Thu, Dec 10, 20 Travis Geopfert
16-Apr-2021 By Travis Geopfert
TRACKWIRED FINAL STATE INDOOR POWER RANKINGS
The 2018 High School Indoor Track and Field season has come to an end and that means the final Trackwired State Power Rankings are here! We’ve measured the top performances in each event on both the girls’ and boys’ side of the track and put them side by side against every state in the union and here are the results…
In the High School Boys Division, spearheaded by middle distance runner Josh Hoey, the national leader in the 800m(1:47.67) and 1000m(2:24.64), along with hurdler Ayden Owens, the national leader in the 55H(7.04) and 60H(7.59), Pennsylvania secured the top spot in the Overall Power Ranking amongst all 50 states (and the District of Columbia). Sprinter Austin Kratz, with his efforts in the 55m(6.29), 60m(6.73), and 200m(21.01), and Saint Joseph’s Prep School’s nation-leading 3:16.08 4x400m, helped put the final touches on the state’s claim to victory. The Quaker State was also the only one to place in the top 5 in all three sub-rankings, finishing 1st in sprints, 4th in the field events and 3rd in the distance category. Illinois took the top seed in the final field event rankings, while Michigan claimed the distance event title with help from national 3200m leader Cole Johnson.
On the Girl’s side of the Power Rankings, New York State took the Overall Power Rankings Title with help from its hardy distance crew, barely slipping past Michigan and its powerhouse sprint squad. New York was the only state to finish in the top 5 in all 3 sub-rankings, placing 4th in both sprints and field events, while claiming the top distance spot thanks to efforts by national leaders Lily Flynn in the 1000m(2:45.83) and Katelyn Tuohy in the 1500m(4:23.38), 3000m(9:05.26) and the 2-mile(9:58.89). Tuohy also powered her North Rockland High School to a national lead in the Distance Medley Relay(11:48.38) as well, giving her a total of FOUR indoor national leads! In the other sub-categories, Michigan took the win in the sprints while Texas claimed the top spot in the field events, the Lone Star State’s field efforts being led by triple jump national leader Jasmine Moore with a jump of 42-11.75 feet.
Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to make it a season to remember on the indoor track and good luck outdoor!