Boys Preview: Midwest High Performance Series #3

The third and final club meet of the Indiana Tech High Performance Series is set to take place this weekend in Fort Wayne. There looks to be good entries on both the boys and girls side including the season debut of Nicki Southerland as she is entered in the 800m/1600m. MileSplit will have results, race videos, and updates throughout the day with all of the action. Check out some of the things we could see for the boys below.

Boys Sprints

In the 60m the top two entries are both listed a 7 flat or faster with Jefferey Nyangy (6.85) and Jacob Saunders (7.00). Nyangy, an entrant who appears to be from Ohio, has already hit a mark of 7.58 from earlier this season at Mt. St. Joseph.

In the 200m Joshua Harmon looks to have the best seed in the field with a 22.45. The South Bend Riley Junior has ran to a 23.85 so far this season at the Warsaw Tiger Showcase #1. Also in the race is Kingston Thompson who owns a season best mark of 23.19 at the Michigan Invitational.

Boys Mid-Distance

Entered with the top two seeds in the boys 400m includes Kaydin Wilson (50.90) and Landon Graffice (51.33). The current state lead for the event is still 49.49 from freshman Mason Schmitz's mark earlier this year.

In the 800m Tylder Dillon and Tyler Godwin are both entered with seed times just a tad under the 2 minute barrier with marks of 1:58 and 1:59 respectively. Dillon ran 1:58.99 a few weeks ago to win the Indiana Runner Invitational before earning a runner-up finish this past weekend at the distance showcase with a 2:00.42. 

Boys Distance

Jimmy and Tommy Mooney look to have the top two seeds in the 1600m with marks of 4:24.50 and 4:25.50. Currently the state is led by Will Conway's 4:05.43 converted mile time. To crack the top 20 it will take a sub 4:30 effort.

If you are named Tyler and running the 3200m there may be a good chance that you'll be up at the front. Tyler Mimnaugh, Tyler Swartz, and Tyler Godwin all have seeds under 10 minutes. Mimnaugh has run 2:07, 4:31, and 10:17 so far this season. Swartz has gone 2:04 and 4:32 with Godwin having a 4:41 to his name. Going into the weekend a sub 10 minute performance can secure a position for top 25 in the state.

Field Events

The high jump should feature a great matchup between Warsaw sophomore standout, and current state leader, Jordan Randall and Elliot Ryba from Greenfield Central. Ryba was state runner-up for outdoor track last season in a year where he would jump 6' 10". So far this year Randall has jumped to 6' 9.25" at the first Warsaw Tiger Showcase to establish a 5 inch lead on the rest of the state. Ryba could challenge for the lead this weekend.

The pole vault field has a decently sized field this week with 13 entrants. Isaac Roman looks to have one of the best seeds as he has a mark of 14' 8" so far this year.

In the long jump Javion Westfield enters with the top mark of the indoor season where he broke the meet record in the second edition of the meet with a jump of 22' 7.75". This mark is just a quarter of an inch off the current state lead and with the third meet on deck tomorrow he will likely look to break the meet record once again and claim the state lead.

Over at shot put Nylan Brown and John Bird have the top two marks listed at 58' 6" and 17.10m (just over 56 feet). Last year Brown was a state finalist for Ben Davis where he would finish 12th overall.