National Boys Performer of the Week Presented By Firefly

* Marion's Julian Carter II won the 800m at the KYA HS Indoor Classic on Saturday

Photo Credit: Michael Giglio/MileSplit

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We're just over a week into the new year and we already have the nation's best putting on a show on the indoor oval.

If the first week's performances are any indicator, we're going to have an amazing indoor season on our hands.

From the sprints to the field, the five nominees from the first week had it all.

Each week there will be five nominees, and voting will end on Friday at 12:00 p.m. Every poll will provide a new slate of nominees. 

Winners of our indoor NPOTW program will receive Firefly Recovery gear. Email us at with your address. 

Good luck to everyone this indoor season!

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This Week's Nominees:

Ajani Dwyer, Washington TWP (NJ): It was an all-around superb weekend for the future Nittany Lion, who competed in three different events at The Armory Hispanic Games. Dwyer's lone win came in the 55m, where he clocked a nation leading 6.33. He also ran the 200m and the 400m, earning new PRs in both, running 22.05 and 51.67.

Hudson Allain, Brentwood (TN): One of the nation's top returners in the 400m, Allain isn't wasting any time in asserting himself at the top of the national leaderboard. At the KYA HS Indoor Classic, Allain clocked a new overall PR of 47.17. He also competed in the 200m, where produced a time of 21.60, followed by a fifth-place finish in the 60mH, with another PR of 8.40.

Julian Carter II, Marion (AR): In his last few months before he officially becomes an Arkansas Razorback, Carter II is already nearing his peak 2023 form, running a U.S. lead of 1:52.47 at the KYA HS Indoor Classic. 

Kameron Franklin, Red Oak (TX): It was a busy day at the LSU High School Classic for Franklin, who had the opportunity to get a peak of where he'll be training for the next four years. The future Tiger won the high jump with a nation leading 7-0.25, along with a third-place leap of 23-0 in the long jump. Franklin sits 12th in the nation in the for the long jump, and currently owns the third best mark of the new year.

Tim Brown, William A. Hough (NC): At the Weddington Invitational at JDL in Winston-Salem, NC, one of the state's top returners flexed his speed in both the 300m and 500m, two rather unconventional distances. Regardless, Brown won both, clocking 1:03.93 for the 500m and 35.14 for the 300m. This season he sits at #1 and #6 in the nation in these two events.