Record-breaking hammer thrower Rudy Winkler of Averill Park, N.Y., and barrier-busting sprinter Trayvon Bromell of Gibbs (St. Petersburg, Fla.) lead the 2013 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Track & Field Team.
Winkler has pending high school records with the 12-pound high school hammer, 260 feet, 5 inches, as well as the slightly heavier international junior implement (249-0).
Although the hammer is not thrown in most state high school meets, Winkler won the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., against top preps from around the country and then took the USATF Junior National (under age 20) title in Des Moines to claim a berth on the USA team for the Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia, August 23-25.
Baylor-bound Bromell became the first high school sprinter to break 10 seconds in the 100 meters, although the 9.99 second clocking at the Great Southwest Classic had an aiding wind of 4.0 meters per second — double the allowable (2.0) for record purposes.
The Florida 3A state champion also won the New Balance Nationals (10.41) and USATF Juniors (10.47) and is headed to the Pan Am Juniors. His best “legal” time was 10.27 at the Golden South Classic, which tops the official season list.
A third star was Marlon Humphrey of Hoover, Ala., the leading hurdler. He topped the season lists for the standard high school 110 meter hurdles (13.38) and 300 meter hurdles (35.60) – ranking among the top 10 all-time in both events. He also won a silver medal at the World Youth Championships in the slightly lower (36 inch) 110 meter hurdles (13.24) and won the New Balance Nationals in the 400 meter hurdles (50.25) to also head that season list.
Some of the other notable top boys performers this season:
Ben Saarel, Park City, Utah
Saarel, a double Utah state champions, won major high school mile titles at the Mt. San Antonio Relays and the adidas Diamond League Dream Mile. He won the Arcadia Invitational 3,200 meters.
Daven Murphree, Big Sandy, Texas
Murphree swept pole vault crowns at the New Balance and USATF Junior Nationals in addition to the Texas Relays and Great Southwest titles. He topped the season lists at 17-8 1/2.
Wolf Mahler, Belton, Texas
Mahler was the USATF Junior National Champion in the decathlon with the No. 4 all-time high school point total, 7,419. His 7,420 score using high school implements ranks No. 6 all-time. He also broke 7,000 with the standard international implements (and hurdles), totaling 7,065.
Edward Cheserek, St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)
Cheserek was the top indoor season runner, eclipsing the longest standing high school records: 3,000 meters (8:05.46) and the two mile (8:39.15). The marks had been set 49-years ago by legendary prep star Gerry Lindgren of Rogers (Spokane, Wash.) at the San Francisco Cow Palace.
Jeremiah Green, Hillsborough (Tampa, Fla.)
Green, the Florida state 3A triple jump champion, won titles at the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Nationals. He topped the season lists at 52-2.
Randall Cunningham, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Cunningham led all high jumpers at 7-3 1/4. He was the Nevada Division I state champion and won invitational titles at Arcadia and Mt. San Antonio.
Bernie Montoya, Cibola (Yuma, Ariz.)
Montoya had the leading time in the mile at 4:01.71, which he clocked placing eighth at the Prefontaine Diamond League Classic. He was Arizona Division I state champ in three races (800 through 3,200 meters).
Ryan Clark, Bannecker (College Park, Ga.)
Clark was a top sophomore, winning two silver medals at the World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine – running 46.46 in the 400 meters and anchoring the USA medley relay.
Michael Cherry, Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
Cherry, the Virginia state 3A champion, led the 400 meter runners at 46.02. He won the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Nationals.
2013 All-USA boys track and field team
Teams coordinated by Fred Baer, founder, Track and Field Writers of America; Boys selections by Jack Shepard, high school editor of Track and Field News. Criteria included ranking on USA TODAY and Track and Field News national lists, the number of top performances and head-to-head competition during the regular season and in major postseason meets.
Athletes are listed alphabetically in each general event area. Races in meters unless noted. [Field events in feet and inches]
w = wind-aided (more than 2.0 meters a second). i = performed indoors. All other marks are with outdoor specifications.
Implements and hurdles (H) are high school unless noted: (yth) world youth, (jr) junior, (intl) college/international.
* = repeat ALL-USA performer
Sprints (100, 200, 400)
Athlete, High school (location), Performances
Trayvon Bromell, Sr., Gibbs (St. Petersburg, Fla.), 10.27(9.99w), 100; 20.91, 200.
Lamar Bruton, Sr., Howard Tech (Wilmington, Del.), 46.21, 400.
Cameron Burrell, Sr., Ridge Point (Missouri City, Texas), 10.36 (10.07w), 100.
Marcus Chambers, Sr., Foss (Tacoma, Wash.), 46.36, 400.
Michael Cherry, Sr., Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.), 46.02, 400.
Ryan Clark, So., Banneker (College Park, Ga.), 46.33, 400.
Elijah Hall-Thompson, Sr., Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas), 10.60 (10.26w), 100; 20.60 200.
Khalfani Muhammad, Sr., Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), 10.33 (10.22w) 100; 20.73, 200.
Ceolamar Ways, Sr., Nease (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), 10.44, 100; 20.78, 200.
