It is time to VOTE! The month of April saw many athletes starting to perform at their best as the temperatures got warmer and teams started competing in bigger meets.
With so many amazing performances and accomplishments, there are 8 boys who top the poll for MileSplit Indiana April Performer of the Month.
Boys Performer of the Month Nominees
Jaelyn Reeves-Lile - Warren Central
Nayyir Newash-Campbell - Plainfield
Martin Barco - Martinsville
Kole Mathison - Carmel
Tyler Tarter - Fishers
Scotty Tienda - Brownsburg
Abram Stitt - Delta
Luke Himes - Heritage Christian
Check under the poll for details on each athlete's accomplishments and performances during the month of April and then vote below for who you think is Indiana Boys Performer of the month. Poll will close at noon on Friday May 5th!
Indiana Boys April Performer of the Month Nominees
Jaelyn Reeves-Lile - Warren Central: The Warren Central senior currently holds the title for "fastest boy in the state" with his state leading 100 meter dash performance of 10.53 in the MIC Championships. Reees-Lile's double win in the 100 and 200 at the conference meet has him on top of the leaderboard in both the 100 and the 200 meter dashes thus far in the season. Reeves-Lile also won the 100/200 double at the inaugural Dennis McNulty Invitational during the month.
Nayyir Newash-Campbell - Plainfield: The defending 400 meter state champion is holding serve with the top spot in the state after his 47.48 at the Kendall Randle Invitational. Newash-Campbell also holds the second spot in the 200, behind Reeves-Lile, in an event that he was All-State in a year ago. Newash-Campbell also won every 200 and 400 meter dash final he ran in during the month of April.
Martin Barco - Martinsville: Barco, an all-state medalist in the 1600 a year ago had quite the month of April. First, he upset Kole Mathison at the Flashes Mile Showcase on April 14th winning in a meet record time of 4:08.9. Then, a week later came up just short vs Mathison at the Carmel 3200 Showcase but still ran under 9 minutes for the first time in the event. Then, on April 27th, ran a State leading time in the 800 meter run of 1:52.42 to round out an impressive month for the Artesian Junior.
Kole Mathison - Carmel: After the upset at Flashes Showcase, the Carmel senior came back on his home track to take back the showcase title winning the Carmel 3200 Showcase in a new meet record of 8:56.38. Mathison led a total of 5 athletes in that meet under the 9 minute mark on a great night for distance running. Also, add in the 4:11 run at the Flashes Showcase even in a runner-up effort.
Tyler Tarter - Fishers: Tarter had a great month of April winning the hurdle double at the Charlie Riley Invitational and Mudsock Meets. His 38.55 in the 300 meter hurdles at Charlie Riley is currently a State leading time for the highest returner in that event from the state meet a year ago. Tarter was also second in the 110 meter hurdles at the Sprinters Showcase good enough for a top time in the state for one of the state's best hurdlers.
Scotty Tienda - Brownsburg: The Bulldogs have been a force to be reckoned with so far this spring and a big part of their success is Tienda. Tienda jumped 6'8" at the Zionsville Invite on April 28th earning the win for the current state lead. Tienda also ran under 50 seconds in the 400 meter dash at the Sprinters Showcase for a top 15 time in the state.
Abram Stitt - Delta: Stitt has been a long jumping machine for Delta. Stitt is currently the state leading jumper after his 23'7.5" performance at the Muncie Central Relays on April 22nd. Stitt won every meet in the long jump he competed in during the month of April and won every high jump he competed in except for one.
Luke Himes - Heritage Christian: After throwing over 63 feet multiple times indoors in the shot-put, Himes finally made a toss over 64 feet and fully eclipsed 65 feet as well throwing 66'7" to win the circle city conference championship. Himes won all his shot-put competitions outdoors so far and even threw the discus over 170 feet on his way to the discus title at the circle city conference championships as well.
Don't forget to vote in the poll above and check back to MileSplit Indiana on Friday for the results of last month's Indiana Performer of the Month!