Boys track: All-Area Team
June 29, 2013 9:30PM
Updated: August 2, 2013 7:20AM
100 — Jonvae Johnson, jr., West Side
Raves: Took third at state in 10.88 seconds. Transfer from Lake Central was a sectional champ, regional runner-up.
200 — Jonvae Johnson, jr., West Side
Raves: Fourth at state in 22.11 Helped Cougars win first sectional since 1997.
400 — Archie Sullivan, jr., Chesterton
Raves: Fifth at state in 48.30 Saved his best for end of season, winning regional after taking second at sectional.
800 — Don Taylor, sr., Merrillville
Raves: Was 17th at state in 1:57.56. Won sectional title, took third at regional in closely packed field.
1,600 — Anthony Didion, jr., LaPorte
Raves: Eighth at state in 4:17.24 Another in long line of Slicers distance aces; won metric mile and half-mile double at sectional, regional.
3,200 — Alec Kostelnik, sr., Morgan Township
Raves: Sixth at state in 9:15.42. Repeat All-Area first-team selection was sectional, regional champ.
110 hurdles — Marsalis Gibson, jr., Bowman
Raves: First at state in 14.19. Area’s only state champ this year also was first to win state in program history; won sectional, regional.
300 hurdles — Lorenzo Wells, jr., Portage
Raves: 13th at state in 39.83. Mr. Consistency ran same time at regional (taking fourth) as at state; won sectional.
400 relay — Crown Point
(Tristan Peterson, jr.; Wesley Honaker, so.; Nick Faso, jr.; Zach Sneiderwine, sr.)
Raves: Third at state in 41.94. Honaker also ran on Bulldogs’ relay that was ninth at state in 2012; won sectional, regional.
1,600 relay — Crown Point
(Zach Sneiderwine, sr.; Nick Faso, jr.; Troy Grady, jr.; Zach Seamon, jr.)
Raves: Fourth at state in 3:18.75.Seamon was member of Crown Point’s state-placing 3,200 relay a year ago; second at regional.
3,200 relay — Chesterton
(Nick Barango, sr.; Billy Biehl, so.; Tyler Vore, jr.; Kevin Kenney, jr.)
Raves: Third at state in 7:47.61.Biehl helped Trojans take third at state in this event in 2012.
High jump — Kenneth Lloyd, sr., EC Central
Raves: Fourth at state at 6 feet, 6 inches. Cleared 6-10 to win sectional; also took first at regional.
Pole vault — Nick Stack, sr., Hobart
Raves: Finished fourth at state at 15-9. Won regional by 1.5 feet; also first at sectional.
Long jump — Isaiah Thomas, sr., South Central
Raves: Seventh at state at 22-1.75. Small-school standout was area’s best in postseason, winning sectional and regional (23-7).
Shot put — Gelen Robinson, jr., Lake Central
Raves: Second at state at 59-6.5. Two-time All-Area first-team pick finished strong, winning regional before solid state effort.
Discus — Gelen Robinson, jr., Lake Central
Raves: Second at state at 187-5.Three-time state qualifier had 200-4 throw to win regional.
100 — Jeron Blake, sr., Portage
Raves: Seventh in state at 11.04.
200 — Jeron Blake, sr., Portage
Raves: Seventh at state at 22.72.
400 — Jalen Knight, sr., Bowman
Raves: Ninth in state at 49.31.
800 — Travis Kucic, sr., Crown Point
Raves: 22nd in state at 2:02.28.
1,600 — Tom Cierniak, sr., Crown Point
Raves: 11th at state in 4:18.50.
3,200 — Kyle Eller, sr., Lowell
Raves: 11th at state in 9:21.95.
110 hurdles — Austin
Jamerson, sr., Merrillville
Raves: Eighth at state in 14.70.
300 hurdles — Josh
Marciniak, sr., Valparaiso
Raves: 14th at state in 39.84.
400 relay — West Side
(Carlton Sims, so.; Jonvae Johnson, jr.; Darnell Jones, sr.; Darius Barnes, so.)
Raves: Seventh in state at 42.44.
1,600 relay — Chesterton
(Joe Troop, sr.; Nick Barango, sr.; Billy Biehl, so.; Archie Sullivan, jr.)
Raves: Eighth in state at 3:20.52.
3,200 relay — Crown Point
(Tom Cierniak, sr.; Zack Seamon, jr.; Travis Kucic, sr.; Daniel Walters, sr.)
Raves: Third at state in 7:44.60.
High jump — Matthew
Stewart, sr., Hobart
Raves: Eighth in state at 6-4.
Pole vault — Brett Lara, jr., Chesterton
Raves: First at regional.
Long jump — Austin
Jamerson, sr., Merrillville
Raves: 11th at state at 22-0.25.
Shot put — Gerald
Valenzuela, sr., Hobart
Raves: Eighth in state at 55-1.5.
Discus — Ernest Ray, jr., Hobart
Raves: Ninth at state at 159-9.
(in alphabetical order)
100 — Patrick Reilly, sr., Valparaiso.
200 — TreQuan Burnett, jr., East Chicago Central.
400 — Darius Mahome, jr., Lew Wallace; Joe Troop, sr., Chesterton.
800 — Anthony Didion, jr., LaPorte.
1,600 — Tommy Bolanowski, jr., Munster; Nathan Gerick, sr., LaPorte; Xavier Reed, sr., Valparaiso.
3,200 — Peyton Reed, sr., Valparaiso.
110 hurdles — Troy Grady, so., Crown Point.
300 hurdles — Marsalis Gibson, jr., Bowman; Brendon Shanks, sr., Lowell.
400 relay — East Chicago Central; Merrillville; Portage.
1,600 relay — Portage, Valparaiso, West Side.
3,200 relay — Hobart; Portage; Valparaiso.
High jump — Austin Jamerson, sr., Merrillville.
Pole vault — Nick Raffin, sr., Chesterton.
Long jump — Bruce Thomas, sr., Merrillville.
Shot put — Josh Haynes, sr., Merrillville; Trever Walker, sr., Chesterton.
Discus — Josh Haynes, sr., Merrillville; Mike Pajdzik, sr., Gavit.
— Mike Clark