National Boys Performer Of The Week (5/13-5/19)

* Karamoko Sacko broke the 20-year-old 110mH Colorado state record

Photo Credit: Tim McDonald

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Let's talk about Tommy Latham. The Marist High School junior season that most distance runners dream of, finishing his exploits recently at the state outdoor championships in Georgia. 

His in-state season was highlighted by a a few state titles, winning the 1,600m/3,200m combo in 4:01.66 and 9:15.26, with his four-lap performance being one of the fastest times ran this season.

Latham won the NPOTW voting over fellow Georgian Ervin Pearson of Buford (GA), scoring 38.58-percent compared to Pearson's 30.96-percent.

Just like last week, voting for this week's poll will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

Have fun voting!

This Week's Nominees:

Stefon Dodoo, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (PA): Up until this last weekend, Pennsylvania had seen just six total boys run under 1:50 over 800m. Dodoo, the junior out of Philadelphia, was able to join the coveted club, running 1:49.69 to win the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association Championship. Dodoo had come fairly close to sub-1:50 this spring, but could never quite get under the 1:52 barrier. 

Daniel Simmons, American Fork (UT): At this point, Simmons' historic performances are the norm, and the show he put on at the Utah State Championships was no different, as the superstar won the 1,600m and 3200m in 4:01.27 (PB) and 8:36.79, as well as anchoring the 4x800m to a title in 7:35.22. Simmons lowered his state record, doing so again at 4,500 feet above sea level. Simmons' and the Cavemen finished runner-up in the team race, putting up 85 points in total. 

Brandon Arrington, Mt. Miguel (CA): It may have not been wind-legal, but boy was it fast. At the CIF San Diego Section Championships, Arrington, just a sophomore, won the 200m in 20.40w, his eighth straight win in the event dating back to the Arcadia Invitational. In the 100m, he beat out the field again, winning in 10.50. Arrington still leads the state in the 200m using his wind-legal time, as his 20.64 from last week is too quick for anyone in the state to catch.

Karamoko Sacko, Northfield (CO): In his final Colorado State Outdoor Championships, Sacko won the 110mH title in addition to a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100m and 200m. Sacko crossed in 13.43, re-breaking the state record he set earlier in the meet during prelims. Before Sacko, no one had been able to touch the previous record for 20 years. Sacko didn't just break Wilbert Smith's record of 13.63, he absolutely smashed it, taking off nearly one-fifth of a second. Sacko sits No. 4 in the event so far this spring. 

Micahi Danzy, Florida HS (FL): Danzy had a busy time at the Florida State Championships, winning the 200m and 400m titles, both in personal best fashion. In the shorter of the two events, Danzy clocked 20.88 to go under 21 seconds for the first time in his career, as well as running 45.88 in the 400m, running a season and personal best. The future Florida State Seminole also finished runner-up in the 100m.