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U.S. Men’s AOY Top 10 Voting

U.S. Men’s AOY Top 10 Voting

Noah Lyles enjoyed a 98.6% approval rating in his third election as the year’s top American. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI)

WITH HIS THIRD No. 1 here (joining ’18 & ’19), Noah Lyles joins some super-elite company. The other 4 who have been U.S. Athlete Of The Year more than twice: Carl Lewis (7), Michael Johnson (6) and Edwin Moses & Ashton Eaton (3 each)…

Familiar faces: Lyles, No. 9 last year, is accompanied as a Top 10 repeater by Ryan Crouser, Rai Benjamin, Grant Holloway, Fred Kerley, Chris Nilsen & Joe Kovacs…

The charting of this year’s voting (points are awarded in inverse order of place: 10-9-8… etc):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total %
1. Noah Lyles 25 2 1 276 98.6%
2. Ryan Crouser 3 17 4 2 1 1 240 85.7%
3. Michael Norman 5 1 13 7 1 1 195 69.6%
4. Fred Kerley 1 7 8 5 6 1 183 65.4%
5. Joe Kovacs 1 8 4 2 7 2 4 168 60.0%
6. Grant Holloway 1 7 1 8 6 2 1 1 1 164 58.6%
7. Chris Nilsen 1 11 8 5 3 86 30.7%
8. Grant Fisher 1 5 3 6 1 3 83 29.6%
9. Rai Benjamin 2 5 10 8 1 77 27.5%
10. Erriyon Knighton 1 2 4 10 28 10.0%
11. Trey Cunningham 25; 12. Marvin Bracy-Williams 13; 13. tie, Trevor Bassitt & JuVaughn Harrison 1.

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