Zyaire Clemes of Trenton (N.J.) Central and Taylor McLaughlin of Union Catholic (Scotch Plains, N.J.) ran against each other for the first time Monday night in the Eastern States boys indoor 400 meters in New York City. When they were through, they ran the two fastest high school times in the nation this season.
Clemes, a senior who is headed to Florida State, won the race in 47.13 seconds, while McLaughlin, who is a junior, finished second in 47.30.
The get a chance to meet again on Saturday in the New Jersey Meet of Champions in Toms River.
Clemes and McLaughlin lead the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the top performances:
Colton Adams, wrestling, Scottsbluff, Neb.
Senior, who has signed with Nebraska, won the state’s Class B 145-pound championship on Saturday, his fourth state title in as many years. He holds the state all-class record with 189 career wins.
Kalani Brown, girls basketball, Salmen, Slidell, La.
Junior center had 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 77-45 defeat of Assumption (Napoleonville) on Monday in a 4A regional playoff.
Jalen Brunson, boys basketball, Stevenson, Lincolnshire, Ill.
Junior point guard had 56 points in a 95-93 win Feb. 21 at Lake Forest.
Dan Curts, track and field, Ellsworth, Maine
Senior runner set a New England high school record in the indoor 3,000 meters Sunday at the USATF New England Indoor Track and Field Championships in Cambridge, Mass. He finished in eight minutes, 23.85 seconds.
Ben DeSaulnier, boys basketball, Philomath, Ore.
Senior guard scored a school-record 53 points on Tuesday in a 104-62 defeat of Stayton.
Callie Hackett, girls basketball, Smith County (Carthage, Tenn.)
Junior guard scored a school-record 52 points to lead her team to a 81-50 defeat of Chattanooga Christian in a Region 4-AA quarterfinal on Feb. 21.
Kamera Harris, girls basketball, Dutchtown, Hampton, Ga.
Sophomore center blocked 28 shots in a 53-48 state tournament defeat of Veterans (Kathleen) on Feb. 21, breaking the national record of 25 set by Brittney Griner in 2008 when she played at Nimitz (Houston).
Tyler Holton, baseball, Lincoln, Tallahassee, Fla.
Junior left-handed pitcher threw a perfect game in a 6-0 win over Gainesville on Tuesday. The Florida State commit had 17 strikeouts and threw 94 pitches.
Kenny Poston, boys basketball, Cherryville, N.C.
Senior guard scored 51 points Monday, hitting nine three-pointers and making 22 of 23 free throws, in a 116-88 playoff defeat of Mitchell (Bakersville).