Boys Athlete WINNERS

Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo voted SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

Name: Matthew Okonkwo
School: Murrieta Mesa
Sport: Track
Year: Senior

Winning Numbers: Okonkwo won the 400 meters at the Nike Chandler Rotary Elite event in Arizona with a state-leading time of 47.77 seconds. He also finished fifth in the 200 meters in a personal-best time of 21.52. Earlier in the week, he turned in a PR in the 100 meters with a time of 10.79.

Final Tally:

NAME, SCHOOL VOTES %
Matthew Okonkwo, Murrieta Mesa  424 64.24%
Jordan Starr, Santa Clarita Christian
217 32.88%
Asani Hampton, Yucaipa
17 2.58%
Sam Wilson, Rolling Hills Prep
1 0.15%
Brett Garcia, Valley Christian
1 0.15%
Manny Garcia, Montebello
0 0%
J.T. Schwartz, Corona del Mar
0 0%

NOTE: Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!