VOTE NOW: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from May 2-7, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, May 13.

Jerone Jackson
Redondo

Jackson won two individual events and was on two winning relay teams for Bay League champion Redondo at the league finals at Redondo High. Jackson won the 100 in 49.09, the 200 in 22.64 (edging football rival Adarrus Wilson of Morningside), anchored the winning 4×100 relay, which won in 43.39, and was on the winning 4×400 relay.

Danny Nguyen
Millikan

Nguyen captured the Moore League boys tennis title in both singles and doubles with back-to-back victories at the Billie Jean King Center. The senior defeated Poly’s Adam Nagourney, 6-0, 6-0, before teaming with Eric Taylor to beat Nagourney and Felippe Dacudao, 6-3, 6-3. He accomplished the same feat two seasons ago, locking down the double crown.

Andrew Renteria
Chatsworth

The University of Redlands-commit went 2-for-4 in an 11-1 victory over Granada Hills, then delivered a walk-off homer in last Thursday’s rematch against Granada Hills in a 3-1 win that helped Chatsworth clinch the L.A. City Section’s No. 1 seed in the Division 1 baseball playoffs.

Elijah Lilly
Cajon

Lilly, who was also a standout for the Cajon football team, won twice at Citrus Belt League Finals on May 5 at Redlands High. He took home first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.00 seconds, He also won the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 7 inches.

Zach Schinnick
Damien

Schinnick came back in his first meet since the Arcadia Inviational and posted first-place finishes in the 200 and 400 meters at the Baseline League track finals. Schinnick pulled a hamstring at the Arcadia Invitational a month ago and had not practiced for three weeks. He ran a 21.57 in winning the 200 and 49.17 to win the 400.

Jake Spillane
Mission Viejo

The sophomore right-hander pitched a four-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over San Clemente that was crucial to Mission Viejo’s hopes for a playoff berth and the Sea View League championship. Spillane has three consecutive shutouts in league and is 6-0 with a 1.01 ERA.

Jared Harkness
Redlands

Harkness defended his Citrus Belt League championship with a convincing win in the CBL Finals last week, besting the field by 10 strokes. Harkness led from the beginning, shooting an 18-hole total of 70 (2 under par) at Soboba Springs during the preliminaries. With a sizable lead, Harkness shot a 79 on the final day to win with a two-day total of 149. Harkness won last year with a score of 145.

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