Kendal Williams, Jr., Stanton Prep (Jacksonville, Fla.), 10.28 (10.18w), 100; 20.64, 200.
Distances (800, 1,500, mile, 3,200, 2-mile, 5K)
Andres Arroyo, Sr., Colonial (Orlando), 1:47.79, 800; 4:04.45, 1600; 8:51.47, 3200.
*Edward Cheserek, Sr., St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), 1:52.11i, 800; 4:05.36, mile; 8:05.46i, 3000.
Isaac Clark, Sr., Pleasantville, N.J., 1:49.27, 800.
John Crossley, Sr., West Carteret (Morehead City, N.C.), 1:48.01, 800.
Blake Haney, Jr., Stockdale (Bakersfield, Calif.), 3:44.69, 1500; 4:07.78, mile; 8:48.58, 3200.
Jack Keelan, Sr., St. Ignatius Prep (Chicago), 4:07.50, mile; 8:50.74, 3200; 14:29.20, 5000.
Jake Leingang, Sr., Bismarck, N.D., 4:05.63, 1600; 8:52.94, 3200; 14:11.61, 5000.
Sean McGorty, Sr., Chantilly, Va., 3:49.26, 1500; 4:04.47, mile; 8:45.61, 2-mile.
*Bernie Montoya, Sr., Cibola (Yuma, Ariz.), 1:50.19, 800; 4:01.71, mile; 8:47.07, 3200.
Ben Saarel, Sr., Park City, Utah, 1:51.13, 800; 4:02.72, mile; 8:45.74, 3200.
Henry Wynne, Sr., Staples (Westport, Conn.), 1:49.93, 800; 4:05.04, mile.
Hurdles (110, 300, 400)
*Devon Allen, Sr., Brophy Prep (Phoenix), 13.48, 110H; 36.74, 300H.
Tony Brown, Jr., Ozen (Beaumont, Texas), 13.38, 110H.
Christopher Grinley, Sr., Park Vista (Lake Worth, Fla.), 13.80, 110H; 36.29, 300H.
Tim Holmes, Sr., Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.), 13.84, 110H; 37.06, 300H; 50.61, 400H.
Marlon Humphrey, Jr., Hoover, Ala., 13.38, 110H, 13.24 110H (yth); 35.60, 300H; 50.25, 400H.
Desmond Palmer, Sr., North (Pickerington, Ohio), 13.90, 110H; 36.31, 300H; 51.59, 400H
Byron Robinson, Sr., Western Branch (Chesapeake, Va.), 36.61, 300H; 51.01, 400H.
Kenny Selmon, Jr., Pace Academy (Atlanta), 51.82, 400H; 50.90, 400H (yth).
Ishmael Zamora, Jr., Elsik (Houston), 13.70, 110H.
Wellington Zaza, Sr., Garnet Valley (Glen Mills, Pa.), 13.54, 110H; 37.08, 300H; 52.79, 400H.
Jumps (high, long, triple, pole vault)
Randall Cunningham, Jr., Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 7-3 1/4, HJ.
Dylan Duvio, Sr., Curtis (River Ridge, La.), 17-3 1/2, PV.
*Jeremiah Green, Sr., Hillsborough (Tampa, Fla.), 52-2, TJ.
Adoree’ Jackson, Jr., Serra (Gardena, Calif.), 25-0, LJ.
Andre Jefferson, Sr., Tyler, Texas, 25-0 1/2, LJ.
Devin King, Jr., Sumner (Kentwood, La.), 17-3, PV.
Nate Moore, Jr., Castro Valley, Calif., 24-11 3/4, LJ; 50-11 3/4, TJ.
Daven Murphree, Sr., Harmony (Big Sandy, Texas), 17-8 1/2, PV.
Travonn White, Sr., Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 25-5 1/2, LJ.
Aaron Worrell, Sr., Woodside (Newport News, Va.), 51-5, TJ.
Throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin)
Justin Carter, Sr., Auburn, Ala., 212-7, JT.
*Braheme Days, Sr., Bridgeton, N.J., 68-6 1/2 (69-0i), SP; 199-6, DT.
Codie Hamsley, Sr., Floyd Central (Floyds Knobs, Ind.), 201-4, DT.
Charlie Ionata, Sr., Barrington, R.I., HT: 241-0 (hs), 213-6 (jr), 193-3 (intl).
Wolf Mahler, Sr., Belton, Texas, 7420 HS; 7419 Jr.; 7065 Intl.
James Plummer, Sr., Egg Harbor (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.), 197-0, DT.
Nick Ponzio, Sr., Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.), 69-7 1/4, SP.
Cullen Prena, Sr., Walled Lake Central (Walled Lake, Mich.), 61-0, SP; 210-1. DT.
Anthony Shivers, Sr., Salem, Ohio, 203-2, DT.
Dylan Dyke, Sr., Waverly, Ohio, 64-2 1/2 (64-5i), SP.
*Rudy Winkler, Sr., Averill Park (N.Y.), HT: 260-5 (hs), 249-0 (jr), 213-0 (intl).