• The City League dominated sprints in 2012, with Wichita Southeast’s Steven Calloway winning the 200 and the 400. Wichita Heights’ Skylarr Gatson won the 100, and five other CL sprinters placed in the top eight. This season, Wichita Northwest’sDeron Thompson
has 6A’s top time in the 100 at 10.6, while Wichita East’s
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is right behind him at 10.7. Wichita South’sDavontae Harris
and Northwest’sChris Hughes
are also in the top nine at 10.8 and 10.9. Topeka’s
has the top times in the 200 and the 400.
• Garden City’s
has the state’s top time in the 110 hurdles, going 14.07, which ranks 17th in Kansas history. He also has 6A’s top time in the 300 hurdles at 39.14. Hutchinson’sJared Page
, finished second to Duvall at the Dodge City regional and has the second-best time in the 300 hurdles in 6A.
• KC Schlagle’sDeAnte Ambler
has the state’s top time in the 100 at 10.51, ranking him 25th in Kansas history, but qualified fourth in his regional at 11.47. The 5A meet record is 10.50. Topeka Seaman’sJoe Reagan
was the talk of the 2012 meet. He won the 100 and the 200 as a freshman. His 21.76 in the 200 is 5A’s best this season.
• The top regional times in the 1600 went to Liberal’sDaniel Frazier
, Bishop Carroll’sGage Garcia
and Wichita West’sDominic Fonseca
. In the 3200, Garcia, Frazier and Fonseca were all in the top four of qualifiers. Garcia finished second to teammate David Thor in the 3200 in 2012 and was third in the 1600. Garcia has 5A’s top times in the 1600 (4:22.28) and the 3200 (9:29.79) this season.
• Liberal’s Trenton Hammond has the state’s top time in the 300 hurdles (37.22), which ranks him in the top 15 nationally and sixth in Kansas history. He finished second in 2012 to teammate Adebayo Braimah.
• KC Piper sprinterPaul Jones
and Ottawa throwerKord Ferguson
(shot put) have posted marks that would beat the state record. Jones went 10.39 this season, and the 4A record, set by Trinity Academy’s Morgan Burns in 2011, is 10.66. Ferguson has the state’s top shot put mark of 63-6 (ranked eighth in Kansas history), while the meet record is 62-9½. Ferguson also has the top discus throw this season at 199-1 (eighth best in Kansas history), tying Baldwin’s Dayton Valentine.
• Andale has a chance to sweep the javelin.Evan Omo
has 4A’s top throw this season at 187-10,a nd he had the best throw at regionals, 185-9. His teammates,Jeff Ast
, have the third and fourth best throws in 4A (184-2, 181-9).
• Sacred Heart’sDrew Diederich
has 3A’s top times in the 100 (10.45) and 200 (21.79), while teammateCory Donley
has 3A’s top times in the 1600 (4:23.25) and the 3200 (9:38.8). Sacred Heart also has the top times in the 3200 relay (8:18.25) and the 1600 relay (3:27.23).
• Cheney’sHunter Veith
won the high jump in 2012, but failed to qualify in the triple jump, his speciality. This season he is second in 3A in the high jump and long jump, and has the state’s top triple jump (47-7½ ). Hillsboro’s Shaq Thiessen has 3A’s top long jump mark at 23-5. Veith has 3A’s top qualifying mark in the javelin (178-3).
• Inman’sGrant Garst
won the 800 in 2011 and enters the 2A meet with the top marks in 2A in the 400 (50.9), 800 (1:56.35) and the 1600 (4:29.9). Garst should be pushed by Meade’sTrevin Wiens
, who has 2A’s second-best mark in the 400 at 51.24. Wiens has the top times in the 100 (10.5) and the 200 (22.36) this season, and the top mark in the long jump (23-2 ½). Garst is fourth in the 3200 meters, which is led byPedro Montoya
from Ellinwood, who has a top time of 9:32.73.
• Solomon’sJosh Burdine
has 2A’s top mark in the triple jump at 46-0 1/4, which he achieved at the Herington regional. Burdine also qualified in the long jump, where he has the third-best jump this season and in the high jump. He had the top regional qualifying mark of 6-6.
• LaCrosse’s Levi Morss has the top times in 1A in the 100 (10.66, which would beat the 1A state meet record), in the 200 (21.84, would beat the 1A state meet record) and he ran a 49.80 in the 400 regionals, right behind Otis Bison’sJordan Hoffman
, who went 49.78. Hoffman is second behind Morss in the 100 and the 200 on top times this season, but he beat Morss in both events at regionals. Morss won the Hays regional in the long jump.
• Centralia’sLukas Koch
has the top times in the 800 (1:52.34), 1600 (4:20.95) and the 3200 (9:30.6). Valley Heights’ Elijah Smith posted the top 1A time in the 110 hurdles (14.63), but lost to Clifton-Clyde’s William Ohlde at regionals. Ohlde has 1A’s top time in the 300 hurdles (39.74).