The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Track and Field Teams were coordinated by Fred Baer, founder of Track and Field Writers of America with selections by Jack Shepard, high school editor of Track and Field News.
Criteria included ranking on USA TODAY Sports 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: Mondo Duplantis, Lafayette
Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year: Al Leslie, Saline
MORE: Second Team
Athletes are listed alphabetically in each general event area. Races in meters unless noted. Field events in feet and inches.
Here are the athletes selected in the throws (shot put, discus, hammer and javelin). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks (*).
HSR = all-time U.S. high school record mark.
w = wind-aided (more than 2.0 meters a second).
i = performed indoors.
* = repeat All-USA performer.
Arizona state shot put champion Tyson Jones won the New Balance Nationals and had the season’s leading mark, 71-8 3/4. (College: Virginia Tech.)
Sam Welsh won the New Balance discus throw and topped the 2018 high school list at 212-0.
Patrick Larrison won Oklahoma state titles in the shot put and discus throw. He had the No. 2 season mark with the discus, 210-9. (College: Kansas.)
Joshua Sobota won Tennessee state championships in the shot put and discus throw. He was second in the New Balance shot put. (College: Kentucky.)
Nicolas Mirabelli won the New Jersey state javelin title and had the season’s best throw by an athlete competing for his high school, 227-10. (College: Texas A&M.)
PRESEASON: ALL-USA Preseason Boys Track and Field Team