National Boys Performer of the Week Presented By Firefly

* Adam Burlison won the 2-Mile at the CYUP Misfits Invite

Photo Credit: DuffysLens/MileSplit

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Sine the fall, Crater junior Josiah Tostenson has been solidifying himself as one of the top distance runners in the nation.

He made another great case for himself just last weekend, doing so in the 3,000m at the UW Indoor Preview. The reigning Oregon state cross country runner-up ran 8:08.7, finishing 15th and beat quite a few collegians in the process.

It's currently the top time in the country this season and the 13th-fastest of all-time. Just for kicks, Tostenson moved past a few American legends along the way, including Alan Webb, Galen Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein.

Now it's time for Week 3. You can find all five nominees from the most recent slate of track & field action below.

Voting closes on Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Winners of our indoor NPOTW program will receive Firefly Recovery starter kit. 

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

Who's got your vote for NPOTW?

This Week's Nominees:

Ethan Edgeworth, Cold Springs (AL): Following a tremendous senior cross country campaign, the University of Tennessee commit ran his second PR in his three races this indoor season. At the Martin Luther King Indoor Track Classic, Edgeworth clocked 8:53.17, the fastest 3,200m time in the nation, and tenth fastest indoor mark of all-time. He also ran 4:12.46 for 1,600m earlier this month.

Jayden Mims-Horton, Imhotep Institute Charter (PA): Though it's an less commonly ran distance, the 300m looks to be this junior's bread-and-butter. Mims-Horton threw down a 32.92 at the Armory Officials Hall of Fame Invitational, becoming the first boys athlete under 33.0 this season. It also sits No. 7 all-time, ahead of a lot of world-class talent, including Noah Lyles, Rai Benjamin and Michael Cherry.

Ferzell Shepard, Scotlandville (LA): The junior out of Baton Rouge is the latest guy to soar into the 24s, jumping 24-0.25 at the LSU High School Qualifier. Previously, Shepard had a personal best of 23-11.25, but improved it by a foot to move into a tie at the top of the national leaderboard.

Adam Burlison, Lubbock Coronado (TX): The well-known miler moved up a distance over the weekend, running the 2-Mile at the CYUP Misfits Invite. Burlison put 10 seconds between himself and the field, stopping the clock at 8:55.33, good enough for No. 38 all-time. The Oregon commit also ran 4:09.12 at the end of last month.

Colin Abrams, Bullis (MD): The junior continues to shine week after week, showcasing his mid-distance range as well as anyone could. Abrams opted for the 1,000m this weekend, running the No. 1 time in the nation of 2:27.63 with more than four seconds of space behind him. Abrams also won the 600m in 1:20.84, the sixth fastest in the country.