Himes, Randall Produce Nationally Ranked Performances

Pictured: Luke Himes preparing to throw at the IR Opener last weekend.
Photo by: Nate Conkel / MileSplit

Over the weekend, Luke Himes and Jordan Randall would decide that Saturday would be the day that they both produce new indoor PRs and put the rest of the state and nation on notice. Their exceptional performances at Warsaw's first showcase meet shows just how strong the second showcase meet on the 10th can be.

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Jordan Jumps to US #6

Jordan would hit his mark first, clearing 6' 9.25" in the high jump, to easily win the event. He has started his 2024 campaign strong and has built momentum the past few weeks and months, already surpassing a mark that took him until the third IWU HSR Qualifier in March last year. It also bests his outdoor mark of 6' 9" from the Warsaw Regional.

After running the 60m dash earlier in the day and finishing all of his jumps, Jordan mentioned how it felt good to finally achieve this mark. He had his eyes set on it for the past two years before finally securing a new unofficial school record. His jump would secure a quarter inch PR as well as earn him the facility record at the Tiger Recreational and Athletic Center.

His jump currently ranks him sixth in the nation after this weekends' results from around the country. Out of the sophomore class he leads the US by just over 3 inches and currently has over a 5 inch lead over the next best mark from the state of Indiana which belongs to Ethan Widenhoefer.

Luke Claims Nation Leading Throw 

Luke would keep the elite performances rolling in field events with the men's shot put. On his third throw he would heave a nation leading effort with a 67' 5" which was nearly a 2 foot indoor PR and only 5 inches of his outdoor best of 67' 10" from a quad meet this past May before the tournament. He mentioned how after feeling good on his second throw he would start to really get after it.

The University of Notre Dame commit has had a steady progression this season going 62' 7" at the Midwest High Performance Series #1, 65' 6" at the Indiana Runner Indoor Opener, and now 67' 5" at the first Warsaw Tiger Showcase.

He has enjoyed a perfect record in the Shot Put, according to the MileSplit database, since New Balance Nationals Indoor last year. He would placed runner-up to Hayden Dixon who graduated and looks to potentially be redshirting his freshman year at the University of Missouri

The defending HSR indoor state champ and IHSAA outdoor state champ currently holds just over a foot lead nationally over Ohio's Dillon Morlock, a Michigan State commit. In state he currently leads Seth Brosseau who has thrown 62' 11" this season and is the only only Hoosier to have a toss over 60 feet. 

Luke Himes after throwing to a new indoor PR of 67' 5"