The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Boys Track and Field team was selected by Fred Baer, the founder of Track and Field Writers of America, and Jack Shepard, the high school editor for Track & Field News.
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Here are the four athletes selected in the throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks.
School: Barrington (R.I.)
Event, distance: Hammer throw, 243-7
School: Knoch (Saxonburg, Pa.)
Events, distances: Shot put, 72-9 ½ (i) (2016); Discus, 186-2
School: Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.)
Events, distances: Shot put, 70-4 ½ (2016); Discus, 191-8 (2016)
School: The Woodlands (Texas)
Events, distances: Shot put, 70-5 ½ (2016); Discus, 190-6 (2016)
NEED TO KNOW
Geist leads three juniors who have already put the shot more than 70 feet this year to rank among the top 25 preps all-time in the event.