Benjamin Rodrigue, Dillon Reidenauer Win Final POTW Poll!


Congratulations to E.D. White's  Benjamin Rodrigue and Fontainebleau's Dillon Reidenauer. They are this week's winners in the MileSplit LA Boys and Girls Performer of the Week poll. Rodrigue won by capturing 60% of the vote. On the girls' side, it was closer as Reidenauer received nearly 46%. The runner-up in the girls' poll was Menard's Cami Harrison, who had 35% of the vote.

Both Rodrigue and Reidenauer will now advance to this weeks' MileSplit Boys and Girls Indoor Athlete of the Year Poll. 

Reidnenauer made the Performer of the Week ballot by making her first-ever trip to the podium in a state meet at the LHSAA State Indoor Championships. She finished third with a personal record jump of 12-2.

"To me, making the podium and tying my personal record show that hard work pays off," Reidenauer said. "Also, I want to thank everyone who voted for me and fought for those votes over the past week. It has really showed me that I have a big support system. Thank you to everyone."

Rodrigue also used an outstanding performance to make last week's ballot. He captured his first state championship in the Division 2 boys triple jump with a big-time PR of 45-1.5. He also finished 10th in the long jump with a leap of 19-5.5. 

"Standing at the top of the podium has been a long-time goal," Rodrigue said. "Throughout this year, I had some disappointing marks, but in tweaking my run and a little in my jump, I was able to get back to good form. It feels great to know that the hard work from the last four years has paid off and I'm grateful for the opportunity to compete, and I hope there is more to come."

Rodrigue is also grateful for the support from family, friends, and fans.

"It makes me feel good to know that so many people believe in me and believe in my abilities to perform and do well," Rodrigue said. "I had many people tell me they voted for me and I didn't know they knew about the poll. The tremendous support I've received is the reason I can continue improving myself."

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll.