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 and the number of top performances, along with head-to-head competition during the regular season and in major postseason meets.
Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Noah Lyles, Williams (Alexandria. Va.)
Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year: Doug Soles, Great Oaks (Temecula, Calif.)
Here are the athletes selected in distances. Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks (*).
w = wind-aided (more than 2.0 meters a second). i = performed indoors.
LONG DISTANCES (1,500, mile, 3,200, 2 mile)
School: Loudoun Valley (Purcellville, Va)
Times, Events:: 1:48.64, 800; 3:42.42, 1500; 3:58.86 (3:57.81i), Mile; 8:43.18, 3200
School: La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.)
Times, Events:: 3:52.1, 1500; 4:04.20, Mile; 8:57.70, 3200
School: Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho)
Times, Events:: 1:48.36, 800; 3:59.53, Mile
School: Brea-Olinda (Brea, Calif.)
Times, Events:: 3:44.14, 1500; 4:01.04, Mile
TRACKINGS: Hunter ranks No. 3 all-time in both the mile and 1,500 meters. But he contracted Lyme disease in May and did not compete in major/late season meets. But he has recently become a pro runner. Hunter broke Alan Webb’s high school indoor mile record twice in February, running a best of 3:57.81. Slagowski became the ninth high school sub 4-minute miler (and actually ranks No. 7 on the all-time list with his 3:59.53 at the April 29 Jesuit Twilight Invitational in Portland, Ore.).
School: Watkins Memorial (Pataskala, Ohio)
Times, Events:: 8:46.72, 3200
School: Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.)
Times, Events:: 4:01.50, Mile; 9:00.52 (8:57.47i), 2 Mile