National Boys Performer of The Week Presented by Firefly

* Jelani Wakins won the 60m dash at the LSU High School Classic

Photo Credit: Gaven Hammond/MileSplit

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Julian Carter II remains at the top of the 800m leaderboard after his 1:52.47 from the KYA HS Indoor Classic earlier this month.

For his efforts, the Marion High School (AR) junior was named the National Performer of the Week Presented By Firefly for Week 1 of the indoor season after collecting 69-percent of the votes while being the lone nominee to pick up more than 15-percent.

We want to send a big congratulations out to Carter for winning the season's first NPNOTW honor, and a round of applause for the four other nominees (Winners should make sure to email us at with your address). 

Each week there will be five new nominees. The 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 starter kit.

They will also receive a Track Barn backpack. Email us at with your address. 

Below are the Week 2 nominees. 


National Boys Performer Of The Week (1/8-1/14)

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This Week's Nominees:

Jaden Wiley, Duluth (GA): For the second time this season, Wiley lit up the track, this time doing so in the 200m at the Arkansas HS Invitational. The Wildcat senior ran a nation-leading 21.15 in prelims, followed by a 21.16 in the final, good enough for the top two times in the country. Wiley is also tied for the best mark in the 60m as well, thanks to his 6.73 clocking from December.

Miles Ramer, Brentwood (TN): Over the weekend, the Tennessee commit threw down the fastest mile time of the season, a performance of 4:06.97. Ramer was one of a few high schoolers in the field, but more than held his own as he finished seventh out of 44 athletes, taking down a good chunk of collegians in the process. He is now one of just two boys this season to break 4:10.

Dillon Morlock, Norwayne (OH):  Morlock somehow found another way to prove he's the best in the business this weekend, this time with another PR in the shot put, throwing 66-4.5 this weekend for the best mark in the country.

Josiah Tostenson, Crater (OR): In a race with some of the top runners in the NCAA, Tostenson held his own despite being a junior in high school. The Crater star came in 15th out of 86 finishers, running 8:08.7 in the process. Tostenson joins a relatively small list of high schoolers to run under 8:10, and is now 11th all-time according to MileSplit's database.

Jelani Watkins, Klein Forest (TX): As one of the fastest athletes in the country, Watkins made his season debut in the 200m this weekend and it did not disappoint. The LSU football/track commit ran 21.19, the second-fastest time this season. He also ran the 60m, where he clocked 6.73 to earn himself atop the national leaderboard in a three-way tie. 

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