll; Dijon Stanley (right) grabs a nomination in week 10 for his CIF state meet effort.

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Is Tavon Underwood the most versatile athlete in the nation?

Well, he certainly made a case for that at the Colorado Class 4A State Championships.

Not only did Underwood, the Mead senior and Kansas State signee, win the 400m in a US No. 1 effort of 45.36, but he also piled on wins in the 200m (20.93) and 800m (1:51.97) and took home second in the 100m (10.67).

That's quite the successful and unique quadruple, and that earned Underwood the latest National Boys Performer Of The Week designation.

Underwood grabbed 50-percent of votes to earn the weekly performer award.

We've now reach the end of May and our 10th poll of outdoor, and this week's nominees feature state champions, state record-breakers and even a new national record holder.

Continue below to vote for the National Boys Performer Of The Week for meets held May 22 - 28.


VOTE: National Boys Performer Of The Week (5/22-5/28)

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Lex Young, Newbury Park (CA): Set a new outdoor national 5,000m record of 13:34.96 out of a professional field at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix. Young becomes one of just three athletes to dip under 13:40 in the event in U.S. high school history.

Rodrick Pleasant, Serra-Gardena (CA): Won both the 100m and 200m at the CIF-State Track & Field Championships, setting a state meet record of 10.20 (+2.0) in the 100m and logging a 20.67 (+1.5) effort for the 200m.

Keyshawn Garcia, Edinburg North (TX): Won the 800m at the RunningLane Track Championships in a PR of 1:49.61, which moves him up to US No. 7 on the season.

Dijon Stanley, Granada Hills Charter (CA): Took home a state medal in the 400m at the CIF-State Track & Field Championships, clocking 45.77 for a season best and US No. 3 effort.

Jordan Ware, Memphis Central (TN): Set a state meet record and US No. 2 10.13 (+2.0) for 100m at the TSSAA State Track & Field Championships. Ware would also earn gold in the 200m with a 20.63 (+1.6) mark.

Bryce Ruland, Waterford Union (WI): Threw a US No. 1 210-8 in the discus to win at the WIAA D1 Badger Regional. Ruland would also go on to throw 202-4 later in the week to win his sectional meet.

Jackson Cantwell, Nixa (MO): Broke the Missouri Class 5 shot put record with a winning throw of 64-3.75 at the state championships. That bumps Cantwell to US No. 2 all-time for the freshman class in the outdoor shot put.

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If selected as a National Boys Performer of the Week this outdoor season, please send your mailing address to Ashley Tysiac at to receive your custom Athlete Of The Week backpack courtesy of TrackBarn.