POLL: 2024 MileSplit LA Boys' Outdoor Athlete Of The Year!


The moment we have all been waiting for...the ballot for 2024 MileSplit LA Boys' Outdoor Athlete of the Year. Congratulations to all of the finalists for making the ballot. They qualified for the ballot by winning one of the MileSplit LA Performer Of The Week polls during the course of the course of the regular season. The poll will close on Saturday at 9pm. As always, thank you for engaging with out content and voting in this poll.

ALDEN DUPREE (SCOTLANDVILLE)- Dupree was the Week No. 1 Performer Of The Week after going 6-4, 6-6, and 6-8 on three consecutive days to begin the 2024 outdoor season. He would win the next two outdoor meets to begin the season with five meet win streak. Unfortunately, he was not able to duplicate or surpass the 6-8 effort, but he did win the District 4-5A Championship in the high jump with a 6-6. Finished the season with an eighth place finish at the 2024 LHSAA State Championships. 

TRE BRASS (OUACHITA PARISH)- Brass had personal record of 22.95 to win Neville's Van Leigh Relays. In the same meet, Brass was the runner-up in the 400m (51.30). Brass ran a season best 50.49 to finish sixth at the Region 1-5A Meet. 

PRIMES BROCK (C.E. BYRD)- Was ranked in the Top 15 in the state before disappointing ending to his season at the District 1-5A Meet. Brock fouled on all three attempts at the prelims. We fully expect him to bounce back and us the disappointment as fuel as he turns the page to the next chapter. 

JACK TORRANCE (CATHOLIC HIGH)- One of the best young throwers in Louisiana, Torrance had a season best of in the discus. Torrance put it all together in Week No. 4 at the Denham Springs Relays where he had a 14-foot personal record throw of 155-7. The throw put Torrance at No. 12 in Louisiana and the No. 2 sophomore in Louisiana. Torrance was the runner-up at both the District 4-5A Meet and the Region 2-5A Meet. He concluded the season with a sixth place finish at the 2024 LHSAA Class 5A State Meet with a throw of 142-7. 

DAMON LEWIS (ACADIANA)- It wasn't the ending that Acadiana's Damon Lewis was looking for. The District 3-5A Meet and Region 1-5A champion, Lewis fell short of the goal of defending his 2023 LHSAA Class 5A championship in the high jump. Lewis finished fourth with a jump of 6-6. Prior to the state meet, Lewis had a perfect nine-meet win streak, including season best of 6-11 at the Tabasco Relays. 

LANDON GIBBS (HUNTINGTON) - Gibbs made a big jump during his sophomore campaign--especially at Huntington's meet--The Raider Relays where Gibbs jumped a personal record 6-7 in from of a crowd of family and friends. The sophomore jumped a personal record 6-8 to win the Region 1-4A Meet. No sophomore in Louisiana jumped higher than Gibbs, who is ranked with a handful of other jumpers at No. 13 in the nation for the Class of 2026. Gibbs finished as the LHSAA Class 4A state runner-up in the event with a jump of 6-6. Next year, Gibbs will put his father's school record 6-10 jump on his "Records To Break" List.  

 DYLAN CALLAHAN (IOTA)-Leading up to the LHSAA Class 3A State Outdoor Meet, Dylan Callahan won both the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles in four out of the five meets he competed in. This includes the District 4-3A and Region 1-3A Championships. From there, he would go on to win state in the 300m hurdles with a time of 39.38. In the 110m hurdles, he finished as the runner-up with a 15.44. 

 KING TAYLOR (JOHN CURTIS)- Taylor saved his best for last, winning the LHSAA Class 5A State Championship with a state-leading 47.13 to win the 400m. It marked the second consecutive state championship for Taylor, who won the 2024 state indoor championship with a time of 49.22. The win at the state outdoor meet also made Taylor perfect on his season over the distance with five victories. Now Taylor will turn his attention to University of Houston where he will continue his career.