Winning Numbers: It was close, but Trenton Julian’s fanbase seemed more determined to get him the SoCal Prep Legends Boy Athlete of the Week honor. Julian’s 11,633 votes was enough to top Matt Stearns’ (West Torrance) 10,178 votes this week in a poll that accumulated just under 30,000 total votes.
Julian captured a pair of titles at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 finals, winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 36.21 seconds and the 100-yard butterfly in 47.88 seconds. It was the second consecutive season he won a CIF title in the 100 butterfly.
Final Tally: (Total Votes: 29,724)
Trenton Julian, Glendale 39%, 11,633 votes
Matt Stearns, West Torrance 34%, 10,178 votes
Michael Spinney, Damien 24%, 7,268 votes
Miller Davis, Valley Christian 1%, 309 votes
Andrew Miner, Redlands East Valley 1%, 217 votes
Jerry Chen, Walnut 0%, 60 votes
Jack Moyles, Redlands East Valley 0%, 30 votes
Jake Lachemann, San Juan Hills 0%, 29 votes
NOTE: The best athletes in Southern California will be honored at the SoCal Prep Legends Awards event June 10 on ABC7 after the NBA Finals.
Also, each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!