Gatorade 2022 - 2023: Player of the Year

Boys Track & Field - Washington

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Brayden Platt

Height: 6-FOOT-2
Press Release

Peak Performance

1st - 228ft

Nike Outdoor Nationals - Javelin

64ft, 0.25in

Nike Outdoor Nationals - Shot Put
“Brayden Platt’s return to Nike Outdoor Nationals was a triumphant one—as last year’s silver medalist in the javelin, he mined gold this time out, setting a record in the process. His winning effort in the javelin of 228-0 feet not only secured the win, it also broke the state junior class record.”
Rich Gonzalez
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Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound junior won the national title in the javelin throw at Nike Outdoor Nationals this past season. Platt’s winning effort of 228 feet ranked No. 1 nationally among prep competitors in 2023 and is the No. 28 distance in U.S. prep history. Only 16 prep boys have thrown farther. Platt also earned All-American honors at Nike Outdoor Nationals, putting the shot 64 feet, 0.25 inches, which ranked No. 21 nationally this spring. He won the shot put and finished second in the javelin at the Class 3A state meet, leading the Tornados to the team state championship.

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Academic Achievement

Platt has maintained a 3.81 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Platt has volunteered locally as a youth track coach and a youth football counselor.