Southern California Male Athlete of the Week, June 2 – Orange County Register

Each week, publications from the 11 Southern California News Group properties (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News, and Pasadena-Star News) select Athletes of the Week for their respective regions.

Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week voting.

Click on the newspaper links under the athlete’s name to read about their performance from the past week, and then vote for who you think deserves the top honor.

Readers can vote multiple times. Voting ends Thursday at midnight, but final totals are not always reflected immediately due to processing.


The overall winner will be announced on Friday, June 2.

Voting poll at the bottom of the page.

Dijon Stanley, Granada Hills Charter: Stanley medaled in four events at the CIF state track championships, as Granada Hills won its first boys’ track state title. Utah’s commitment to football won the 400 meters in 45.77 seconds, surpassing his state leading time this year of 45.92. He placed second in the 200 (20.95) and helped the 4 × 100 relay finish first and the 4 × 400 relay finish third.

Rodrick Pleasant, Serra: Pleasant capped off his high school career on a strong note Saturday by repeating as state champion in the 100 and 200 meters at the CIF state championships in Clovis. In the 100, Pleasant set a new state record with her legal wind time of 10.20 seconds. In the 200, he finished with a time of 20.67.

Devin Paton, Monrovia: Paton capped off a sensational season by finishing second in the boys’ 300m hurdles at the CIF Track and Field State Championships on Saturday in Clovis. Paton and Jordan’s Darryl Stevens crossed the finish line in 37.44 seconds, but Stevens took first place after a final photo. Paton finished second in the 300 hurdles at the CIF-SS Division 3 Finals and was sixth at the Masters Meet.

Darryll Stevens, Jordan: Stevens won the men’s 300m hurdles in 37.44 seconds at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis on Saturday, May 27. Stevens led second- and third-place finishers by three milliseconds (0.003 seconds) in the closest 300 hurdle race at state meet. Stevens improved on her sixth-place finish in 2022 to bring home Jordan’s first individual state championship in boys’ track and field.

Brendon See, JSerra: Won the shot put and discus titles at the CIF Track and Field State Championships in Clovis on Saturday. See won the discus with a throw of 196 feet 4 inches. He won the shot put with a maximum distance of 62-9.5. See’s 199-9 discus throw in qualifying Friday is the best mark in California this season and the ninth-best in Orange County history. His 65-10 record in Trinity League finals is the 10th-best all-time in Orange County.

Jeremiah Bolanos, Redlands East Valley: Bolaños became the first CIF State track and field champion in school history when he captured the triple jump title. Bolaños was second in the standings after four attempts, but jumped his personal best 48 feet 3 1/4 inches on his fifth attempt to take the lead and ultimately claim the championship. Bolaños is the third Inland Boys athlete to win a state title in the triple jump, joining Claremont’s Klyvens Delauney (2012) and Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson (2017 and 2018).