POLL: Vote on the MileSplit LA Boys' Performer of the Week!


Here are this week's finalists for MileSplit LA Boys' Performer of the Week. Congratulations to all of the finalists. The poll will close on Saturday at 9pm. The winner will move on to compete for the MileSplit LA Boys' Outdoor Athlete of the Year.

TAYVEN CARTER (DELHI CHARTER) - The freshman is currently the No. 1 triple jumper in Louisiana after his 46-4 at the Mangham Relays. Carter remains undefeated in the event this year. He is also the No. 1 freshman in the nation in the triple jump by over a foot. In the meet, he also had a personal record of 21-3. 

HERMAN BATISTE (East Feliciana) - Four gold medals! Until they change the rules and allow athletes to enter five events (which will never happen), leaving a meet with four gold medals is the best you can possibly do. Batiste experienced that this week has he won both the 110m hurdles (14.36) and the 300m hurdles (38.23) at the Bank of St. Francisville Saints Relays. He also won the long jump (22-11) and the high jump (6-2). Batiste is currently ranked in the Top 5 in all his events except the high jump. But don't expect that to last long. In fact, if he is able to stay healthy, we expect him to finish the season as Louisiana's No. 1 high jumper in the state.

AIDEN MONISTERE (Parkview Baptist) - Won a "Clash of the Titans" 1600m at the Ronnie Doyle Memorial 2024. He defeated three-time 5A outdoor state champion Michael Vocke by running a 4:11.92. It's the second fastest 1600m time in Louisiana this year. And the second fastest 1600m run by a Louisiana junior all-time. The only runner ahead of Monistere on both of those rankings is Jesuit's Brady Mullen. Monistere's time also puts him at No. 15 in the nation.


JOHN BROWN (Haughton) - Won both the 200m (22.21) and the 400m (49.78) at the Bearkat Invitational on Wednesday. Both times are personal records. Brown also had a personal record in the 100m where he ran a 10.63 and finished as the runner-up. 

THOMAS ROGERS (RUSTON) - Rogers had a personal record time of 4:24.39 in the 1600m at his final "Hoss" Garrett Relays, which is Ruston High School's home meet. It comes less than a week after Rogers' impressive performance in the LA 2 Mile Festival where he broke the school record with a time of 9:21.79. 

JOSH BROWN (Holy Cross) - Won the Ronnie Doyle Memorial 2024 with a state-leading time of 10.43 in the 100m. 

PHILLIP WRIGHT (Destrehan)- Held the title of Louisiana's fastest high school sprinter for a couple days with his 10.46 in the 100m at the Derbigny Relays. Wright also ran a 21.66 to win the 200m. Wright's 200m also ranks among the best in the state. 

    This comes after Wright's impressive performance at the New Balance Nationals Indoors in Boston earlier this month where he finished seventh in the 60m with a time of 6.87. He fastest time in the event came in the semifinals where he ran a 6.76. 

    Wright's time from the semifinals put him at No. 2 in Louisiana, No. 3 among juniors in the nation, and No. 15 in the nation overall. 

JACK TORRANCE (Catholic High) - Torrance had a massive personal record of 155-7 at the Denham Springs Relays. Torrance has won three out of the four discus competitions he has competed in this year. Torrance is ranked No. 6 in Louisiana, No. 14 in the nation among all sophomores, and No. 8 in Louisiana all-time among sophomore boys. 

OMAR ISA (Alexandria Senior High) - Despite not eating from sunup to sundown on Thursday due to his religious beliefs, Isa won the 800m at Ruston's "Hoss" Garrett Relays with an impressive time of 1:58. It was a two-second personal record for Isa and the first time that the half miler has broken 2:00. It's also the first win of Isa's high school career.