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 the sprints (100 and 200 meters). 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.
SPRINTS (100, 200)
School: George Ranch (Rosenberg, Texas)
Times, Events: 10.59 (10.44w), 100; 20.71, 200; 46.40, 400
School: American (Hialeah, Fla.)
Times, Events: 10.49, 100; 20.68 (20.46w), 200; 45.69, 400
School: T.C. Williams (Alexandria. Va.)
Times, Events: 10.16 (10.08w), 100; 20.09 (20.04w), 200
School: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.)
Times, Events: 10.27, 100; 20.14 (20.06w), 200; 45.51, 400
TRACKINGS: Allison won the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. in both the 100 and 200 meters in June.
Cooper set freshman class records at both 200 and 400 meters, winning the NB Nationals at the longer distance in 45.69 seconds – the first freshman ever to break 46 seconds He wound-up No. 5 on the all-time 200 meter list at 20.68 – in a record smashing year for that event.
School: Marshall (Missouri City, Texas)
Times, Events: 20.56, 200
School: Armstrong (Robbinsdale, Minn.)
Times, Events: 10.36, 100; 21.19, 200