ALL-USA Boys Track and Field: Distances

ALL-USA Boys Track and Field: Distances


ALL-USA Boys Track and Field: Distances


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.

Drew Hunter (Right) (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

Drew Hunter (Right) (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

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.)



Long Sprints and Middle Distance



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)

First Team

*Drew Hunter
School:  Loudoun Valley (Purcellville, Va)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events::  1:48.64, 800; 3:42.42, 1500; 3:58.86 (3:57.81i), Mile; 8:43.18, 3200

Jack Salisbury
School:  La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events::  3:52.1, 1500; 4:04.20, Mile; 8:57.70, 3200

Michael Slagowski
Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events::  1:48.36, 800; 3:59.53, Mile

Austin Tamagno
  Brea-Olinda (Brea, Calif.)
Year:  Senior
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.).

Second Team

Andrew Jordan
School:  Watkins Memorial (Pataskala, Ohio)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:: 8:46.72, 3200

Thomas Ratcliffe
School:  Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events::  4:01.50, Mile; 9:00.52 (8:57.47i), 2 Mile


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