What's In A Name? All-Name Teams for IHSAA State Finalists

What's in a name?

There could be a million reasons why people have their given name. 

When those reasons for a given first name, come together with an already cool last name, great name combos start to form.

I have searched through both boys and girls heat sheets for the IHSAA State Finals to find the "best" names in Track and Field that are competing at State over the weekend. 

What we end up with are some fun categories, some great names, and then we finish it off with the 2023 "All-Name" Team.

Below you will find the categories, and for each athlete their school and events that they will compete in!

So here goes, the 2023 IHSAA Track and Field Best Names Compilation List!

Food names - Some Delicious treats, some great grub and a few "Chefs" to put it all together in this tasty category!

Darrell Rice - Brownsburg - 100, 4x100

Brandon Rice - Austin - 4x800, 800

Josh Berry - Lake Central - 400, 4x400

Elijah Berry - Bloomington South - 4x100

Evan Mayo - Zionsville - 4x800

Tyler Tarter - Fishers - 110 H, 300 H, 4x400

Sarah Maple - Ft. Wayne Condcordia - 4x800

Peyton Coffey - Center Grove - High Jump

Ian Baker - Brownsburg - 1600

Rae'Kwon Lemons - Elkhart - Shot Put

Lily Baker - Columbus North - 4x800, 1600, 800

Nick Cook - Wapahani - 800

(Tyler Tarter of Fishers competes in the Hurdles at the 2022 State Finals)

Color Names - A great spread of color in this year's state meet, spanning the entire color wheel and more!

Antonette Green - HSE - 4x100

Violet Hall - Bloomington South - High Jump

Alivia White - Indian Creek - 4x800

Kendall Ivory - South Bend Washington - Long Jump

Alex Orange - Munster - 100, 200

Tiara Gray - Portage - 4x100, 4x400

D'Andre Black - Bloomington South - 110 H

Dandre Brown - East Chicago Central - 110 H

Jeremiah Brown - Jeffersonville - 100, 200

Ralph Brown - Munster - 1600

Nylan Brown - Ben Davis - Shot Put

Nick Brown - Pike - Discus

DJ White - Penn - 4x100

Michael White - Homestead - Long Jump

(Bloomington South's Violet Hall competes at the regional and placed 3rd to advance to State)

Royalty Names - There are some royally good names in this category, and yes Tiara Gray earned her way into two categories!

Amaya Royal - Castle - 100, 200

Princess Campbell - Westfield - 100, 4x100

Precious Knight - Hammond Bishop Knoll - High Jump

Tiara Gray  - Portage - 4x100, 4x400

Chastity Knight - Corydon Central - 4x100

Nolan King - Evansville Central - 1600

Daylon King - Mt. Vernon - 4x800

Aaron Lord - New Albany - 1600, 3200

Aidan Lord - New Albany - 1600, 3200

(Aaron and Aidan Lord look on during the cross country season. The brothers will both compete in the 1600 and 3200 at State this weekend)

Fun to Say Names - These names speak for themselves, just try them!

Breece Bass - Franklin Central - 400

Henrique Carvahlo - Columbus East - 300 H

Cambell Wamsley - Carmel - 400, 4x400

Waverly Woolever - Hamilton Heights - High Jump

All-Name Teams - Finally we get the main event, the best of the best (as picked by me), the 2023 IHSAA State Track and Field "All-Name" Teams


Beautifull Childs - New Albany - 4x100, 4x400

Trynati Hoosier - Warren Central - 4x100

Journey Howard - New Albany - 100 H, 4x400

Heaven Jones - Portage - 4x400

Precious Knight - Pike - 4x100

Liberty Scott - Cass - 100 H, 300 H

Angel Thomas - South Bend Adams - 100, 200, 4x100

(Angel Thomas leaps before attacking the 100 meter dash at the 2022 State Finals)


Jordan King - Ft. Wayne North Side - Shot Put

Max McCool - Castle - 4x100

Leviticus Land - Heritage Christian - Shot Put

Skyler Vanskyhawk - Mishawaka - 110 H

Mat Victory - Castle - 4x100

Be on the look out for all of these incredible athletes as they compete in the state finals this weekend and if you don't know them now you'll certainly remember their names after this weekend!

The IHSAA Track and Field State Finals are taking place at Indiana University on Friday, June 2nd (Boys) and Saturday, June 3rd (Girls).