CALVERY'S JACKSON BURNEY EDGES OUT LCP'S TRIPP ROEMER IN THE LHSAA CLASS 2A 1600m!
There is one more spot to be had on the ballot for MileSplit LA Boys' Athlete of the Year ballot, and it will be assigned to the winner of this week's MileSplit LA Boys' Athlete of the Month poll. This poll will close on Saturday at 9pm. Congratulations to the finalists and thanks to all who vote.
SEAN LEDESMA (LEESVILLE TRACK CLUB) - Won last week's MileSplit LA Performer of the Week poll after an impressive showing at the Louisiana Games in Monroe. He beat out his teammate--Leesville Track Club's Jude Lowe in the poll. Ledesma received 39% of the vote. Lowe received 34% of the vote. Ledesma finished third in the 17-18 boys' 1500m with a personal record of 4:44.48.
TYLER BLISSETT (HIGHLAND BAPTIST)- Blissett won the 1600m (4:39.12) and 3200m (9:59.85) at the LHSAA Class 1A State Outdoor Championships. He also finished a close second in the 800m (2:00.29). There was no rest for the weary as Blissett travelled up to Monroe for Louisiana Games and his first ever 2,000m Steeplechase (6:37.87). Then, he headed east to Huntsville, AL for RunningLane where he set a personal record in the 3200m with a time of 9:34.29. We think it's safe to say that his father--and coach, Toby Blissett, is glad that his son finally has his permit after completing his driver's ed program this spring.
TRISTAN GOODLY (WESTLAKE) - It's not how you start. It's how you finish, and Goodly finished his high school career with a bang at the LHSAA Class 3A State Championships pulling of a horizontal jumps double by winning both the long jump (23-0) and the triple jump with a personal record 48-9.75. The latter being a personal record for Goodly. It is unclear if Goodly will compete in Oregon at the Nike Outdoor Nationals like he did a year ago or if he will report to Hammond where he will begin his college career. What is clear is the tremendous support Goodly has from his friends and family in Westlake. Goodly received 52% of the vote in the May 9th MileSplit LA Performer of the Week poll.
JACKSON BURNEY (CALVARY) - Pictured above (right)edging out competitor and friend Tripp Roemer in the LHSAA Class 2A 1600m. The sophomore continued to impress this season after winning his first state championship in dramatic fashion a year ago. Last year, it was the Class 1A 800m. This year, Burney won the Class 2A 800m (1:59.37) and the 1600m (4:22). The 1600m time was a personal record.