Top 5 Boys Performers from the IndianaRunner Invitational


It was a fierce day of competition at the IndianaRunner Invitational at PFW with hundreds of the state's best track and field athletes coming together to compete! Records were set, PRs were shattered and memories were made. 

Here we look at some of the boy's competitors who made their mark at the meet and what made their day special. 


Luke Himes Stays Undefeated in the Shot Put

Staying undefeated on the season, Luke Himes dominated in the shot put to the tune of a throw of 66' 11" to win by over 16 feet. Himes had throws of 63' 10", 65' 8", 65' 10", 66' 11" and 64' 6". Himes is the #1 ranked shot putter in the country with his best throw of 67' 5" coming at last weeks Warsaw Tiger Showcase #1.

As of this writing, Himes own the #1, #2, #5 and #14 throws in the country this indoor season. His throw of 67' 5" last week currently ranks as the #25 indoor shot put mark all-time nationally. 

Devonti Carter Dominates in the 400m

Devonti Carter dominated in the 400m to the tune of a time of 51.53, winning his heat and the overall title by 1.35 seconds. Carter also set a new PR in the event, beating his old time of 52.84. This is now the #3 time in Indiana this season and the new #1 time for all junior boys in Indiana. 

Tyler Dillon Becomes Third Indiana Runner Under 2-Minutes this Season

Delta High School senior Tyler Dillon won the 800m in his season debut, running a time of 1:58.99 and being the only boy in the field to break the 2-minute barrier. In breaking that barrier, Dilon became just the third Indiana boy under 2-minutes this season alongside Mason Schmitz and Caleb Winders. 

This was just Dillon's second time running under 2 minutes indoors after his time of 1:59.73 at last year's USATF Youth Nationals and his fourth time overall dating back to 2022. 

Peyton McQuinn Secures an Outrageous Pole Vault PR

Soaring high above the rest of the field today was Indiana University commit Peyton McQuinn who PR'd by 7 inches to secure a massive pole vault PR of 16' 0". McQuinn previously had a PR of 15' 5" from earlier this season, but cleared 15' 6" on his first attempt today, and cleared 16' 0" on his third attempt before bowing out at 16' 6". 

McQuinn still ranks #1 in Indiana this season and now ranks tied for 11th nationally this indoor season. He also now ranks tied for 11th all-time indoors in Indiana state history. 

Shane Conroy Dominates in the 3200m

Shane Conroy dominated in the 3200m to the tune of a 25-second victory and a new Indiana #1 time for the season. Conroy ran a time of 9:33.61 to beat out Zander Ritenour by 25 seconds. He also beat the previous Indiana #1 time by 20 seconds. 

This was only his third time running the indoor 3200m and owns a PR of 9:44.09 from 2023 in the event. He also has an outdoor PR of 9:06.76 in the outdoor 3200m, which ranks #45 in state history.