Boys Track All-Area
June 29, 2012 11:32PM
Updated: August 1, 2012 6:17AM
100 — Dylon Collins, jr., Merrillville
By the numbers: Took second at state in 10.83 seconds.
Raves: Top state placer from Northwest Indiana was a sectional champ, regional runner-up.
200 — Jeron Blake, jr.,
By the numbers: Sixth at state in 22.28.
Raves: Another in a strong group of local sprinters, he was a sectional champ in 100, 200.
400 — Joe Troop, jr.,
By the numbers: Third at state in 48.82.
Raves: Helped Trojans earn region’s best team finish at state: sixth with 23.5 points.
800 — Mitch Hubner, sr., LaPorte
By the numbers: Ninth at state in 1:55.07.
Raves: Versatile IUPUI recruit and state cross country runner-up could run anything from 400 meters on up.
1,600 — Mitch Hubner, sr., LaPorte
By the numbers: Took third at state in 4:09.80.
Raves: Repeat first-team pick improved 15 spots from last year’s state meet.
3,200 — Alec Kostelnik, jr., Morgan Twp.
By the numbers: Finished ninth at state in 9:11.89.
Raves: Small-school standout showed sectional title was no fluke by winning regional, having best local finish at state.
110 hurdles — Austin Jamerson, jr., Merrillville
By the numbers: Took 14th at state in 14.94.
Raves: Versatile Pirate also qualified for state in long and high jumps.
300 hurdles — Josh Marciniak, jr., Valpo
By the numbers: Finished 14th at state in 39.92.
Raves: Saved one of best races for last, leading area contingent at state.
400 relay — EC Central
(Jason Stewart, soph.; Marteyveus Carter, soph.; Anthony Hunt, soph.; Jacques Hall, sr.)
By the numbers: Sixth at state in 42.39.
Raves: Hall was a state qualifier in three events.
1,600 relay — Portage
(Alvin Best, sr.; Jeron Blake, jr.; David Clegg, jr.; Othie Freeny, sr.)
By the numbers: Fourth at state in 3:18.75.
Raves: Blake placed in three events at state and helped this relay win sectional, regional titles.
3,200 relay — Chesterton
(Billy Biehl, fr.; Austin Palombizio, sr.; Tyler Rusboldt, sr.; Joe Troop, jr.)
By the numbers: Third at state in 7:47.61.
Raves: Sectional champs bounced back at state after taking third at regional.
High jump — Stephen Keller, sr., Kouts
By the numbers: Fourth at state at 6 feet, 7 inches.
Raves: Sectional champ, regional runner-up was just an inch away from winning state.
Pole vault — Justin Zosso, sr., Chesterton
By the numbers: Finished third in state at 15-3.
Raves: Mr. Consistency was a sectional and regional champ; cleared same height at state in 2011.
Long jump — Nick Jones, sr., Highland
By the numbers: Fourth at state at 22-5 .
Raves: Had solid postseason in one of region’s deepest events.
Shot put — Gelen Robinson, so., Lake Central
By the numbers: Eighth at state at 55-4.
Raves: Post-Tribune Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year made big strides in this event this spring.
Discus — Gelen Robinson, so., Lake Central
By the numbers: Third at state at 181-0.
Raves: Two-time state qualifier will be aiming for 200-foot barrier next season.
100 — Jeron Blake, jr.,
By the numbers: Eighth in state at 10.95.
200 — Payton McCoy, sr., LaPorte
By the numbers: Eighth in state at 22.64.
400 — Alvin Best, sr.,
By the numbers: Fourth in state at 48.98.
800 — Tony Rigoni, sr., Munster
By the numbers: Eighth in state at 1:55.06.
1,600 — Ahmad Aljobeh, sr., Valparaiso
By the numbers: 12th at state in 4:18.23.
3,200 — Kyle Eller, jr.,
By the numbers: 11th at state in 9:14.55.
110 hurdles — Deante
Mahome, sr., West Side
By the numbers: 17th at state in 15.15.
300 hurdles — Marsillis Gibson, jr., Bowman
By the numbers: 17th at state in 40.11.
400 relay — Crown Point
(Wess Honaker, fr.; Matthew Netluch, jr.; Logan McRae, sr.; Rogerick Shannon, sr.)
By the numbers: Ninth in state at 42.62.
1,600 relay — Chesterton
(Archie Sullivan, so.; Jordan Napier, sr.; Billy Biehl, fr.; Joe Troop, jr.)
By the numbers: Seventh in state at 3:19.63.
3,200 relay — Crown Point
(Zack Seamon, soph.; Daniel Walters, jr.; Tom Cierniak, jr.; Travis Kucic, jr.)
By the numbers: Eighth at state in 7:53.31.
High jump — Kenneth Lloyd, jr., EC Central
By the numbers: Sixth in state at 6-4.
Pole vault — Jordan Kelly, jr., Crown Point
By the numbers: Ninth in state at 14-0.
Long jump — Lonnie Johnson, so., West Side
By the numbers: Fifth at state at 22-3.25.
Shot put — Tyler Kral, sr., Crown Point
By the numbers: Eighth in state at 54-7.
Discus — Josh Haynes, jr., Merrillville
By the numbers: 22nd at state at 135-11.
(in alphabetical order)
100 — Jacques Hall, sr., East Chicago Central; Malik Myles, soph., Hammond; Scott Schreiber, jr., LaPorte; Cornelius Strickland, sr., Bowman.
200 — Isiah Duggan, sr., Lake Central; Jacques Hall, sr., East Chicago Central; Cornelius Strickland, sr., Bowman.
400 — Darius Mahome, soph., Lew Wallace.
800 — Kyle Nurse, sr., Wheeler.
1,600 — Tommy Bolanowski, soph., Munster.
3,200 — Tom Cierniak, jr., Crown Point.
110 hurdles — Marsillis Gibson, jr., Bowman; Greg McCloud, sr., Hammond; Richie Ruff, sr., Chesterton.
300 hurdles — Brendon Shanks, jr., Lowell; Randy Trembacki, sr., Lake Central.
400 relay — Lake Central.
1,600 relay — Lowell, Lake Central.
3,200 relay — Andrean.
High jump — Austin Jamerson, jr., Merrillville; Matthew Stewart, jr., Hobart.
Pole vault — Mitchell Rodriguez, sr., Portage; Drew Vos, sr., Lake Central.
Long jump — Jaime Cervantes, sr., River Forest; Austin Jamerson, jr., Merrillville; Scott Schreiber, jr., LaPorte.
Shot put — Joey Little, sr., Portage.
Discus — Dean Kokot, jr., Lake Central.
— Mike Clark, correspondent