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Boys track sectional outlook

Updated: June 18, 2013 7:57AM



CROWN POINT

When: 5 p.m. Thursday.

Teams: Andrean, Calumet, Crown Point, Griffith, Hanover Central, Hobart, Lake Central, Lake Station, Lew Wallace, Lowell, Merrillville, River Forest.

Favorite: Crown Point.

Athletes to watch: Andrean — Adam Kopil, Nick Janiga, Jordan Smith, Richard Thiel. Calumet — Kevin Miller. Crown Point — Tom Cierniak, Troy Grady, Wesley Honaker, Jordan Kelly, Mitchell Kessler, Tristan Peterson, Alex Ray, Zach Seamon, Zach Sneiderwine, Daniel Walters. Griffith — Justin Green. Hanover Central — Sam Bokodi, Alec Nirtaut, Matt Yzaguirre. Hobart — Logan Allen, Alex Cordova, Joey Curtis, Brent Dunn, Renaldo Irving, Ernie Ray, Zach Spain, Nick Stack, Matt Stewart, Gerald Valenzuela, Steve Viator. Lake Central — Zach Bencur, Nathan Bowdish, Kyle Crawford, Ethan Gomez, Dean Kokot, Eric Maynard, Gelen Robinson, Charles Sykes, Kyle West. Lake Station — Keith Durbin. Lew Wallace — Darius Mahome. Lowell — Brian Blaylock, Kyle Eller, Mitchell Leckrone, Jeff Potat, Brendan Shanks. Merrillville — Garrett Ferrell, Billy Grant, Josh Haynes, Austin Jamerson, Jacob Styx, Don Taylor, Bruce Thomas. River Forest — Tyler Bernard, Buonfilio Montez.

HIGHLAND

When: 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Teams: 21st Century, Bishop Noll, Bowman, Clark, East Chicago Central, Gavit, Hammond, Highland, Lighthouse, Morton, Munster, Roosevelt, West Side.

Favorite: Munster.

Athletes to watch: Bishop Noll — Brayden Banske, Donavan Hayes, Will Kasprzycki, Jacob Rehm. Bowman — Marsillis Gibson. Gavit — Dontae Adams, Xavier Copeland, Mike Pajdzik, Zach Schreiber. East Chicago Central — Marteyveus Carter, Anthony Hunt, Kenneth Lloyd, Jason Stewart. Hammond — Malik Myles, Jessie Woods-Curtis. Highland — Seth Hardy, Michael Mastey. Morton — Kendric Huff, Joe Kryszyn, Manuel Lara, Dajon Wilson. Munster — Miles Barilla, Bryce Barnett, Tommy Bolanowski, Ernest Carter, Miles Gunty, Michael Kitchell, Manny Lopez, Calvin Sanders, Zach Simic, Kyle Tratar, Marcus Vasquez. West Side — Lonnie Johnson.

PORTAGE

When: 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Teams: Chesterton, LaPorte, Michigan City, New Prairie, Portage, South Central, Valparaiso, Washington Township, Westville, Wheeler.

Favorite: Valparaiso.

Athletes to watch: Chesterton — Jacob Andrews, Niles Dilosa, Brett Lara, Nick Raffin, Archie Sullivan, Joe Troop, Trever Walker. LaPorte — Mike Ash, Anthony Didion, Nathan Gerick, Ryan Neary, Dion Williams. Michigan City — Ryan Jones. Portage — David Clegg, Tyler McCann, Jared Nieves, Lucas Sullivan, Lorenzo Wells. Valparaiso — Travis Bisacchi, Muyenda Burnett, Andrew Guzek, Mark Johnson, Nicholas Kalafatis, Andrew Kittridge, Josh Marciniak, Lonnie Pappas, Andrew Paul, Peyton Reed, Xavier Reed, Pat Reilly, Cody Zander. Washington Township — Thamarr McGee. South Central — Isaiah Thomas. Wheeler — Joel O’Shea, James Wills.

RENSSELAER

When: 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Teams: Boone Grove, Covenant Christian, Hebron, Kankakee Valley, Knox, Kouts, LaCrosse, Morgan Township, North Judson, Oregon-Davis, Rensselaer, West Central, Winamac.

Favorite: Kankakee Valley.

Athletes to watch: Boone Grove — Kyle Feck. Hebron — Zach Frey, David Lucas, Blake Wallace. Kankakee Valley — Travis Conley, Mark Lukacek, Tyler Niehoff, Derick Tesh. Kouts — Austin McNeill. Morgan Township — Alec Kostelnik, Ben Savage. North Judson — Wes Derflinger, Evan Howard, Mike Minix, Zach Schumacher. Rensselaer — Adam Black, Travis Flanigan.

BENTON CENTRAL

When: 5 p.m. Central Thursday.

Teams: Attica, Benton Central, Covington, Fountain Central, Frontier, North Newton, North Vermillion. North White, Seeger, South Newton, Tri-County, Twin Lakes.

Local athletes to watch: North Newton — Vince Duminie, Schuyler Gargano, Austin Olive.

Advancement: Top four finishers in each event and anyone else reaching qualifying standards advance to Valparaiso Regional on May 23.



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