ALL-USA Boys Track and Field: Long Sprints and Middle Distance

ALL-USA Boys Track and Field: Long Sprints and Middle Distance

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ALL-USA Boys Track and Field: Long Sprints and Middle Distance

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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.

Josephus Lyles (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

Josephus Lyles (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

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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.)

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Throws

Jumps

Below are the athletes selected in long sprints and middle distance (400, 800). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks (*).

w = wind-aided (more than 2.0 meters a second). i = performed indoors.

Implements and hurdles (H) are high school unless noted: (jr) junior, (intl) college/international.

LONG SPRINTS / MIDDLE DISTANCE (400 & 800)  

First Team

Frank Hayes
School:
  Southview (Sylvania, Ohio)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:  1:49.16, 800

*Josephus Lyles
School:  T.C. Williams (Alexandria, Va.)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:  45.94, 400

Brandon McGorty
School:
  Chantilly, Va.
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:  1:48.58, 800

Sean Torpy
School:  
Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:  1:47.95, 800

TRACKINGS: In addition to topping the season list at 800 meters, Torpy was also among the top milers in 4:05.10. Hayes was the NB Nationals 800 champ. A mid-season hamstring injury sidelined All-USA repeater Josephus Lyles (brother of Noah) from further competition after finishing second to Norman in the year’s fastest 400 meter race at the Arcadia (Calif.) Invitational in April.

Second Team

Alexander Lomong   
School:  Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Va.)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:  1:48.67, 800.

Keshun Reed
School:  Martin (Arlington, Texas)
Year:  Senior
Times, Events:  46.11, 400.

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